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The unknown talent of our teachers

The unknown talent of our teachers

Aidan Ryan, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Urban School’s faculty is filled with athletic talent. There are several previous Division 1 athletes, who dedicated their college years to constant sport for their university. Below are a few of the D1 teacher athletes at Urban: a baseball player from UC Davis, a basketball player from Boise ...

Cycling shows prevalence among Urban Students

August Ackley, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

In the spring of 2017, the Urban School of San Francisco began offering an indoor cycling class in addition to rock climbing, strength & conditioning, and other physical activity classes. Cycling is a way for Urban School students to earn their physical activity credits and exercise socially wi...

Why Aren’t Urban Athletes Recruited?

Jack Cogen, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

The recent successes of Urban’s sports teams may have raised the school’s athletic standing among peers at other Bay Area independent schools but have not yet translated to increased recruiting by colleges known for their sports.     Joe Skiffer, the Urban School Athletic Director, said “eight current...

The ballers of the Salkind Center Gym

Lola McAllister, staff writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

At around 11:20 a.m., the newly built Mark Salkind Center is a bustling place. People wait anxiously for their food from Flik, students hunch over their laptops to cram for their test next period, while some swish threes and break ankles all over the basketball court. This group of basketballers fl...

The life of skating

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Sports

  In the 1950s the modern skateboard was invented as a way for surfers to ride the concrete, according to Scholastic News: Skateboarding. Since then, the sport of skateboarding has created a popular and distinct worldwide culture through videos, clothing, music, and entertainment. Skateboarding ha...

Increased interest in Urban School volleyball creates frosh-soph team

Zoe Meneghetti, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

This year, there has been the biggest increase of girls volleyball players since Athletic Director and Boys Varsity Basketball coach Joe Skiffer has been at Urban. With 38 students showing up to tryouts, the Urban School was able to field not only full varsity and junior varsity teams, but also create ...

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