The Urban Legend

Since school shutdowns, SF students face drastically different educational experiences

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

The Urban School of San Francisco officially closed on March 12th, and just 4 days later, Lowell High School, the largest public high school in San Francisco, shut its doors on March 16th due to Covid-19 concerns. Virtual learning and assignments started up for Urban students on March 17th. Despite having...

Students who Songwrite

Stephen Dawes '21. Photo credit: Clementine Daniel

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

There are numerous immersive music courses offered at Urban, focusing on a variety of complex musical techniques that range from Chamber Orchestra to Music Production and Engineering. Students can focus on developing their understanding of music theory and their instrument as well as compositional techniques;...

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

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

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

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

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...

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