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

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 most noticeable feature of the store in the past few months has not been these sidewalk performance...

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

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 controversies have shattered artists’ reputations and significantly diminished their popularity. Mo...

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 sense of the unique individuals who have most recently joined our community. Ratna Kamath: Stra...

Blues Jam at Blues Jam

Blake Case, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

The Urban School website states that Urban music programs and events promote the idea that “even young musicians are capable of excellence,” and Blues Jam was a “lively” example, said Devon Jeffery (‘18). While Urban has a wide array of music groups and classes to join, Abby Walker (‘18) sa...

Mark Salkind: The man behind the building

Mark Salkind: The man behind the building

Emma Draisin, Staff Writer and Features Editor

February 8, 2017

   “If you had asked me when I was 14 years old, would I end up being a high school principal, I would have looked at you and said, ‘are you kidding?’”    Head of the Urban School of San Francisco, Mark Salkind speaks as he sits across from me on a rainy Tuesday morning. We are at his la...

Prom 2016

Prom 2016

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2016

From “Prom?” being written on pizzas to four separately baked cakes shaping the letters “P” “R” “O” and “M”, it was clear from the beginning that the 2016 Urban prom was going to be a night to remember. This year's prom night was filled with music, dancing, and lots of french fries. Jun...

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