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

A psychopharmacological revolution: the rise of antidepressants

Orla Meehan, Caboose Editor and Managing Editor, Creative June 4, 2021

In 1987, a new drug known as Prozac hit the market. From that moment onwards, depression would never be treated the same. With this medical breakthrough came a new wave of antidepressant drugs known...

Infographic of the number of entries into the United States via legal points of entry in 2017 versus the total populations of the US, Mexico, and Central America. Source: Customs and Border Patrol, United States Census Bureau.
By Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Planes, Boats and Concealed Vehicles: The reality of drug trafficking at the border

Lily Daniel, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2019

Amidst the recent government shutdown and the trials of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for smuggling drugs into the U.S., President Trump’s petition for building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border has...

Fake IDs

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer June 3, 2017

*The names of sources have been changed to protect their anonymity ** The release of this story was delayed by one year to protect anonymous sources   As he stepped into the gleaming, fluorescent...

Concert hookup culture in the Bay Area prompts conversation

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer June 10, 2015

Names in this story have been changed to protect the identities of students interviewed. Content Warning: drugs, alcohol, sexual assault At a tiny party at the end of last summer, a friend I hadn’t...

Uncovering Urban’s Stereotypes

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer June 10, 2015

I was sitting in the car on my way to my first high school visit, and for the third time that day, I begged my mom to cancel it. I told her that I did not think Urban was the right school for me. It was...

Guest Opinion: Two Urban students against the Safe Teen Socializing Agreement

Guest Opinion: Two Urban students against the “Safe Teen Socializing Agreement”

Harry Krinsky and Charlotte Blanc, Guest writers February 8, 2011

Read the parent guest opinion on the "Safe Teen Socializing Contract" by John M. O'Connell Jr. As freshmen, we can eat on Haight Street on the first day of school. We have laptops and no Web site restrictions....

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