The Urban Legend

Homework survey results inform teaching practices

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

March 29, 2018


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Complaints about excessive homework are a constant presence in the Urban School’s hallways. But how much truth is there to these claims? Led by Geoff Ruth, the Academic Dean, the school administration began to answer this question with data collected through homework surveys: schoolwide surveys tha...

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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In the wake of former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s unexpected death in December  2017, a special election for mayor will be held this coming June. With eight candidates, including prominent city politicians like London Breed and Jane Kim, the mayoral race has brought a slough of politically incline...

Well-known San Francisco and Urban driving instructor accused of sexual misconduct

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

March 21, 2018


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DISCLOSURE: When I was a sophomore in high school, Nelson Graves was my driving instructor for three two hour lessons. On January 18, 2018, The San Francisco Chronicle broke a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Bay Area driving instructor, Nelson Graves. Graves was the driving in...

Urban students walk out to protest gun violence

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

March 16, 2018


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On a rainy Wednesday morning, students and teachers from the Urban School joined schools across the nation as they walked out of class and gathered in the Panhandle to stand in solidarity with victims of gun violence and in support of school safety. The walkout was 17 minutes long in remembrance of ...

Breaking down grading at The Urban School

Vivien Manning

February 6, 2018


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Walking through Urban at 5pm on Friday the day grades are released, the anxiety is palpable. Grades, especially the only letter grade we’ve seen all term, can feel so momentous. As a senior, I’ve certainly engaged in the culture of stress around grades. I never really made a distinction between my ...

Ed Lee dead at 65

Diego Lopez, Editor in Chief of Online

December 12, 2017


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This morning at 1:11 am Ed Lee passed away from a heart attack at the age of 65. In a statement breaking the news, the mayor's office said, “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San...

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