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9/11 Assembly: A Day of Remembrance

On Monday, September 13, the Columbus Academy Upper School gathered together as a community to memorialize  the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks against our nation. During morning classes, students heard four bells – 8:26 AM, 9:03 AM, 9:37 AM, and 10:03 AM – each representing the moment a plane went down that took


Field Hockey Starts Season with Senior Day Triumph

The Seniors celebrate their Senior Day (Credit/Lia Hempel’23). Following a disappointing loss in last year’s state-semifinals, the Columbus Academy field hockey team looks sharp to start the season.  The team began the season 2-0-1, with impressive 7-0 and 9-0 wins against Oakwood and Summit Country Day, respectively. The team’s only tie came in a frustrating


Grande’s tour:”excuse me, i love you”

(Wikimedia Commons) by Ceci Reitter’24 If you have never been to an Ariana Grande concert, this documentary tour is the next best thing. It follows Grande on her tumultuous “sweetener” trip, featuring “God is a woman” and “no tears left to cry.” The film is mostly set in London. Runtime is 1 hr 37 minutes and


Dream Makeovers

(Pixabay) by Abigail Zhou’24 Unlike its predecessors, Dream Home Makeover does not flip houses or feature about designers’ competitionsdesigners. Instead, it focuses on a work-life balance to help us during our quarantine. The first season begins with Shea and Syd McGee, owners of Studio McGee, and follows the couple’s dynamic renovations.  Syd is less  involved with


Tropical Smoothie Cafe

(Milana Biswas’24/Staff) Tropical Smoothie, known for its hearty beverages, makes me a fan of its Acai Berry Boost ($4.99), a blend of acai, pomegranate, banana, blueberries, and strawberries.  This cage’s menu the  popularTurkey Bacon Ranch burger ($6.99) and is a hotspot for people looking to reshape their calorie intake. Located on 5792 North Hamilton Road

Opinion & Editorial

The Phone “Home Alone” Challenge by Peggy Sutton

This feature’s contributor is posted on our Faculty and Staff column.(Courtesy/Peggy Sutton) Unless you are a movie buff, you may not remember the 1990 film Home Alone, now with sequels released through 2002. In the earliest version, the family of eight-year-old Kevin accidentally abandons him at home while they head off on vacation. The youngster


Blood Drive 2020

The Yakam sisters (Abby’20 and Emma’22) donating together at Academy’s first Blood Drive of the Decade. (Sarah Neltner’20/Media) Academy strives to maintain its large community impact in its annual Service Day, Empty Bowl events, and Faculty and Staff Service. One of the most beneficial functions that Academy hosts are its many Blood Drives that take


In-the-Know Wins “Cerebral 16”

(Courtesy/Andy Morris) On December 10, Academy’s four-man In The Know squad took the floor at Ohio State’s Fawcett Center, making a statement victory against Columbus Alternative in a 420-250 victory. The match was aired this past Wednesday night, January 15 on WOSU PBS. The Vikings continued their dominant season in this “Cerebral 16” contest, with seniors Andrew


Academy Places in Speech and Debate Match at Upper Arlington Tournament

Alexis Cunningham’23, seniors Kathan Reddy and Grant Hillman, and Tara Hoffman’22. (Courtesy/Alex Graham’20) Twenty-five Academy Speech and Debate students faced off against 7 schools in 4 rounds per category at Upper Arlington on Saturday, December 7. Ninth-grader Alexis Cunningham won 2nd place in Declamation. The Public Forum team of seniors Grant Hillman and Kathan Reddy


State Champ: Sydni Ratliff

Sydni Ratliff with Academy’s state champ flag that will honor her win. (Courtesy/Jeremy Morgan) Junior Sydni Ratliff is Academy’s first individual state tennis champ, having triumphed in the 2019 Girls Division 2 State Championship in Mason, Ohio. Sydni’s final score was 6-4,7-5 against Cleveland’s Carly Cohen from Gilmour Academy. After being runner up the past two