The Prism: Every Side of the Story

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The wage gap between men and women players in professional sports is the focus of this series in which those stories are illuminated.

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by Tyler Coley

It’s 6:10 am and I’m awake, staring at my wall. I’d normally be excited to go away, especially to get a day off from school, but this is a business trip. Being on the LWA Varsity Basketball Team comes with its perks, but at the end of the day, hundreds and even thousands of hours are put in to make this team successful. My team and I worked extremely hard for this, putting in the utmost effort at practice- Monday through Saturday since November- and we’re finally here. I arrive at school in the morning, accompanied by my teammates for a quick breakfast, before taking the 5 hour journey to Glens Falls. The bus ride is quiet for a while, and then there are times when we all joke around and laugh together. However, everyone knows in their mind what has to be done. This is a business trip, not a vacation.

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Carlex Villier (CO 2019) will be attending IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida to play soccer for the next three months of his senior year. IMG Academy is a preparatory boarding school…

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Aidan Harris Igiehon (CO 2019), popularly known as the “Irish Hulk”, committed to the basketball team at the University of Louisville on Friday, October, 19, 2018. In Hessel Hall, he moved the crowd of his friends, family and the entire LWA Upper School with the story of his upbringing. He showed us a side of him that many had not seen before, a story that just wasn’t about basketball, but also about how he got to where he is today, and what he has had do do in order to get there.

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