The Urban Legend

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

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

March 21, 2018

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

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

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

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...

McDonalds closing offers possibility of affordable housing

Vivien Manning

November 29, 2017

At an open meeting dedicated to the imminent closure of the McDonald’s on Haight Street, a panel of affordable housing experts detailed the plans and considerations for the new space, as well as the complexities of affordable housing in San Francisco. The panel, held in the Park Branch public libra...

Urban parent searches for stepbrother after North Bay fires

Jack Cogen, Editor, Opinions

November 16, 2017

In the middle of The Urban School’s fall trimester, the San Francisco sky filled with a haze of smoke and ash, the locally visible impact of the Napa Valley fires that have destroyed over 7,500 buildings according to the Los Angeles Times. This disaster hit far closer to home for Urban than other re...

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