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Superbowl debate: the 49ers

Superbowl debate: the 49ers

Jonathan Mong, Sports Contributer

January 31, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers shocked the football world this season. After going 4-12 and losing starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to an injury, thereby finishing with the second-worst record in the NFL in 2018, many analysts had the team winding up under .500 before the season. But, the Niners suddenly...

The NFL: America’s Civil Religion

The NFL: America’s Civil Religion

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

An unofficial American holiday, the Super Bowl enthralled 98.2 million on television last year. The National Football League (NFL) championship, however, is more than a game and an evening filled with parties, witty commercials, and a glitzy half-time show: the big game underscores America’s religious...

GVB defeats NYAIS rival Rye Country Day

GVB defeats NYAIS rival Rye Country Day

Hanna Hornfeld, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

25 seconds into Monday’s Girls Varsity Basketball (GVB) game against Rye Country Day School, Devin Allard-Neptune (10) scored her first points out of 6. The team went on to score 25 points in the first quarter, ultimately winning the game by 30. The team’s strong start was an important part of...

Ski team wins three races in a row

Ski team wins three races in a row

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Though other winter sports may be starting to wrap up, the Varsity Ski Team experienced one of the peaks of their season winning three races in this week alone. Although all members compete, only the top five times for races count toward the final race results. During their races on Monday and Tuesday...

Archer Louise Kim (9): HM’s very own Katniss Everdeen

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Ever since Louise Kim (9) decided to join the SW Archery Academy last year, the sport has served as a haven from the stress of school and her daily life, she said. Growing up, Kim followed renowned South Korean archers, such as Ki Bo Bae and Lee Sung-Jin, who eventually inspired her to try the sport....

Ben Chasin (11): A shooting star for the Lions

Joshua Underberg, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

On an average day, Ben Chasin (11) takes anywhere between 300 and 500 shots during a basketball workout. Chasin, who has played competitive basketball since he was eight, averages 16 points and seven rebounds per game on the Boys Varsity Basketball team, helping lead them to a 7-5 start to the season....

Sea of Swimmers: School hosts Varsity Swimming Invitational

Sea of Swimmers: School hosts Varsity Swimming Invitational

Emily Shi and Hannah Katzke

January 17, 2020

The Boys and Girls Varsity Swim teams hosted 16 teams from around New York City for the school’s Varsity Swimming Invitational, the largest, longest, and only weekend meet of the season, placing second and fifth place respectively. The Lions excelled at the invitational meet despite it not affecting...

Jousting ‘Til the End: Girls Fencing Dominates Marymount

Jousting ‘Til the End: Girls Fencing Dominates Marymount

Bradley Bennett and Henry Owens

January 17, 2020

This Monday, the Girls Varsity Fencing team dominated the Marymount School, winning all three weapons with a combined score of 23-4. This was another victory in what has been a mixed season for the team, with foil going 6-1, sabre 2-4, and epee 4-3. Three different weapons constitute the divisions...

Table Tennis remains undefeated

Table Tennis remains undefeated

Yesh Nikam and Emma Colacino

January 17, 2020

On Monday, The Varsity Table Tennis team beat the Browning School 4-1 in the multipurpose room to extend their undefeated season to 4-0. This was their second match against Browning, after emerging victorious in their opening match of the season. The team has practiced diligently four times a week for...

Coach Spotlight: Greg Quilty

Coach Spotlight: Greg Quilty

Henry Owens and Vishatrie Keetha

January 17, 2020

Throughout nearly fifty years of wrestling experience, Coach Gregg Quilty has amassed a wealth of knowledge with which he passionately instructs the Varsity Wrestling Team. Quilty was first exposed to wrestling by his older brother, Jeff. After Jeff began wrestling in high school, he would often come...

Unconventional Sports: Mayzar Azmi racecar driving

Unconventional Sports: Mayzar Azmi racecar driving

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

While most athletes at the school practice their sport on the field, track, or court, Mayzar Azmi (10) practices his sport in the comfort in his home—on a race car simulator, which he built himself out of aluminium extrusions. Originally, Azmi’s passion for engineering sparked his interest in racing....

Boys Varsity Basketball splits games against Packer and Browning

Boys Varsity Basketball splits games against Packer and Browning

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

Boys Varsity Basketball lost to a last-second shot at Packer and beat Browning with missing players due to illnesses and injuries. With less than fifteen seconds left during the Packer game, Robert Mantz (12) made a three-point shot to tie the game at 68 points. However, Packer quickly came back with...

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