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Scenes from Justice Ginsburg Lying in State

  On Thursday, September 24, I traveled to our nation’s capital to pay my respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I was joined by thousands of Americans who also congregated to the Supreme Court to express their gratitude for the Justice. Before visiting the Justice in repose, we waited in socially-distanced lines stretching blocks beside the

Opinion & Editorial

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Tribute

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the United States Supreme Court for more than 27 years. (Wikimedia Commons) On September 18th, 2020, our nation lost a hero in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I could use this article to expound on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to her death. Within an hour of the announcement of

Photo: Paul Hansen'19. Edited by Josh Tu'21

The Academy Life Welcomes You to our Community

The Academy Life welcomes all members of our Academy community back to school after these past few trying months. We have been so inspired by how our Viking family has responded to new health protocols and the transition to both virtual and hybrid learning.  From our faculty’s enduring efforts to ensure a safe, comfortable learning

Because of the Constitution's 10th Amendment, states have authority over their election administration. (Carolyn Vaziri'22)
Opinion & Editorial

How Will You Be Heard on November 3rd?

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new questions for the government at both a local and national level–one of which being, how will we vote in November?  To answer this question, I set out to find an expert in election science and one of our local representatives.  I interviewed Professor M.V. Hood, a leading expert in

Illustration/Carolyn Vaziri'22

Ode to Bleach 

My presidentSaysIf I drink bleachThe “invisible enemy”Will be noMore.Why hadn’tAnyoneSaid this sooner?Oh, bleach,You make ourHandsSo sensitiveto the touch:As dry as Atacama,As cracked asThe phone my sisterDropped down the elevator shaft.But I forgive you,ForYou removeOur GrassOur MudOur Spaghetti stains.Oh, bleach!The combatter of Anything neededTo be wipedAway,You areThe nightmare ofEvery speck of dirt,Of grimeThe solution to anyCrisis.You make

Images from 1914 - 1919

1918: Sickness Strikes School 

In 1918, it wasn’t the Spanish Flu that was weighing on the minds of Academy boys. The boys were much more distracted by the prospects of the Great War.  While their classmate, Carey Evans’14, and beloved teacher, Master Albert Field, were off fighting in Europe, Academy boys continued to train on the front lawn with



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