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...

Boys soccer kicks off first winter season

Ben Shostak (‘19) kicks a ball during an Urban boys’ varsity soccer game. Taken by Doug Ko on September 22, 2017.

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

In December, the boys soccer teams will kick off their seasons in the winter rather than the fall for the first time. Many schools, including Lick-Wilmerding High School, University High School, and Marin Academy, have already made this move to the winter, leaving Urban to compete in a fall league wit...

Sports regulation complicates athletes’ participation in club and school sports

Lola McAllister, Editor-in-Chief, Design

November 29, 2017

Though California Interscholastic Federation Law 600 intends to prevent the overworking of high school athletes, it has ended up having unintended gendered consequences in athletics at The Urban School. The law states that “A student on a high school team becomes ineligible if the student competes in a contest on an ‘outside’ team, in the same sport,...

The Urban School introduces PAs during the school day

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

November 16, 2017

This Fall, U Periods were introduced to the Urban School weekly schedule as a way to relieve the stress of academic life through non-graded courses about subjects students are interested in, including physical activities. Students made U Period selections last spring. Physical Activity U Period...

Where is Urban’s athletic trainer?

Urban Blues face Gateway in the second round of NCS, November 4, 2017. Photo by Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography.

Tallula Ricciardi, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

With over 65 percent of students playing a sport each year, according to the school’s athletics page, it is clear The Urban School’s athletic success is a big part of its students’ identities. However, while some teams have athletic trainers on call, The Urban School does not have an official schoo...

Injured Urban Blues working towards recovery

Lola McAllister, Editor in Chief of Design

October 26, 2017

For many athletes, it is a reality that life is riddled with the occasional minor injury. These injuries may keep athletes icing on the sideline for a game or two, but the recovery is fairly minimal. Every once in awhile, an athlete suffers an injury that keeps them from their sport for an extended per...

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