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Academy’s Choir Returns to the Stage

Camerata singing “The Lake” (Photo by Ashley Tu) On the night of November 10, harmonious singing filled Schoedinger Theater as Columbus Academy hosted its first indoor choral concert since Fall of 2019. During the 2020-2021 school year, the choir was only able to perform on the quad due to Covid-19 safety measures implemented by the


Audience of 1: Healing Power of Snack Bags

(Henry Rubey/Media) While upper school students had a half and then a full day off on October 21 and 22 because of parent-teacher conferences, the Upper School Art Department was busy installing the new “Audience of 1” art exhibit on the second floor of the Morris Hall Art Building. Today, 102 brown paper snack bags


Advisory Challenges Show Creativity Lies in Collaboration

Morris Advisory works together to paint a Romanesque “Dr. Morris” (Ashley Tu) Upper School students gathered outside Morris Hall on October 5 for an advisory paint-off in preparation for Columbus Academy’s 2021 Homecoming Dance. Since this year’s homecoming theme is Rome, advisories were challenged with crafting their own unique portraits of their advisors in romanesque


Last Call for Morris Hall Art Exhibit

Kevin Colon’s “Overwhelmed” (Ashley Tu) The Accessible Expression Ohio Art Exhibit loaned by Creative Expressions, located on the second floor in Morris Hall came to a close on Monday, October 4 after having been displayed since the start of the 2021 school year. This exhibit travels statewide, visiting a wide array of local galleries and

Pepper-growing competition.(Courtesy/Maren Lawrence23)

Academy’s Greenhouse: Saving the Environment, One Pepper at a Time

Academy’s  greenhouse is flourishing with an abundance of new plants and greens. Our Environmental Club has been hard at work tending to the greenhouse, with Mrs. Downey ensuring that everything is growing as expected. One branch of the club has been tasked with greenhouse duties, such as planting hydroponics, growing plants for the prairie plot,

Opinion & Editorial

We Must Think Bigger Than Ourselves

I get it. We are sick and tired of this pandemic. “Six feet apart.” “Don’t get too close.” “Socially distance.”  We are social creatures who long for interaction and connection with others. Quarantining ourselves from others has been frustrating, especially when it seems like there is no end to this outbreak.  But as vaccines are


Breaking Every Barrier in Pop Music: “Driver’s License”

(Flickr) A new songwriter has emerged and taken over every major streaming platform. On January 8, Olivia Rodrigo released her debut single, “Driver’s License,” not expecting it to reach the Number 1 spot on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon music global and U.S. charts. Seventeen year-old Olivia Rodrigo has become a pop star sensation, with

Academy urges families to observe C-19 restrictions over November holiday (Flickr)

Keeping Academy Safe after Thanksgiving Break Travels

As the Thanksgiving holiday draws near, Academy is faced with yet another challenge: how to stop the spread of the coronavirus after students travel during the break.  This past weekend, the school resumed its 50% capacity, given Franklin County’s rise in virus cases. With only a few weeks until the winter break, Academy is doing