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Opinion & Editorial

Before Unity We Must Heal

(Carolyn Vaziri’22/Staff) In President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, he mentioned the word “unity” nine times. It was the cornerstone of his address.  But what does “unity” mean in a democratic society?  Does it mean that we all suddenly agree on the same issues and priorities? No. It rather means that we agree on adhering to

Sports

Boys Basketball Rebounds after Bexley Loss

(Andrew Barren’22/Media) On Tuesday, January 12th, the boys suffered a tough loss against rival Bexley at home.  Despite holding a 4 point lead at halftime, the Vikes could not hang on after falling short on crucial shots. In the 33-39 loss, senior Brady Hess was the leading scorer with 10 points.  The Vikes rebounded after

Opinion & Editorial

A Republic if We Can Keep It

(Wikimedia Commons). I was in complete and utter awe. I was an 8th grader, taking Columbus Academy’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. Our social studies teachers, Mrs. Miller and Mr. Cavnar, were ensuring we would feel the full gravity of this experience.  We had studied the American Revolution, reading primary sources from patriot leaders such

Sports

Boys Basketball Prevails in Nailbiter

Tanner Compton’22 drives to the net (Courtesy of John Hulkenberg, 270 Hoops). Like all other sports, the boys basketball team has had to make adjustments in order to have a season. So far the team has not confronted any quarantine road blocks, punching in a total of 7 games thus far.  On Saturday, January 10,

Opinion & Editorial

Election 2020: Character Matters

(Carolyn Vaziri’22) Etched on our school’s walls are Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Honesty, Fairness. Integrity, and Moral Courage: these are the core values, commonly referred to as our “5+2,” that comprise the foundation of our moral code. The Columbus Academy community strives to live by these values both during our time at Academy and beyond. In the

Opinion & Editorial

Without Acton, DeWine Lacks Action

Governor Mike DeWine (Wikimedia Commons)\   Earlier this year, I had more faith in my Governor’s response to the pandemic.    More than a week before President Trump declared a national emergency, Governor DeWine had banned spectators at the Arnold Classic. Ohio had not reported a single case of the coronavirus.    Just a week

Sports

Girls Golf Beats Odds in Second Season

(Courtesy/Christine Baker) On Monday, October 5, our girls golf team teed off at Darby Creek for Districts.  Our girls were facing off against a tough opponent in CSG, who is the defending Division II champions.  Grace Luo led the team with a 83, followed by Eva Baker (94), Angela Hu (96), Eliza Freytag (101) and

Opinion & Editorial

The Real Threat to America is Within our Own Shores

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was the victim of a kidnapping plot, which was intercepted by the FBI on October 8th (Flickr). In the most recent (and possibly final) presidential debate, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace threw President Trump a softball question.  “Are you willing — tonight — to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and say