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Survivor Winners At War: Episode 4

Sometimes, we forget how challenging Survivor is. The social strategy, manipulation, and back-stabbing are tough enough, but we forget about these people don’t get much food and have to create their own living conditions under grueling circumstances. Thus, the show’s core element: surviving. At the Edge of Extinction, Anderson, Boatwright,  Mariano, and Zohn were tasked



Michele Fitzgerald, Rob Mariano, Ethan Zohn and Jeremy Collins talk by the shelter. (Wikimedia commons  ) This was bound to happen. With a cast of 20 winners, we came into the season knowing that beloved players would leave early. That doesn’t make it any easier. Ethan Zohn became the fourth person voted out this week,


Bowling Season Ends

(Courtesy/Nikki Turley’20) Vincent White‘22 rounded out the Striking Vikings season with an individual thirty-first place at districts on Saturday, February 21, at HP Lanes. White bowled 117, 173 and 197 for an impressive 487 total.  The Vikes said goodbye to some stellar seniors at the conclusion of the season, including Gigi Bates, Michael Hoffman, Ellie


Bowling Wraps up Season as White advances

(Courtesy/Nikki Turley’21) The striking Vikings finished their season on February 14 at sectionals. The boys finished twenty-first, with Vincent White’21 advancing to districts by placing 35th. White had 146, 175 and 152. Donovan Simpson’20 was next, with 154 in the first two games and 113 the third. Jacob Mowery’23 closed his impressive season with 134,


Winners at War

(Wikimedia Commons) On February 12, season 40 of Survivor premiered. This was no ordinary premiere, however. That day marked the beginning of Survivor: Winners at War, which has 20 of the greatest winners coming back to determine the ultimate Sole Survivor. This season also has the largest cash prize in reality show history, a whopping


Bowling Endures Tough Week

(Courtesy/Nikki Turley’20) Due to a late cancellation by Columbus West, both the boys and girls only bowled in one match this week at HP Lanes on Tuesday, February 4, against Gahanna Lincoln. Lincoln posted the highest score this year against our male vikes with a 2,475 compared to our boys’ 1696. Lion star Nathan Minzler‘20


Boys Bowling Splits Results, Girls Go 0-1

(Courtesy/Nikki Turley’20) This week, the male striking Vikings went 1-1, while the girls lost their lone match. The boys lost against a formidable Worthington Christian squad on Tuesday, January 28, 1864 to 1747. In this close loss, Vinny White ‘21 led the way with an impressive performance, putting up 179 and 159, but he was

Opinion & Editorial

Thank You, Kobe

(Wikimedia Commons) Five NBA Championships, 17 All-Star appearances, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, 1 Oscar, and countless other awards. Kobe Bryant’s legacy stretches far beyond those numbers and far beyond the sphere of the sports world.  On January 26, 2020, tragedy struck when Bryant’s helicopter went down in Calabasas, California. Bryant has been confirmed dead, and


Bowling Wins Off Forfeit

Our senior bowlers (Courtesy/Tara Hoffman’22).  On Monday, January 13, at HP Lanes, the striking Vikings picked up their easiest victory of the season. Columbus West, the planned opponents, forfeited so both the boys and girls teams got the rare opportunity to focus solely on Senior Night and played an inter-squad match instead. Seniors Gigi Bates, Michael Hoffman,


Striking Vikings Resume Season With Packed Week

(Wikimedia Commons)  The Vikes quickly returned to business after Winter Break with three matches last week. The first was a rivalry, as Academy suited up to take on the Bexley Lions at HP Lanes on Monday, January 6. The Vikings took home the victory for both boys and girls in this one. Our boys won