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

Course sign-up recommendations from the class of 2022

Delancey Gaito, Multimedia Editor March 25, 2022

As the deadline for submitting course sign-ups for the 2022-2023 academic year approaches, the class of 2022 has shared some of their favorite classes that they have taken over the past four years. Please...

Illustration credit: Grayson Hoe.

Opinion: Junot Diaz threatens comfort in the classroom

Dawson Hoe, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The English Department’s choice to include “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” in the curriculum was a mistake. Context is incredibly important when discussing sensitive topics. While it is...

Illustration credit: Tulin Chang-Maltepe.

Did you forget how hard Urban was: students, teachers struggle with speedy Fall term.

Tulin Chang-Maltepe, Managing Editor November 18, 2021

As students returned to fully in-person school, Urban classes have gone back to the speed of a regular Fall term. This adjustment has been coupled with a severe learning gap that students all across...

Score distributions of various AP tests nationally in 2018. Source: College Board. Infographic credit: Kian Nassre.

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Kian Nassre, Web Editor May 25, 2019

AP tests. The very phrase is uttered increasingly often due to their escalating role in the U.S. But while the Urban School of San Francisco may feel the pressure to conform to the increased presence of...

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