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Sidwell Friends School's Student Newspaper Since 1974



The Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Teams traveled to the U.S. Tennis Association National Tennis Campus in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Annica Nassiry 25.

Sidwell Teams Bond on Spring Break Trips

Olivia Sisson '27, Staff Writer May 1, 2024
Over spring break, Sidwell teams traveled south to compete against teams from around the country.
“Quiet On Set” recounts stories of sexual abuse in the film industry. Photo: IMDb.

“Quiet on Set” Docuseries Exposes the Dark Side of Nickelodeon

Abby Kelso '24, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2024
“Quiet on Set: the Dark Side of Kids TV” is a five part docuseries that uncovers a culture of workplace toxicity and sexual harassment at Nickelodeon.
Second Story Books is the oldest rare bookstore in Washington. Photo: Lee Gillies ’24.

Spotlight on Small Businesses: Used Rare Bookstore Second Story Books

Aigerim Bibol '25 and Elle Ludwin '25 May 1, 2024
Second Story Books opened in 1974 as a small bookstore tucked away on the second floor of a building in downtown Washington.
The twelve seniors expressed their excitement for the next steps in their athletic journeys. Photo: Sidwell Friends.

Twelve Seniors Will Continue Athletic Careers in College

Olivia Sisson '27, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
The Sidwell Friends Class of 2024 features 12 students who will be participating in athletics at the collegiate level.
In addition to performing music, students will experience Tuscan art and architecture. Photo: Getty Images.

Chamber Chorus Plans Summer Trip To Tuscany

Ethan Huang '26, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
This June, the Sidwell Chamber Chorus will attend the International Choral Festival in Tuscany, Italy —  a trip that will allow students to delve into Italy’s beauty, culture and, most importantly, music. 
Sora can produce elaborate videos with detailed graphics and varying motion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

OpenAI’s Sora Raises Questions About Future of Film Industry

Petra Kawesi-Mukooza '27, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
Sora has quickly skyrocketed in popularity and notoriety due to its realistic auto-generated content.
The Wizards and Capitals have been an integral part of the Washington’s economy and culture for decades. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Wizards and Capitals Belong in Washington

Brett Fauntroy '25, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
To keep the loyal fans and one-of-a-kind sports culture inseparable from the city, the Washington Wizards and Capitals need to stay in Washington. 
As schools crack down on students’ AI use, the many educational benefits AI offers are being largely overlooked. Photo: Getty Images.

AI Integration Would Advance Sidwell Curriculum

Tasbih Bakshi '27, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
Sidwell must integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its curriculum to improve testing outcomes and apply new ways of automatic grading.
In February, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that embryos are considered children. 
Photo: Robert David Lee.

Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Invitro Fertilization Ruling

Lexi Orr '26, Staff Writer April 3, 2024
On Feb. 16, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that embryos can be considered children and should be treated as such.
The documentary “No Accident” opens with a clip of violent clashes erupting at the “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: HBO.

Hillary Clinton Screens “No Accident” Documentary at Sidwell

April 3, 2024
The event was a screening of the new documentary “No Accident,” and Clinton began with an opening speech to the event's attendees.
Journalist Ian Johnson speaks to Sidwell community about the importance of history. Photo: WorldOregon.

Ian Johnson Speaks at the 41st Annual Zeidman Lecture

Sophie Cao '26, Staff Writer April 2, 2024
On March 7, Sidwell’s China Studies Program held the 41st Annual John Fisher Zeidman Memorial Lecture in the Robert L. Smith Meeting Room, where attendees were guided through the importance of teaching Chinese history. 
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.
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