By: Esha Banerjee In just less than a week, on November 20, the highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup will commence. After a four-year wait, 32 teams will take to the stage to battle it out for the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy and the glory of their nation. The World Cup is the most … Continue reading Qatar’s World Cup
The Argument for a Beach Volleyball Club at AIS
By: Anna Pruess It is a widely known fact that sports and other forms of physical activity have a positive effect on both the physical and the mental health of people of all ages, including teenagers. At AIS Vienna, sports teams such as basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, baseball, softball, swimming, tennis, and … Continue reading The Argument for a Beach Volleyball Club at AIS
DVAC and the Return to School Sports￼
Author: Anna J. Pruess During the year 2020, school sports were one of the hundreds of things that were affected by the restrictions put in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, though, things have taken a turn for the better, and fall season athletes were able to finish a full season. … Continue reading DVAC and the Return to School Sports￼
JV Girls’ Volleyball Team Ends Season Early but Technically Undefeated
Like all other sports teams at AIS this year, the junior varsity girls’ volleyball team ended their season early, but they had a great result to show for their work: they won their only match in straight sets, beating the team from Danube International School. Like all other sports teams at AIS this year, the … Continue reading JV Girls’ Volleyball Team Ends Season Early but Technically Undefeated
AIS vs. Lycee Game
Thursday, 15th of October, was the first Boys Varsity Soccer game of the season. It was a momentous occasion for our hard working athletes, who managed to secure the win for our school. After a tumultuous first half, which had us doubting our team for a hot second, we took back the lead in the … Continue reading AIS vs. Lycee Game
Give Her a Chance
Girls are being left out in PE, and here’s what we can do about it. Anna J. Pruess, freshman student The bright orange Frisbee flies through the air, landing neatly in the hands of a running boy who pivots to pass to his teammate. After another clean pass, the team is close to the end … Continue reading Give Her a Chance
Nike’s Vaporfly Shoes: An Unfair Advantage?
On October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge became the first man ever to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The following day, on October 13, 2019, Brigid Kosgei shattered the women’s marathon record by a whopping 81 seconds. Aside from the Kenyan blood and tons of sweat put into the intensive hours of running every day, these … Continue reading Nike’s Vaporfly Shoes: An Unfair Advantage?
The Olympics: a Never Ending Economic Downward Spiral
Children of the Mangueira favela of Rio de Janeiro watch the opening ceremony fireworks of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Courtesy of Tércio Teixeira, Human Rights Watch, August 5, 2016. By Katharina Schneebauer February 6, 2019 July 24th, 2020, 8 PM. This date will be marked by fireworks lighting up the night sky above Tokyo, Japan, … Continue reading The Olympics: a Never Ending Economic Downward Spiral