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The Baltimore Ravens, led by quarterback Lamaar Jackson, dominated the NFL this season. However, their playoff experience caused them to fall short of the Super Bowl.

Baltimore Ravens emerge as best NFL team despite postseason performance

Raj Chamria, Reporter February 22, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens cemented their status as the National Football League’s best team this season, boasting a league-leading record of 13 wins to four losses, the best record in the league. Their stellar...

Students react to Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari for the 2025 season. Hamiltons leave was announced Feb. 1.

Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari sparks mixed reactions

Laila Taraporevala, Media Team February 10, 2024

When Konstantinos Dalglish (’26) heard that Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton would be moving from Mercedes to Ferrari, his reaction was immediate: “I couldn’t believe what I was reading.” Ferrari...

Spencer Mack (’24) attempts a layup during the fourth quarter of the boys varsity basketball game against The North School. Head Coach Benjamin Krupp said he always marvels at the closeness of the team. I have never coached a group of guys this locked into each other, Krupp said. They pay attention to each other. They are first and foremost selfless.

VIDEO Varsity boys basketball team competes against The North School

Benjamin Mills Knutsen, Reporter February 9, 2024

Following the spirit week celebrations before the game, the boys varsity basketball team won their fifth game of the season 82-44 against The North School Feb. 2. The two captains of the boys varsity...

Adam Sawan (’24) and Neel Roy (’25) wear shirts representing soccer players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. These two players have gone head to head for the last 15 years, causing debate regarding which one was is better.

Messi seals legacy as greatest soccer player of all time

Theo Van Zyl, Reporter January 29, 2024

Players, journalists, managers, legends, social media stars and celebrities gathered in Paris Oct. 30, 2023, to decide who was the player of the year, through the Ballon d’Or. After hours of celebrating...

Girls’ varsity basketball team members Cleo Destin (’26) and Kaavya Dubey (’27) do shooting drills to practice their basketball skills. Although it’s a large commitment, Dubey hoped to continue pursuing varsity basketball throughout high school. “I definitely plan on continuing to try out for basketball at school, probably until I’m a senior,” Dubey said.

Kaavya Dubey recounts basketball journey as only Grade 9 student on varsity team

Ayla Rafiq, Reporter January 26, 2024

Over 50 girls attended basketball tryouts Nov. 14-16, 2023, a large turnout compared to recent years. Everyone who tried out was placed on varsity, JV or JJV. Of the 14 girls selected to play for the...

The field hockey team celebrates after their ISST victory in The Hague Nov. 11. The British School of the Netherlands hosted the tournament where the team played four matches before taking home the trophy.

Field hockey secures ISST title for first time in over 35 years

Rudi Chamria, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online December 15, 2023

“We've had whole seasons where field hockey didn’t score a single goal. Literally. That's happened for multiple years in a row.” Director of Athletics John Farmer said the reality of field hockey’s...

The final weeks of the National Football League regular season begin to shed light on potential competitors in the upcoming NFL playoffs. Reporter Benjamin Mills-Knutsen and Culture Editor: Online Jaden Gardiola discussed these developments as the regular season comes to an end.

PODCAST Ongoing NFL playoff race sparks discussion

Jaden Gardiola and Benjamin Mills Knutsen December 13, 2023

  Music by Benjamin Tissot, Bensound

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