The Urban Legend

Please talk to your friends about consent

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

March 29, 2018

My experience with sexual assault and the #MeToo movement has been distant and removed. Coming into high school, I always assumed that sexual assault was a college problem. I assumed that when you left high school and entered college there would be a sudden risk of random predators coming out of the sha...

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Infographic of Carob Dioxide emissions per capita of the most polluting countries.

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

November 16, 2017

The Urban School will become the first high school in the United States to join the “We Are Still In” declaration. When Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on June 1, 2017, climate change believers nationwide were ready to stay the course even if their leader would not....

Testing accommodations–not always so accommodating

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017

As the Urban School students gear up for Week 12 testing, students with learning differences face the additional struggle of making sure their testing accommodations are in order. This process can be intense and draining and add additional stress to an already tense time. When asked to describe the ...

Coaches offer insight into junior varsity sports

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

While Urban’s varsity games attract a lot of attention and sometimes have free food and transportation to and from, frosh-soph and junior varsity sports programs are, as frosh-soph girls’ volleyball coach Kristina Tavisora said, “a little forgotten.” However, they still serve a purpose within Ur...

Summer ’17: the Urban way

Image credit to Avalon Edwards ‘20

Tallula Ricciardi and Zoe Lusk

October 24, 2017

It’s a chilly San Francisco morning in the dead of summer. One Urban student is hard at work in a white lab coat, while another is slumped on his couch in his ravioli-stained pajamas. For some, relaxation was their primary concern. Others used last summer to pursue academic and personal passions. Rile...

Fake IDs

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2017

*The names of sources have been changed to protect their anonymity ** The release of this story was delayed by one year to protect anonymous sources   As he stepped into the gleaming, fluorescent interior of the convenience store, Jamie* eyed the glowing row of refrigerators lined up aga...

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