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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Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not to read the next assigned book: Junot Díaz’s...

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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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