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To Wish Upon A Thousand Cranes

(Ethan Kim/Media) Senbazuru (千羽鶴), meaning one thousand cranes, is now displayed in the library as a sign of good fortune, luck, and health, and to wish well to those who need it. In Japanese folklore, the crane is one of the holy creatures that can live for more than one thousand years. The legend said

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Desi Club Dances for Diwali

( Abbey Z.) Desi Club, Academy’s South Asian student affinity group, performed its choreography to Kala Chashma and Mauja Hi Mauja for the traditional Hindu holiday Diwali on October 25.  Leaders Vaanika J., Yuvraj T., and Shikhara V. presented facts about Diwali before the boys burst onto the stage. Soon after, the girls joined them

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Reading with Pride

The Upper School library has created a book display to celebrate October’s LGBTQIA+ history month.  (Courtesy Abbey Z.) October is associated with pumpkins and ghouls, but the Upper school library is brandishing rainbow displays and flower garlands to celebrate LGBTQ+ History month which started on the first. On these displays marked with the pride flag,

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The Mack Turns Magical for Fall Pep Rally

(Abby Z./Staff) Vikings Maren L. and Arman A. greeted all school divisions as they entered the John Mackenzie Gym for the year’s first pep rally on October 14.  In preparation for the football game against rival, Bexley, our Student Council decided to parody Harry Potter’s Triwizard Tournament. While students were getting situated, the Academy band

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A Royal Homecoming

The Homecoming Team (Vaanika J./Media) The Dining Hall turned into a palace for Homecoming on Saturday, October 8, with the theme of royalty. From outside, the halls were lit up with purple lights. Music filled the foyer, and a photo booth was decked out with royal paraphernalia. The main room was packed with students dancing.

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Student Search Service: Don’t Opt In

(Pixabay) Two and a half years ago, when I opted into the ACT’s Educational Opportunity Service it seemed rather harmless, as it released one’s contact information to colleges and other educational opportunities. But soon enough, the service’s emails became excessive. As a result, I am here to warn everyone to not fall into this trap:

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Academy’s Candy Madness

(Courtesy/ Mrs. Popelka) Our US Library’s Candy Madness returned after a long-awaited hiatus on March 1.  Started by Ms. Popelka during the pandemic, March Madness and student opinions on the library’s candy bowl inspired Candy Madness: a bright light for us during quarantine. Its successful revival involved students convincing classmates to choose a specific candy

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Finding Ohana: A Treasure Hunt into Culture

(Flickr) Finding Ohana may seem be similar to the 1980s The Goonies or Indiana Jones., but is not just another rip-off of those classic movies.  Pili (Kea Peahu), and her brother Ioane (Alex Aoine) are Native Hawaiian, but identify as New Yorkers. Upon finding a journal that belonged to sailors on a quest for gold, Pili