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The Raider Review

Eleanor Roosevelt High School's Student-Run Newspaper

The Raider Review

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ERHS Chess Club Hosts Tournament

Students compete on April 18th.

At an April 18 chess competition at ERHS hosted by the Chess Club, minds engage in a silent war on a checkered 8×8 battlefield with 16 pieces each: a king, queen, rooks, knights, bishops, and pawns. The goal in chess is to “checkmate” your opponents king by putting the king in a position where it cant evade capture. The competitive nature of chess is known for its ability to promote strategic thinking. 

When senior Trevor Bateman the president of the club was asked about what his favorite part about chess was he says that its “fun and connects people from no matter where you are” and another club member freshman Justin Jones says he enjoys the “strategy element” which is a very common feeling for many as chess is known for its strategical play and how it helps improve cognitive skills. 

The chess club meets in Ms.Burtons class (room 134) every Thursday 3:30-4:30. Ms.Burton says they’re “actually very independent” which goes to show that this club is a fun environment for anyone who wants to play chess and is filled with responsible members as said by Ms.Burton herself. If you’re a beginner and have never played chess before good advice from Sophomore Darren Gao is to watch a Youtuber GothamChess who interviews well known players, teaches people how to play, and much more. Another bit of advice from the president of the club Bateman is “start and make your goal to have fun don’t make it a competition with yourself until you get good, just start off with having fun because it won’t be as nerve-racking and you’ll enjoy it more.” The winner of the chess tournament ended up being sophomore Sebastian Zeller who says “This was a great win after losing in a disappointing manner last year.”  

 

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Sophia Reynolds
Sophia Reynolds, Staff Writer
Sophomore Sophia Reynolds is a staff writer for the Raider Review. Sophia enjoys topics relating to literature so she thought that journalism would help improve her writing skills. She decided to start taking journalism in her sophomore year. Sophia’s goal in journalism is to write and put out good stories relating to world news mostly in Arab/Muslim-oriented nations since she herself is Moroccan, another topic is school sports stories and sports in general that she has an interest in.  Although Sophia enjoys writing, she loves playing sports. Among her favorites is volleyball. Sophia is currently on Eleanor Roosevelt's JV volleyball team and wishes to move up to varsity in the upcoming 24-25 school year, in addition, she plays outside of school regularly. Sophia also enjoys being with her friends and going out with them as well as just going out in general. She also enjoys watching shows and movies with her favorite movie being LaLa Land So far, Sophia Reynolds has no specific ideas for what she wishes her future career to be, she has had many ideas and is working towards picking the best one for her.   
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