The Urban Legend

Editorial: It’s time for Urban’s absence policy to align with its values and public image

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

December 3, 2019

On September 20th, the Urban School posted eleven photos of Urban students protesting alongside thousands of other Bay Area students at the San Francisco Climate Strike on the Urban School Instagram account. Despite the school’s well-earned reputation for student activism, these Instagram posts are...

Controversial Content

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait for the feedback I know is inevitable: Why did you choose to cover that controversial topic? Why did you mention...

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

Editorial: let’s do more than thank our crossing guards

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

After ASM during the first week of school, students poured out of the Salkind Center gym and down the passageway along St. Agnes. Although the crowds crossing Page Street chattered boisterously, many of them forgot to do something crucial to building a respectful school community: they did not thank J...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

End the rule against athlete participation in One Acts

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 10, 2018

For the past eight years, Urban’s rules have prohibited students who play spring sports from participating in the annual One Acts Festival. Not only are students with an existing athletic commitment forbidden from auditioning for One Acts, those who leave their sport in order to participate are bar...

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