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

The Middle East takes center stage with Golden Thread Productions

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Managing Editor February 9, 2022

“Nobody else was telling our stories and on the rare occasion that they were telling our stories, they weren't doing a good job of it.” In 1996, Torange Yeghiazarian founded Golden Thread Productions...

Illustration of deceased Saudi-Arabian journalist Jamal Kashoggi, by Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer December 20, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist who self exiled to the United States for fear of getting arrested because of his public opposition to the Saudi government and to the ideals of the Crown...

A summer in Jordan

Sophia Vahanvaty November 2, 2016

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Emotions Play Vital & Underrated Role in Classroom

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer March 23, 2016

The first attack occurred on July 30, 2015 during the gay pride parade in Jerusalem. Six people were stabbed and one — a sixteen year-old Israeli girl named Shira Banki — died from her wounds. Less...

Picture of the home page of Human Rights Watch

Human rights activist describes being held prisoner in Egypt

Adrienne von Schulthess, Writer April 15, 2011

As Egypt erupted in protests, the man whose job it is to ensure that the victims of political violence are recognized was being held captive in the military compound of Camp 75. “The military,...

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