The Urban Legend

New schedule met with confusion and excitement

New schedule met with confusion and excitement

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

October 24, 2017


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In years past, only freshmen would be caught walking the school halls with no clue of what class they had next. As of this fall, freshmen are no longer alone in their perplexion as the entire Urban School community explores the ups and downs of the new schedule. Changes incorporated in the new schedule...

Getting to know the newest faculty members: A profile series

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

October 24, 2017


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As the San Francisco fall sets in, the new Urban School teachers settle into their new roles at the school. The Urban Legend interviewed three of these newcomers to give the students and faculty a better sense of the unique individuals who have most recently joined our community. Ratna Kamath: Stra...

The Urban School shows spirit at pep rally

Vivien Manning, Features Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

   Spirit day at The Urban School on Friday kicked off with a pep rally in the garden, the main event being the chance for students to ‘pie’ their favorite teachers. As students showed their Urban spirit by making signs for the upcoming sports games, face-painting, and signing up for a raffle for...

Disaster response: then and now

Disaster response: then and now

Ana Gorski, Editor of Arts and Culture

October 13, 2017


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   In the wake of a series of historic natural disasters in North America, the Urban community has provided no forums educating students on the effects of natural disasters that have occurred since the start of school. Historically, Urban’s response has been a combination of student-driven fundraising ...

Gus Vardakastanis, beloved owner of Gus’s Market, dies at 57

Gus Vardakastanis, beloved owner of Gus’s Market, dies at 57

Zoe Lusk and Tallula Ricciardi

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

    The Urban community was rattled early Friday morning when news broke that Gus Vardakastanis, the man behind Gus’s market, was killed in a hit and run Thursday night, September 21st. Vardakastanis started Gus’s Market, also known as Haight Street Market, with his wife Georgia in 1981, after...

Concern for national science funding in the face of the new administration

Blake Case, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


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Scientific coalitions nationwide, including the Society for Freshwater Science, The American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of Geographers, are concerned that the Trump administration poses not only a threat to research dependent on federal funding, but also objectivity in the face of...

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