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Service on September 8th: A Day of Giving

Habitat Humanity”s Re-Store. (Flickr) Classrooms filled with chatter and excitement on Friday, September 8, the 2017 Service Day at Academy, promised to be the “best day of the year” by the Service Board. The day provided us with an opportunity to work with our advisees as we gave back to the community. Some advisories got


Capstone Projects Benefit Students’ Education

Students share  e-literature capstones and final projects at Computer Science Fair. (Olivia Ryna’18/Media) As the end of the school year approaches, Upper School students are more stressed than ever. Although there is only a few weeks of school left, final exams are the looming obstacle standing in the way of summer break.  Fortunately, most of


Promoting Student Wellness: DeCree’s Community Cafes

As students at Columbus Academy, most of us aim to excel in not just our schoolwork but also extracurriculars, including sports and the arts—and for some—both in and out of school. Many students overload themselves with countless activities on top of schoolwork, leaving them stressed and up late at night, though it rarely pays off. 


Day of Silence Raises Awareness of LGBT Challenges

(Courtesy/ Sancho McCann) Each year, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, GLSEN, sponsors the Day of Silence, a student-led event held in thousands of schools across the nation. The event’s mission is to “[bring] awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools,” according to GLSEN.  Academy’s GSA hosted the Day


The Future of Space Travel: Reusable Rockets

SpaceX’s launch of a used rocket could be the next step to the colonization of Mars. SpaceX launched a partially used rocket into space on Thursday, April 2, opening the door to a new era of cheaper and more efficient space travel. SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, is an American aerospace designer,

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Debate Duo Qualifies for States

(Photo Credit: Ohio High School Speech League) Academy’s Debate Team ventured to Napoleon, Ohio, on Saturday, February 4, to compete at the Ohio High School Speech League District Tournament. Following the immense success its opening year in debate last season, with teams making it to states and even the national debate tournament, four teams competed


Hot Mr. Pot

The groundhog saw his shadow on the first Tuesday of February, predicting six more weeks of winter. While many more days of cold weather and gray skies are a bummer for those of yearning for a warm, sunny spring, the wintery weather sets the perfect backdrop for a major trend in Columbus: hotpot restaurants. Hot

Chinese New Year Traditions Decoded

Latern Festival in Shanghai, China Every year, lasting for 15 days and starting from the first day of the lunar calendar (around the end of January or the beginning of February), people from countries all over the world celebrate Chinese New Year. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and it begins on January 28.

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Inside Academy’s Dining Hall

Members of our fantastic crew are (from left) Michael Ray, Holly Auten, Stephanie Campbell, Erwin Reed, Leslie White, Rosemary White, Elaine Braisted, Lana Spaulding, Ruth Ward, David Hill and Edwin Jimenez. (Photo/Bob Lee.) We interviewed Stephanie Campbell, Lana Spaulding, and Ruth Ward for this feature. The Academy Life takes pride in showcasing the best in