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High School Bands Electrify The Basement

(Courtesy/Sarah Morris’18) There’s something magical about seeing your peers on a big stage.  Maybe it’s the pride that comes with seeing their success, or maybe it’s exhilaration at the possibility that you, too, could reach new heights. Either way, a similarly electrifying vigor filled the dark room of The Basement when four enthusiastic high school


Wrath of Wednesday’s Upcoming Basement Gig

(Wrath of Wednesday performs at Kafe Kerouac. (Courtesy/Wrath of Wednesday’s Facebook page) In the music industry, many factors depend on who you know. For senior Ben Ross and his band Wrath of Wednesday, an introduction to an event coordinator at a grad party last summer turned into an exciting upcoming show at The Basement, a

Opinion & Editorial

#MeToo: More Than A Hashtag

 (Creative Commons) “Girls, I hope you know what message you’re putting out there,” said Mrs. Williamson, costume designer for Academy’s theater department, after the final rehearsal of A Voice In The Dark. “With everything that’s happening right now in the media, I hope that people see this as encouragement to speak up before it’s too


Independents’ Day Says Goodbye to Columbus

Red Skylark and the Westsylvanians perform at the South Stage.  (Abby Jeffers’18/Co-editor) At a small park on the Scioto riverfront, hundreds of local music lovers gathered to watch their favorite Columbus bands on September 16 and 17. The weekend is a community festival more than anything, with craft tents, artwork, food, and live music, but it’s


Summer Actors Wow With Passion and Dedication

(Photo/Creative Commons) As students attended academic camps and workshops over the summer, another group of Academy upper schoolers dedicated themselves to furthering their learning by performing in the arts. From ten minutes to two hours long, there was no shortage of participation in local community shows by Academy’s actors. Senior Julia Leet and juniors Sidney


Pinhole Cameras On Campus

(Courtesy/Crystal Tursich) Photography students embarked on an experimental project in early May with a do-it-yourself Pinhole Camera assignment.  The homemade cameras were built from a metal container and a piece of foil, both with tiny holes drilled through them to allow light in. With the help of photography teacher, Ms. Crystal Tursich, students put together their


In Praise Of Maintaining Peace

New Albany High School started its Peace Week on a sour note this year. On Monday, May 15, students and administrators arrived at the school only to discover that someone had spray-painted profane language, racial slurs, swastikas, and “Trump” on the tennis courts and equipment shed. Almost immediately after the news spread, however, students began


Steadfast Fest Unites Music Lovers

Cardinal Harbor performs at the Gallery Stage. (Abby Jeffers’18/Staff) Music filled the Short North on Saturday during Steadfast Fest, a one-day music festival hosted by local music publication TUNED UP.  With three stages and 17 bands, music mogul and event organizer, Ryan Getz, certainly had enough on his plate—yet still prioritized greeting fans and volunteers.


Rhee Recognized For Strong Opinion Writing

Tristan Rhee’17 with Marty Award. (Chris Heermann’18/Media Team) It’s that time of year again: activities’ periods are filled with awards assemblies, and Honors Assembly is just around the corner. Unlike the arts and foreign language awards, however, there’s one award that Academy doesn’t receive every year. Senior Tristan Rhee, dedicated writer for The Academy Life—and


Orchestra’s Energy Unmatched In Final Concert

The colorful set for the upcoming spring musical clashed with the Orchestra’s intensity on Tuesday, April 18 at its final concert of the season.  The Upper School Chamber group began the night with a Beethoven concerto, featuring Ginnie Ma’19 as a piano soloist, before an interlude of middle school performers.  After the 6th, 7th, and