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

Students in the Drawing/Mixed Media art class in 2021. Photo credit: Kate Randall.

Quantifying creativity: should Urban grade art classes?

Eliot Solomon, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

Art is subjective, so naturally, it is difficult to grade. Since its founding, Urban has been well known for the arts and has a wide range of art classes. Therefore, grading art is taken very seriously....

Aisha Catena Foster 19 Winter Art Show. By Kian Nassre, Web Editor.

Inside the 2019 Winter Art Show

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer February 13, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 18 dedicated Urban artists will gather in the Page Street building to present their installations which have been weeks in the making as a part of the Winter Art Show. The Winter...

Gia Coppolas directoral debut, Palo Alto, an adaptation of James Francos  short stories by the same name, is in theaters now

REVIEW: Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto” depicts dramatic, dark side of suburban adolescene

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer June 5, 2014

If being a teenager is marked by drama and exaggeration, the movie “Palo Alto”depicts it well. “Palo Alto”is directed by Gia Coppola and based on short stories by actor James Franco, who graduated...

The Grand Budapest Hotel directed by Wes Anderson

REVIEW: Wes Anderson’s new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” overwhelms but entertains

Niki King Fredel and March 20, 2014

It is complicated, quirky, and aesthetically pleasing. It is a flashback within a flashback, stretching across three eras: the ‘80s, ‘60s, and ‘30s. The cast is large and star-studded, with each...

Gravity directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer March 2, 2014

Watch all nine of the Academy Awards best picture nominees for 2013, and you will feel like your perspective on the world has changed. Nominated for best picture in the 2013 Academy Awards are: “12 Years...

Hughen and Starkweathers Drawing Self-Anchored Suspension (Ink, gouache, and pencil on paper, 5 x 5 inches, 2011)

Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather’s exhibit “Valediction” bids farewell to Bay Bridge east span

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer December 4, 2013

Jennifer Starkweather, a visual arts teacher at Urban, is saying farewell in her own way to the old east span of the Bay Bridge, a part of the San Francisco skyline since 1936. “Valediction,” a series...

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