The Urban Legend

New Bay Bridge eastern span bike path, long road to nowhere

New Bay Bridge east span bike path

Marie Bergsund and Aleah Jennings-Newhouse

November 14, 2013

With a dead end as its only destination and no access to San Francisco, the new Bay Bridge bike path could have been a tough sell. But visitors to the eight-mile path, located alongside the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, seem to have found other reasons to enjoy its many possibilities, from biking, walk...

History unfolding: Are Occupy protests the new civil rights movement?

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Call it a flashback: When the Occupy movement hit San Francisco, it brought back memories of Vietnam, sit-ins, the sexual revolution, the rise of feminism – the glory times that self-proclaimed “old hippie” Rick Fletcher loved. In a full-body, green jumpsuit, with a matching Army hat, the grey-bearded Flet...

Focus: Urban’s equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Focus: Urban's equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Jenna Waldman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2011

On a recent October morning, Duncan Magidson (’12) stood up in the St. Agnes gym and smoothly presided over Urban’s all-school meeting as student body co-president. It was a long way from where Magidson began his career at Urban, as a shy, nervous freshman who thought he was on academic thin ice...

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