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Mark & Clarke say farewell to the Urban community

Mark & Clarke say farewell to the Urban community

Kyra Nagle, Staff Writer

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 down with them to talk about their experiences.   Kyra (K): What season or month of the school year wil...

Evolution of the Senior Prank

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

For the past few decades, seniors have left their mark on Urban with an annual senior prank. The past few years have included pranks such as rearranging furniture, sleeping in classrooms, and having a dance party at school. Last year, the senior grade had an event at the school with fun surprise activi...

Teachers share their first kiss stories

Teachers share their first kiss stories

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

May 13, 2019

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that teachers were once our age. They too had awkward kisses, embarrassing moments, and first parties. I’ve collected a few teachers’ first kiss stories: GREG MONFILS: “Actually, this is more of a story about me not taking the opportunity to have my first kiss. ...

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Zoe Lusk, Caboose editor

May 10, 2019

You’ve seen the ads. For most San Franciscans, the words “Shen Yun” summon images of the inescapable pastel posters. This year’s advertisements, which feature a serene woman leaping with arms outstretched set against a glaring lavender background, seem to be on every bus, train, telephone pol...

The note-taking hall of fame

The note-taking hall of fame

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

In every Urban classroom there’s at least one student whose notes could be framed in gold and placed on the wall of a museum. From review sheets for a math final to notes from a history class, notes are some of the most important aspects of learning at any school—particularly at Urban, where students are ex...

There’s something about true crime

There’s something about true crime

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

Under the Crime genre on Netflix, there is a plethora of entertainment provided by shows, movies, and docuseries about the world’s wildest true crime tales. After fishing through the endless online aisles of crime story after crime story, I observed a strong focus on one category of crime in partic...

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