The Urban Legend

May 21, 2020

Images of blue skies and waterways, reports of goats taking to the streets in Wales, endangered sea turtles returning to empty beaches in Eastern India,...

May 18, 2020

It has been nearly sixteen weeks since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was diagnosed in the United States and more than two months since...

May 17, 2020

2020-05-15 10.48.01 On the first Tuesday of November in 2008, 2012, and 2016, I was late to school. This morning is reserved for a family trip to the...

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May 21, 2020

The Urban School of San Francisco officially closed on March 12th, and just 4 days later, Lowell High School, the largest public high school in San Francisco,...

May 21, 2020

With Urban’s shift to virtual school, significant changes have been necessary to alleviate students’ and teachers’ stress. As such, Geoff Ruth, Academic...

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MLB playoffs reveal a new generation of baseball

December 4, 2019

After a regular season spanning 162 games, the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason began on October 1st, 2019 with the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers playing in the National League Wild Card game. It was the beginning of a whirlwind of...

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Quarantining brings back old gender norms

May 22, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, much of the world’s population has had to restructure their daily lives. In the Bay Area, the shelter in place order has forced adults to work remotely from home, and children to learn online. As families are constantly forced together, change in family dynamics and roles can occur. Rachel...

April 27, 2020

Hi Blues, As you are all aware we are not at school because we must self-quarantine to prevent ourselves from getting the coronavirus and to protect our peers from getting the virus. While I think that deep down we all know that we are doing the right thing, that does not mean that being in isolation is easy. However, I also...

April 24, 2020

Amidst the craziness of stockpiling hand sanitizers and soap, it can be easy to forget how much things like our diets, exercise, and emotional states can also affect our overall well-being. Every emotion concerning the current situation is valid, from feelings of loneliness and boredom to happiness and comfort. It is important...

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Rethinking the Reader

February 1, 2020

Having a sibling who leaves for college is often very difficult. Whether you confide in them about everything or you only talk to each other at dinner time, having one less person in your house...

The slippery slope of social media activism

December 9, 2019

Every morning I go through my followers’ Instagram stories in a pathetic attempt to wake myself up (I know that there are thousands of studies about why this is not healthy, but that is an...

December 3, 2019

On September 20th, the Urban School posted eleven photos of Urban students protesting alongside thousands of other Bay Area students at the San Francisco Climate Strike on the Urban School Instagram...

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April 24, 2020

In the Urban Legend’s first issue this year, I reviewed the biggest and baddest movies to hit the theaters; however, theaters no longer really exist. Because of that, the theme this time will be movies that I’ve...

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

May 20, 2019

Being a student at Urban can be stressful, especially as the school year comes to an end. With all the projects, papers, and tests that come along with finals, it is nice to take a break, watch a TV show or maybe...

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...

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