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Girls Soccer Still Undefeated

Graphic/Andrew Barren Girls soccer improved to 5-0-1 after a win against Whitehall-Yearling on Saturday, September 18. Last week on September 11, the girls won on the road against Jonathan Alder. After a Pioneer goal in the first half, the Vikes struggled  to convert despite  surges of offense and domination of possession.  With 10 minutes left,

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Disease,“Designer Babies,” De-Extinction: Patti Zettler‘98 Discusses CRISPR Technology and its Ethical Implications

(Courtesy/The Ohio State University) On May 24-May 25, Patricia J. Zettler ‘98 joined Dr. Lester’s ninth-grade biology classes for Q&A sessions about Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a family of gene sequences transforming gene therapy.  Zettler, who earned a BA and JD from Stanford, pursued law school because of her interest in science

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Academy’s Disciplinary and Honors Committee Welcomes New Members

(Courtesy/Pixabay) On Wednesday, May 26, Dr. Losambe announced that our Disciplinary and Honors Committee’s current junior, Russell Ahmed (elected last year), will be joined by seniors Claudia Klingbeil and Charlie Belford and by juniors Arman Arora and Katie Wu. In the application process, students had to respond to a series of short essay questions that

Janet Fireman, Sumona Lester, Beckie Hoagland (Compiled by Carolyn Vaziri'22)
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A Q&A with Dr. Lester, Nurse Fireman, and Nurse Hoagland on Vaccinations

In light of the increasing number of vaccinations available in Ohio, The Academy Life sat down with US biology teacher, Dr. Lester, and our school nurses, Ms. Fireman and Ms. Hoagland, to learn more about the science and effectiveness of the three vaccines: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer. Pulling from both research and experience,

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Boys Basketball Rides a 6-Game Winning Streak

(Andrew Barren’22/Media) On Wednesday, January 27, the boys traveled to Centerburg. The Trojans, 4th in the state, were one of the Vikes’ toughest opponents thus far.  Juniors Kevin Reeves and Tanner Compton sparked the offense, with 16 points and 12 points, respectively. Reeves’ quick instincts under the rim led to 10 rebounds, and Compton also

Opinion & Editorial

Before Unity We Must Heal

(Carolyn Vaziri’22/Staff) In President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, he mentioned the word “unity” nine times. It was the cornerstone of his address.  But what does “unity” mean in a democratic society?  Does it mean that we all suddenly agree on the same issues and priorities? No. It rather means that we agree on adhering to