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Social Distancing: Critical

Social distancing: vital to on-campus life (Pixabay). CA requires several measures to enforce social distancing: seating is spaced six-feet apart, one-way hallways, disinfecting desktops.  As carefully planned as these policies are, some groups of students are not following procedures. It’s up to us to keep our community safe.


Contact Tracing at Higher Capacities

Contact tracing flow chart (Wikimedia Commons).  Academy’s guidelines on contact tracing and quarantine (Columbus Academy Campus Reopening Plan) As we have had more students come back to campus, keeping track of and minimizing positive COVID cases have been the school’s chief concern. Because of this, CA has implemented a vigorous and efficient system of contact


Staying Connected in Shared Spaces

Students sitting on Lazareth Courtyard stumps. (Isabella Morris’22/Media) Anticipating the school year in its hybrid form, my friends and I were worried about how we would spend time together throughout the school day. With the dining hall and lounge seatings reduced to account for social distancing, it seemed like popular gathering spaces were no longer


Girls Golf Places First in MSL Post-Season Tournament

Eva Baker’23 takes a swing (Courtesy/Maggie Fretag). Our girls golf team took first place finish at the MSL Post-Season Tournament at Westchester Golf Course on Tuesday, September 22. Taking on four other talented squads, Academy won with a team score of 345, beating 2nd place CSG  by 13 strokes. Grace Luo’23 led with 81. Eliza


Girls Golf Ends Regular Season With 2 Wins 

Angela Hu’24 tracks her shot. (Courtesy/Cindy Wilson) The girls golf team finished its regular season with two wins on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16.  Academy faced Buckeye Valley on Tuesday and won 180 to 213, with sophomore Eva Baker as a medalist for the match. The team played against Worthington Christian on Wednesday. and

Cast of "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" (Wikimedia Commons)

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



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


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


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