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

Poster in Gumption hallway on Wednesday, October 27th. Photo credit: Zadie Winthrop.

Worms, soil toxins, and the Navy: Grace ‘22 and Caroline ‘22 on their environmental racism research

Zadie Winthrop, Editor in Chief, Print November 30, 2021

Two Urban seniors, Grace Nesmith ‘22 and Caroline Wu ‘22, are wrapping up a research project where they looked at differences in the prevalence of toxins in the soil of the Bayview Naval Shipyard and...

Illustration credit: Viva Wertz.

Sexual assault discussions at Urban: are they survivor-centric?

Viva Wertz, Staff Writer & Designer November 18, 2021

“Each year 434,000 Americans ages 12 and older are sexually assaulted,” according to a Planned Parenthood survey. At Urban, 10th graders participate in a six-week health class, and 11th graders take...

Urban students at a coffee machine on Thursday, October 28. Photo credit: Ella Chen.

Caffeine: helpful tool or addictive drug?

Ella Chen, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Urban students often show up to their 8:30 a.m. morning class with a cup of coffee or a Yerba Mate in hand. Between long days of school, extracurriculars and limited hours of sleep, caffeine can provide...

Editorial: please adhere to safety guidelines

Ben Katznelson, Opinions Editor January 20, 2021

As we enter the tenth month of COVID-19 precautions, school closures and on-and-off stay-at-home orders it is evident that this period has taken a toll on everybody. A national study conducted by the Centers...

Urban’s community prepares for a hybrid future

Urban’s community prepares for a hybrid future

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

As Urban continues to familiarize itself with the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is challenged with trying to maintain safe conditions while simultaneously providing the hands-on, collaborative education...

The joys and sorrows of Tinder

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print May 11, 2020

I admit that I started writing this story with some hesitation. It is illegal for people under the age of 18 to use dating apps, and many students are embarrassed to publicly share such an intimate part...

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