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Volume 30

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ATHLETICS

Eric Tani 27 and Ben Fischler 27 celebrate during their match.

Badminton tournament attracts 100+ players

Tali Gurule, Writer | May 19, 2023

Expecting a mere 32 participants in their first annual badminton tournament, Riya Iyer ’27, Carina Wu ’27, and Luna Yang ’27 were stunned when 108 players entered the competition. “Originally,...

Chloe Kim hits a far shot at the Weddington range.

Player Spotlight: Chloe Kim

Alice Lee, Reporter | March 10, 2023

Chloe Kim ’27 is a member of the middle school girls golf team. She started at a young age, introduced by her father, eventually leading to her gaining a long-term interest in the sport. In the six years...

Player Spotlight: Valentina Ganocy

Player Spotlight: Valentina Ganocy

Tali Gurule, Reporter | March 9, 2023

Field hockey player Valentina Ganocy ’27 placed second in the 2021 Junior Olympics and was selected for the 2021 Nexus tournament last summer. Now, she plays on the middle school team as a midfielder....

Player Spotlight: Riley Romans

Player Spotlight: Riley Romans

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | February 13, 2023

Riley Romans ’27 is a member of the middle school soccer team. Romans, #17, has gravitated towards soccer since a young age, taking in the many lessons it offers and passionately exploring the sport. As...

Player Spotlight: Collin Bunnak

Jonah Greenfeld, Reporter | February 13, 2023

Collin Bunnak ’27 on the boy’s volleyball team. He has been playing for nearly three years now and his passion for the sport is growing and growing. He first was introduced to the game at summer...

Player Spotlight: Ben Arinsburg

Player Spotlight: Ben Arinsburg

Jonah Greenfeld, Reporter | February 13, 2023

Ben Arinsburg ’28 is a player on the middle school lacrosse team. This season is his first year playing. Arinsburg, a multisport athlete, is looking forward to embarking on a new adventure. “I am...

American football players in game, quarterback running. Night stadium lights

Super Bowl LVII Predictions

Connor Merrihew, Reporter | February 9, 2023

As the 2023 NFL playoffs come to a close, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are officially headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. The Eagles steamrolled through the injury stricken San Francisco...

Jasiri Johnson, 27, Volleyball player

Player Spotlight: Jasiri Johnson

Sarah Anschell, Reporter | February 9, 2023

Jasiri Johnson ’27 plays for the Harvard-Westlake’s middle school volleyball team. Although Johnson only began playing on a team in 5th grade after a positive experience during elementary school recess,...

Andrew Rindone plays 1st base as a runner attempts to steal a base.

Player Spotlight: Andrew Rindone

Jonah Greenfeld, Reporter | February 6, 2023

Opinion by Jonah Greenfeld ’27 Middle school Wolverine baseball player Andrew Rindone ’27  has been playing baseball for over eight years. He now plays for Legacy Baseball Group, a club baseball...

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on postage stamp

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 27, 2023

Opinion By Camryn Banafsheha ’27 Kobe Bryant was more than a basketball player, for his intelligence went beyond the court. His wisdom continues to inspire people across the globe, three years...

Player Spotlight: Sophia Jeon

Player Spotlight: Sophia Jeon

Ellika LeSage, Reporter | December 5, 2022

Sophia Jeon ’28 is a member of the 7th grade Harvard-Westlake tennis team. Jeon plays doubles every tournament with her partner, Radha Malhotra ’28. She enjoys being a part of a team that is open to...

Oakland, California - August 28, 2021: #99 Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hits a 9th inning home run against the Oakland Athletics at Ring Central Coliseum. Printed with permission of https://www.shutterstock.com/g/ConorFitzgerald/about

Judgment Day

Connor Merrihew, Reporter | October 25, 2022

Update to Aaron Judge’s Wild Home Run Race on Sept. 20 For 61 years, American professional baseball right fielder Roger Maris’s 1961 single season home run record of 61 stood strong, the most home...

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