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...

Opinion: Is senior spring the epitome of privilege?

Sophia Gibson, Managing Editor, Online April 26, 2022

As the days get longer and the San Francisco weather refuses to get warmer, senior spring has arrived. While ninth, 10th, and 11th graders have completed their course selections for the upcoming school...

Photo of the logo of the 2019 White Privilege Conference on its pamphlet. Taken on Mar 22 by Wes Peters, staff writer.

People of the White Privilege Conference

Wes Peters, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

The White Privilege Conference (WPC) is an annual event that fights back against white supremacy and toxic masculinity. It was founded in 1999 and has continued annually for 20 years, teaching thousands...

Urban students discuss fine line between cultural appropriation and appreciation

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer June 10, 2015

Even though though it might not be talked about openly, culture appropriation impacts Urban students. But it’s hard to bring up cultural appropriation at Urban. Given the prominence of a so-called...

Mark Salkind, Head of School, blows bubbles in the garden.

Popping Urban’s bubbles of privilege, liberalism, and grades

Ariane Goldsmith, Jacob Winick, and Hannah Berk February 10, 2015

Privilege Many Urban students argue that while the Urban “bubble” could generate positive discussion, at times it simply allows students to remain complacent in their place of privilege. “Every...

OPINION: Check your privilege, Urban

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

While I can’t possibly address every single type of inequality, in this article I will reflect on a few types of privilege in our community to help spark conversation outside the classroom. Privilege...

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