By Jennifer Velasquez
The success of this year’s Varsity Fencing team is transcending previous years. With a relatively new team made up of fewer experienced fencers and more underclassmen, it can be rather difficult for such strong bonds to form so quickly among teammates, but this year’s team has definitely surpassed that challenge.
One of this year’s foil captains, Jodi Yeh, stated, “I think this year’s team is different because we all have great chemistry together. Everyone gets along, and I feel like there is a special connection among everyone.”
For those who are unfamiliar with fencing, it is a traditional sport that requires one to fight his or her opponent by using “Rapier-style” swords; whoever successfully makes contact with his or her opponent first wins the point.
Around this time of the year, I, like thousands of Americans, devote my Sundays to football. Some may think of this habit as borderline unhealthy: sitting on a couch from 1 pm to 7 pm, eyes glued to a TV. Following the end of the daytime games, I noticed that I had time to spare until the "NBC Game of the Week". So, I decided to channel surf until then.
By Gizelle Grassi
Starting in the fall of 2015, the Oyster Bay High School crew team has continuously worked hard to achieve goals that are new to our high school's list of athletic accomplishments. This 2016 fall season has Oyster Bay lined up to compete in many races, otherwise known as regattas, in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
By Steven Keehner
As I sit here getting ready to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, I think about how much is at stake: the opportunity to bring a championship to the southside of Chicago for the first time since 1908! When looking at why this Cubs team has managed to get this far, one could easily point out a few notable players in SP Jon Lester or 3B Kris Bryant, or maybe one believes that Manager Joe Maddon is the glue that kept this team together and determined to get to this point. But in my opinion, one man is responsible for creating this juggernaut of a team, a man who never even steps on the field: Theo Epstein.