The Urban Legend

Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

Loki Olin and Editor of Features

June 4, 2019

The Urban boys lacrosse team trudged off the playing field and toward the sideline. They had just been defeated in a May 8 North Coast Section game against Piedmont High School, bringing the 2018 season to a close. The players expected to commence with their standard post-game huddle, but something was amiss...

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban students. Many see it as a time for them to experience the world and spend time with their high school friends one last time before venturing out into the world, but there are certainly some equity...

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

Trust me or track me: how cell phone tracking affects child-parent dynamics

May 31, 2019

A few years ago, cell phones were the newest frontier for teenage independence. With the increasing popularity of apps like Find My Friends, however, parents have turned teens’ cell phones into location trackers. Out of 53 Urban students who responded to a schoolwide survey regarding location track...

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Sally Cobb, Staff writer

May 22, 2019

Even though President Trump has not signed an executive order or changed the words of the Fourteenth Amendment, a threat to birthright citizenship in the U.S. is on the rise. In October 2018, Trump proposed signing an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, specifically for children of un...

San Francisco awaits the opening of new Warriors stadium

San Francisco awaits the opening of new Warriors stadium

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019

On September 15, 2015, the owners of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors announced plans to build their dream arena, which will be situated in San Francisco, across the bay from their current home in Oakland, CA. About a year-and-a-half later, Oakland-based NFL team the Raiders announced plans to move...

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would continue into 2019. Oakland teachers walked out of school on Feb. 20, 2019 and began a seven-day stri...

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