The Urban Legend

Rejected: how Urban seniors react to college decisions

February 2, 2020

On January 3, 2020, Qasem Soleimani was killed by an American military airstrike. The U.S. blames Soleimani for orchestrating attacks on coalition bases...

February 1, 2020

From the first time I heard about the Investment Club, a student-run club that manages a small fortune of just under 130,000 dollars, I have been skeptical...

Freshman skaters ollie over bad vibes

December 9, 2019

This fall, Urban’s garage has experienced a dramatic change. Once barely populated by bikes and the occasional scooter, it’s been taken over by precariously...

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A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

January 30, 2020

To be rich at Urban is to be dripping in money anywhere else. Urban is a wealthy school, costing $48,941 per year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

December 9, 2019

The sophomore slump represents a troublesome phenomenon among tenth graders at Urban; it can be easy to identify in oneself, yet difficult to see as a...

Catching up on the race for the presidency

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students)...

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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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Humans of Haight
Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70 million people in the United States bear the marks of the criminal justice system. English teacher Courtney Rein decided it...

Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly that is native to the South American Atlantic rainforest. The Guayaki company explains that the sharing of traditional...

Behind the Scenes: ‘Matilda”s Process

November 17, 2019

This year members of Advanced Theater have plunged into action as they prepared to perform Urban’s Fall Production, “Matilda”. While the audience is presented with a final product, much goes unknown and unrecognized during the preparation of a production like this one. As student-led One Acts come to a close in the spring,...

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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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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 21, 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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