The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

A year in review: 2020-2021

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online June 7, 2021

First Day of School August 31, 2020 The absence of the Senior Raid into the Salkind Center gym on August 31, 2020, marked an untraditional start to the 2020-2021 school year, yet other ASM traditions...

Urban student 2020 music rewind

Zoe Sokatch, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

In a year like no other, full of uncertainty and hardship, music can be a reliable source of joy, comfort and escape. Many people have turned to music to get them through 2020. As the calendar turned to...

Stephen Dawes 21. Photo credit: Clementine Daniel

Students who Songwrite

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor February 11, 2020

There are numerous immersive music courses offered at Urban, focusing on a variety of complex musical techniques that range from Chamber Orchestra to Music Production and Engineering. Students can focus...

Haight Ashbury Music Center displays liquidation banners. Photo credit: Phoebe Grandi.

The disappearing sounds of Haight Street: the closing of the Haight Ashbury Music Center

Phoebe Grandi, Editor-in-Chief, Online October 23, 2019

For the past 47 years, the Haight Ashbury Music Center, which neighbors Gus’s Community Market, has had a constant stream of musicians walking into the store and performing outside of it. However, the...

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...

Getting to know the newest faculty members: A profile series

Emma Draisin, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper October 24, 2017

As the San Francisco fall sets in, the new Urban School teachers settle into their new roles at the school. The Urban Legend interviewed three of these newcomers to give the students and faculty a better...

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