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

To exempt or not to exempt: vaccines and student health

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Managing Editor April 26, 2022

Classical utilitarian ethics—an ethical theory—dictates that the well-being of everyone is weighed equally in the pursuit of a morally-good life. Rapid developments in modern medicine and the raging...

Evie Hidysmith’s thesis on socioeconomics at Urban: “Private schools are unethical. Period.”

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Print April 26, 2022

Evie Hidysmith, Urban’s Pandemic Coordinator and graduate of Urban in the Class of 2017, wrote a senior thesis for Brown University titled “ .” Her thesis discusses wealth at Urban and San...

Behind the swab: COVID-19 testing equity within SF schools

Ella Chen, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Upon entering campus, Urban students have grown accustomed to seeing a line of dozens waiting impatiently to be tested for COVID-19. As the Omicron variant has spread rapidly throughout San Francisco,...

Left to right: Laura Hawkins, Keira Darling ‘24, Philo Judson ‘22. Collage by: Eliot Solomon.

Finding community in the cyberspace

Eliot Solomon, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The internet is seen as both a safe-haven and a dangerous place. Despite the threat of catfishers, porn messaging bots and doxxers who leak IP addresses, people still look to online spaces to find communities...

Mikee Echon at Urban golf match in 2021. Photo credit: Rizal Adanza.

Urban girls fight for recognition in the predominantly male sport of golf

Sophia Gibson, Managing Editor, Online October 21, 2021

Historically, Urban’s golf team has been composed of a small, co-ed - though predominantly male - group of students living on the fringe of Urban culture. However, times are changing. This fall, for...

9th graders in an Urban hallway on the 23rd of September. Photo credit: Luke McKane.

Guess and check: how the 9th graders chose Urban over Zoom

Luke McKane, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of daily life. However, the impact on Urban’s Class of 2025’s high school application process was unlike anything the rest of the Urban student body has experienced....

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