The Urban Legend

New Netflix originals reach an all-time high in viewership
2018: A year of developments for the #MeToo movement

February 19, 2019

“[The #MeToo movement] started a conversation,” said Shafia Zaloom, Urban Health Teacher. “I think that it is a great example of how social media can be used in constructive...

Inside teacher offices

January 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a teacher’s office looks like? Do their offices match their personalities? Watch this video highlighting a few stories behind Urban...

Podcast: The end of daylight saving time in California

January 10, 2019

Do you know why we have daylight saving time? Do you know what it is? Do you know that California might be getting rid of it?  If you answered no to any of those questions...

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Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history
Contemplating Jewish identity at Urban in light of the Pittsburgh shooting

December 20, 2018

This article is expanding on another online article about the Pittsburgh shooting. While this article focuses more on the effects that the shooting had on Urban students,...

Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

December 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Gregory Bush entered a Kroger—a chain supermarket—in Jefferson City, Kentucky, and shot two African Americans named Maurice Stallard and Vickie...

Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

December 20, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist who self exiled to the United States for fear of getting arrested because of his public opposition to the Saudi government and...

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No more cashiers: Amazon Go is changing the way we shop
Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435...

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

February 26, 2019

In 2015, after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013 where one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer died, the TSA released a video detailing...

Planes, Boats and Concealed Vehicles: The reality of drug trafficking at the border

February 26, 2019

Amidst the recent government shutdown and the trials of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for smuggling drugs into the U.S., President Trump’s petition for building a wall...

Flik combines financial security with sustainable, small batch cooking

February 3, 2019

In the past four years, the Urban community has been served by three different food providers: Urban’s own cafeteria service, an outsourced company called Fare Resources...

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June 6, 2018

“That’s not woke.” My heart sinks a little when I hear that sentence. In today’s political climate, the word “woke” causes anxiety for a variety of reasons. While...

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The changing face of Urban athletics: Urban’s new athletic trainer

November 12, 2018

On the afternoon of Oct. 24, 2018, the Urban girl's varsity tennis team, along with a couple high achieving JV players, set their hopes on beating Convent of the Sacred Heart...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

October 25, 2018

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School,...

Urban Swimming team’s positive attitude

May 28, 2018

Last place. It isn’t a place that many high school teams would like to accept, but for Urban’s swim team, accepting a loss does not mean accepting defeat. Some credit...

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After the 2019 Oscars, a look back on red-carpet fashion
The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner...

All publicity is good publicity: R. Kelly’s streams increase following sexual assault allegations

February 19, 2019

From Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, some of the most influential performers of recent decades have been linked to accusations of sexual assault and domestic abuse. In many...

WashU Professor details three steps to becoming happier

December 20, 2018

Every day, billions of people around the world wake up wanting to have a great day. They want to laugh, smile, and be around the people they love. They want to be happy. But...

Urban leads SF high schools with Meatless Mondays

December 19, 2018

This December, Urban may become the first school in San Francisco to implement Meatless Mondays if the trial for the new menu is proven successful. Out of concern for the...

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Answers to Crossword: Horrorible Authors

October 25, 2018

Games Page Answers

June 6, 2018

Urban Legend Crossword: Colorful Characters

March 28, 2018

Games Page Answers

February 6, 2018

The Urban Legend Crossword returns: Whose House?

November 15, 2017

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The School Newspaper of The Urban School of San Francisco
The School Newspaper of The Urban School of San Francisco