The Urban Legend

Freshman skaters ollie over bad vibes

Freshman skaters ollie over bad vibes

December 9, 2019

This fall, Urban’s garage has experienced a dramatic change. Once barely populated by bikes and the occasional scooter, it’s been taken over by precariously placed skateboards. Three of the freshmen skaters partially responsible for this transformation share their thoughts below: Favorite trick: Jeremiah...

PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

Mira Chandriani, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Recent dry and windy conditions in the Bay Area have led to PG&E cutting power to millions of people. Since mid-October, there have been multiple fires in the Bay Area, ranging from smaller fires that were quickly contained to the relatively large Kincade fire. “It was a little scary because [a]...

Urban recognizes M&Ms on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Urban recognizes M&Ms on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

On October 14, 2019, The Urban School of San Francisco gathered together in an all-school meeting and celebrated National M&M Day. Even though the state of California recognized that day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the holiday was not mentioned, other than a dedicated minute of silence at the end...

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

Wes Peters, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In the early hours of July 26th, 2019, an Italian police officer was brutally stabbed and killed. He was investigating a drug deal and was undercover when the situation turned bad. There was a fight, and in the scuffle, the officer was killed. The person who committed the crime was a 19-year-old who...

Urban responds as vaping-related deaths climb to 24

Orla Meehan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

In recent months, a new wave of mysterious illnesses has been linked to Juuls, THC pens, and other vaping devices. With 1080 lung injury cases and 24 confirmed deaths, experts are calling vaping an epidemic. Juuls are a type of vape that some believe to offer a healthier alternative to cigarettes....

Is Urban Prepared for an Increasingly Hazy Future?

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Over the past few years, Northern California has been ravaged by wildfires, leaving some regions devastated and others gasping for air. Though the state’s fire seasons are expected to worsen each year, the Urban School is prepared for the threats that they pose. Driven by climate change, California’s int...

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