The Urban Legend

Well-known San Francisco and Urban driving instructor accused of sexual misconduct

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

March 21, 2018

DISCLOSURE: When I was a sophomore in high school, Nelson Graves was my driving instructor for three two hour lessons. On January 18, 2018, The San Francisco Chronicle broke a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Bay Area driving instructor, Nelson Graves. Graves was the driving in...

The test you don’t want to blow

The test you don’t want to blow

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine

October 13, 2017

Before entering the Fall Dance at the Urban School, excitement surrounded the students as they took photos, painted sparkles on their face, and prepared for the space-rave-themed dance, all while waiting in line to be breathalyzed by an Urban faculty member. Since 2011, Urban has required every student...

Urban basketball and soccer lose stars, hope to recoup

Urban basketball and soccer lose stars, hope to recoup

Alex Johnson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

Every sports coach, at some point in his or her career, has had to face the question that legendary country singer George Jones once sang about: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” Fans of the 1998 Chicago Bulls were riddled with fear for the upcoming 1999 season without star player and basketball...

The Urban School of San Francisco versus University High School: Bitter rivalry or petty jealousy?

The Urban School of San Francisco versus University High School: Bitter rivalry or petty jealousy?

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013

During his first month on the job, Greg Angilly was cleaning a closet when he found a curious artifact from Urban’s long gone sports teams — the mysterious “Blue-Red” bell, which once represented a powerful rivalry between Urban and University’s baseball teams. The tradition of the Blue-Red...

Urban boys varsity soccer bounces back after rough patch

Urban boys varsity soccer bounces back after rough patch

Kyra Bergsund, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

The Urban boy’s varsity soccer team is on a roller coaster of a season, which began promisingly, fell into an unfortunate slump, rebounded with two key wins and ended with a loss in the North Coast Section tournament on Nov. 2. “After the loss to Lick, it was tough to bounce back and practice,”...

Urban’s Aim High program changes middle school lives

Urban’s Aim High program changes middle school lives

Hannah Sears, Staff writer

April 15, 2011

It’s Thursday morning in an 8th grade history class at St. Cecilia Middle School. As the teacher discusses a Holocaust survivor who visited the class the day before, four kids giggle quietly. They aren’t laughing at the subject matter, but they are clearly not paying attention either. Four year...

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