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List of 20 news stories.

  • French teacher Sarah du Plessis shows her appreciation for the Washington Nationals.

    Hopkins Shows Support on Opening Day

    The MLB season had its Opening Day on April 10 and Hopkins students showed support for their teams. Many Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees fans showed up in their best baseball gear to celebrate their teams. Hopkins hopes for an exciting season to come!
  • Leela DeSilva ‘22 prepares for a match.

    Leela DeSilva: Winning Water Polo Captain

    Maggie Russell ‘25 Assistant Sports Editor
    Leela DeSilva ’22 is a prominent member of the Girls Varsity Water Polo team, serving as co-captain this season alongside Lara Jasaitis ’22.
  • Barcelona and Napoli players stand together for peace before their match.

    The War in Ukraine Impacts Sports

    Arielle Rieder ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, has raised several contentious issues within sports.
  • Zach Bleil ‘22 with possession of the ball.

    Zach Bleil: Legendary Lacrosse Player

    Amir McFerren ‘24 Sports Editor
    Zach Bleil ‘22 began playing on the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team in the eighth grade. He recalled, “It was honestly very daunting, and I have a lot of respect for the junior schoolers playing with us this year.”
  • Massoia and the Girls Varsity Softball Team.

    New Faculty Coaches- Angelina Massoia

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Only a year after graduating college in 2016, Varsity Softball coach, Head Adviser to the Class of 2025, and science teacher Angelina Massoia joined the Hopkins community.
  • Marcus enjoying her free time with a side of ice cream.

    New Faculty Coaches- Becca Marcus

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor Eli Ratner ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Becca Marcus came to Hopkins in 2020 to teach English and coach crew. Marcus “began rowing as a freshman in high school, the age that many kids at Hopkins begin as well.”
  • Hopkins Boys Varsity Basketball enjoys dining out after a tough practice.

    Team Bonding Creates Hopkins Sports “Families”

    Eli Ratner '24 Assistant Sports Editor
    At Hopkins, sports teams create a vibrant family-like environment for student-athletes. The sense of community, gained through team bonding, surrounding these athletes can affect the individual players and the team’s performance.
  • Brittany Soto.

    New Faculty Coaches - Brittany Soto

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor Eli Ratner ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Varsity Girls Soccer Coach Brittany Soto, a new addition to the Hopkins faculty this school year, has been playing soccer her whole life.
  • Dante Brito.

    New Faculty Coaches- Dante Brito

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor Eli Ratner ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Varsity Football Coach Dante Brito has been an athlete his whole life. Attending Hamden Hall, he was a four-year Varsity athlete in both Basketball and Football.
  • Ski Team huddles before a team hike at Sleeping Giant in Hamden, CT.

    Ski Team Hits the Slopes

    Angelina Li '24 Campus Correspondent
    As sports on the Hill begin to return to interscholastic play, the Ski Team looks to a new season to continue carrying on their traditions.
  • Varsity Swimming and Diving begins their first meet of the season.

    Words from Winter Sports Athletes

    Co-Lead Sports Editor Tanner Lee ’23 and Assistant Sports Editor Sam Cherry ’23
  • Captain Andrew Woolbert convenes with the team during a game against Suffield.

    Andrew Woolbert: Wonderful Water Polo Captain

    Tanner Lee ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor and Sam Cherry ‘23 Assistant Sports Editor
    Andrew Woolbert ’22 has been a key member of the Boys Varsity Water Polo program since his freshman year. This season, he is serving as captain along with Nick Hughes ’22.
  • Maria Cusick ‘22 leads the attack for Varsity Field Hockey against Convent of the Sacred Heart.

    Fall Sports Competition Returns to the Hill

  • Captain Nana Dondorful-Amos runs at the Wilton
Cross Country Invitational.

    Nana Dondorful-Amos: Resilient Runner

    Melody Cui ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor
    Nana Dondorful-Amos ’22, co-captain of Girls Cross Country, began her Hopkins athletic career with a brief stint on the Junior School Girls Soccer Team. After finding herself wishing for “more running in [soccer] practice,” Dondorful-Amos joined Cross Country in eighth grade and hasn’t stopped running since.
  • A school-wide survey found that swimming was the most
watched Olympic sport.

    2020 Tokyo Olympics Overview

    Tanner Lee ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor
    This summer, thousands of world-class athletes from around the globe competed in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Zoe Sommer ’23 performs during a ballet summer inten-sive at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts.

    Student Athletes Make The Most Of Their Summer

    Melody Cui ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor
    During the school year, Hopkins’s three-season athletic requirement ensures that students maintain a healthy level of activity on top of a rigorous academic load. But when summer arrives, athletic requirements go out the window, giving students the freedom to exercise as they please.
  • More than 100 Hopkins students share their predictions for the 2021 NBA Champions.

    Hopkins Predicts the NBA Finals

    Sam Cherry ‘23 Assistant Sports Editor
    With the 2021 NBA playoffs underway, the top sixteen teams are looking to secure a championship.
  • Girls Varsity Tennis Players Sofia Tomayo ’24 and Alison Fehmel ’22 take on Kingswood-Oxford School.

    The Impact of Sports on Mental Health

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor and Eli Ratner ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    In recent years, mental health awareness has increased both at Hopkins and around the world. For many students, Hopkins’ Athletics program helps them cope with stress from school. For others, the school’s athletics requirement negatively impacts their mental health.
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse player Shoshana Epstein ‘23 dodges a Kingswood-Oxford player.

    Fans Limited at Games Amid Covid-19

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Following a year of cancellations and restrictions, Hopkins’ student-athletes finally returned to interscholastic play on Saturday, April 10.
  • Spring Sports Soar Into Action

    Tanner Lee ’23 Assistant Sports Editor Sam Cherry '23 Assistant Sport Editor
    The spring season is finally here and so are sports!
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Editor in Chief 
Melody Cui

Managing Editor 
Riley Foushee

Evie Doolittle
Aanya Panyadahundi
Sam Cherry
Sophie Denny
Anya Mahajan
Vivian Wang
Hanna Jennings
Megan Davis
Mira Krichavsky
Asher Joseph
Amalia Tuchmann
Rose Robertson
Shriya Sakalkale
Sarvin Bhagwagar
Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain
Sophia Neilson
Zoe Sommer
Eli Ratner
Teddy Witt

Tanner Lee
Amir McFerren
Connor Tomasulo
Maggie Russell
Arielle Rieder
Anika Madan
Alex Lopez

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