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

Illustration Credit: Ella Chen.

‘Say gay’: students speak out on anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Ella Chen, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Over recent months, countless bills across the United States have been enacted that discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community. From Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, deemed the “Don’t Say...

Beyond the binary: a third pronoun in French and Spanish classes

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

In recent years, French and Spanish languages have shifted in favor of the inclusion of non-binary pronouns and by extension, people. “If 25 years ago someone had said, ‘my pronoun is they,’ no one...

Urban faculty reflects on reformed grading system

Ben Katznelson, News Editor May 21, 2020

With Urban’s shift to virtual school, significant changes have been necessary to alleviate students’ and teachers’ stress. As such, Geoff Ruth, Academic Dean, announced on April 16 that Urban’s...

Rethinking the Reader

Rethinking the Reader

Maya Campbell, Staff Writer February 4, 2020

With forty years of history, Readers have become a staple in the Urban Curriculum. Teachers are continuously adapting Readers to fulfill students’ needs, but is it time for Readers to take another step...

Shafia Zaloom displays her new book, Sex Teens, and Everything in Between on Friday, September 3, 2019. Photo Credit: 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,...

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