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

Opinion: Stop complaining about school, you signed up for this

Lochlain Steere, Editor in Chief, Creative April 26, 2022

During the fall trimester, I heard students complaining about their workloads more than I ever had in my three years at Urban. Understandably, the transition back to fully in-person school was challenging...

Illustration credit: Izzie Ballon.

Opinion: Bezos, Branson, Musk, and the final frontier of colonialism

Ezra Bergson-Michelson, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

On July 11, a rocket containing zero trained astronauts rose 53.5 miles into the sky. That day marked the first time that an untrained civilian crew had participated in spaceflight, but those that rose...

Illustration credit: Luke McKane.

Opinion: inside Young Men’s Group

Luke McKane, Staff Writer and Designer November 18, 2021

As a member of the Student Admissions Committee, I have described Young Men’s Group (YMG) countless times to both prospective students and their parents, but I have found that some members of the Urban...

The Peters perspective: applying to college

Wes Peters, News Editor June 4, 2021

The college process is a time of stress, pressure and maturing. It’s the beginning of adult life, and money is something that becomes all too real as students apply to and decide on colleges. A recent...

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.

Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

Controversial Content

Eli Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print December 2, 2019

On the day the newspaper comes out, I feel equally excited and nervous. Every issue, I’m thrilled to be sharing our hard work with the school community. But as I sit in class, I anxiously wait for the...

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