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Sidwell Friends School's Student Newspaper Since 1974


Sidwell Friends School's Student Newspaper Since 1974


May 2023 Crossword Puzzle

Polly Partridge '24, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2023
Use the clues above to complete the following crossword puzzle. All information comes from the May 2023 issue.
The softball team defeated St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 7-3 in the ISL Championship game. Photo: Sidwell Friends.

Sidwell Softball Wins ISL Championship for the First Time

Vivienne Huang '26 and Lia Nathan '25 May 30, 2023
On May 13, Sidwell’s softball team beat St. Andrews 7-3 to win the Independent School League (ISL) A Championship. This marked the first time Sidwell softball has ever won a championship and was an emphatic end to a historic 15-5 season.
Sophomore Asher Sedwick and freshman Chase Hunter won their match 7-5, securing the MAC Championship for Sidwell. Photo: Sidwell Friends.

Sidwell Boys’ Tennis Wins MAC Championship and Regular Season Title

Jackson Youree '24, Business Manager May 30, 2023
Through first singles to third doubles, the team showed skill, poise and resilience and — as a result — emerged as MAC champions.
Seven horses died leading up to the 2023 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Don Sniegowski.

Kentucky Derby Overshadowed by Horse Deaths and Injuries

Leia Neilson '25, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
In the week leading up to the main race, seven horses died from various injuries, leading to a discussion on the safety and ethics of horse-racing as a sport.
Tensions have risen between Messi and Paris Saint-Germain. Photo: Hossein Zohrevand
via Wikimedia Commons.

Messi Receives Offers from Barça and Al-Hilal as Tensions with PSG Flare

Connor Graham '26, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
As Messi’s future drifts further from a contract renewal at PSG, reports of a potential return to FC Barcelona (Barça) have surfaced.
The upcoming NBA draft has many promising prospects. Photo: John Verive.

Sports Business and Analytics Club Previews 2023 NBA Draft

Sports Business and Analytics Club, Contributor May 30, 2023
In addition to the conclusion of the playoffs, the NBA draft is another highly anticipated event for fans.
The Florida Panthers, who finished 17th overall in the NHL, overturned the Boston Bruins 3-1 series lead to win round one of the playoffs.
Photo: Hendrik Seis via Wikimedia Commons.

Stanley Cup: Panthers Shock Bruins in Round One

Paige Brown '24, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
The Florida Panthers shocked NHL fans with their first round win against the Boston Bruins, who were favored to win the Stanley Cup.
Blakney sees the athlete experience as complementary to the student experience, and he prioritizes both his players education and performance. Photo: Anthony Richard, Jr. via Flickr.

Howard Basketball Coach Kenneth Blakeney Explains His Coaching Path

Brett Fauntroy '25, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
In just his fourth year as men’s head basketball coach at Howard, Kenneth Blakeney has completely transformed the program and given the historic institution another success story.
The student art show features a variety of media. Photo: Alix Nikolic de Jacinto ’24.

Spring Upper School Art Exhibition Displays Student Artwork

Lilah Baez '26, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
The show will be on display until the end of the school year, and a reception celebrating the achievements of student artists was held by the Parents Association on May 19.
While working on their Senior Project, Gaviria and Mohamadi visited many of Washingtons coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants and theaters. Photo: Maddie Mohamadi 23.

Seniors Discover Perfect Day in Washington

Sofia Gaviria '23 and Maddie Mohamadi '23 May 30, 2023
Throughout our month of Senior Projects, we (Sofia Gaviria and Maddie Mohamadi) have explored the restaurants, theaters, bookstores and coffee shops of Washington in an attempt to develop a better understanding of this vibrant city in which we live.
Little District Books is known for its unique events. Photo: Little District Books.

Spotlight on Small Businesses: Little District Books

Colette Lee '26, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
The bookstore features a wide array of authors, including many from the LGBTQ community.
The Avalon Theatre celebrates 100 years with a film festival. Photo: María Helena Carey via Flickr.

Avalon Theatre Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Micah Kay '25, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
The Avalon Theatre is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year through a film festival entitled “100 Years of Cinema Magic” that features a different film screening each month from February to November.
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