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LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

Lola McAllister and Kian Nassre

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 from a school in the realm of the alternative to a highly competitive beacon of learning? Do you...

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

Catherine Silvestri, Staff writer

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 every monumental moment in the new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” The series, adapted from the 20...

Mark Salkind: The man behind the building

Mark Salkind: The man behind the building

Emma Draisin, Staff Writer and Features Editor

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 Francisco, Mark Salkind speaks as he sits across from me on a rainy Tuesday morning. We are at his la...

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

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

Ian Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

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 reflects on first trimester as Athletic Director

Alex Hoskins-Frame, Staff Writer

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 to go to Virginia Beach to become the Director of Student Life at Cape Henry Collegiate, there was a chase at the po...

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

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

Annakai Geshlider

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 were merely directors), Carl Munger, invited Salkind to work on the art program. Salkind wrote gr...

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