The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Green Team’s poster guide to recycling. Photo Credit: Ellie Lerner

An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

Ellie Lerner, Editor of News and Opinions October 24, 2019

Black bin, green bin, and blue bin; a wrapper here and an orange peel there. In the midst of a nationwide recycling crisis, it might be time to revisit our approach to waste sorting.  Until recently,...

Line art from the 2018-2019 Yeti. Illustration by Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Zoe Lusk, Caboose editor May 10, 2019

You’ve seen the ads. For most San Franciscans, the words “Shen Yun” summon images of the inescapable pastel posters. This year’s advertisements, which feature a serene woman leaping with arms outstretched...

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20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like...

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Book Review: Lost on China’s Whirlwind Roads

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic December 1, 2015

Electricity flickers across the earth, triggering the annihilation of old China — 9.9 tons of dynamite. They are building a new Economic Development Zone in Zhejiang Province, and they’ve already leveled...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition uses Alcatraz to retaliate against lack of freedom of speech

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer January 15, 2015

52 years after it held America’s worst criminals, Alcatraz is now home to the internationally renowned work of China’s famous art activist, Ai Weiwei. In 2011, Weiwei was secretly detained for 81 days...

Aideen Murphy (14) teaches Duck, Duck, Goose to children from a Mumbai school run by Teach for India fellows. Urban students visited the school in Dec. to understand how different problems, such as education, are being addressed in India.

New Urban School academic initiative aims to create global citizens

Sabrina Werby and Cody Siler, Staff writers February 23, 2012

Urban’s curriculum committee is tackling the new frontier of global education as part of its Vision 2013 initiative. Over the next few years, students can expect to get Skype buddies, study global issues...

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