The Urban Legend

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the victory “a new day in America,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared that a Democratic-cont...

LegendCast: The end of daylight saving time in California

LegendCast: The end of daylight saving time in California

Eli Gordon and Phoebe Grandi

January 10, 2019


Filed under Podcasts and Videos

Do you know why we have daylight saving time? Do you know what it is? Do you know that California might be getting rid of it?  If you answered no to any of those questions (or even if you answered yes), check out the Urban Legend’s first-ever episode of its first-ever podcast: LegendCast. The p...

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal dispensaries open in San Francisco and around the Bay, issues emerge surrounding racial and economic diversity in the industry. A...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

California implements Real ID after 13 years

California implements Real ID after 13 years

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News

As of October 1st, 2020, all adults over the age of 18 must have a state-issued Real ID if they wish to board an airplane, enter a federal facility, or access a military base. Like current driver’s licenses, Real IDs display name, driver’s license number, date of birth, expiration date, signature, and...

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