The Urban Legend

Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

Louisville shooting reveals Urban’s response to tragedy

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Gregory Bush entered a Kroger—a chain supermarket—in Jefferson City, Kentucky, and shot two African Americans named Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones. Afterward, Bush exchanged gunfire with an armed citizen. When the police arrived, he tried to flee but was captur...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

Walking Out for Change

Walking Out for Change

Phoebe Grandi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

      It was 10 a.m. on a foggy Wednesday morning. At this time on a regular Wednesday, Urban students would be halfway done with their B period class, taking notes on Spanish verb conjugations, annotating the American Constitution, or perfecting their factor-label-method conver...

Have frequent mass shootings become an inevitable violence in the U.S.?

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

February 13, 2018

On a Friday morning in December of 2012, I was home from school sick and sitting in my kitchen as I watched the news. At the age of 13, I was an avid CNN watcher, keeping up with every natural disaster and news story that hit. But, on this Monday, sitting in my pajamas, the story that hit was unimagin...

20 Great Reads of 2015

20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like Marlow on his way up the Congo, these men seemed to experience a disturbance in their Western consciousness. … These were ...

Legend staff battles over gun control

Legend staff battles over gun control

Jacob Winick and Alex Johnson, Staff writers

February 26, 2013

PRO-Restraints on gun ownership by Jacob Winick  It was the kind of Christmas story nobody wanted to read. On Friday, Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, armed with his mother’s assault rifle, killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. This atrocity reflects America’s outdated and unj...

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