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“The Last Dance” shifts modern discussions of NBA greats

Loki Olin

June 1, 2020

On April 19th, ESPN premiered The Last Dance, a ten-part documentary that has offered basketball fans worldwide consolation for the NBA’s suspended season. The documentary covers the 1997-98 NBA season in which Michael Jordan secured his sixth and final championship with the Chicago Bulls. In addit...

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...

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

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

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...

San Francisco awaits the opening of new Warriors stadium

The new Warriors stadium, Chase Center, under construction on September 21, 2018

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019

On September 15, 2015, the owners of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors announced plans to build their dream arena, which will be situated in San Francisco, across the bay from their current home in Oakland, CA. About a year-and-a-half later, Oakland-based NFL team the Raiders announced plans to move...

Opinion: College Athletes Deserve to be Paid

Loki Olin, Features Editor

February 5, 2019

“No one is bigger than the game.” The age-old adage serves as a reminder of humility for aspiring basketball players around the world, and the saying holds true for most athletes. However, an exception has arisen in the form of Zion Williamson, Duke University’s superstar freshman and the 2019...

Urban School joins in annual March Madness craze

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018

From March 13 to April 2, 68 men’s college basketball teams faced off to take home the title of the NCAA Division One March Madness tournament. The tournament is an annual event with games hosted in colleges across the country. Each team represents their school in single elimination games, playing...

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