The Urban Legend

Controversy continues to surround the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Entrance to ZSFG Hospital on Jan. 20. By Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor.

Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor

February 24, 2019

In 2015, after being known as the San Francisco General Hospital for more than 100 years, the institution was renamed after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, who donated $75 million to the hospital. Now known as the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), the name change ...

Fake News and its prevalence during the 2016 Presidential Election

Aidan Ryan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

The Urban Legend’s morning headline reads, “Fare leaves Urban after multiple students are hospitalized from food poisoning.” You pause. What? How can you tell if this is true or not?   Fake news describes articles uploaded to the internet with such a bias that they state false informatio...

New status for Facebook and Twitter

New status for Facebook and Twitter

April 26, 2011

Most students use social networking and microblogging as a distraction — a break from reality, and a way to tell your best bud what you’re having for dinner tonight. However, recent events in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia have sparked a change. What used to be the social network is now becoming a political...

Stories of strength and support emerge from Japan after earthquake and tsunami disaster

Jessie King Fredel, Staff Writer

March 24, 2011

On March 11, Japan was hit by one of the greatest natural disasters in recent history: a combination of an earthquake and a tsunami (and now threats of nuclear explosions) that are comparable to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. However, stories of heroism and bravery of the Japanese people have surfaced through...

A Guide to the Urban School’s Distraction Free Software

David Immerman, Staff Writer

January 20, 2011

Music blaring, Facebook glaring, and in the background behind all the other multimedia Web pages on your laptop is the history essay comparing the rise of fascism in Germany to the rise of fascism in Italy, due tomorrow, and all you have is an introduction. Uh-oh – you’re in freak-out mode. Distractions....

Multitasking a common practice among Urban School students, teens, and our generation

Multitasking a common practice among Urban School students, teens, and our generation

Sarah Maccabee, staff writer

April 11, 2010

It is a Thursday night. Caitlin Iglehart (’10) is sitting in her kitchen working studiously. In addition to trying to complete her math homework, she has “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha sounding from her laptop. “I usually only listen to music while I’m doing my math or Spanish homework, or when I’m checking...

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