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Brooks Olson (’22), captain of the boys varsity soccer team, discusses what he has learned and how he has grown as a member of the team. Olson reflects on his favorite moments, key tournaments and his development as a defender over the years.

Athlete Spotlight: Brooks Olson

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online November 18, 2021

Sofia Siderman (22) goes in for a tackle during the girls varsity match against Cobham.

3-goal second half secures assured win over Cobham for girls varsity soccer

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online September 29, 2021

The girls varsity soccer team won 3-0 against ACS Cobham Sept. 29 at Canons Park. Though the first half ended goalless, the team scored three goals in the second half, with two from Sabina Rajalingam (’25)...

Sexual abuse often goes unnoticed in the dance world, and the dismissive yet toxic culture follows dancers into ballet companies. In recent years, however, dancers have begun to come forward about their experiences.

Sexual misconduct persists within ballet companies

Eden Leavey, Culture Editor: Print September 23, 2021

Ballet is an art form that requires great discipline and dedication to succeed. One must learn to move and manipulate their body in unnatural ways to perform complex steps. Likewise, dancers are expected...

Campbell Lazar (’23) runs to steal the ball from an opposing player during a match in Spring 2020. The varsity girls and boys soccer teams will return to Canons Park to play matches during Fall Fest Sept. 18.

School will host Fall Fest to kick off year with Canons Park celebration

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online September 17, 2021

This Saturday, Sept. 18, the school is hosting an all-school Fall Festival, or Fall Fest, at Canons Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will include food trucks, face paint stands, with the main event...

After extensive media coverage about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles pulled out of the competition due to mental health issues, demonstrating the impact negative media pressure can have on an athlete’s performance.

The world is watching: Media pressure on athletes

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Imagine opening up a news page only to find articles upon articles about how you, “the greatest athlete in the world,” are predicted to win a competition. In a couple of hours, you must step onto the...

Annesley Potchatek (’24) smiles while warming up for the 100 meter race.

Track and field team competes in first meet of season after year hiatus

Eva Marriott-Fabre, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The High School track and field team and Grade 8 athletes competed against Hillingdon at Willesden Sports Centre May 19. The meet was the first and final in-person meet of the season, following a year...

Max van Zyl (’21) attempts to steal the ball from an opponent during the varsity boys’ game against Cobham May 26. Cobham defeated ASL 3-0 in ASL’s last game of the season.

Soccer teams play final games of season, recognize Grade 12 athletes

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print May 28, 2021

The varsity boys soccer and girls soccer teams played their second and final games of the season May 26 while JV boys played their only game against Cobham. Varsity boys lost 3-0 while varsity girls team...

The European Super League, announced April 18, was widely criticized for disrespecting the culture of English football. It was disbanded less than a week later, however it will take a long time for the English clubs involved to regain the trust of their supporters.

European Super League sheds light on capitalism within sports industry

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Print April 30, 2021

The European Super League fell apart as quickly as it was announced. On the night of April 18, ripples of shock spread across the football community when it was revealed that 12 of the biggest European...

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