Varsity Field Hockey: Squad looks strong after early-season tests

Kirby Child commons editor After a two-game winning streak, the team felt confident and the girls were eager for their game against the Walter Johnson Wildcats on Sept. 20 at home. The Patriots kept the ball on their offensive half of the field for the majority of the first half, but were unable to execute a shot. “We had a lot of chances, but their … Continue reading Varsity Field Hockey: Squad looks strong after early-season tests

Are summer jobs a beneficial experience?

Problem: everyone at school is wearing those new trendy shoes, but you know your parents won’t buy them for you. Solution: get a job. Getting a job over the summer months is the perfect way to make money without the overwhelming workload of school and a job. Summer employment is ideal because according to childtrends.org, having a job during the school year can “interfere with … Continue reading Are summer jobs a beneficial experience?

Sports teams give their all; experience decrease in success

Professional basketball player Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, and his words describe Wootton’s sports program perfectly. Jordan said, “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.” Each of the school’s sports teams try their best to win and while they may not always get the outcome they wanted, they’re pleased with the work they’ve put in. “I hate losing [field … Continue reading Sports teams give their all; experience decrease in success

Student-athletes learn to balance school, sports

According to The Washington Post, “Teens are spending more than one-third of their days [or 9 hours] using media such as online video or music.” So why are there complaints about having two or three hour sports practices five or six days a week? With spring sports recently starting, there are questions about whether the school’s teams practice too often. All teams practice Monday through … Continue reading Student-athletes learn to balance school, sports