The Urban Legend

The note-taking hall of fame

Photo of colorful notes of Kikani Libada ‘21. Photo by Kikani Libada.

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

In every Urban classroom there’s at least one student whose notes could be framed in gold and placed on the wall of a museum. From review sheets for a math final to notes from a history class, notes are some of the most important aspects of learning at any school—particularly at Urban, where students are ex...

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

Unknown individual placing book back on shelf of Alexandria library. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

March 28, 2019

Nearly seven months after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came out against him, two of author Junot Díaz’s short stories, “Drown” and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie),” have been taken out of the winter English 2A curriculum, but why? In May of 2018, aut...

Getting to know the newest faculty members: A profile series

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

October 24, 2017

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...

Try out the brand new Urban Legend crossword, now with answers!

An Urban Legend Crossword based on Urban Elective classes. Across words are classes at Urban. Down words are connecting the crosses together and are not related to Urban.

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

October 24, 2017

Clues Answers   Are you sure you want to look at the answers?   Are you 100% certain?   You gotta be sure before you look at them, so are you?   Last chance, all spoilers are on you now.   Across  ...

The Urban School’s hidden culture of language learning

The Urban School’s hidden culture of language learning

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

At the Urban School, a hidden culture of language learning thrives outside of Urban’s foreign language program. Since over 45 percent of Bay Area residents primarily speak a language other than English at home, it’s no wonder that Urban students speak a wide array of languages outside of school an...

Reflecting on Urban, 5 Years Later

Lindsay Welch (Urban Class of 2011), Guest Writer

June 8, 2016

It has been 5 years since I received my Urban School diploma, as I proudly shook Charlotte’s hand onstage at Stern Grove. I remember little about that day, other than the sundress I wore, the bouquets of flowers I received, and the pictures I took with my friends. When I was in high school, I...

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