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The changing face of Urban athletics: Urban’s new athletic trainer

Urban Athletic Trainer Josh Pendleton, by Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor.

Sydney Reimer, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

According to At Your Own Risk, a website created by the National Athletic Trainers Association, 90 percent of student-athletes have experienced a sports-related injury and 54 percent of students have said that they continued to play their sport while injured. The website claims that in order to make sp...

Cycling shows prevalence among Urban Students

August Ackley, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017

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...

Joe Skiffer reflects on first trimester as Athletic Director

Joe Skiffer, Athletic Director

Alex Hoskins-Frame, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

You might have noticed one of the huge changes that the Urban faculty has experienced this past summer: the new big man in sports, Joe Skiffer. After last year’s Athletic Director, Greg Angilly, left to go to Virginia Beach to become the Director of Student Life at Cape Henry Collegiate, there was a chase at the po...

Urban School sees record number of applicants for 2014-15 school year

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

It’s official: Checks have been signed, and the students of the class of 2018 are committing to coming to The Urban School of San Francisco. This year’s admissions season saw a record 616 applicants, the most in Urban’s 47-year history and a whopping 80 more than last year. Why has Urban sud...

Popular San Francisco high school sports news website stays alive despite budget crisis

Popular San Francisco high school sports news website stays alive despite budget crisis

Jason Cinti, Staff Writer

February 23, 2012

Log on to, one of the only sources of coverage for high school sports in the Bay Area, and you will immediately notice a “Help Keep Alive” button in the top right corner. According to the website, in the summer of 2011, Jeremy Balan, the founder of SanFranPreps....

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