The Urban Legend

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Urban’s newest author: Shafia Zaloom

Callum Yeaman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

While the #metoo movement rises and sexual assault becomes one of the most prevalent issues in the United States today, only 50% of high schools require sexual education for their students. Shafia Zaloom, an Urban health education teacher and consultant, seeks to address this issue. Her new book, “Se...

Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why sparks controversy in and out of Urban’s halls

Catherine Silvestri, Staff writer

June 3, 2017

[The opinions expressed in this article by Urban students are not the opinion of the Urban Legend. This article discusses self-harm and suicide.] “Welcome to your tape.” These four words begin every monumental moment in the new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” The series, adapted from the 20...

Concert hookup culture in the Bay Area prompts conversation

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

Names in this story have been changed to protect the identities of students interviewed. Content Warning: drugs, alcohol, sexual assault At a tiny party at the end of last summer, a friend I hadn’t seen for a long time told me she’d just had her first kiss. Actually, she’d had multiple....

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