The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

A year in review: 2020-2021

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online June 7, 2021

First Day of School August 31, 2020 The absence of the Senior Raid into the Salkind Center gym on August 31, 2020, marked an untraditional start to the 2020-2021 school year, yet other ASM traditions...

Line art from the 2018-2019 Yeti. Illustration by Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Posters, traditional Chinese dancing, and a political prisoner: investigating Shen Yun’s religious connections

Zoe Lusk, Caboose editor May 10, 2019

You’ve seen the ads. For most San Franciscans, the words “Shen Yun” summon images of the inescapable pastel posters. This year’s advertisements, which feature a serene woman leaping with arms outstretched...

Royalty free photo courtesy of Uplash.

From Auto Showrooms to Movie Theaters: The History of Van Ness Avenue

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor May 7, 2019

On February 17, 2019, the AMC Van Ness Theater on Van Ness Avenue and O’Farrell Street closed for good. Every time I drove past the movie theater for the next two weeks, I was immediately filled with...

Inside teacher offices

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor January 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a teacher’s office looks like? Do their offices match their personalities? Watch this video highlighting a few stories behind Urban teacher offices.

Future of the Urban Theater Department

June 7, 2018

Fran After 41 years with the Urban Theater Department, Frances Evens is wrapping up her final show. Before she came to Urban, Evens describes her life as being “in line with the skill [she] needed for...

Seniors write, design, and direct mini plays for the annual One Act Festival

Lena Bianchi, Head of Illustration May 22, 2018

The One Act Festival is just around the corner, but the senior directors have spent the last few months eagerly preparing for the spring performance. Comprised of short plays ranging from comedies to dramas,...

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