The Urban Legend

Behind the Scenes: ‘Matilda”s Process

Behind the Scenes: ‘Matilda”s Process

Maya Cambell, Staff Writer

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...

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Tallula Ricciardi, Outreach, Caboose, and Online Editor

October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home on themselves and others. A homemade stick and poke tattoo, otherwise known as a DIY tattoo, involves only ...

Stigma limits use of mental health services at Urban 

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

A regular sight around Urban: dark eye bags and hands gripping onto cold brew as if their glass Starbucks bottle is a lifeline. The 420 students who attend Urban are stressed and overworked.  Kaern Kreyling's brown plush couch, colorful walls, and inviting purple orchids provide a calming escape f...

Ian’s Movie Reviews

Ian’s Movie Reviews

Ian Ryan, Caboose Editor

October 25, 2019

IT Chapter Two: IT Chapter Two attempts to follow up on the success of its predecessor by returning back to the town of Derry 27 years later, this time with the Losers Club fully grown and ready to end the problem of “It” once and for all. Once again, our protagonists must face their deepe...

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...

The School Newspaper of The Urban School of San Francisco
Arts and Culture