The Urban Legend

Expectations and equity: Urban’s Eurotrip culture

Various European landmarks in France and Italy. Illustration Credit: Loki Olin

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Eurotrips have been an unspoken cornerstone of the post-graduation experience for countless past Urban students. Many see it as a time for them to experience the world and spend time with their high school friends one last time before venturing out into the world, but there are certainly some equity...

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Score distributions of various AP tests nationally in 2018. Source: College Board. Infographic credit: Kian Nassre.

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 AP testing nationwide, it also feels the drive to preserve its depth-over-breadth teaching style. Advanced Pla...

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: Four-year prom is an important Urban tradition

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

May 22, 2019

Prom can be a stressful experience. The pressure to look flawless, have a date, go to a party and experience the best night of your life can be overwhelming. Freshman year, I remember spending hours online shopping for the perfect dress. I dreaded the day of prom, thinking that I would feel like an outsi...

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...

Here’s how to trick-or-treat every day at Urban

1st floor:

S114: Variety of candy, Associate Director of Admissions, Lauren Byrne

Front Desk: Snacks every so often

S112: Admissions Offices, chocolate candy, Bobby Ramos

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Being a student at Urban can be stressful, especially as the school year comes to an end. With all the projects, papers, and tests that come along with finals, it is nice to take a break, watch a TV show or maybe even eat some chocolate. As a matter of fact, chocolate and other candy can be found in...

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