The Urban Legend

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

New students…Who dis?

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Urban has over a hundred new students wandering around its halls, so to acquaint the community with a few of these unfamiliar faces, some new students shared interesting facts about themselves and how they are transitioning into Urban.   Name: Sophia Gibson   Grade: 9 Previous school: Star of t...

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

How The Urban School and California manage vaccination exemptions

Sophia Vahanvaty and Katherine Weltzien

June 7, 2018


Filed under Features

California continues to be at the forefront of the national debate on vaccines, as those who argue for individual rights have repeatedly come to a head with those who advocate for individuals’ communal responsibilities. In 2015, the California legislature decided to take a decisive stance on the i...

Past and present Urban School students reflect on what it means to “Go Greek”

Past and present Urban School students reflect on what it means to “Go Greek”

August Ackley, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Every year, we hear about seniors graduating from high school and “going Greek” in college. All of a sudden, when you log onto Facebook, you see pictures of your friend surrounded by thirty others dressed in formal attire in front of a house with bold Greek lettering across the front. But what does...

Does senior spring reduce productivity?

Jack Cogen, EIC of Opinions

May 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior spring, as a concept, exists in most high schools across the country, but Urban’s competitive environment and trimester system makes the pandemic of senioritis take a unique form. Urban’s core values state that learning is “an active, joyful process of discovery where students are challenged t...

Getting to know the newest faculty members: A profile series

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

October 24, 2017


Filed under News

As the San Francisco fall sets in, the new Urban School teachers settle into their new roles at the school. The Urban Legend interviewed three of these newcomers to give the students and faculty a better sense of the unique individuals who have most recently joined our community. Ratna Kamath: Stra...

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