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Dr. John Mafi (left) and Dr. Daniel Barnett’89 /Courtesy Dr. Mafi (University of California, Los Angeles) and Dr. Barnett (Johns Hopkins). As of March 1, a sixth American died of the coronavirus near Seattle.  Florida, New York, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Nebraska, Massacushetts, Illinois, and Rhode Island have also reported new cases. As of

Model UN & JSA Vikes Take the Nation’s Capital

Suzy L’Hommedieu, Ashi Gunawardena, and Jake Huddleston at this year’s Model UN. (Courtesy/Amy Berkley) Over the long Presidents’ Day weekend, two groups of Columbus Academy students traveled to Washington, D.C. for Model United Nations and Junior States of America events.  Over 40 Upper School students joined nearly 3,000 national and international high school delegates at The


Regan Cornelius: State Player of the Year

(Photo/Mr. L’Hommedieu. Edited by Josh Tu’22/Staff) On January 29, 2019, MAX Field Hockey announced its state-player honorees. Among them was junior Regan Cornelius, recognized as Ohio Player of the Year.  Before the 2019-2020 fall season, Cornelius was also named the state’s preseason player of the year.  In her high school career, Cornelius is a three-time

Opinion & Editorial

Iowa Caucuses Need to Go

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaign trail. (Courtesy/ Phil Roeder, Flickr) Last Monday’s election night failure in Iowa was a colossal embarrassment for the Democratic National Committee.  Two candidates, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Bernie Sanders, declared victory amid uncertainty. While they both are taking a victory lap in New Hampshire, neither can make


Service Board Honors our Faculty & Staff

Ms. Sneeringer enjoys Servive Board’s beautiful food display. (Sarah Neltner ‘20/ Media) On Wednesday, February 3, the Service Board hosted its annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day in gratitude to the dedication of our school’s staff, educators, administrators, security, and kitchen and maintenance teams.  This year’s celebration was organized and executed by Ms. Bening, Ms.


Talking about race, gender, and identity

Dr. Losambe and Ms. Berkley, organizers of this week’s discussion groups in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Carolyn Vaziri’22/Co-editor) Before Winter Break, Upper Schoolers selected from a list of discussion groups that Ms. Berkley and Dr. Losambe prepared. for various sessions that would be held in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Opinion & Editorial

It’s No Longer Summer in Australia

Australia is suffering wildfires, thunder, drought, flooding, and dust storms (Martin Snicer/Flickr)  The United States is one of Australia’s oldest allies. Two years ago, the two countries celebrated 100 years of mateship. Yet our media is giving more air time toward the heating tensions of a Warren-Sanders feud rather than the lethal blazes terrorizing our

Opinion & Editorial

Indecision is the Democrats’ Achilles Heel 

Front runners Biden, Warren, Sanders, and Buttigieg vy for the Democratic nomination. (Graphic by Carolyn Vaziri’22) Democrats are torn. Thirteen primary candidates remain, locking horns for the nomination. The crowded field represents a broad ideological spectrum, from moderates like Amy Klobuchar to far-leftists like Bernie Sanders. Is the safest option to select a moderate to


Jon Wagshul: From JAG Corps to College Counselor at Academy

Academy welcomes new college counselor, Jon Wagshul. (Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) What do Tom Cruise and Assistant Director of College Counseling, Mr. Wagshul, have in common? Besides high school roots in the northeast, they were both lawyers in the Navy JAG Corps, one in the movies, one in real life. Mr. Jon Wagshul joined our school

Opinion & Editorial

Trump Administration Endangers LGBTQ Americans

Same-sex couples could lose critical health care if providers choose to discriminate (Flickr/ Jose Antonio Navas).  In 2017, President Trump and vice president Mike Pence met with a legal scholar who advised them on social issues, including the likelihood of reversing Roe v. Wade. According to The New Yorker, two sources confirm that when the discussion