The Urban Legend

Protest Is Patriotism

Jack Cogen, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Urban recognizes that democracy does not start and end in the voting booth. On November 9, 2016, 159 Urban students walked out of school to peacefully protest the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. I did not attend the protests because of a commitment at my Service Learning site,...

Religious dialogue necessary for inclusive community

Religious dialogue necessary for inclusive community

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine and Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

For the first nine years of my education, I took three religion classes per week, had morning chapel every Friday and was exposed to Christian values. Suddenly, within three months of leaving that school, religion was no longer a part of my education. At first, I was too wrapped up in the excitement of...

Who are you helping?

Diego Lopez

November 1, 2016

Imagine an Instagram picture of an Urban student surrounded by a bunch of small children in a third world country, the caption reads: “So thankful for this trip, these kids changed my life”. These service trips to exotic impoverished areas around the globe, also known as “voluntourism”, have bec...

Preserving academic freedom within safe spaces

Olivia Mitchel, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 26, 2016

   Discomfort is a universal experience: a state of emotional pain that leaves one unsettled, insecure and hurt. Unpleasant as it may be, I believe it’s necessary to face discomfort in order to develop both intellectually and socially. Everyday discomfort often arises unexpectedly, however, in an ac...

Why I’m with her

Skylar Baker, Guest Writer

October 25, 2016

"Since her first presidential campaign in 2008, I've viewed Clinton as someone who exemplifies the very things my family has raised me to value: female empowerment, generosity, open-mindedness, and moderation."

Why I support Donald Trump

Latté Hutchinson, Guest Writer

October 25, 2016

"Though agreeing with some of Trump’s tactics is rare at Urban, I think it is important to stand up for what I believe in despite the social consequences"

The School Newspaper of The Urban School of San Francisco