The Urban Legend

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

A Leap of Faith: Gap Year Culture at Urban

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

February 11, 2020

“As we prepare students for college, we celebrate the vitality of adolescence and the abundant possibilities for intellectual growth and personal achievement during these four years,” states the final sentence of Urban’s Mission and Core Values statement. This statement’s compelling words have...

Students who Songwrite

Students who Songwrite

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

There are numerous immersive music courses offered at Urban, focusing on a variety of complex musical techniques that range from Chamber Orchestra to Music Production and Engineering. Students can focus on developing their understanding of music theory and their instrument as well as compositional techniques;...

Going Behind The Counter With HSM Employees

Going Behind The Counter With HSM Employees

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Profiles: Frannie: Having grown up in San Francisco and attending Saint Ignatius High School, she is a proud San Francisco native who has decided to stay in her hometown and pursue a master’s degree in public health. When asked about her time at S.I., she said, “I was definitely the weird kid...

The intersection of wealth and community

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

To be rich at Urban is to be dripping in money anywhere else. Urban is a wealthy school, costing $48,941 per year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full time employed American makes $44,720 per year. Attending Urban costs $4,000 more than the average American makes per year. Living...

How do students feel in light of Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean’s murders?

How do students feel in light of Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean’s murders?

Zadie Winthrop, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Atatiana Jefferson was murdered on October 12th, 2019. Botham Jean was murdered on September 6th, 2018. Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean. If you still don’t know their names, learn them. Then say them 20 more times. On October 23, 2019, Urban held a forum in memory of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson....

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The sophomore slump represents a troublesome phenomenon among tenth graders at Urban; it can be easy to identify in oneself, yet difficult to see as a trend in the greater community. Within the walls of Urban, students’ and teachers’ perspectives on this infamous slump vary and contradict each other. A...

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