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(Pixabay) The CA Debate team sent 9 pairs to the inaugural Olentangy High School Invitational on Saturday, January 20. After nearly six hours of competition, the duo of co-captain Kyle Channell’19 and Grant Hillmann’20 tied for the second most team points in the Public Forum category. All pairs competed in Public Forum, debating the January


Debate Team Excels at Season-Opener

Juniors Caroline Mallory and Rekha Marar Prepare for a Round. (Courtesy/Darnell Heywood) The Academy Debate Team kick-started its third season with a successful performance at the Fourth Annual Kenyon College Forensics Classic on Saturday, November 18. Forty-two teams attended the match, hosted by Mt. Vernon. The team’s co-president, junior Kyle Channel, and first-year debater, Ezra


DESI Dazzles in Diwali Assembly

DESI Club performs a group dance to cap off its Diwali Assembly. (Chris Heermann’18) Candles lit the edge of the stage as seniors Kareena Aurora and Neena Baliga, leaders of Academy’s DESI club along with fellow senior Shreyah Mohanselvan, hosted the Diwali Assembly on Monday, November 6.  The extraordinary talent among these upper school students

Opinion & Editorial

To Act or Not to Act: Congress on #MeToo

Speier and Gillibrand pledge Congressional support for bills focused to modify sexual assault cases. (Wikimedia Commons) Sexual harassment has come to the forefront of dialogue across our nation, following allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #MeToo Campaign. While movements including #MeToo have raised public awareness of the prevalence of


Academy Hosts 2nd Annual Fall Forum

Ludi at Fall Forum (Ellie Kammerer/Ohio student historian for OJCL) Academy’s halls were filled with over 100 students from across the state on Saturday, October 7, as our school hosted the Ohio Junior Classical League’s (OJCL) second Fall Forum. Designed to unite students in a celebration of the classics, this important event was planned for months


Uncertainty Plagues Dreamers

Protests ensue following the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind DACA. Here, protestors in San Fransisco take the streets on September 5, 2017. (Wikimedia Commons) Since the start of his controversial term over eight months ago, President Trump has announced one polarizing plan after another, including one that shatters the dreams of millions. In September 2017, the


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