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Editorial: A Letter to Gen Z

(Flickr) Dear Gen Z, We’ve had a wake up call.  Until recently, we were the only living generation not exposed to imminent danger.  For the Silent Generation, it was the rise of fascism and the devastating consequences of World War II. For the Baby Boomers, it was the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the looming

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The Little Things Are Getting too Big

The little things could all disappear overnight. (Created by Max W.) Dean of Students, Mr. Thompson started our year with the express goal of keeping “the little things little.” This meant returning to dress code, and even more importantly, it meant following Covid-19 safety protocols so we can stay at 100% capacity and keep our

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A Message from the Editors to our School Community

(Flickr) From Regan Cornelius, Josh Tu, and Carolyn Vaziri Given former Vice-President Joe Biden’s win over President Donald J. Trump and the divisive climate surrounding the election, we at “The Academy Life” extend invitations for all points of view. If your beliefs differ from our greater school’s population, please feel encouraged to let your voice be

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What Money Can Buy: Michael Bloomberg’s Run

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Presidential Gun Safety Forum in August. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)     Michael Bloomberg joined the democratic primary on November 24, and with him came his net worth of 55 billion. While his foray into the race drew plenty of media attention, it also begs the question: for

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Impeach Donald Trump

President Trump has picked up resistance as House Democrats’ legal pressure mounts. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)   For the past several weeks, we’ve watched our President embarrass the nation. We’ve looked on as he callously tramples upon our democracy, using the Oval Office for his own personal gain, desperately clawing for power to satisfy an

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Editorial: Look for Colleges that are the Right Fit

Some parents involved in the college scandal bribed testing officials to guarantee their children higher scores on the SAT.(Flickr) On March 12, news broke that well-known actress Lori Loughlin, among other affluent parents, had been charged in a college admissions scandal. By one form or another, whether it involved fraudulent athletic recruitment or standardized testing,

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Editorial: A Change of Hart

Kevin Hart’s mistake should be a learning lesson for all of us. (Creative Commons)   Kevin Hart is no stranger to controversy. If someone were to bring up the time that the comedian endangered his public image with a boneheaded mistake, the appropriate response would be, “Which one?” So when news broke in late 2018 that

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Kimbal Musk: Academy’s Speaker for Annual Celebration of Leadership

The Academy Life staff interview(Courtesy/Jeremy Morgan/Academy Media) Following CA’s annual Celebration of Leadership Assembly, the Academy Life Editorial Board met with Kimbal Musk to discuss his mission to “pursue an America where everyone has access to real food” and his career as a restaurateur, philanthropist and co-founder of The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green and

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Enough: The Aftermath of Parkland

Academy students gather in Senior Quad to participate in the National School Walkout. (Courtesy/Columbus Academy Twitter) After the shooting at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago, the nation went into distress. Educators, students, and parents’ worries about the safety of schools escalated. Lawmakers debated for years on end, trying to find solutions to restore