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

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Senior pranks shut down: the past and future of a school tradition

Luke McKane, Staff Writer, Designer April 26, 2022

Senior pranks are an iconic tradition at many high schools, including Urban, and after returning to a non-hybrid spring schedule many students have been wondering if the pranks will make a comeback. Urban...

Why Blues? The history of an unconventional mascot

Simon Hereford, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

“Whose House?” “Blues House!” The cheer shouted at every Urban sporting event. Every student at Urban knows how to respond when a teacher, coach, or fellow student yells “Whose House?” Yet...

Mario Savio hands out flyers at a protest.

Mario Savio: Student revolutionary turned Urban math teacher

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

December 2, 1964. Mario Savio, a young man the newspapers describe as “slender, 6-foot-1, sloping at the shoulders, clad usually in baggy slacks and a heavy jacket,” stands in front of a throng of...

Annual junior trip to Joshua Tree coming to an end

Annual junior trip to Joshua Tree coming to an end

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer December 2, 2014

Sunburns, rocks, and tradition: These defining parts of Joshua Tree may be left in the desert dust as Urban explores other options for the annual junior class trip. When Urban was smaller, all students...

Students, faculty, and staff gather to hear panelists responses to questions on white privilege.

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer November 14, 2014

The term "white privilege" and, more importantly, the idea behind it, has been bouncing around the Urban community fervently for the past few weeks, following a controversial, anonymous submission to Urban's...

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