The Urban Legend

Urban students seek messaging apps based on popularity

Diego Lopez, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Texting is a prominent part of culture at Urban in addition to many alternative forms of communication. While in school, it is hard to communicate through text messages because cell service is unreliable at best. Spencer Ghobadian (‘18) and Ben Lee (‘17) use iMessage, Facebook messenger or other ser...

How Twitter has changed Urban’s social culture

Alex Hoskins, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

If you want to see real Urban drama, log onto Twitter. Over the past few years, students have created a virtual community that allows them to challenge cultural norms and enjoy popular media. While this can be seen in the hallways at school, there is something special about the way Urban students in...

The dawn of Twitter: Twitter’s IPO makes waves in stock market

The dawn of Twitter: Twitter’s IPO makes waves in stock market

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

Nov. 7 marked an important day for socialites and stock traders alike. It was the day where Twitter, the famous social media network, held its IPO (initial public offering), or, in other words, changed its stock from private to public. However, unlike Facebook’s IPO, which saw that company’s stock selling ...

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...

Sarah Palin deletes Twitter posts in light of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting

Cody Siler, staff writer

February 6, 2011

Sarah Palin has come under fire for her political rhetoric following the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was targeted in an infographic that appeared on Palin’s website in 2010. A mentally unstable man identified as Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on Giffords and the crowd...

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