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

Illustration credit: Luke McKane.

Opinion: inside Young Men’s Group

Luke McKane, Staff Writer and Designer November 18, 2021

As a member of the Student Admissions Committee, I have described Young Men’s Group (YMG) countless times to both prospective students and their parents, but I have found that some members of the Urban...

Get to know Amina Samake and Joey Mintz

Ella Chen, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

[slideshow_deploy id='12864']     Following a school year altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and filled with countless challenges for students’ learning and mental health, Urban welcomed...

Girls volleyball team in the garden in 2021. Photo credit: Romy Zwerin.

Urban students find sports as a coping mechanism for academic, social challenges

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Some Urban athletes find that while participating in Urban sports their mental health is positively influenced, even while their time to maintain a social life and finish homework outside of school decreases....

A psychopharmacological revolution: the rise of antidepressants

Orla Meehan, Caboose Editor and Managing Editor, Creative June 4, 2021

In 1987, a new drug known as Prozac hit the market. From that moment onwards, depression would never be treated the same. With this medical breakthrough came a new wave of antidepressant drugs known...

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Sophomore slump proves prevalent among students, barely recognized by faculty

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

The sophomore slump represents a troublesome phenomenon among tenth graders at Urban; it can be easy to identify in oneself, yet difficult to see as a trend in the greater community. Within the walls of...

College myths: busted

February 8, 2017

Urban students have a variety of perceptions about college, ranging from “they only care about the SAT/ACT scores” (Olive Rynberg-Going, ‘18) to “it’s just a stream of constant pain until all...

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