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Last Saturday Lawrence Woodmere Academy held their annual homecoming event and soccer game. The soccer team lost 0-1 at the hands of Staten Island Academy. Although the team lost, John Harrison, an LWA Junior, said, “he felt as if the soccer team played good, it’s just a matter of we win some we lose some.” Although LWA lost the game, the great food, cotton candy and events kept spirits high. Not only did LWA students and families enjoy Homecoming, visitor Eden Bouchi from Holy Trinity High School said, “The “3 on 3 basketball game and the food were pretty good, maybe I’ll even come again next year.” Parents, students, family, and friends filled the field of LWA to watch the soccer game, play 3 on 3 basketball, dance to good music (presented by LWA Senior and DJ, Christian Aristizabal) and participate in events like the donut eating contest. LWA homecoming 2019 was successful for all involved.

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By Maurice Butler

For a while now, The National Basketball Association has always had their preseason against foreign teams and in foreign countries. Much of the time, the teams the NBA teams play against in the preseason are Chinese teams. In China, the NBA is very popular, making China one of the NBA’s biggest supporters in the world. This is partly the reason why Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey sparked controversy when he tweeted an image that said, “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong”. The tweet has since been deleted.

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by Ian Geraghty

The Lawrence Woodmere Academy Varsity soccer team has been red hot this season with an undefeated record. With a well rounded squad including grades 8th – 12th the Tigers have been very impressive.

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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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