The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Out-of-service Muni train at Church & 20th. Photo credit: Cooper Makhijani.

Free Muni program plagued by problems

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer, Opinions Editor October 16, 2021

Story update: Since this article's writing, SFMTA has fixed some of the problems mentioned in this article, mainly fare area access. Youth may now use the larger wheelchair accessible fare gates closest...

The Direct-to-Reader Platform Reshaping Independent Journalism

The Direct-to-Reader Platform Reshaping Independent Journalism

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

Launched in 2017 by journalist and entrepreneur Hamish McKenzie, Substack is a newsletter publishing platform aimed at small publications and independent journalists. The Legend spoke to Nick Bastone,...

A deep-dive into the twisted and confusing world of the world’s most dangerous conspiracy theory

A deep-dive into the twisted and confusing world of the world’s most dangerous conspiracy theory

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer, Opinions Editor March 28, 2021

On June 15th, 2018, a man named Matthew Wright blocked the Hoover Dam Bridge with a DIY armored truck, holding a sign demanding that the Office of the Inspector General release its report on the Muller...

Activists protesting outside of Blackrock in San Francisco on December 12th, 2019.

Does Biden have what it takes to be strong on climate once in office?

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee to include robust climate policy in his presidential platform, but environmental activists say it’s not enough. While the Vice President’s...

Future for Muni Looks Bleak Post-COVID

Future for Muni Looks Bleak Post-COVID

Cooper Makhijani, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

Urban students rely heavily on Muni and other public transportation to get to and from school, but coronavirus-caused Muni closures and budget problems have many worried the transportation agency may...

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