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Service Board’s New Shapers

(Caroline M./Media) by Bittania T. New Year, new shapers! The race for new shapers has begun in our Service Board. The existing shapers vote on March 4 to determine who the new shapers will be. Shapers are elected leaders on the Service Board with additional steering committee meetings. Shapers are committed to service on and


Chinese Parents Celebrate Lunar New Year

Caroline M./Media) Academy’s Chinese Parents Association (CPA) planned games, prepared food, and featured costumes to celebrate the Lantern Festival (2/24) of the Dragon for both Upper and Middle Schoolers on Friday, February 23, in the Dining Hall. Twenty-two CPA volunteers arrived at 7:30 a.m. to prepare for the event, decorating tables with red cloths for

Opinion & Editorial

Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVIII

(Nic Jones/ Wikimedia Commons) A record 123.4 million Americans gathered around their TV’s to watch the underdog Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl 58. Led by superstar Patrick Mahomes, who claimed his third Super Bowl MVP of his young career, the Chiefs are now the first team to win


Elle V. Earns 10th at States

(Courtesy/Ralph Schudel) Junior Elle V. traveled to Canton to dive in the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division II State Championship on Thursday, February 22. Hosted at the Branin Natatorium at 9:00 a.m., Elle competed against 32 other female divers from 23 other schools in Ohio. After scoring 163.10 in the preliminaries and 260.20 in


AquaVikes Place at States

Andy L. (Melanie Q./Staff) Competing at the Branin Natatorium for states on Friday, February 23, the Aquavikes brought home several podium finishes and a relay victory.  The boys 200 free relay (Andy L., William D., Mircea B., and William H.) clinched first in 1:27.01 after a thrilling comeback from William H. They defeated University School’s


Bowling Season Ends at Sectionals

On Friday, February 16, the bowling team’s season ended at HP Lanes in sectionals. Bowlers played 3 games each and tallied up the total score. The top 12 teams advanced to districts. The boys team placed 25th out of 31 teams with 1978. Reed S. led the team with 470, Adi S. followed with 408,


Boys Basketball Wins Season Finale

(Caroline M./Media) Boys basketball concluded its regular season on Friday, February 23, in a thrilling 56-53 victory over Columbus South. It was Coach Jeff Warstler’s 200th win as Head Coach, the most wins by any head coach in the team’s history.  The game went back and forth, with neither team building a considerable lead. The


Girls Basketball Concludes Season at Sectionals

The girls basketball team ended its season at sectionals against Worthington Christian on Tuesday, February 20.  The Warriors were up 7-11 in the first quarter, but the Vikes outscored them in the next two rounds. Sitting 18-19 at the half and 29-29 by the end of the third quarter, both teams had a shot at


Year of the Dragon Dawns with Vigor

(Abbey Z./Staff) As its image embodies, a dragon, the fifth of 12 zodiacs in the Lunar New Year cycle, represents charisma, power, ambition, and confidence. Families and communities around the world welcomed the Year of the Dragon on Saturday, February 10. Lunar New Year is also called the Spring Festival because it occurs on the