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February 17, 2017

This year’s Boys Varsity Basketball team is headed by V Formers Ezra Swell ’17 and Isaiah Wingfield ’17. Although the team features an especially large number of highly talented upperclassmen and post graduates, it is Wingfield and Swell who have taken on the role of captaincy for a competitive squad. As they close out the year and their basketball career at Lawrenceville, Swell and Wingfield shared some of their experiences ...

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February 03, 2017

Arthur Thomas, Former Dean of College Counselling at Lawrenceville, inspired the country and Lawrentians through his heart transplant story. The Lives Saving Lives club traces its roots back to when Thomas first delivered a speech at school meeting and shared his rough journey as he fought against his illness in 2008. 10 years ago, Thomas suffered from ventricular tachycardia, a serious heart condition that quickly developed into a life-threatening condition, and ...

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February 03, 2017

No, please. I am glad that you dropped that everything bagel. Right into the plain bagels. And no, it’s great to see that every seed and garlic clove from your bagel has disseminated onto the one I was going to choose. Oh, and you want cream cheese? Make sure that you get what’s left of your terrible tasting pellets of breath odor onto the knife. What I really want is ...

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February 03, 2017

Lawrenceville has a new sport this term. In addition to the more traditional sports such as ice hockey and indoor track, climbing as a varsity (pending) sport has entered the official list of athletic opportunities. Comprised of a little under a dozen climbers and a pair of faculty advisors, the climbing team works much like any other sports team on campus. Training multiple times each week, having lifts as a ...

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January 27, 2017

Dear President Obama, You probably don’t remember me. The last (and only) time we met was on March 23, 2008, when you campaigned in Pennsylvania before the primary. You came to hold a rally on Penn State’s main building, where I stood in the first row. There’s not a lot I remember from that election cycle, but I remember that you won first the primaries and then the White House. However, there’s ...

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January 27, 2017

Dear President Obama, You probably don’t remember me. The last (and only) time we met was on March 23, 2008, when you campaigned in Pennsylvania before the primary. You came to hold a rally on Penn State’s main building, where I stood in the first row. There’s not a lot I remember from that election cycle, but I remember that you won first the primaries and then the White House. However, there’s ...

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January 27, 2017

This past weekend, the Lawrenceville Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming teams hosted a dual meet against MAPL rival the Hill School. With plenty of action, the meets featured a variety of high intensity races, the results of which were decided by just a handful of seconds. Throughout the day, the two teams exchanged the lead multiple times, and for the girls, it came down to the final relay for the ...

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January 20, 2017

Over this past break, while many of us were busy relaxing, a pair of Lawrentians set world records in crew. For 24 hours straight, Charles Gruber ’18 and Elias Salander ’18 rowed their way to record bests. I had the opportunity to speak with Salander, the lightweight record holder. Alex Small ’18: First of all, how are the records broken up, and what did you have to do to break them? Salander: ...

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December 15, 2016

The first two years were easy. Aside from a somewhat controversial decision to leave the Big 12 champion out in the inaugural playoff, the committee’s guidelines successfully sorted out the “four most deserving” teams in college football to participate in the new four-team playoff system. With relatively distinct separations between the top four and the rest of the field, the only statistic to which the committee had to turn was ...

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December 15, 2016

This past Tuesday evening, the Lawrenceville community had the opportunity to hear from History Master Regan Kerney H’49 ’95 ’98 ’03 ’11. Held in the Noyes History Center’s Ambrecht Room, Kerney’s talk focused on the results of the 2016 presidential election, specifically discussing the results in the key swing states mainly located in what is commonly known as the “Rust Belt.” Students and faculty alike listened to Kerney discuss how ...

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November 11, 2016

This past weekend, the Lawrenceville Varsity Football team travelled to the Hill School for its final game of the season. Entering the day with a 1–6 record, a signature win against the rivals (also with one win) would improve the Big Red’s conference record to 2–3 and add to the growing total of Lawrenceville victories on Hill Weekend. For V formers and postgraduates, not only did the Hill game signify ...

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November 04, 2016

Every other year we travel to absorb radiation (because apparently New Jersey culture isn’t strong enough) and indulge in athletic endeavors to make desperate children feel special. In fact, it was only four years ago that the School decided to no longer accept community service hours for travelling to Pottstown. Hill students call this weekend a rivalry weekend. Although more like a Lawrenceville bye week, the first weekend in November ...

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November 04, 2016

This past week, the Girls Varsity Tennis team competed at the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championship, the biggest tournament for some of the best members of the MAPL conference. Hosted by Lehigh University at the Ulrich Varsity Tennis Courts, the team headed into the competition with the intention of putting an exclamation point on an already impressive season. Before the championship, the squad had dropped only seven individual matches the entire season, ...

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October 28, 2016

In the past few weeks, a series of politically themed articles have presented a single idea repeated all around campus: that Hillary Clinton is the superior presidential candidate. But when we cast scorning judgement over a person’s morals and ethics based on the candidate of their choosing, people shy away from having to confront degrading and condescending remarks. A recent Editorial, “It’s Political, Not Personal,” points out this tendency among ...

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October 28, 2016

Last Saturday, Boys Varsity Soccer played their final game before the state competition. Although Big Red still has league games in the next week—hosting Blair Academy on Saturday and traveling to Hill the following weekend—The Hun School was the last opportunity to work out any kinks before the single elimination tournament. In cold and rainy weather, the team squared off on a motivated Hun squad playing in front of its ...

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October 21, 2016

As we enter the final stretch of the season for many fall teams, playoffs and other tournaments come in quick succession. The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team began its postseason play this past week with a win in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals. The first of three major tournaments for the team, the Mercer County Tournament features unfamiliar opponents in an eight team tournament. Seeded eighth, Lawrenceville drew number one ...

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October 14, 2016

This year, the Muslim Students Organization (MSO) at Lawrenceville is opening up Jummah Prayers to the entire student body. Available for Chapel Credit, these prayers are hosted by the MSO and normally delivered by its president, Injil Muhammad ’17. The goal of the new initiative is to open up the opportunity to learn more about how Islam is practiced here at Lawrenceville. The prayer is held at 12:50 PM on Friday ...

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October 14, 2016

This past weekend, the Big Red Boys Varsity Water Polo travelled to the Hill School for a mid-season tournament against teams from the greater Philadelphia area. Over the course of the weekend, Lawrenceville played four games, winning in three matches—the most of any weekend this season. Led by captains Ary Pathania ’17 and Christian Hwa ’17, the squad scored over 30 goals in an overnight trip to Pottstown. Things started ...

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September 23, 2016

Perhaps you’ve seen Cross Country Assistant Coach and Mathematics Master Stephen Wallis walking around the Kirby Math and Science Center. Or maybe you’ve seen him out on runs after school—it can be hard to notice him; his deftness and natural stride create the illusion that he is just a really fast student. In reality, however, he is the coach and field leader of both the cross country and indoor track ...

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September 09, 2016

Although House Olympics is filled with spirit and hope, only one House can be victorious. The rest are losers. Here’s how different Houses have taken their different-sized L’s. Griswold—Griswold seems to have taken their last place finish in stride: Well, their normal stumble trip routine that is. Nobody has been able to reach the phones of many Grisraelis. Must be poor connection. Cleve—Although House Olympics were nearly a week ago, the wheels ...

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Boys Lacrosse: At the start of the season, the Big Red Boys lacrosse team looked to improve on last year’s record and to reach new heights. This season culminated in many incredible victories and upsetting losses, leaving the lacrosse team with a final record of 12–9, an improvement from last year’s 10–10. The attack and midfield of the team have been tremendously helpful, led by players such as Jon Coffey ...

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May 29, 2016

After offering to write this article, I was at a loss. Is looking good while crying even possible? How could I avoid clichés while still holding your extremely short attention span? Is there a way to make anything Yiannis suggests funny? The answer is no. So, I was at a loss. That is, lost before my spastic, uncoordinated fingers spazzed, and I accidentally searched the internet for my “answer.” wikiHow suggested ...

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May 21, 2016

This past Saturday, both the Boys and Girls Varsity Track teams claimed the MAPL championship. Competing against familiar foes, such as Hill, Peddie, Hun, Blair, and Mercersburg, Big Red emerged victorious by double digit margins. Led by Head Coaches History Master Erik Chaput and English Master Katie Chaput, this year’s conference championship marks Lawrenceville’s 14th consecutive win. Lawrenceville has held the conference trophy since 2000-01. This year’s seniors have yet ...

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May 13, 2016

Hit. And another. And another. Such was how the past three games have gone for the Girls Varsity Softball team. In its first week back from a string of postponed games, the Lawrenceville Softball program had the bats ready to go. In a back-to-back-to-back set of games, the team went 2-1. Defeating MAPL opponents Hill and Blair, Lawrenceville moved to above .500 in conference play. Falling to Hopewell Valley in ...

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April 29, 2016

Meg Hillman ’19 and Chloe Jones ’17 raced down the field and, after a quick transition, Hillman fired off a shot that swiftly hit the mesh behind the posts. This catalyzed a series of goals that propelled the Lawrenceville Girls Varsity Lacrosse team to a victory over Princeton High School (PHS). In the end, Lawrenceville defeated the Tigers by a margin of 13-8. However, things didn’t always go so smoothly ...

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April 29, 2016

“I never knew the sun could be so bright this late. Love laid languidly along my bed […] she is the sky, she is everything.” This past Thursday at the Student Center in the Irwin Dining Hall, the Diversity Council held a Spoken Word Coffee House. For just under an hour, student poets, as well as the School’s latest school meeting speaker, Mohammed Bilal, shared their work with passerby and a ...

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April 08, 2016

The Big Red Girls Varsity Lacrosse team remains perfect through the opening week and a half of its 2016 season. Collecting wins against Mercersburg, St. Andrew’s in Delaware, Hun, and Peddie, Big Red improves to 4–0 on the season. Led by Head Coach Kristina Schulte P’15 and assistant coaches Emilie Kosoff H’96 ’00 P’19 and Grace Megaffin, the 2016 team is on pace with the successful 2015 team, which finished ...

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On Thursday, March 10, Lawrenceville offered admission to 354 of the 1,894 applicants looking to enter as II, III, IV, and V Formers and postgraduate students for the 2016-2017 year. The applicant pool, slightly larger than the previous year’s, yielded an 18.7% acceptance rate. Of the remaining 1,540 applicants who were not offered admission, 457 were waitlisted, and 1,083 students were denied admission. The Lawrenceville Class of 2020, or the II ...

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April 01, 2016

This week marks the beginning of the Boys Varsity Baseball team’s 2016 season. The team is led by Head Coach Champ Atlee ’62, who was named the 2013-2014 “The Times of Trenton” Coach of the Year, and assistant coaches Ronald Kane ’83, James Chiorello, Paul Horan, Matt DeNunzio, and Jose Rivera. The team’s captain for this year is V Former Nick Silber ’16, who is the top starter in the ...

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March 25, 2016

Hours after the horrific bombing in Brussels, Belgium, Donald Trump restated his plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Once again, his poll numbers went up by a handful of points, striking more fear into moderate Republicans and Democrats. Even more frightening, however, are the current solutions and attention focused on this one incident. Very little was done to protect Belgian citizens from these attacks; for months ...

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March 25, 2016

If you’re a boarder like me and plan on heading home for the extended Easter, you know you’re in for some of the worst times of the term. Taking the drive home, everything becomes familiar. The gradually increasing hills, the sewage outside of Pottstown, and the state penitentiary with minimal security all reek with the smell of home. Close your eyes and imagine opening your door just to be knocked ...

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March 25, 2016

The Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Lacrosse team began their regular season campaign this past Wednesday with a game against the Germantown Academy Patriots. In an impressive showing, Big Red defeated Germantown by a margin of eight, winning 12-4. In a promising showing, Lawrenceville lacrosse looks to pull from a depth of talent in order to remain competitive against some of the best teams in the nation. While many of us were sleeping ...

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January 22, 2016

This past weekend, the Boys and Girls Varsity Indoor Track and Field teams sent several athletes to the 34th Yale Interscholastic Track and Field Classic held at Yale University. In addition to the invitational at Yale, Lawrenceville also hosted Pennington and Hamilton West in a tri-meet on the same Saturday. The weekend was a successful one for Big Red, as Lawrenceville defeated both Pennington and Hamilton West by scores ...

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January 07, 2016

Both the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams picked up two wins right before the holidays at the Kingswood Oxford School Tournament in Connecticut. The boys team started the tournament with a 64-59 victory against St. Luke’s before falling by ten points to the Canterbury School on the second day. The team bounced back from its earlier defeat with a convincing 88-53 win over Kingswood to close out the ...

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December 11, 2015

The Girls Varsity Basketball team kicked off the 2015-2016 season with a convincing win this past Tuesday over MAPL rivals and neighbors The Hun School. Big Red set the tone of the game from the beginning, even winning the tip off. The first quarter started off close, but by midway through the half, it was clear the Big Red had control of the game. The end of the first ...

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This past Saturday, the Boys Varsity Soccer team, along with all the other Big Red teams, faced off against The Hill School. While the game did not have huge implications in the MAPL, it still had the heat of a rivalry game. Prior to the game, the two teams had similar records and had come away with similar results against the same teams, so the game promised to be ...

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November 13, 2015

This past Saturday, the Girls Cross Country team, along with many other athletic teams, ended its season against Pottstown rival The Hill School. The girls’ season started with an 11th out of 19th place finish at the George School Invitational. After weeks of hard work and determination, the girls improved to fifth out of 14 at the Mercer County Tournament, as well as a 5-1 head-to-head record and second ...

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November 06, 2015

This year, the Boys Varsity Football team, led by co-captain Emile Bamfield ’16, has endured a rocky season that has them currently sitting at 2-5. However, the team has had its positives in Head Coach Harry Flaherty’s first year and will look to build on its future. Bamfield, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, has been an integral part of the team’s offense and defense all season. The ...

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October 29, 2015

This past Saturday, Lawrenceville Football fell to Hun by a margin of 36-0. The game saw Lawrenceville come out strong, but unfortunately the team was not able to put up any points in the first two quarters of play. With a solid effort from the defense, Big Red only trailed by two touchdowns heading into the locker room at halftime. Lawrenceville’s offensive struggles continued in the second half, as ...

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October 09, 2015

It is a well-known fact that millions of Syrian refugees are seeking asylum in many countries in Europe and the Middle East.  Jordan and Lebanon have combined to grant over 1.7 million refugees a temporary home.  However, as Lebanon and Hungary have recently closed its borders to safe haven seekers, displaced Syrians are turning to other countries for a place to stay.  Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and the ...

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September 25, 2015

Every sports fan has biases. It’s what fuels rivalries. So when I, a massive Nittany Lions fan, drove away from Lawrenceville towards Beaver Stadium, the home of the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions and site of the Penn State vs. Rutgers rivalry football game, last Saturday at 8:00 PM, I prepared for the worst from Rutgers fans. From what I had heard, Rutgers fans were crude, classless blockheads from ...