The Urban Legend

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

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

Zoe Lusk, Caboose editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture

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 set against a glaring lavender background, seem to be on every bus, train, telephone pol...

Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

Unlocking Locker Culture at Urban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Features

If you walk down the hallway at the Urban School, you’ll see rows of dark blue lockers just like any other high school, but one thing might stand out: there are almost no locks.   At Freshman Orientation, each student is given a locker number, code, and combination lock. These locks, however, oft...

The note-taking hall of fame

The note-taking hall of fame

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Culture

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...

Male athletes at Urban discuss sexual harassment

Male athletes at Urban discuss sexual harassment

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

May 5, 2019


Filed under Features

In February, male identifying athletes gathered in Urban’s St. Agnes gym with former NFL player Mark Herzlich and wife Danielle Herzlich to discuss respect towards women, and, more specifically, how to support survivors of sexual assault. The meeting was organized by Urban’s Young Men’s Group (...

Argentine ants at Urban

Argentine ants at Urban

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Sports Editor

May 4, 2019


Filed under Features

Over the past few months, skinny black trails of ants have appeared around our school—in our trash cans, lockers, and dining spaces. These ants are a result of the wet and rainy weather this winter, which forces ants to come indoors to get away from the outside moisture in search of shelter and food. Com...

Humans of Flik Dining

Humans of Flik Dining

Lola McAllister and Eli Gordon

May 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

In October, 2018, the Urban Legend called on the school community in an editorial to “work together to ensure that gratitude and human connection remain integral elements of our culture” by getting to know people who provide invaluable service to the Urban community but whose contributions often go ov...

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