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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...

Varsity baseball captain Alex Demetris (’22) reflects on his position as a senior on the team and shares his individual as well as team goals for the end of the year.

Athlete Spotlight: Alex Demetris

Spencer Towfighi, Lead Sports Editor May 12, 2022

Matthew Furst (23) creeps down the third baseline as Head Coach Terry Gladis looks toward home plate. The baseball teams won three games against  the International School of Brussels and the American School of The Hague April 30.

Athletes reflect on tennis, baseball, softball competition in Brussels

Tristan Weiss, Sports Editor: Online May 6, 2022

After two years without traveling due to COVID-19 restrictions, the baseball, softball and tennis teams flew to Belgium April 29 and spent the weekend participating in a group of games hosted by the International...

Varsity baseball captain Alex Demetris (’22) reflects on his position as a senior on the team and shares his individual as well as team goals for the end of the year.

Athlete Spotlight: Arthur Sadrian

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online April 29, 2022

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Staff Writer Rahil Punshi recaps the past few weeks major events in the sporting world.

The Standard Sports Recap: Lights out on the Formula 1 season

Rahil Punshi, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Music used with permission of Scott Holmes Music/Free Music Archives

As the world reflects on this years Beijing Winter Olympics, it is important for us to recognize its damaging effects. Every two years, the Olympics generates unnecessary amounts of waste that could be lessened by awarding the Games to countries that can pass eco-friendly checkpoints.

Artificial Olympic venues impede sustainability

Annika Skorski, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

The Olympics is a modern symbol of humanity’s triumphs and perseverance, deep-seated in the glory of its founding city, ancient Olympia. This global spectacle nurtures peace and tolerance by providing...

David Culley was fired by the Houston Texans after leading them to a surprisingly impressive season given the disastrous circumstances he faced.

Firings of Black NFL head coaches spark diversity debate

Benjamin Mills-Knutsen, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

The NFL is an incredibly popular sport in the U.S., but the league’s so-called strive for diversity hasn't impressed most fans. The league's stance against former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin...

Christian Eriksen (left), Julián Álvarez (middle) and Rodrigo Bentancur (right) are some of the prominent transfers that occurred on this year’s Premier League Transfer Deadline Day.



Compared to the Premier League summer transfer window, the winter transfer window tends to have fewer big-money deals, per an article from ESPN. Clubs can be reluctant to lose their players in the middle of the season with so little time to replace them.

Football fans recap Premier League January 2022 transfer window

Rahil Punshi, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

Compared to the Premier League summer transfer window, the winter transfer window tends to have fewer big-money deals, per an article from ESPN. Clubs can be reluctant to lose their players in the middle...

Racism has long permeated the sport of soccer. But, certain strategies can be implemented to mitigate the issue.

Ways to kick out racism from soccer

Nassef Sawiris, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Racism and discrimination still cruelly pervade our society today. These aspects, therefore, are heavily present in soccer. Fans are consistently discriminating against players and managers. These messages...

Members of the Running Club pose for a group picture following their races in the London Schools Championships at Wormwood Scrubs Feb. 2. This was the first year the team competed in the event.

Running Club forms, competes in first meet

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online February 4, 2022

Between past cross country and track seasons, student-athletes have organized unofficial running practices during the off-season. However, there were never any official workout plans or even races.  However,...

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