The Urban Legend

New security cameras installed at Urban, taking many students by surprise

New security cameras installed at Urban, taking many students by surprise

Sam Johnson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013


Filed under News

The Urban School’s concerns over security — and access to the roof — prompted officials to install four cameras at Urban on Aug. 30, the second day of school, and one day after the front window was broken in an apparent act of vandalism. Two cameras were placed in the garden, another in the Old...

High school students and self-publishing: Oh, the places your writing can go

Kyra Bergsund, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013


Filed under Arts and Culture

If you yearn for more than just the attention of a teacher's eyes and the subsequent rubric slapped on top of a labored-over composition, the due date in your American Romanticism or Recent America class need not be the end of the production line. Outside the walls of Urban's intellectuals and...

Urban ends first year of new grading policy

Ella McLeod, Staff Writer

August 23, 2012


Filed under News

For some students it’s still a controversy, while for others it’s a non-event: Friday, June 8 will mark the end of Urban’s first year of a more transparent approach to classroom grading. Last year, our unique hippie school — just one block north of the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets...

Opinion: Call for dress code observance raises questions

Opinion: Call for dress code observance raises questions

Marney Kline, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

It was the kind of memo that high school administrators send every day: On Monday, Nov. 7, authorities at the Urban School reminded students to heed the dress code after a series of armpit-revealing tank tops graced the school’s hallways. Dean of Student Life Charlotte Worsley explained in an email...

Combat the conveyor — life is now, so high school students should enjoy it

Megan Madden

June 10, 2011


Filed under Opinions

Life in high school is a waiting game. Seniors wait for college acceptance letters. Our parents wait for our course reports to show up. We wait to find out whether the math quiz really was a disaster, or whether we’ll be filling a leadership role in the coming year. We wait for the digital clock in...

New Urban School student body presidents Magidson and Walter-Clay bring new leadership style

Megan Madden, Staff writer

May 3, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

Duncan Magidson (’12) and Gabi Walter-Clay (’12) have just been elected your new students leaders. But who are they, really? The Legend sent me to investigate. I met Magidson in the music closet to understand the real Duncan. He was wearing an astonishingly attractive pair of footie pajamas that...

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