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CA Hosts Inaugural Model UN Conference

On Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, Columbus Academy hosted 40 delegates for the school’s first CAMUN convention.   Model UN places students in the shoes of ambassadors for nations from Argentina to Zimbabwe. These students draft resolutions, plot strategies, negotiate with sponsors and opponents, solve disputes, and more. Countries are placed in various

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Girls Tennis Places 3rd At States

(Courtesy/Mike Chang)   On October 24, 2021, the Vikes competed in states at Lakewood Racquet Club and faltered against Hathaway Brown with an overall 2-3 loss.  They bounced back against Bryan High, with Arya Chabria and Grace Phillip winning first and second singles (8-2, 8-0). Second doubles, Emily Motta & Yasemin Bilgin cleaned the board at

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Arya Chabria Heads to States in Tennis

(Courtesy/Peter Motta) On Thursday, October 14, Arya Chabria eliminated Anna Chang in the singles finals 6-2, 6-0 to reach states.   On Saturday, October 16, Yasemin Bilgin and Malia Chow faltered against Wellington’s Katie Zerbi and Alexis Burkhalter in the doubles finals 0-6, 3-6.   Arya Chabria heads to states on October 22 –  23

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Girls Tennis Bound for States

(Courtesy/Peter Motta) The Vikes suffered a 2-3 loss on Tuesday, September 28, against Dublin Coffman but rebounded with a 5-0 win against Dublin Jeome on Wednesday, September 29.  The girls won 3-2 rivalry against Wellington on Saturday, October 2. Anna Chang lost first singles (2-6, 1-6) alongside Grace Philip, who lost second singles. But Tamanna

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Girl’s Tennis: Varsity Falters, JV Dominates

(Graphic/Andrew Barren) Girl’s varsity fell to Wellington 2-3 on Tuesday, September 14. Arya Chabria and Yasmin Bilgin stammered in first and second singles, but Tamanna Arya brought it back with a 6-4, 6-2. Anna Chang and Grace Philip steamrolled with 6-0, 6-1 in first doubles while Emily Motta and Naomi Chen lost on third set tiebreaks

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Apple Spring Event 2021 Recap

While spring is filled with warm weather and blooming flowers, it’s also a time for Apple enthusiasts. This year’s event featured new gadgets, updated devices, and an explosion of color. M1 iPad Pros In November 2020, Apple released its new M1 chip, changing the laptop and CPU market landscape, shattering benchmarks for both speed and

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OnePlus: First-Ever Personable and Powerful SmartWatch

(Flickr) OnePlus, a BBK Electronics company, which specializes in Android smartphones that bring similar levels of speed, performance, and design as iPhones, has expanded its offerings to aesthetic, robust-looking smartwatches (released on April 8), with hundreds of features, and a powerful processor for all needs. Aesthetics The 46-millimeter circular design, stainless steel, sapphire glass, and dual

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Samsung’s S21: Powerful and Affordable

(Flickr)   The new Samsung S21 delivers groundbreaking performance and camera quality at an affordable price, with its stylish vertical 3 camera design, duo-tone gradient, and premium matte finish, giving it a clean, robust feel.    While Samsung’s developers decided to reduce the S21 resolution from Quad HD to HD, it compensates with a 120

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Apple’s Airpods Max: Revolutionary Audio

(Flickr)   Apple recently released its new luxury edition of its Airpods Max. With premium aluminum in its outer covering, stainless-steel headband, and memory foam cushions, this device is heavier than most other like products.   Airpods Max has both noise-cancelling  and transparency modes, along with a single button along the top of the right ear

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Console Gaming’s Future

(Flickr)   On November 10, 2020, Microsoft released its stunning new Xbox Series X. Two days later, Sony released its revolutionary PS5 .   While both consoles provide 4k gaming at 120 frames per second (fps), there are notable differences.   Sony’s ambitious curvature design is a clear deviation from conventional gaming consoles. With one