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

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.

Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

Seniors consider gap years amidst coronavirus pandemic

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print May 22, 2020

For current seniors at Urban, the year 2020 was meant to be a relatively scripted experience: celebrate in the spring, graduate in June, and move away to college in August or September. But just as the...

College process has its ups and downs for first-generation students

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer June 4, 2016

For the past several weeks, members of the class of 2016 have anxiously opened emails with subject lines such as “Your Admissions Decision” or “Decision Now Available.” Juniors, on the other hand,...

Urbans college counselors, Susan Lee and Lauren Gersick, work in their office on the first floor.

College counselors are center stage as college admissions decisions approach

Ella McLeod, Editor-in-chief: News March 3, 2014

In one month most Urban seniors will receive their college admissions letters.  Where they get in depends on their grades, test scores, extracurriculars, family legacy, and who was helping them — specifically,...

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