The Urban Legend

LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

Lola McAllister and Kian Nassre

June 3, 2019

Do you wonder what a secret filing cabinet, a very bad demonstration of physics, and a LEED EBOM rating have to do with Mark Salkind? Are you curious about how Urban has transformed in the past few decades from a school in the realm of the alternative to a highly competitive beacon of learning? Do you...

Evolution of the Senior Prank

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

For the past few decades, seniors have left their mark on Urban with an annual senior prank. The past few years have included pranks such as rearranging furniture, sleeping in classrooms, and having a dance party at school. Last year, the senior grade had an event at the school with fun surprise activi...

Opinion: Two-year prom would make a more meaningful high school experience

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

In my three years at Urban, I’ve gone to prom three times. Each time, it’s been fun to dress up, take photos and dance with my friends. It may come as a surprise, then, that I believe four-year prom negatively impacts students’ experiences at Urban. In countless movies and TV shows, we are rem...

The note-taking hall of fame

The note-taking hall of fame

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

In every Urban classroom there’s at least one student whose notes could be framed in gold and placed on the wall of a museum. From review sheets for a math final to notes from a history class, notes are some of the most important aspects of learning at any school—particularly at Urban, where students are ex...

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

Students weigh in on Urban Athletic Credit system

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

With 26 competitive teams and a wide range of physical activities that occur during class periods and after school, sports are an integral part of the Urban experience. According to Urban’s website, more than 65 percent of students participate in a team sport, while others participate in other ath...

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Urban adopts new active shooter protocol

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

In 2015, after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013 where one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer died, the TSA released a video detailing the most effective ways to survive a shooting in a business or school. In the video, the TSA coined the catchphrase: Run, hide, fig...

The School Newspaper of The Urban School of San Francisco
Urban School of San Francisco