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Cast of "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" (Wikimedia Commons)
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Revisit a Classic: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” cements itself as a timeless coming-of-age film, recently added to Netflix when everyone is looking for something to watch.  The 2012 classic involves complex yet relatable characters.  Set in the 90’s, the story follows an introverted “wallflower,” entering his freshman year of high school by counting the days until

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TO ALL THE BOYS . . .

Lara Jean and Peter (Wikimedia Commons) To All the Boys: P. S. I Love You sequel to Netflix blockbuster To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before continues with of Lara Jean and Peter’s love story, but fails to live up to the originals’s magic.  Opening with a picture-perfect first date, their insecurities gnaw at Lara Jean as

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Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere

Shaker Heights City Hall (Wikimedia Commons) A mother and daughter drive away in the middle of the night, a custody battle of a Chinese-American baby, and a beautiful house on fire. Welcome to Celese Ng’s Shaker Heights, which burns to the ground.  Set in utopian suburbia in the 1990s, the wealthy, white Richardson family represents

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Leadership Lunch Speaker: Adrian Jones

Guest speaker, Adrian Jones. (Henry Rubey’22/Media) On Wednesday, November 13, Columbus Academy students gathered on the Dining Hall’s fireside to hear Adrian Jones and his leadership story.  Nicknamed “Stuff” by family and friends, Jones recounted his life as a troubled youth involved in gangs, violence, and drugs, spending a number of years in prison or the

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Blood Drive Curriculum reaches the Lower School

Lower schoolers participate in a scavenger hunt about blood donation. Rules are outlined in photo. (Carolyn Zhang’20/Staff)  On Tuesday, October 1, a Red Cross representative visited our Lower School students to deliver a presentation about the Blood Drive. To familiarize our younger Vikings about what is involved in our Upper School Blood Drives, seniors Lindsay Dunlap and

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Fall Pep Rally Excites Students 

Young Vikings cheer pm their classmates during the Dance Battle. (Ella Morriss’22/Media) On Friday, October 4, students excitedly entered “The Mack” to the energetic beat of the school band for the Fall Pep Rally. Kicking off with an Avengers-style movie, our Vikings, Taylor Warren and Andrew Cahall, battled faculty members acting as rival schools. The

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Sleep-out Precedes Annual Service Day

Before heading to The Mack, students worked on our Empty Bowls project. (Courtesy/Mrs. Bening)   The second sleep-out in Academy history, held on the night of Thursday, September 12, blended into another vibrant Service Day. The sleep-out, coordinated by Matthew Derzon’21, is designed to simulate teen homelessness and raise awareness about Columbus’s  Huckleberry House, a teen

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CA Community Celebrates Colorful Holi

CA families throw colors and celebrate Holi. (Panya Bhinder’21/Staff) On Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 pm, Columbus Academy families came together at the Lower School playground to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi, ushering in spring with love and color. Traditionally held in mid-March, Holi, also called the festival of colors, commemorates the