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

Oil drilling to take place in Alaska following the approval of the Willow project. Photo credit: Manuel Ernst., Polar bear on melting ice caps. Photo credit: Peter Prokosch.

Into the oil spill: The Willow Project

Dawson Hoe, Managing Editor (Online) and Opinions Editor May 3, 2023

The ConocoPhillips Alaska oil drilling project, named the Willow Project in mainstream media, was approved by the Biden administration on March 13 of this year amid protests from environmental organizations....

Cozy in the kitchen: Winter foods

Dawson Hoe, Managing Editor, Online & Opinions Editor February 6, 2023

Tobias Classen’s ‘23 Favorite Winter Food: FRIED PLANTAINS Ingredients: Plantains Approx. three tbsp Vegetable Oil Instructions: 1. Get ripe plantains (when they are fresh, they take about...

How “Encanto” empowers: the importance of representation in media

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer, Designer March 3, 2022

On Rotten Tomatoes, “Encanto” has a 91% rating on the tomatometer, 195 reviews, a 93% audience score, and over 2500 verified ratings. Encanto’s hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has...

Illustration credit: Grayson Hoe.

Opinion: Junot Diaz threatens comfort in the classroom

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The English Department’s choice to include “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” in the curriculum was a mistake. Context is incredibly important when discussing sensitive topics. While it is...

Girls volleyball team in the garden in 2021. Photo credit: Romy Zwerin.

Urban students find sports as a coping mechanism for academic, social challenges

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Some Urban athletes find that while participating in Urban sports their mental health is positively influenced, even while their time to maintain a social life and finish homework outside of school decreases....

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