The Urban Legend

Urban freshmen playing varsity sports reveal their secrets to success

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

ALIZA MAYER How and when did you start playing tennis? “I started playing tennis when I was four years old, just taking lessons. In seventh grade I played for the United States Tennis Association, which was a competition for San Francisco tennis players and also sponsor the US Open.” ...

Urban’s PA classes offer more than just physical activity

Urban’s PA classes offer more than just physical activity

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Athletes know the sights, sounds, and smells of their sports. The swoosh of the ball against the net after it flies between the goalie and the post, the buzzer screeching as the first quarter ends, the squeak of basketball shoes on the court, the hollow bounce of the tennis ball against the court. For...

Urban School’s values leave no room for football

Jack Gallo, s

October 14, 2015

“Whose House? Blues’ House!” is about the only chant that you might hear if you attend an Urban sporting event. However, if you went to a football game on the other side of town at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, a flurry of chants and songs would fill the air as the cheered on the team. Because...

Urban School has lowest percentage of student-athletes of BCL-West Conference

Urban School has lowest percentage of student-athletes of BCL-West Conference

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

As a school that takes prides in its athletics, one would think that Urban would have an abundance of student-athletes. The National Federation of State High School Associations believe that participation in high school sports is beneficial to students because it teaches important qualities, such as...

Are dancers at the Urban School artists or athletes?

Are dancers at the Urban School artists or athletes?

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

How do we define an athlete? Most never question the athleticism behind common sports like basketball, soccer, or cross country. But dancers seem to be isolated in a realm of their own. Since not all dancers pursue dance competitively, it can be difficult to label dance as a sport. Martin Austin(‘16), who is...

Urban School three-sport athletes open up about managing time and sacrifices

Urban School three-sport athletes open up about managing time and sacrifices

Jack Gallo, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

For some Urban students, managing homework alone can be a challenging enough task. Students who participate in after school athletics do not get a chance start their homework for at least three hours after school, due to practice and commute. As if managing homework was not difficult enough by itself,...

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