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Senior Lock-In: Priceless and Unscripted Time

Quad in Lights for Seniors. Esther Lawrence: “Some of my best CA memories were made tonight.” (Courtesy/Ms. Reifeis) When Upper School Head, Cory Izokaitis, approved a Senior Lock-in for 2016, little did she know this event would be a favorite of the senior class. With hours of behind-the-scenes planning, Izokaitis and Student Council advisors, Freda Eden and


Darnell Heywood Named Chair of Counseling and Admissions Council

Darnell Heywood. Courtesy/Cindy Wilson Written by co-editors Abby Jeffers, Jane Li, and Georgia Tuckerman To most high schoolers, the College Board represents much of what they dread: SATs, APs, and the college application process as a whole. These tests and scores, however, are only part of what they do. Although those assessments seem like unnecessary


A Personal Process: The Art & Life of Toshiko Takaezu

(Julia Gurevitz’19/Media) From Pedro Mana, Columbus Academy’s Fine Arts Department Chair:  US Ceramics teacher, and former Toshiko apprentice, Andy Rahe, has arranged a unique spotlight into the creative mind from a pioneer who elevated Ceramics into a Fine Art. Takaezu’s artwork is in the collections of museums worldwide including The National Museum of Modern Art,


Transforming Charity Projects into Service Learning

Kevin Reeves’22 and Dorothy Dell at Work on Food Drive (Courtesy/Christy Bening) Many communities have food and clothing drives. But few schools have a food and clothing drive that serves as an opportunity for students to learn using the items that are collected before being shipping to meet need in the greater community. Thanks to


AI Makes Leap after Leap

Google’s search engine uses previous searches to provide topic that are catered to your interests.  ( Amid the commotion over cutting-edge phones, refined software, and augmented reality’s promise, the evolution of artificial intelligence has been outshined by more convenient technologies. Without people noticing, artificial intelligence has managed to permeate itself into most everyone’s daily tasks.


Girls Tennis Impresses at States

On Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20, the girls tennis team traveled to Mason, Ohio, for the state tournament.  In the singles bracket, freshman standout, Sydni Ratliff, didn’t drop a single game during her first two matches, easily defeating both Cincinnati Hill’s Samantha Pregel and Poland Seminary’s Marisa Ricciardi, 6-0, 6-0.  Ratliff took to


Baseball Update

 The Vikings kicked off league on Monday, April 3, against the Whitehall-Yearling’s Rams.  It was a convincing 10-0 victory for Academy, which scored seven runs in the first inning and never looked back.  Sophomore Nick Rothmann, junior Matt Saling, and senior Matt Schmitz combined for the shutout win, allowing a total of four hits all


Baseball Update

Sophomore Hayden Compton took the mound on Wednesday, March 29, as the Vikings battled the Bloom Carroll Bulldogs. The Vikings bent but didn’t break early on, as Compton pitched his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the first. It was a quick eight-pitch inning in the second for Compton, who settled in against a

School News

Academy Students’ Infographics for GOA’s Fake News Project

In a two-week GOA (Global Online Academy) flex course, “The Truth About Fake News,” more than 1,200 students from around the world engaged in online discussions, viewed video chats with international experts, and studied the origins and spread of fake news. The following sophomores in Mrs. Carmichael’s English class created infographics to guide others in

Opinion & Editorial

We Have Facts in Common

Upper School Ethics teacher, Tim Leet. This feature is the third in our “Faculty and Staff” column—new to our paper this year—and to which all staff, administrators, and faculty are welcome to contribute views of their choice. It’s hard to talk about politics at school. We’re not very good at it, and strong emotions often