The Urban Legend

Sci-Fi or Sci-Fact? Urban science department discusses

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

By Lily Dodd The science department is passionate about many things. Among them: The San Francisco Giants, moths, Batman, science (of course), ski jumping, moths, time travel, sea otters, movies, and moths. Today we combine two of those wonderful passions, science and movies, and learn which popular...

Boston’s WGBH visits The Urban School to film teachers for educational website

Boston’s WGBH visits The Urban School to film teachers for educational website

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

Forget about the security cameras: Yesterday, WGBH-TV, a Public Broadcasting Station located in Boston, filmed Urban students in class as part of an educational effort aimed at helping teachers learn how to teach more effectively. Footage of Mary Murphy’s Science 2A class during B period, and LeRoy Votto’s Civil War ...

San Francisco contemplating possible renaming of airport for gay icon Harvey Milk

San Francisco contemplating possible renaming of airport for gay icon Harvey Milk

Aideen Murphy, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

It was the first city to ban plastic shopping bags. It was the first city to be on track to produce zero waste. Now San Francisco is considering another first: Renaming San Francisco International Airport after Harvey Milk, the famed local gay rights leader who was assassinated in 1978. The official...

University of California tuition hikes provoke concern, outrage

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

As public universities all across the nation begin classes for the 2011-12 school year, the University of California system faces financial challenges of epic proportions. On July 27, in a letter addressed to UC students and their parents, Mark Yudof, president of the University of California, made...

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