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Cydney Platt'21 laughing with friends at Goldman Union Camp Institute. (Cydney Platt'21) 
Opinion & Editorial

When Summer Camp becomes a Possibility

Cydney Platt’21 laughing with friends at Goldman Union Camp Institute. (Cydney Platt’21)    Since the fourth grade, I have spent every summer at Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), a Jewish overnight camp in Zionsville, Indiana. From campfires to cabins to singing with childhood friends, camp has always been a home away from home. But the

A Passover seder plate symbolizes the Jewish people's journey towards freedom. (Wikimedia Commons) 

Passover Seder: This Year At Home, Next Year Together

Beginning at sunset on Wednesday, April 8, and lasting until sundown on Thursday, April 16, Jewish families around the world gathered in a unique way to celebrate the exodus of the Jews from ancient Egypt.  Whereas people typically travel to visit family and celebrate the holiday, stay-at-home orders and social distancing rules due to COVID-19


Boys Swimming Places Second at Sectionals

Cyrus Hannallah’22 starts off strong. (Ella Morris’22/Media) The CA boys swimming team kicked off the postseason by hosting the Division II Sectional meet on Saturday, February 8. The AquaVikes finished with a total of 157 points, securing a second-place finish.  The boys started off with a bang, as senior James Cao, sophomore Cyrus Hannallah, and


Girls Swimming Place Second in League

Claire Richardson’23 prepares for a flip-turn. (Ella Morris’22/Media) CA started off the week with a home warm-up meet against Bishop Watterson on Tuesday, January 21, showing the team was well prepared for even stiffer competition a few days later. Sophomore Lauren Klinefelter won both the 200 and 500 free, with senior Annalise Grammel getting second


Mixed Results for Boys Swimming

Charlie Belford’22 sprints to beat competition. (Julia DeVore’22/Media) After a first-place victory the previous week, the Columbus Academy boys swim team looked to continue its momentum with the Northeast Classic on Saturday, January 11, a home meet on Friday, January 17 and an away meet at the St. Charles Natatorium on Saturday, January 18. The


Boys Swimming Storms the Shore

Rowan Hennessy’21 in the 100 backstroke.  (Julia DeVore’22/Media) After two dominant meets the previous week, the AquaVikes brought home another victory on Thursday, January 9, with a first place ranking over rivals Bishop Hartley and Wellington at the Madison Christian Natatorium.  The 200-yard relay kicked off with James Cao’20, Cyrus Hannallah’22, Gavin Lewis’23, and Ezra


Boys Swimming Takes 3rd Place in Season Openers

Gavin Lewis’23. (Julia DeVore’22/Media) The Academy boys swimming team kicked off its season with two victorious meets on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, proving CA is still a team to be reckoned with-despite losing key seniors last year. The Vikes started the season with a bang, conquering Bexley 95-73 in a dual meet.


CA Hosts Inaugural Model UN Convention

Model United Nations Logo (Wikimedia Commons) On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, Columbus Academy hosted 48 delegates for the school’s first CAMUN convention.  Model UN students were first assigned to four different committees representing four world nations. In this specific event, Columbus Academy chose North and South Korea, China, and the United States.


Girls Tennis Dominates at Districts

Sydni Ratliff’22 heads to her 3rd state play-offs. (Sari Shocket’22/Media) After a victorious sectional tournament, the Columbus Academy girls tennis team continued its success by sending two individual players and one doubles duo to the state qualifying tournament on Thursday, October 10, and Saturday, October 12. On Thursday, Sydni Ratliff’21 breezed through tournament singles, winning