The Urban Legend

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban students. Many see it as a time for them to experience the world and spend time with their high school friends one last time before venturing out into the world, but there are certainly some equity...

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

May 31, 2019


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A few years ago, cell phones were the newest frontier for teenage independence. With the increasing popularity of apps like Find My Friends, however, parents have turned teens’ cell phones into location trackers. Out of 53 Urban students who responded to a schoolwide survey regarding location track...

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

May 25, 2019


Filed under Features

AP tests. The very phrase is uttered increasingly often due to their escalating role in the U.S. But while the Urban School of San Francisco may feel the pressure to conform to the increased presence of AP testing nationwide, it also feels the drive to preserve its depth-over-breadth teaching style. Advanced Pla...

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Sally Cobb, Staff writer

May 22, 2019


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Even though President Trump has not signed an executive order or changed the words of the Fourteenth Amendment, a threat to birthright citizenship in the U.S. is on the rise. In October 2018, Trump proposed signing an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, specifically for children of un...

Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Features

If you walk down the hallway at the Urban School, you’ll see rows of dark blue lockers just like any other high school, but one thing might stand out: there are almost no locks.   At Freshman Orientation, each student is given a locker number, code, and combination lock. These locks, however, oft...

From Auto Showrooms to Movie Theaters: The History of Van Ness Avenue

From Auto Showrooms to Movie Theaters: The History of Van Ness Avenue

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

May 7, 2019


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On February 17, 2019, the AMC Van Ness Theater on Van Ness Avenue and O’Farrell Street closed for good. Every time I drove past the movie theater for the next two weeks, I was immediately filled with nostalgia. I remembered the stale smell of the walls as I waited to get my tickets to see “Wall-E...

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