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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Opinion: Junot Diaz threatens comfort in the classroom

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The English Department’s choice to include “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” in the curriculum was a mistake. Context is incredibly important when discussing sensitive topics. While it is...

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Students reflect on anti-sexual violence social media movement

Zoe Sokatch, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

On March 3, Sarah Everard, a 33-year old marketing executive, was murdered by a male police officer on her 50-minute walk home to her apartment in London. Following this tragedy, a wave of outrage swept...

On May 10, 2018, Spotify removed R. Kellys music from their officially curated playlists. In the week following May 10, R. Kellys Spotify streams increased by 1.4%. (Source: The Verge)

On January 3rd, 2019, LifeTime movies aired Surviving R. Kelly, a docu-series detailing several accounts of Kellys abuse/assault of young women. In the week following January 3rd, R. Kellys Spotify streams increased by 16%. (Source: The Blast)

All publicity is good publicity: R. Kelly’s streams increase following sexual assault allegations

Loki Olin, Features Editor February 19, 2019

From Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, some of the most influential performers of recent decades have been linked to accusations of sexual assault and domestic abuse. In many cases in the past, off-stage...

Please talk to your friends about consent

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online March 29, 2018

My experience with sexual assault and the #MeToo movement has been distant and removed. Coming into high school, I always assumed that sexual assault was a college problem. I assumed that when you left...

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