The Urban Legend

Opinion: Four-year prom is an important Urban tradition

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

May 22, 2019

Prom can be a stressful experience. The pressure to look flawless, have a date, go to a party and experience the best night of your life can be overwhelming. Freshman year, I remember spending hours online shopping for the perfect dress. I dreaded the day of prom, thinking that I would feel like an outsi...

Opinion: Two-year prom would make a more meaningful high school experience

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe four-year prom negatively impacts students’ experiences at Urban. In countless movies and TV shows, we are rem...

How social class affects social life

Zella Lezak, Guest Writer

June 6, 2018

Ever since I got to The Urban School of San Francisco, I have always been impressed with the way we deconstruct parts of our identities, such as gender, sexual orientation and race, in and out of the classroom. However, the socioeconomic status of students does not seem to get as much attention outside of t...

Promposals continue despite admin’s disapproval

Lola McAllister, Editor-in-Chief, Design

May 28, 2018

Afternoon, sunny-day, garden promposals seem characteristic to Urban’s prom season. However, the reminder that the school does not support public asks seems equally as characterizing. Every year, Assistant Head for Student Life Charlotte Worsley explains to the student body—either in an email or...

The test you don’t want to blow

The test you don’t want to blow

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 13, 2017

Before entering the Fall Dance at the Urban School, excitement surrounded the students as they took photos, painted sparkles on their face, and prepared for the space-rave-themed dance, all while waiting in line to be breathalyzed by an Urban faculty member. Since 2011, Urban has required every student...

Prom 2017

Zoe Meneghetti, Editor-In-Chief of News

August 22, 2017

Suit jackets draped around the edges of chairs, wrappers of red velvet cupcakes crumpled on the white tablecloth, and clusters of high-heels nudged in the corners of the floor set the scene of the Urban School’s 2017 prom night. Walking into the venue, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, it was impossible to mis...

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