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

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Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not to read the next assigned book: Junot Díaz’s...

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20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like...

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

Kyra Bergsund, Staff Writer April 10, 2013

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...

Health, biology, and literature offer teachable moments on weed

Sabrina Werby, Staff Writer November 2, 2010

California’s marijuana debate is smoking hot. But while politicians, law enforcement, and voters struggle to decide the future of marijuana, students at Urban address the same issues in their classrooms. Urban’s...

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