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Gyvnn Mendenhall Takes Second at Districts

Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall showed out at wrestling districts this Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, taking second place in the 195 lb. weight class. Coming into the tournament with an impressive record of 38-4, Mendenhall pinned Chesapeake High School junior Hector Martinez in just two and a half minutes in the first round on



Gyvnn Mendenhall/’22 heads to districts. (Henry Rubey’22/Media) The CA wrestling team traveled to Ridgedale to compete in the sectional tournament on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29. The two-day competition combined two previously separate tournaments (Ridgedale and Madison Plains), making it what Coach Bucky called a “meat grinder” of an event. Sophomore Gyvnn Mendenhall


Wrestling Prepares for Sectionals

(Sarah Neltner’20/Media) The wrestling team continues to be plagued by injuries and fell to Whetstone and New Albany on Wednesday, February 19. With an overall record of 6-8, the team is now focused on preparing for Sectionals on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29, at Ridgedale.


Wrestling Gains Strong Showing

Gyvnn Mendenhall’22 in practice. (Sarah Neltner ’20/Media).   Our wrestling team honored Sam Lichten at Senior Night on Wednesday, February 12, when the Vikes took down Grandview Heights but lost to River Valley. Academy had a fantastic showing on Saturday, February 15, at the MSL Tournament. Gyvnn Mendenhall’22 took first place, while juniors Chris Sugar and


Wrestling Sweeps Round Robin

Our wrestling team hosted Bloom Carroll, Briggs and Desales for a Super Tri Round Robin on Wednesday, February 5. The Vikes dominated the competition, outscoring them 69 to 30. The team traveled to a Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 8, but was knocked out by Mapleton 54 – 20. CA looks to take on New


Wrestling Rebounds from Injuries

Freshman Tigran Bdoyan. (Andrew Barren/Media editor) The wrestling team has finally recovered from a plague of injuries, with most wrestlers back and healthy for the first time in weeks. The Vikes beat Fairborn 36-33 before taking a tough loss to Fairbanks on Wednesday, January 22. On Saturday, January 25, the team traveled to Athens for


Desi Celebrates Diwali

Diyas, lamps that are typically lit during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. (Rohit Saxena/Flickr)   Desi Club hosted its annual Diwali assembly on Friday, November 15, featuring an educational video and a few dance routines. The video informed the audience about the holiday of Diwali, which is the Hindu Festival of Lights. Academy students


Ad Astra: Breathtakingly Slow

Brad Pitt with scientist Jennifer Trosper at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (Courtesy/ NASA/JPL-Caltech ) Ad Astra is the slow burn of slow burns. It’s a wrenching story of a son chasing after his long lost father and explores humanity and the harsh reality of space travel, paired with gorgeous cinematography. The only problem, however, is that this


Welcome, Mr. Jason Singleton, who shares Field House news

Mr. Jason Singleton, Academy’s New Athletic Director (Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) What is 1½ times the size of a hockey rink,⅓ the size of the White House. and ⅕ the size of a Manhattan city block? Columbus Academy’s upcoming 24,000-square-foot indoor Field House. A project that has been in construction since early this year, the initiative to