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Student featured in “Take Off 2”

With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics fast approaching, South Koreans have increasingly turned their attention toward various winter sports, most notably—ice hockey. Not only has the sport been given greater coverage in various Korean news outlets, it is also being featured in the long-awaited sequel… Keep Reading

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AISA Volleyball Review

Hours of practice and preparation culminate in the Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) and KAIAC tournaments, where teams are given an opportunity to showcase the skills they have polished since the beginning of the season. From Oct. 15-18, the volleyball teams travelled to… Keep Reading

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Ronda Rousey: The Face of Women’s MMA

The notion of a women ever fighting in the Octagon was once a laughing matter to Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2011. Yet it took just four years for female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Ronda Rousey to rise to… Keep Reading

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Korean baseball player recognized in MLB

After batting an average of .379 with 13 extra-base hits in July, Jungho Kang  was crowned the US Major League’s Rookie of the Month award on Aug. 4. This prestigious title, never before been received by a Korean, has not only distinguished Kang for his… Keep Reading

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Varsity tennis teams adjust to new changes

New courts to practice on, new coaches to practice under, and fewer teammates to practice with—these are among the many adjustments that have been made to the varsity tennis teams. Some changes, such as the court renovations, have been going on for a while others,… Keep Reading

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Mayweather beats Pacquiao in action-deprived bout

With half a billion dollars and their reputations on the line, welterweight world champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. faced off in what was billed as “The Fight of the Century.” The event was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,… Keep Reading

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Tae-hwan Park fails doping test

Tae-hwan Park, 26-year-old South Korean swimmer and 2008 Olympic gold medalist, failed a recent doping test administered by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) on Sept. 3, 2014, before the Incheon Asian Games. According to ESPN, Park’s agency, Team GMP, admitted that Park had been injected… Keep Reading

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New coaches introduced to winter season teams

To continue the accomplishments and legacies of previous coaches, the athletics department introduced Ben Barnett, seventh grade English teacher and Max Schwartz, eighth grade social studies teacher to the junior varsity boys and girls basketball teams respectively. Furthermore, the junior varsity cheerleading team welcomed Paula… Keep Reading

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Lions win fourth consecutive Korean Series title

With a 11-1 victory over the Nexen Heroes, the Samsung Lions won the Korean Series for the fourth consecutive year. In the 32-year history of the league, the Lions are the second team after the Kia Tigers, formerly known as the Haitai Tigers, to win… Keep Reading

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Nexen Heroes enters Korean Series for first time

With a 3-1 victory over the LG Twins in the playoffs, the Nexen Heroes advanced into the Korean Series for the first time since the team’s founding. The two teams played a total of four games in the playoffs, with the Nexen Heroes winning the… Keep Reading

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Fall sports teams display improved performances

This October marked the end of another fall season for volleyball, cross-country and tennis athletes. The varsity volleyball teams finished with both the varsity boys and girls teams placing third in the KAIAC tournament. The cross-country team also showed positive ends with the varsity boys… Keep Reading

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Cheerleading coach implements renewed application, tryout process

Striving to improve technicalities with more advanced stunts, jumps and tumbling, Andrea Goodrich, varsity cheerleading coach, modified the tryout process. Several changes were implemented to develop and enhance the dedication of its potential athletes, blurring the general perception of the sport’s association with a specific… Keep Reading

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November: PE Commentary

Patricia: Welcome once again to an episode of PE Sports Commentary! Eva: Today we are excited to bring to you “Gymnastics Fairy” Yeon-jae Son. Welcome to the show! Son: Thank you for having me. Patricia: First of all, congratulations on your gold medal at the… Keep Reading

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Changes made to cheerleading applications

Since the end of August, last season’s cheerleading team and Andrea Goodrich, cheerleading coach, have been looking for an appropriate date for this season’s try-outs. Although the try-outs were originally going to take place in August, they will be held towards the end of October… Keep Reading

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