The Urban Legend

Free speech rights play out differently at private schools than at public schools

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

“Urban starts with freedom of speech,” said Charlotte Worsley, Assistant Head for Student Life. She was referring to the way that the Urban School administration interacts with student publications. And here is why this statement matters: while student journalists at public schools are granted freedom...

Urban Legend newspaper, website wins big at California Press Women awards ceremony

Urban Legend newspaper, website wins big at California Press Women awards ceremony

Ian Shapiro, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

The Urban Legend staff won 21 awards on May 12 at the awards ceremony for the California Press Woman’s annual High School Communications Contest, held at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. The event started with a presentation by author and acclaimed journali...

Legend wins big at annual California Press Women’s awards ceremony

Legend wins big at annual California Press Women’s awards ceremony

Hannah Sears and David Immerman, Staff Writers

April 12, 2012

Urban Legend journalists won 17 awards in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2012 High School Communications Contest. The California Press Women association held the awards ceremony on April 11 at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Legend adviser Beatrice Motamedi says “for me, e...

Legend staffers take second place in Story of the Year competition

Legend staffers take second place in Story of the Year competition

Hannah Sears, Staff Writer

November 20, 2011

The Urban Legend’s “Proposition 8: Battling Over Same-Sex Marriage” multimedia package won second place for Story of the Year-Multimedia at the National Scholastic Press Association’s  High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 19. Kai Matsumoto-Hines (’14) and Ian James (’14), journali...

Haight Street shooting tests Urban School’s new lockdown procedures

Haight Street shooting tests Urban School’s new lockdown procedures

Hannah Gorman and Megan Madden, Staff writers

February 9, 2011

An unidentified man was shot in the back Wednesday one block south of The Urban School, prompting a lockdown as well as a test of Urban's new emergency procedures. The shooting took place at at 1:20 p.m. at Fred’s New Lite Supermarket, located at 1416 Haight Street, on the corner of Haight and Masonic...

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