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Coronavirus Outbreak Spoils China’s Lunar New Year

A Chinese New Year celebration from prior years, untouched by disease. (Unsplash, CC0) The Lunar New Year, celebrated on January 25th this year, traditionally calls for outdoor festivals, lanterns, and parades throughout the city, as people gather with their families to celebrate the annual holiday with a “reunion dinner.” Everyone enjoys noodles, dumplings, spring rolls,

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In The Know Clutches Close Win Against Hilliard Darby

The Wise Guys. (Courtesy/Andy Morris) On October 29, Academy’s In The Know team faced Hilliard Darby at the Fawcett Center on The Ohio State University’s campus.  In The Know, a quiz-bowl styled program, pits two teams of four students against each other as they answer trivia. These questions cover a wide variety of topics, such

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Rachel Gorsuch: Ohio’s Math Teacher of the Year

Ohio’s Math Teacher of the Year, Rachel Gorsuch. (Andrew Barren’22/Media) Rachael Gorsuch, a mathematics teacher in the Upper School, was selected as the State High School Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Council of Teacher of Mathematics (OCTM). This is no small feat since every teacher across the entire state vies to be the

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Trump’s Growing Tensions With China

Trump discusses trade war deal with U.S. ambassador to China, Ambassador Branstad to discuss a deal on the trade war. (Flickr) Trump is stuck in the middle of a trade war with China that has raged on for the past year. This series of tariffs has been a back and forth between the U.S. and

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5G Is Right Around The Corner

The biggest technological shift of the century is on the horizon. (Unsplash, CC0)   5G has been in the news recently because of the exposure it received at summits and keystones, like the Consumer Electronic Show, which happened just a few weeks ago. At these summits, phone companies, service providers and chip manufacturers alike boasted

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Consumer Electronic Show: Ingenious and Eccentric

The gateway to a world of innovation and creativity. (Flickr, CC0)   This past week, Las Vegas hosted the annual Consumer Electronic Show (commonly abbreviated as CES), which features more than 4,500 exhibiting companies that look to prove that their technology is both innovative and cutting-edge. The show is spread throughout 11 different venues and

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Amazon’s Growing Control Over the Public

Amazon’s omnipresence: in your phone, on your laptop, in the food you eat . . .  and we might be acting too late. (Unsplash, CC0)   Amazon first announced its initiative for a new headquarters, labelled “HQ2,” back in September, 2017. With this pronouncement came a torrent of a proposals that represented various cities and states,

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CA’s Gorsuch: First Female to Receive Emerging Alumni Award

Gorsuch working with her Precalculus students on pumpkins in Academy’s Crane Outdoor Classroom. (Courtesy/Julie Simmons) The PC students had to explain to the little ones about how to measure arc length (an idea that we’ve been studying this last chapter) and the pre-K student helped us draw “math pictures.” The idea was to have a

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In The Know Prevails over Centennial

The Wise Guys: Lucas Huang, Gabe Taub, Andrew Cahall and Aden Weiser. Courtesy/Dr. Morris   On September 24, Academy’s In-the-Know team faced Centennial High School at the Fawcett Center on Ohio State University’s campus.    In-the-Know, a quiz-bowl styled program, hosts two teams of four from schools throughout central and southern Ohio. Questions cover a wide variety

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Another Hacking Exposed in Facebook Breach

Mark Zuckerberg has, once again, failed to deliver on his vow to use data appropriately. (Wikimedia Commons) Facebook has failed, once again, to protect its users’ data, even after pledging to treat it with care. Yet no one seems to even be batting an eye. On September 28, Facebook released a report announcing its largest