The Urban Legend

Reviews on Previews

Emma Draisin, Co Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

After two long years, I am reintroducing former Urban School student and Urban Legend staff writer Lily Dodd’s concept of reviewing upcoming cinematic works based exclusively on their trailers. I have not seen these movies, and I may never. After a few minutes of previews, I have prepared my thoughts b...

‘Sweeney Todd’ brings horror to the Gumption Theater

‘Sweeney Todd’ brings horror to the Gumption Theater

Lena Bianchi, Head of Illustration

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

Gory, creepy, and eerie are only a few of the words the audience might think of after watching The Urban School’s fall production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This horror musical both shocked and entertained the audience. The 15 students in the this year's fall production class tack...

Alumni pursue careers in the arts

Katherine Weltzien, Editor of News

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

Alums of The Urban School, Jenny Assaf (‘16) and Shannon Finnegan (‘07) have worked to pursue careers in the visual arts since graduating high school. Both women developed interests in visual arts and refined their skills during their time in high school, and have used those skills to inform the...

Summer ’17: the Urban way

Summer ’17: the Urban way

Tallula Ricciardi and Zoe Lusk

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

It’s a chilly San Francisco morning in the dead of summer. One Urban student is hard at work in a white lab coat, while another is slumped on his couch in his ravioli-stained pajamas. For some, relaxation was their primary concern. Others used last summer to pursue academic and personal passions. Rile...

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” makes poignant point during hurricane season

August Ackley, EIC of Digital Content

October 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January, following a documentary called “An Inconvenient Truth” that came out in 2006. Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk took on the sequel to the original movie. Shenk was also the cinematographer of...

Prom 2017

Zoe Meneghetti, Editor-In-Chief of News

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Features

Suit jackets draped around the edges of chairs, wrappers of red velvet cupcakes crumpled on the white tablecloth, and clusters of high-heels nudged in the corners of the floor set the scene of the Urban School’s 2017 prom night. Walking into the venue, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, it was impossible to mis...

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