The Urban Legend

A Halloween to Remember

A Halloween to Remember

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Online Exclusive

On Oct. 31, 2018, Urban students and teachers participated in the Halloween assembly, showing off their elaborate and extraordinary costumes. The winner of the solo costume competition was Belle Davis with her incredible homemade dragon costume. The winners of the group costume competition wer...

New generation leads crusade for Bay Area climate activism

New generation leads crusade for Bay Area climate activism

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

On Sept. 8, San Francisco became the epicenter of climate change activism, playing host to a new generation of Bay Area climate activists with a climate march and the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by Governor Jerry Brown. More than 30,000 came to view the climate murals and march outside San Fran...

Crazy Rich Asians: A small step towards Asian representation in Hollywood

Crazy Rich Asians: A small step towards Asian representation in Hollywood

Tikloh Bruno Basaing, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

This August, “Crazy Rich Asians” was released with unprecedented success in theaters around the world. “Crazy Rich Asians” has climbed to the number 10 spot in box offices, making more than $150 million its first month in theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.  The film featured a completely A...

New students…Who dis?

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Urban has over a hundred new students wandering around its halls, so to acquaint the community with a few of these unfamiliar faces, some new students shared interesting facts about themselves and how they are transitioning into Urban.   Name: Sophia Gibson   Grade: 9 Previous school: Star of t...

Dancing, new theater director, commentary on media and all that jazz

Dancing, new theater director, commentary on media and all that jazz

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Following the retirements of beloved Urban theater teachers Frances Evens and Wendy Parkman, growing pains were to be expected within the drama department. Nevertheless, the enthusiasm surrounding Urban’s upcoming production of “Chicago” is a testimony to the Urban theatrical tradition of ignitin...

Future of the Urban Theater Department

June 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Fran After 41 years with the Urban Theater Department, Frances Evens is wrapping up her final show. Before she came to Urban, Evens describes her life as being “in line with the skill [she] needed for this job… I was in preparation,” she said. With her mother’s help, she began doing theater in ...

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