The Urban Legend

Controversial Content

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait for the feedback I know is inevitable: Why did you choose to cover that controversial topic? Why did you mention...

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70 million people in the United States bear the marks of the criminal justice system. English teacher...

PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

Mira Chandriani, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Recent dry and windy conditions in the Bay Area have led to PG&E cutting power to millions of people. Since mid-October, there have been multiple fires in the Bay Area, ranging from smaller fires that were quickly contained to the relatively large Kincade fire. “It was a little scary because [a]...

Urban recognizes M&Ms on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Urban recognizes M&Ms on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

On October 14, 2019, The Urban School of San Francisco gathered together in an all-school meeting and celebrated National M&M Day. Even though the state of California recognized that day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the holiday was not mentioned, other than a dedicated minute of silence at the end...

Achieving press but not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Achieving press but not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this suspension remains unprecedented, not everyone knows how much of an effect it will have on the criminal justice system. However, despit...

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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