The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Illustration Credit: Ella Chen.

‘Say gay’: students speak out on anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Ella Chen, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Over recent months, countless bills across the United States have been enacted that discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community. From Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, deemed the “Don’t Say...

McKane’s Movies

Luke McKane, Staff Writer and Designer March 3, 2022

Classics: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is the quintessential spaghetti western—a film set in America’s Wild West but filmed in Europe, typically Italy,...

Letter from the Editors

Zadie Winthrop, Mira Chandriani, and Maya Campbell, Editors in Chief January 21, 2022

Dear Urban, Your Urban Legend Editors are thrilled to share the 12th edition of The Yeti magazine with you. Despite the challenges the pandemic presented this month, our staff continued to produce...

Illustration credit: Morgan Bandy.

Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not to read the next assigned book: Junot Díaz’s...

Illustration credit: Grayson Hoe.

Opinion: Junot Diaz threatens comfort in the classroom

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The English Department’s choice to include “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” in the curriculum was a mistake. Context is incredibly important when discussing sensitive topics. While it is...

Jessica Yen in the Academic Deans Office in 2021. Photo credit: Rizal Adanza.

Get to know Jessica Yen

Maya Campbell and Mira Chandriani October 16, 2021

After a one and a half year hiatus of fully in-person school, the Urban School that students deserted in March of 2020 was not the one they returned to this fall. Inevitably we said goodbye to many and...

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