The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

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Students reflect on anti-sexual violence social media movement

Zoe Sokatch, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

On March 3, Sarah Everard, a 33-year old marketing executive, was murdered by a male police officer on her 50-minute walk home to her apartment in London. Following this tragedy, a wave of outrage swept...

Activists protesting outside of Blackrock in San Francisco on December 12th, 2019.

Does Biden have what it takes to be strong on climate once in office?

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee to include robust climate policy in his presidential platform, but environmental activists say it’s not enough. While the Vice President’s...

4 Urban Juniors Run Weekly 8.46 Miles in Response to Police Brutality

Callum Yeaman, Sports Editor October 19, 2020

Following the murder of George Floyd, an innocent 46-year-old African American man accused of using a counterfeit twenty dollar bill, America was left in a state of outrage and indignation. Urban students...

Urban students lead the charge in the Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign

Urban students lead the charge in the Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign

Maya Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor October 19, 2020

Activism is “acting on empathy...giving voice to those that are marginalized, those that are often disenfranchised,” says Cassie Eng, co-leader of the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) affinity space at...

Performative activism: how white savior mentality is taking over the BLM Movement

Orla Meehan, Caboose Editor and Managing Editor, Creative October 19, 2020

Since George Floyd’s murder, Urban students’ social media platforms have transformed into spaces where people advocate for human rights, share what they feel passionate about, and encourage peer...

Summer anti-racist groups: what they did and how to get involved

Clementine Daniel, Editor in chief, Print October 19, 2020

On June 9th, 2020, just days before the end of spring term, faculty members Samantha Littlejohn, Ben Slater, and Courtney Rein sent an email to the student body “on behalf of all who want to help...

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