The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Illustration credit: Morgan Bandy.

Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not to read the next assigned book: Junot Díaz’s...

Illustration credit: Tulin Chang-Maltepe.

Did you forget how hard Urban was: students, teachers struggle with speedy Fall term.

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Managing Editor November 18, 2021

As students returned to fully in-person school, Urban classes have gone back to the speed of a regular Fall term. This adjustment has been coupled with a severe learning gap that students all across...

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

The note-taking hall of fame

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...

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

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

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor March 27, 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,...

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...

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.

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

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,...

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