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Boys Lacrosse: Despite losing 14 V Formers to graduation, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team returns a healthy core and has high hopes for a successful season. Along with defensemen Ben Baranker ’17 and Mark Rakowski ’18, starting attackers Will Ahl ’17 and Ben Berke ’18 are expected to continue their outstanding performance from last season. The team looks forward to John Whiting’s ’17 return after suffering from an injury last season, ...

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February 17, 2017

This past weekend, the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams traveled to Mercersburg Academy to take part in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Prep League Basketball Championships. The tournament featured the six MAPL teams with two rounds of elimination play between the lower seeds, while the top two seeds had a bye. With a record of 10-11, the girls team entered the six-team tournament as the fourth seed, while the boys team ...

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February 03, 2017

Last week, Roger Federer and Serena Williams both managed to pull off spectacularly unpredictable victories to win the Australian Open Tennis Championships for their 18th and 23rd Grand Slams, respectively. On Sunday, January 29th, Federer defeated his long-time rival Rafael Nadal, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, to win the Australian Open for the fifth time. At 35 years-old, he became the oldest man to win a major singles title in ...

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This past Thursday, in front of the home crowd in perhaps its biggest game of the season, the Big Red Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team defeated rival Princeton Day School (PDS) by a score of 3 to 1 at the Loucks Ice Center. Tension between the two teams had escalated well before the game even began. Following tradition, students of both schools directed insults at each other in a Facebook group ...

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Yesterday evening, in perhaps its biggest game of the season, the Big Red Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team defeated rival Princeton Day School (PDS) by a score of 3 to 1 at the Loucks Ice Center. Tension between the two teams escalated before the game even began. As per tradition, students of both schools directed insults at each other in a Facebook group comprising almost 500 members and created specifically for ...

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January 20, 2017

This Thursday, Janean Cuffee ’17 brought a roaring Lawrenceville crowd onto their feet as she scored her 1000th point for Big Red. Joining only eight other Lawrentians to accomplish this feat, Cuffee needed a mere 20 points to hit this mark and ended the night with 25 points against a 10–0 Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, leading Big Red to a 56–52 victory. The Lawrence had the ...

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January 20, 2017

On January 7, Bhore traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to take place in the eighth annual “Who Wants to be a Mathematician?” competition. A highly selective math contest, “Who Wants to be a Mathematician?” features only 10 young mathematicians from across the country, and the competition is held as part of the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta, which draws around 5000 mathematicians every year. The American Mathematics Society administers the tournament ...

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January 13, 2017

Growing up with Lego Star Wars video games and Cartoon Network’s “The Clone Wars,” I learned throughout my childhood to love that galaxy far, far away. While last year’s “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” did nothing to discourage this enthusiasm, I cannot say I was impressed with the film. Its lack of originality and at times confusing plotline stood out among the movie’s many weaknesses. Unlike “The Force Awakens,” ...

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December 09, 2016

On Monday, November 28 at around 10:15 PM, the plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashed, killing 71 of the 77 people on board in the worst sports-related aviation disaster to date. Of the six survivors, three players and one journalist sustained major injuries while two crew members were only minorly injured. In a historic season, Chapecoense was flying to play the first leg of a two series final against ...

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October 14, 2016

After a lackluster international break, there is only one thing on every soccer fan’s mind: the Premier League. Boasting some of the greatest soccer talent of recent generations, the Premier League has cemented its status as the most competitive league in the world. Every game day, fans from all over the world cluster around TVs and wear their team’s colors in support, hopeful their team can claim the win and ...

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September 23, 2016

This past Wednesday, September 21, the Girls Varsity Tennis team won 5-0 against The Baldwin School. While the Lawrenceville home courts may look different, the Girls Varsity Tennis team has not changed its high level of play as its two-year undefeated streak continues. Last year’s MAPL and NJISAA champions, the girls are again the favorites for both competitions, with captains Sophia Cai ’17 and Sandy Martinovic ’17 leading the team ...

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Yes Back in 2009, the Seattle Supersonics sadly departed to become the new basketball franchise in Oklahoma. Since I come from the Seattle area, naturally I am an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Leaving with the Supersonics, Kevin Durant, the 2014 NBA MVP and seven-time All-Star, gave up the beautiful Northwest for the chance to continue his career in Oklahoma City. This past summer, Durant became a free agent and decided to ...

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May 29, 2016

On March 31, five prominent members of the world-cup winning United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) filed a complaint accusing the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) of wage discrimination. Since the creation of the Women’s World Cup in 1991, the USWNT have quickly become the strongest contender in women’s soccer. Despite having more success than the usually mediocre men’s team, the USWNT players receive only a fraction of what the ...

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Boys Lacrosse: At the start of the season, the Big Red Boys lacrosse team looked to improve on last year’s record and to reach new heights. This season culminated in many incredible victories and upsetting losses, leaving the lacrosse team with a final record of 12–9, an improvement from last year’s 10–10. The attack and midfield of the team have been tremendously helpful, led by players such as Jon Coffey ...

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May 13, 2016

Dear editor, When I heard the soccer team might not get any post-graduates next season, I was worried. In the fall season of 2015, I was part of a Lawrenceville soccer team spearheaded by post-graduates, whom I came to admire for their skill and dedication. In some cases at Lawrenceville, teams heavily rely on their PGs to get results for Big Red. In his article “Why Post-Graduates Hurt Lawrenceville Sports” last ...

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YES Vanya Tandon '18 Every year while watching the NCAA tournament, the controversial argument about whether college athletes should be paid intensifies. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt established the NCAA on the basis that college athletes should not be paid for they are partaking in amateur sports. However, while the NCAA remains a non-profit organization, it brings in around 10.8 billion dollars of revenue and still refuses to give any of that ...

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Robert Mooney '15 Alex Wey '18 Last year, Robert Mooney ’15 graduated as one of Lawrenceville’s top student-athletes; throughout his four years, he excelled academically as well as a high-honors student. He was a captain for both Boys Varsity Lacrosse and Boys Varsity Soccer and was recruited to Yale University to play as a defenseman in lacrosse. Some of his athletic achievements include earning seven varsity letters between lacrosse (three) and soccer ...

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April 29, 2016

After a string of strong performances, both the Boys and Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse teams have impressed so far this season. Currently, the boys have a robust record of 5-2 while the girls are still unbeaten with a 6-0 record. Throughout the season, both teams have often heavily outscored their opponents while conceding only a few goals most games. The success stems from the strength in both the offensive and ...

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April 23, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Aadil Bhore ’17, from the Bunn library, participated in the second round of one of the most prestigious high school math competitions in the world. Founded in 1998, the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament (HMMT) tournament occurs annually, drawing hundreds of the highest scoring mathletes from around the globe. In the first round, Bhore went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he placed 42nd individually, ...

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April 23, 2016

Linsanity seemed like only yesterday. In those good old days, practically every Chinese boy and girl had a t-shirt with the number 17 on the back (and I still want one to this day). In February of 2012, New York Knicks Point Guard Jeremy Lin burst onto the scene, single-handedly winning games for a deflated New York team. Fast forward to 2016, and Linsanity is dead. While Lin has continued ...

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Yes Tiffany Thomas '18 After repeatedly being asked, “What sport do you play?” I am now prepared for the funny looks I get when I say, “I dance!” As an individual who has been dancing for more than 10 years and has participated in many national and international dance competitions, I am a dancer and dance is my sport. So yes, I might be a little biased, but before answering the questions ...

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April 01, 2016

As many domestic leagues draw to a close, the UEFA Champions League (UCL) is only just starting to heat up. One of the most prestigious trophies in club soccer, the UCL is a tournament between the top teams in Europe’s domestic leagues. After a dramatic Round of 16, eight of Europe’s top teams stand to battle for the cup. European powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid eased past their opposition ...

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February 12, 2016

In its 100th anniversary season, Big Red Hockey hosted its first charity sled hockey game this past Saturday between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Freeze. The game ended in victory for the Freeze, who outscored the Flyers 5-1. As a charity match, the event raised about $1088 through donations and raffles for a signed Flyers jerseys and puck. Beginning at 3:00 PM at the Loucks Ice Center, ...

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October 09, 2015

Since the season kicked off, post-graduate Morgan Lussi ’16 has been lighting up Big Red soccer. Quickly establishing himself as a regular on the score sheet with a formidable eight goals in eight games, Lussi, who plays as both a striker and center-midfielder, was recently named Trenton Times’ top Player to Watch. With a little over half of the games left to play, Lussi intends to score over 20 ...