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Sidwell Friends School's Student Newspaper Since 1974


Sidwell Friends School's Student Newspaper Since 1974


The girls’ team defeated Lone Peak High School 50-46 in the championship game. Photo: Maddie Mohamadi 23.

Sidwell Basketball Teams Bring Home Two National Championships

Vivienne Huang '26, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
For the Sidwell Friends Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Teams, the 2022-2023 regular season was one filled with accomplishments — and the post-season certainly did not disappoint either.
The San Jose Sharks were among the NHL teams that canceled Pride Night.   
Photo: Luiz Eduardo via Flickr.

Column: NHL Teams’ Pride Nights Canceled, Players Refuse to Wear Jerseys

Paige Brown '24, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
Many NHL teams promised to hold Pride Nights or other Pride-related events this season; however, several ended up canceling these plans. In other cases, individual players refused to wear Pride jerseys.
Reese gestures toward the crowd during the game. Photo: Maddie Meyer via Getty Images.

Reese, Clark Square Off in NCAA Women’s Final, LSU Wins

Lia Nathan '25, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
Louisiana State University’s (LSU) women’s basketball program made history this past month by becoming the first LSU Basketball Team, men’s or women’s, to win a NCAA national championship.
Team USA’s 30-man roster featured 21 MLB All-Stars. Photo: Major League Baseball via Wikimedia Commons.

The Revival of Baseball: WBC and MLB Rule Changes

Since 2006, the MLB has organized an Olympics-type tournament called the World Baseball Classic (WBC) that occurs every three to four years.
The UConn Huskies tie Duke and Indiana for the fifth-most championship wins in NCAA history. Photo: Tim Gerland via Flickr.

March Madness in Review: Sidwell Brackets Disappoint

Stephen Koopersmith '26, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
This year’s NCAA March Madness Tournament concluded in early April and featured bracket-breaking upsets, an underdog story and the re-emergence of an NCAA powerhouse.

Opinion: Sports Analytics Cannot Replace the “Eye Test”

Julian Walliser '24, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
The rise of sports analytics calls into question the relevance of the “eye test,” or evaluating a player’s performance based on watching them alone.
Dingman discovered his love for teaching during his time in graduate school. Photo: Sidwell Friends.

History Teacher Jake Dingman Describes Transition To Sidwell and Teaching Style

Ella Song '26, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
This year, Jake Dingman joined the Upper School History Department. He teaches the freshman World History course and the sophomore History of South Asia class, as well as a senior art history elective.
Most spring sports teams performed at the Founder’s Day pep rally. 
Photo: Maddie Mohamadi ’23.

Upper School Boosts Student Morale With New Founder’s Day Spring Pep Rally

Anya Vedantambe '24, Photo Editor April 30, 2023
On Tuesday, April 18, students gathered on the basketball courts after Founder’s Day programming for a lively display of Quaker pride.
Soundwaves was on view at the Phillips Collection (pictured above) from Feb. 9–April 30. Photo: APK via Creative Commons.

Linling Lu’s “Soundwaves” Exhibit Explores the Intersection of Visual Art and Music

Elle Ludwin '25, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
Linling Lu, born in 1983 in the Guizhou Province of China, is an artist known for her colorful, circular paintings.
China Folk House prioritizes being environmentally friendly. Photo: Audrey Acres ’24.

China Folk House Program Teaches Students About Chinese Language and Culture

Sophie Cao '26, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
China Folk House began when Director of Chinese Studies John Flower arranged to transport a traditional Chinese house from Yunnan Province to West Virginia.
Deconstructing Power will be at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum until late May. Photo: Diane Shaw via Flickr.

New Exhibit Reveals Du Bois’ Documentation of Black History

Micah Kay '25, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
“Deconstructing Power" portrays Cooper Hewitt’s personal collection of more than 20 data visualizations that Du Bois constructed for the 1900 World Fair.
Some disagree with the idea of  dedicating a museum solely to women’s art. Photo: Fourandsixty via Wikimedia Commons.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Reopens After Two-Year Renovation

Naomi Sedwick '26, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
Currently closed, the museum will re-open in October 2023 after two-and-a-half years spent on a $67.5 million renovation, according to WTOP.
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