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

Behind the swab: COVID-19 testing equity within SF schools

Ella Chen, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Upon entering campus, Urban students have grown accustomed to seeing a line of dozens waiting impatiently to be tested for COVID-19. As the Omicron variant has spread rapidly throughout San Francisco,...

BSU poster in the Library on Tuesday, November 9th. Photo credit: Lochlain Steere.

Urban’s affinity and ally spaces balance light and heavy discussions

Reese Bassuk, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Earlier this year, the student body filled up the Salkind Center Gym to listen to students present the affinity and ally spaces they led. All grades received a google form to put themselves on the sign...

Jessica Yen in the Academic Deans Office in 2021. Photo credit: Rizal Adanza.

Get to know Jessica Yen

Maya Campbell and Mira Chandriani October 16, 2021

After a one and a half year hiatus of fully in-person school, the Urban School that students deserted in March of 2020 was not the one they returned to this fall. Inevitably we said goodbye to many and...

Get to know Amina Samake and Joey Mintz

Ella Chen, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

[slideshow_deploy id='12864']     Following a school year altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and filled with countless challenges for students’ learning and mental health, Urban welcomed...

A psychopharmacological revolution: the rise of antidepressants

Orla Meehan, Caboose Editor and Managing Editor, Creative June 4, 2021

In 1987, a new drug known as Prozac hit the market. From that moment onwards, depression would never be treated the same. With this medical breakthrough came a new wave of antidepressant drugs known...

Illustration credit: Mira Chandriani.

Urban community reflects on post vaccination life

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative June 3, 2021

Having braved over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, US citizens are now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccinations have resulted in the decline of new COVID-19 cases in the US and the loosening...

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