The Urban Legend

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

From Catholic school to Italian prison: former Sacred Heart student murders Italian police officer

Wes Peters, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In the early hours of July 26th, 2019, an Italian police officer was brutally stabbed and killed. He was investigating a drug deal and was undercover when the situation turned bad. There was a fight, and in the scuffle, the officer was killed. The person who committed the crime was a 19-year-old who...

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Tallula Ricciardi, Outreach, Caboose, and Online Editor

October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home on themselves and others. A homemade stick and poke tattoo, otherwise known as a DIY tattoo, involves only ...

Is Urban Prepared for an Increasingly Hazy Future?

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Over the past few years, Northern California has been ravaged by wildfires, leaving some regions devastated and others gasping for air. Though the state’s fire seasons are expected to worsen each year, the Urban School is prepared for the threats that they pose. Driven by climate change, California’s int...

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

New independent high school application seeks to ease stress for 8th graders

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This year, the independent high school application process is getting a much-needed makeover. For the first time ever, independent high schools in the Bay Area have agreed upon a common essay question to include in their applications, enabling applicants to only write one essay for the multiple scho...

Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

Loki Olin and Editor of Features

June 4, 2019

The Urban boys lacrosse team trudged off the playing field and toward the sideline. They had just been defeated in a May 8 North Coast Section game against Piedmont High School, bringing the 2018 season to a close. The players expected to commence with their standard post-game huddle, but something was amiss...

LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

LegendCast: A farewell interview with Mark Salkind

Lola McAllister and Kian Nassre

June 2, 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...

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