The Urban Legend

Alum Hannah Dreier Reflects on Her Experience Reporting from Venezuela

Alum Hannah Dreier Reflects on Her Experience Reporting from Venezuela

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

February 6, 2018


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You know you have won Urban when your high school research paper is assigned reading for Dan Matz’s History of South Asia class. Hannah Dreier’s (‘04) research paper she wrote as an Urban junior stood its own despite being sandwiched between the founding documents of India and historical analyse...

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

Kian Nassre

February 6, 2018


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Urban students are constantly encouraged to have difficult conversations and to practice listening and sharing to all perspectives. This month, students are invited to participate in Urban’s annual Month of Understanding. Through speakers, movie screenings, and discussions, students are given the chance...

HIPE survey deconstructs stereotypes about substance use at Urban

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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Coming from a sheltered suburban middle school in the Peninsula where it seemed that nobody used substances, I knew nothing about The Urban School’s culture of partying and substance use. So, when seniors talked on a panel about their experiences with drugs and alcohol and when sophomores in my Spani...

From apartment building to full size gym: the evolution of Urban’s campus

Lena Bianchi, Head of Illustration

February 6, 2018


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In 1966, 22 students, ready to start their high school careers, entered a small building on Washington Street to mark the beginning of The Urban School. From its modest beginning, it expanded to a new location in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood 11 years later and has continued to expand its footprint to bett...

Inside Investment Club

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

February 6, 2018


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Every Monday at lunch, a group of Urban students gather and discuss investment strategies to manage a fund valued at more than 100,000 dollars. Urban Investment Club, as the group is called, operates under-the-radar from the general student body, with it’s proceedings unknown to those outside of the...

Fun things to do over winter break

Lola McAllister

December 26, 2017


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Want to stay indoors and enjoy the warmth of your home? Perhaps you could bake! Check out these fun holiday recipes: Kwanzaa Recipes Christmas Recipes Hanukkah Recipes Treat yourself to a Netflix (or hulu or other such platforms) binge day Devan Jeffrey ('18)recommends New Girl ...

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