The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

November 18, 2021

Reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that cigarettes cause more than 480,000 deaths per year in the US. According to the 2020 Health...

November 18, 2021

America has seen significant change since President Joe Biden was elected to office one year ago. At the time of the election, the first doses of the COVID-19...

Free Muni program plagued by problems

October 16, 2021

Story update: Since this article's writing, SFMTA has fixed some of the problems mentioned in this article, mainly fare area access. Youth may now use...

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Worms, soil toxins, and the Navy: Grace ‘22 and Caroline ‘22 on their environmental racism research
Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not...

Where does Urban’s power come from?

November 18, 2021

From the posters that line the hallways and bathroom stalls with sustainability tips, to the four available classes that address environmental issues,...

November 18, 2021

Over 99% of Urban students matriculate to college. To put that number in perspective, the national college matriculation rate among high school graduates...

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Caffeine: helpful tool or addictive drug?

November 2, 2021

[slideshow_deploy id='12911']   After weeks of table reads, staging, technical work and dress rehearsals, Urban students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to watch Urban’s Advanced Theater Class perform “A Wrinkle in Time” in one week. This year’s Fall Production is based on the classic children’s...

Guess and check: how the 9th graders chose Urban over Zoom

October 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of daily life. However, the impact on Urban’s Class of 2025’s high school application process was unlike anything the rest of the Urban student body has experienced. Without in-person visits, Urban’s current 9th grade students never got to see a real day at Urban, something that...

October 16, 2021

Throughout my four years at Urban, there has always been one unspoken rule: no underclassmen in the Old Library. As a freshman, I was too intimidated to even walk through the space. Today, however, many Urban students have noticed that underclassmen are often occupying traditionally upperclassmen spaces. Whether this...

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Urban girls fight for recognition in the predominantly male sport of golf
Urban students find sports as a coping mechanism for academic, social challenges

October 7, 2021

Some Urban athletes find that while participating in Urban sports their mental health is positively influenced, even while their time to maintain a social life and finish homework outside of school decreases. Through sports, students are able to make...

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Opinion: Bezos, Branson, Musk, and the final frontier of colonialism
Opinion: inside Young Men’s Group

November 18, 2021

As a member of the Student Admissions Committee, I have described Young Men’s Group (YMG) countless times to both prospective students and their parents, but I have found that some members...

November 18, 2021

As a current 12th grade Service Learning student, I am reminded of the fluency that Urban offers students in discussions of identities like race, gender and sexuality. This fluency makes the...

October 7, 2021

Although District Attorney Chesa Boudin has been in office for under two years, he has already become one of the most controversial political figures in San Francisco's history. Critics of the...

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Recipes Chef David is thankful for

October 28, 2021

Can’t get enough of Halloween? Well you are in luck because you can continue your trick or treating fun at Urban with the help of this candy map! Stop by any of these rooms for a sweet surprise during a passing...

October 16, 2021

The seniors’ last fully in-person year at Urban was 9th grade. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the seniors missed out on several significant parts of the typical high school experience including being on sports...

Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

November 19, 2020

As Thanksgiving draws closer, consider substituting some of your traditional Thanksgiving dishes for more environmentally sustainable foods. According to a recent study at the University of Oxford, cutting meat...

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