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Community members react to Djokovic’s legal battle against Australian courts. The 20-time Grand Slam winner was deported from Australia Jan. 16, which prevented him from playing in the Australian Open.

Community reacts to Djokovic’s deportation from Australia after vaccine controversy

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online January 27, 2022

Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic landed in the Melbourne Airport Jan. 5, and his anti-vaxxer beliefs sparked national outrage.  Australia has some of the strictest rules regarding pandemic...

Ethan Zazo (’22) celebrates his commitment to fence at Drew University Nov. 11 in the Mellon Library Conference Room. Zazo discussed his recruiting journey including his progression in fencing over the years.

Ethan Zazo to fence at Drew University after lengthy recruiting process

Sajah Ali, Sports Editor: Online December 2, 2021

Ethan Zazo (’22) committed to Drew University in New Jersey for Division III fencing. Zazo celebrated his commitment to Drew by attending the signing event in the Mellon Library Conference Room Nov....

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...

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