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

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

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 School team captains offer outlook on spring sports

Team captain, baseball

Jenna Waldman

April 24, 2012

With the end of winter just four weeks away, captains for Urban's spring sports teams offer their outlooks on the spring season. Baseball – Albie Brown (’12) For baseball preseason, we met in the Panhandle or jogged to other parts of Golden Gate Park to throw the baseball around and get our arms...

The Urban School should have a physical education class

The Urban School should have a physical education class

Annakai Geshlider, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

As I scaled a 30-foot wall, searching desperately for tiny colored handholds to grip with my sore fingers and trying not to get caught in the ropes, I looked at my belayer way down below and laughed. I was so glad to finally be getting exercise after a series of long lethargic weeks. Tapping at a...

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