The Urban Legend

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Loki Olin, Features Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Urban

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors to the Page Street entrance are now locked throughout the school day and are monitored by a security guard sporting a gleaming badge...

No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

No boys allowed: Urban introduces an all-girls engineering class

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Urban

Women occupy only 24 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related jobs in the world.  The science teachers at Urban have noticed a significant gender imbalance in science and math classes and have spent time as a department thinking about how to support female STEM stud...

Remembering John McCain: A Longtime Senator and War Hero

Remembering John McCain: A Longtime Senator and War Hero

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Politics

On Aug. 25, 2018, John McCain passed away after a long and distinguished political and military career. McCain’s 45 year career as a congressman will continue to influence our country, even after his passing.   John McCain’s political presence within the Republican party gave him a platform ...

In memoriam and appreciation of Ezekiel Singer

In memoriam and appreciation of Ezekiel Singer

Lola McAllister, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  From Matthew Casey: EZ loved unconventional thinking. In physics, he dismissed rote calculations as “garbage” or “utter junk.” And then, often with a smirk, he devised his own creative, elegant solutions. EZ had a sort of irreverent brilliance. EZ captivated us in Space C...

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Urban

With the approval of Proposition E, San Francisco leads the United States in a fight against Big Tobacco by halting flavored tobacco sales throughout the entire city. On June 5, 2018, San Francisco voted in favor of Prop. E, banning the sale of flavored tobacco. It went into effect on July 20, but will...

Healing stones, tourists and a warehouse: the story behind Things Lucky

Healing stones, tourists and a warehouse: the story behind Things Lucky

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor in Chief of the Newspaper

June 19, 2018


Filed under Features

With incense wafting through the windows and wares spilling onto the sidewalk, Things Lucky is hard to miss, especially for the dozens of Urban students who pass it while walking to school or heading to Haight Street during lunch. Despite its proximity to Urban, many students have never ventured inside, and...

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