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By James Frangos '24
I believe Wayne Gretzky is the best athlete of all time. When I say athlete, I do not mean in terms of athleticism – I mean most dominant in their sport. Wayne Gretzky is the best hockey player of all time, and there is no argument that can be made otherwise. However, his unbelievable records and stats set him apart from other athletes throughout the sports world.
Wayne Gretzky is a former professional ice hockey player and head coach from Canada. From 1979 to 1999, he played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four different teams. Many sportswriters, players, the NHL, and coaches have dubbed him "the Great One" as the best hockey player ever. Gretzky is the all-time leading goal scorer, assist maker, and point scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any other player in the league's history. He is the first NHL player to ever score 200 points in a single season, which he did four times. Gretzky also scored over 100 points in 16 of his professional seasons, 14 of which were consecutive. In 1999, he announced his retirement.
By Allen Zhou '23
In a recent Uber ride, I got a 15-minute lecture from the driver about how he makes money trading bitcoins and ethers. Admitting that I am not the most up-to-date person on cryptocurrency and NFTs, I have been asking myself the question: “What is all this buzz about really?” Well, this nagging thought had been consuming my mind for a good while, ever since the first instance of a hideous ape avatar cropped up as a celebrity’s profile picture on social media. So, after wasting precious man-hours not sleeping or reviewing for any of my many upcoming assessments, I have some information to disseminate and a couple of opinions to sling around.
By Alice Tao '24
As the son of fashion mogul Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper seemed to understand the value of money. With an estimated net worth of $200 million, the successful journalist admitted that his mother made it clear to him that there’s no trust fund. It is common in various work fields that nepotism has become a large topic of debate. So, how is Anderson Cooper, world’s most renowned journalist, different from other trust-fund babies?
By Peter Miller '22
The end of April brings lots of excitement– the heart of spring is right around the corner, the start of stickball season on Williams Hill, and the annual NFL Draft. From April 28th to the 30th, 262 college athletes’ lives will change forever as they receive a phone call from one of the 32 NFL franchises informing them of their selection. After the 2021 draft featured five quarterbacks selected in the top 15, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts set the record for the highest tight end drafted in history at fourth overall, and the Bengals draft kicker Evan McPherson (yes, a kicker) in the fifth round, 2022 is not as star-studded with blue-chip talent. However, this year could potentially be more exciting than last, as the sheer unpredictability of how it will play out has draft experts scrambling to predict the results in their mock drafts. In this article, we will analyze how the incalculable results might play out and receive some team-specific insight from Westminster’s most avid football fans.