The Urban Legend

Opinion: Two-year prom would make a more meaningful high school experience

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe four-year prom negatively impacts students’ experiences at Urban. In countless movies and TV shows, we are rem...

Youth civic engagement is vital to the success of our political system

Youth civic engagement is vital to the success of our political system

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017

Though it may seem that youth are voiceless until they have the right to vote, there are many ways to get involved, learn more about local politics or make one’s views on local issues heard and acknowledged. In fact, many of the issues that affect students the most, such as public transportatio...

Fake IDs

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017

*The names of sources have been changed to protect their anonymity ** The release of this story was delayed by one year to protect anonymous sources   As he stepped into the gleaming, fluorescent interior of the convenience store, Jamie* eyed the glowing row of refrigerators lined up aga...

La Cocina strives for representation in the food industry

La Cocina strives for representation in the food industry

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

White workers hold 81 percent of United States restaurant management positions, and “a disproportionate amount of these male,” according to a survey of 133 fine dining restaurants by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United. La Cocina hopes to change that. Located in San Francisco’s Mission Di...

How the Urban School impacts Haight street businesses

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

With off campus lunches and breaks during school hours, the businesses in the Haight have a big impact on the lives of Urban students. However, what is less obvious is the impact that Urban students and faculty have on these businesses. Many students from the Urban School are walking around the neighbor...

Uncovering Urban’s Stereotypes

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

I was sitting in the car on my way to my first high school visit, and for the third time that day, I begged my mom to cancel it. I told her that I did not think Urban was the right school for me. It was a school for artsy students and druggies. Unconvinced, she dropped me off on the corner of Page and...

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