The Urban Legend

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

October 26, 2019

In recent months, a new wave of mysterious illnesses has been linked to Juuls, THC pens, and other vaping devices. With 1080 lung injury cases and 24 confirmed deaths, experts...

October 25, 2019

Over the past few years, Northern California has been ravaged by wildfires, leaving some regions devastated and others gasping for air. Though the state’s fire seasons are...

Achieving press but not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this...

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Voices of the Climate March
New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the...

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

June 1, 2019

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban...

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

May 31, 2019

A few years ago, cell phones were the newest frontier for teenage independence. With the increasing popularity...

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No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function
Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

June 4, 2019

The Urban boys lacrosse team trudged off the playing field and toward the sideline. They had just been defeated in a May 8 North Coast Section game against Piedmont High School,...

Who really is Urban’s rival?

May 28, 2019

Rivalries are a core part of sports, from El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to the Bruce Mahoney match between San Francisco high schools Sacred Heart Cathedral...

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

March 28, 2019

With 26 competitive teams and a wide range of physical activities that occur during class periods and after school, sports are an integral part of the Urban experience. According...

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Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

October 25, 2019

A regular sight around Urban: dark eye bags and hands gripping onto cold brew as if their glass Starbucks bottle is a lifeline. The 420 students who attend Urban are stressed and overworked.  Kaern...

Ian’s Movie Reviews

October 25, 2019

IT Chapter Two: IT Chapter Two attempts to follow up on the success of its predecessor by returning back to the town of Derry 27 years later, this time with the Losers Club fully grown...

Mark & Clarke say farewell to the Urban community

June 19, 2019

Mark Salkind, Head of School at the Urban School of San Francisco, and Clarke Wheatherspoon, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, are leaving the Urban Community this year. The Urban Legend staff sat...

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Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it
Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR...

May 22, 2019

Prom can be a stressful experience. The pressure to look flawless, have a date, go to a party and experience the best night of your life can be overwhelming. Freshman year, I remember...

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe...

Opinion: Your ‘museum’ selfie is not art

May 4, 2019

This March, I payed $25 to visit the Museum of 3D Illusions, San Francisco's latest Instagram-worthy art pop-up. Visitors crowded around elaborate murals in a low-ceilinged warehouse...

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Here’s how to trick-or-treat every day at Urban
Summer Horoscopes

May 20, 2019

Aries (March 21 - April 19) This summer, your competitive nature will get the best of you — be prepared for your pride to drown in that clear blue sea as you become so obsessed with winning that you fail at what...

Answers to Crossword: A Plague of Holidays

December 20, 2018

Are you sure you want to look at the answers? Are you 100% certain? You gotta be sure before you look at them, so are you? Last chance, all spoilers are on you now.

Answers to Crossword: Horrorible Authors

October 25, 2018

Are you sure you want to look at the answers? Are you 100% certain? You gotta be sure before you look at them, so are you? Last chance, all spoilers are on you now.

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