The Urban Legend

Voices of benchwarmers at Urban

Wes Peters and Kyra Nagle, Sports Editor and Design Managing Editor + Editor of Arts & Culture

January 20, 2020

Benchwarmer. It feels almost like a forbidden word. No one wants to admit that they are one. Benchwarmers practice every day, dress up on game days, and promote their games. Since the Winter season has started up at Urban, lots of people are talking about their sports teams and telling their friends...

MLB playoffs reveal a new generation of baseball

MLB playoffs reveal a new generation of baseball

Wes Peters, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

After a regular season spanning 162 games, the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason began on October 1st, 2019 with the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers playing in the National League Wild Card game. It was the beginning of a whirlwind of games that resulted in the Nationals winning the World...

California’s game-changing law allows payment of college athletes

California’s game-changing law allows payment of college athletes

Loki Olin, Editor-in-Chief, Print

October 29, 2019

On Monday, Sep. 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB-206, a bill that will allow athletes at California colleges to profit off the commercial use of their names, images, and likenesses. Newsom signed the bill on television as a guest on “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” an HBO series produced by N...

No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function

No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

When Jennifer Epstein, Health Education Teacher and Director of Outdoor Trips at Urban tells her freshmen health class to get up and go to the gym, to run around to “get high,” the classroom erupts with moans and groans. Grim-faced students get up and make their way to the gym. Twenty minutes late...

Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

Urban boys lacrosse players reflect on team’s tumultuous past

Loki Olin and Editor of Features

June 4, 2019

The Urban boys lacrosse team trudged off the playing field and toward the sideline. They had just been defeated in a May 8 North Coast Section game against Piedmont High School, bringing the 2018 season to a close. The players expected to commence with their standard post-game huddle, but something was amiss...

Who really is Urban’s rival?

Who really is Urban’s rival?

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Rivalries are a core part of sports, from El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to the Bruce Mahoney match between San Francisco high schools Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. These rivalry games amplify the emotional value of the sport by both pushing...

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