The Urban Legend

Letters to the Editor (Issue 2, 2019-20)

Loki Olin, Editor-in-Chief, Print

December 1, 2019

“The horoscopes were original, creative, and comical. I hope the entire Urban community can appreciate them.” — Melia Fillipow ‘20 Dear Melia, I also loved the horoscopes, and I am glad they appealed to the Urban community’s great sense of humor. — Loki “This is no joke, I actually...

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

October 29, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something that I had been thinking about for the last few months. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket, quickly typed in my passcode and, without a second thought, held my finger down on Instagram and Snapchat and clicked the tiny X...

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

VOSS bottled water is now sold in Urban cafeterias. Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles with more sustainable glass VOSS water bottles, the process of packaging, transporting and chilling any f...

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...

Opinion: Your ‘museum’ selfie is not art

Royalty free photo of a black and white illusion, courtesy of Pexals.

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

This March, I payed $25 to visit the Museum of 3D Illusions, San Francisco's latest Instagram-worthy art pop-up. Visitors crowded around elaborate murals in a low-ceilinged warehouse across from Fisherman's Wharf, posing and holding out their phones at different angles to snap selfies. Once the image...

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