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

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...

Students Becky Phillips 21 and Robyn Wadsworth 21 drink Yerba Mates in the Student Center.

Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species...

Illustration credit: Alex Stross

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Tallula Ricciardi, Outreach, Caboose, and Online Editor October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home on themselves...

Urban students cheer on their fellow Blues at a basketball game against Lick-Wilmerding. Photo credit: Kathryn Doorey

Who really is Urban’s rival?

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer May 28, 2019

Rivalries are a core part of sports, from El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to the Bruce Mahoney match between San Francisco high schools Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and Saint Ignatius...

Editorial

The Legend Staff October 25, 2016
"we are likely witnessing not a departure from our old values, but an affirmation of the Urban identity"
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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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