The Urban Legend

Catching up on the race for the presidency

Catching up on the race for the presidency

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Lowell student advocates for a lower voting age

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Ella Yitzhaki, a 17-year-old senior at Lowell High School, is not your average student. Since the 2012 presidential race, when she was only ten years old, politics have been Yitzhaki’s voice. Yitzhaki has met with prominent legislators including congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, whom she regards as her inspiration,...

Walking Out for Change

Walking Out for Change

Phoebe Grandi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

      It was 10 a.m. on a foggy Wednesday morning. At this time on a regular Wednesday, Urban students would be halfway done with their B period class, taking notes on Spanish verb conjugations, annotating the American Constitution, or perfecting their factor-label-method conver...

La Cocina strives for representation in the food industry

La Cocina strives for representation in the food industry

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

White workers hold 81 percent of United States restaurant management positions, and “a disproportionate amount of these male,” according to a survey of 133 fine dining restaurants by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United. La Cocina hopes to change that. Located in San Francisco’s Mission Di...

Urban students engage in activism through art

Urban students engage in activism through art

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

 From lunchtime forums to class discussions, there are plenty of platforms for students to engage in political discourse at the Urban School of San Francisco. However, the public, vocal nature of Urban’s political atmosphere raises the question: How do students who do not feel comfortable speakin...

MultiCulti week spreads awareness of activism through art

December 1, 2015

The theme: “Activism through the arts.” The vibe: “Celebration and pride.” The overarching question: “What do you value?” This is what Shafia Zaloom, health teacher and MultiCulti faculty leader, wrote to the bulletin board on the morning of Monday, October 19th. Every year, MultiCulti ho...

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