The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Girls volleyball team in the garden in 2021. Photo credit: Romy Zwerin.

Urban students find sports as a coping mechanism for academic, social challenges

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Some Urban athletes find that while participating in Urban sports their mental health is positively influenced, even while their time to maintain a social life and finish homework outside of school decreases....

Homework survey results inform teaching practices

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper March 29, 2018

Complaints about excessive homework are a constant presence in the Urban School’s hallways. But how much truth is there to these claims? Led by Geoff Ruth, the Academic Dean, the school administration...

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...

Urban Looks to Change Homework Policy

Urban Looks to Change Homework Policy

Emma Draisin, Staff Writer March 23, 2016

Complaints of a stressful homework load are common at Urban, but soon this may change. The Urban faculty has recognized that having a homework load so overwhelming that it necessitates a “catch up day”...

Recreational reading loses prevalence among busy high school students

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer October 14, 2015

Remember those reading logs you got in middle school? Those glorious days when your homework was to spend a substantial amount of time with the book of your choice? No annotations necessary, no passage...

Urban students struggle to prioritize sleep

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer June 4, 2015

At 12 a.m., an Urban student gets into bed, sleeping just seven hours before the alarm rings, waking her for another long day of school and homework. Seven hours is not enough but it’s the most she can...

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