The Urban Legend

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The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The Urban rubric

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Print February 3, 2022

Urban’s grading system sets the school apart from almost all high schools across the country. Giving students detailed rubrics and narrative feedback on all assignments rather than a single letter grade...

Illustration credit: Tulin Chang-Maltepe.

Did you forget how hard Urban was: students, teachers struggle with speedy Fall term.

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Managing Editor November 18, 2021

As students returned to fully in-person school, Urban classes have gone back to the speed of a regular Fall term. This adjustment has been coupled with a severe learning gap that students all across...

Booster equity and the return to school

Booster equity and the return to school

Kyle Young, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

The national rollout of vaccines has proven highly effective by the significant decrease of COVID-19 cases and related deaths. But during the slow trudge back to normalcy, uncertainty concerning the future...

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...

WGBH producer Meredith Honig (center) gives instructions to Guy DeFeis, director of photography (left) as Lacy Clark, associate producer, checks her files just before the beginning of Mary Murphys Science 2A class in the Biology Lab.

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...

Ariel view of SFO at night.

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...

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