The Urban Legend

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...

Short-lived legends: Urban students reflect on their fame

Short-lived legends: Urban students reflect on their fame

June 5, 2018

Originally coined by Andy Warhol, the phrase “15 minutes of fame” comes from something Warhol said in his exhibition in 1968: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” However, it is likely that this idea was taken from an even earlier Elizabethan idea of “nine days of fame....

Urban’s social media subculture: Finstas

Jack Gallo, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

Finsta: its short for fake-Instagram. According to Instagram’s official website, the photo-based social media app consists of over 400 million users sharing more than 80 million photos a day. Popular among teens and young adults, certain privacy settings allow for users to post photos more confiden...

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