LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

Royalty free photo of a micriphone and audio being edited, courtesy of Pexals.
June 2, 2019

Do you wonder what a secret filing cabinet, a very bad demonstration of physics, and a LEED EBOM rating have to do with Mark Salkind? Are you curious about how Urban has transformed in the past few decades...

Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why sparks controversy in and out of Urban’s halls

June 3, 2017

[The opinions expressed in this article by Urban students are not the opinion of the Urban Legend. This article discusses self-harm and suicide.] “Welcome to your tape.” These four words begin...

Mark Salkind: The man behind the building

Mark Salkind, blowing bubbles in the Page street
February 8, 2017

   “If you had asked me when I was 14 years old, would I end up being a high school principal, I would have looked at you and said, ‘are you kidding?’”    Head of the Urban School of San...

Urban School of San Francisco students look inward and outward in an attempt to process Trump’s victory

Students from the Urban School of San Francisco protest the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in San Francisco's financial district
The 2016 election cycle has come to a close, with Donald Trump elected as 45th president of the United States
November 9, 2016
"There is significant fear that a man who has been accused of sexual assault by a dozen women and a man who is seen by many students as xenophobic, islamophobic, racist and misogynistic is now our president-elect” -Dan Matz

Joe Skiffer reflects on first trimester as Athletic Director

Joe Skiffer, Athletic Director
February 5, 2015

You might have noticed one of the huge changes that the Urban faculty has experienced this past summer: the new big man in sports, Joe Skiffer. After last year’s Athletic Director, Greg Angilly, left...

Profile: getting the scoop on Mark Salkind, Urban’s head of school

Mark Salkind was Urban's ping-pong champion in 1983. Salkind attended Urban and has now been its head of school for 25 years.
November 9, 2011

Salkind met an Urban art teacher who encouraged him to apply for a music teacher position. After he didn’t get the job, the school director (before heads, legs or other appendages of school, there...

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