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Amari Victor (25) dribbles the ball while Layla Khatiblou (25) screens the defender Nov. 30. Grade 10 won 21-18 against Grade 12 in the Student Council-organized tournament.

Grade 10 earns victory against Grade 12 in basketball tournament

Elena Alexander, Sports Editor: Print December 2, 2022

Grade 10 students beat Grade 12 students 21-18 in the first round of the all-grade basketball tournament Nov. 30. Organized by the Student Council, the game took place during lunch in the Farmer Gym.  Remony...

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is a technology developed to detect offsides and fouls in soccer games that the referee cannot accurately witness. Reporter Adrian Caillaux Diaz, Colton Stenson (’26) and Alessandro Arpaio (’26) debrief the effects of VAR on the soccer world stage.

VAR yields negative playability on soccer pitch

Adrian Caillaux Diaz, Reporter November 9, 2022

Music by Gus Bhatia

The Arsenal squad prepares for kick-off in the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Oct. 2. The game finished in a 3-1 victory to Arsenal, with new signing Gabriel Jesus scoring the team’s second goal against Tottenham, their local rivals.

Students, faculty analyze Premier League signings

Nassef Sawiris, Media Team November 3, 2022

Manchester City signed one of Europe's biggest prospects, Erling Haaland, from the Borussia Dortmund team as a replacement for former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero July 1.  Neel Roy (’25)...

New varsity boys soccer coach Danny Cook instructs players from the sidelines at the International School of Brussels Oct. 16. The team won against the International School of Brussels.

New boys varsity soccer coach Danny Cook shares aspirations for the season

Sophia Bateman, Media Team October 28, 2022

This year, Danny Cook assumed the position of boys' varsity soccer coach. Amid his first year as varsity coach, Cook shares his experience and engagement with the team. Cook has coached at the school...

Lead Sports Editor Spencer Towfighi and Rishi Kurada (’23) discuss Chelsea’s future after the sacking of former manager Thomas Tuchel.

Eagle Eye Football: Chelsea sacks Thomas Tuchel

Spencer Towfighi, Lead Sports Editor September 22, 2022

In running competitions, studies have proven that certain shoes enhance performance. These shoes are typically more expensive, perpetuating a socioeconomic disparity between runners.

Superior athletic equipment unfairly enhance athletic performance

Rahil Punshi, Staff Writer June 17, 2022

Have you ever felt intimidated by an opponent because of their expensive soccer shoes? Do you think those enhanced shoes give them an unfair advantage? As an avid soccer player myself, these questions...

Arsenal and Everton kick off their fixture May 22, the final day of the 2021-22 season. Arsenal’s squad is responsible for a £244 million wage bill, making them the fifth-highest Premier League spender, per The Atlantic.

Controversially high Premier League salaries prompt questions of merit

Nassef Sawiris, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

There are 250 million male professional football players, only 557 of which become members of the Premier League, per Britannica. Thus, less than 1% of professional football players obtain a spot in this...

Real Madrid and Juventus face off in the 2017 Champions League final match. Real Madrid is now back in the Champions League finals and will face Liverpool May 28.

Champions League final spurs excitement, speculation among students

Tristan Weiss, Sports Editor: Online May 20, 2022

With Europe’s most famous football competition edging closer to its final, the Champions League has generated much anticipation and excitement as the Liverpool and Real Madrid teams go head to head May...

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