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

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Unpacking Urban Advanced Studies

Sophie Mainelli, Staff writer May 3, 2023

As students submit their course registrations for the next academic year, they oftentimes question what Urban Advanced Studies (UAS) classes are and the effect of pedagogies on the class rigor.  UAS...

Illustration credit: Morgan Bandy.

Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not to read the next assigned book: Junot Díaz’s...

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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Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer November 7, 2018

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll see 14 sophomores, juniors, and...

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