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Flu Outbreak Sweeps the Nation and Columbus Academy

Rest. Rest. Rest. (Pixabay) While thousands get sick with the flu virus each year, this year has been particularly hard-hitting and on record the worst since the 2009 outbreak. A frightening 63 pediatric deaths have occurred along with the highest hospitalization rates recorded in nearly a decade throughout the country, due to the H3N2 strain


Vittoria: An Italian Gem

Vittoria’s homemade pasta and marinara. (David Cooperman/Staff) Since 2008, Vittoria Ristorante has been a popular pick for lovers of Italian food.  Located at 10241 Sawmill Pkwy in Powell, Vittoria’s menu ranges from modern Italian to classic meat and seafood options. Most popular before an entre are its calamari ($10), wedding soup ($4), and the Caesar



Following the Project Linus event on Monday, January 15, members of the Latin Club participated in an OJCL-sponsored Certamen invitational.  Certamen, a quiz bowl-styled trivia game, has teams arranged middle schoolers to more advanced levels of Latin. Each round consists of 20 questions, with teams playing 3 rounds. The format for each question is similar


Redesigned Exam Times a Win-Win

Many people are wondering why there is a Friday exam this year, compared to years prior. This change will affect students’ studying and preparation in a major way: affording them an extra 3-5 hours on Friday to prepare. According to Mr. Dow, the Dean of Scheduling, this year’s calendar has pushed us forward before the


Girls Soccer Back in Business

Muriel Goldfarb’18 blows by her defender. (Chris Heermann’18/Media editor) Coming off of a frustrating loss to Fairbanks on Saturday, September 23, the CA girls soccer team bounced back with a pair of impressive wins. On Monday, September 25, the Vikes hosted West Jefferson. Academy busted out of the gates, scoring two quick goals. They never


Girls Soccer Splits Pair of Road Games

Senior Clare Neltner surveys the field. (Chris Heermann’18/Media Editor) Coming off two blowout victories, the Columbus Academy girls soccer team looked to extend its streak of dominance at London on September 19. The girls continued their winning ways, beating the Red Raiders, 3-0. Senior Muriel Goldfarb and sophomore Annalise Grammel each netted a goal to


Girls Soccer Catches Fire

Sarah Neltner’20 controls the ball. (Chris Heermann’18/Media) After battling its way to a 1-1 tie versus Worthington Christian, the girls soccer team looked to add two more tallies to the win column. On Monday, September 11, the Vikes went up against Cristo Rey. Freshman Kate Schiano kicked off the scoring by sneaking a shot past


Girls Soccer Earns Tie Against Worthington Christian

Annalise Grammel’20 fends off a Warrior. (Courtesy/Andrea Grammel) Following a signature win against Bishop Rosecrans, the Vikes hoped to capitalize on their momentum heading into a clash against Worthington Christian on Wednesday, September 6. The girls took on the Warriors at Grace Brethren Church, hoping to avenge last year’s 3-0 loss to the defending MSL


Girls Soccer Avenges Postseason Loss

Senior Apsara Som (Chris Heermann’18/Media) Coming off a 2-0 loss to a tough Central Crossing team, the Academy girls soccer team was motivated to get back in the win column on Wednesday, August 30. In addition, the Vikes’ opponent was Bishop Rosecrans, the team that eliminated CA in the regional semifinals last year.  The girls


Girls Soccer: One Win, One Loss

Academy’s girls soccer team hoped to improve on its regional semifinal berth last season, despite the loss of key its senior contributors. The team first quest was at the regional tournament at home against Johnstown-Monroe on Thursday, August 24.  Despite a strong performance from the Johnnies, the Vikes came away with a 3-1 victory, with