The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Green M&M before and after redesign. Mars, Incorporated.

Slutty M&M’s and child labor: Mars Wrigley’s marketing madness

Eliot Solomon, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

On January 20th, Mars Wrigley, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, broke the internet with their redesigns of the colorful-shelled M&M characters. This led to speculation that the rebrand...

Left to right: Laura Hawkins, Keira Darling ‘24, Philo Judson ‘22. Collage by: Eliot Solomon.

Finding community in the cyberspace

Eliot Solomon, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The internet is seen as both a safe-haven and a dangerous place. Despite the threat of catfishers, porn messaging bots and doxxers who leak IP addresses, people still look to online spaces to find communities...

Social media addiction, fake news and the Social Dilemma

Social media addiction, fake news and the Social Dilemma

Clementine Daniel, Editor in chief, Print November 19, 2020

“If you’re not paying for the product, then you are the product.” That’s what former Google design ethicist and co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology, Tristan Harris, said about social...

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...

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...

A Twitter employee who requested to remain anonymous shows off his Twitter mug on a smoking break. During the IPO, the majority of the Twitter employees spotted sported clothing with the bright blue bird.

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...

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