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

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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