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2018 Brings in Another Arts Mania

Bollywood at Arts Mania, 2016. (Maggie McCann’17) All of Academy’s art classrooms were void of their teachers on Tuesday, September 12 because these teachers were at the Crane Outdoor Learning Center to plan the coming 2018 Arts Mania event. Taking place only every other year, Arts Mania is a celebratory day in which students can

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Independents’ Day Says Goodbye to Columbus

Red Skylark and the Westsylvanians perform at the South Stage.  (Abby Jeffers’18/Co-editor) At a small park on the Scioto riverfront, hundreds of local music lovers gathered to watch their favorite Columbus bands on September 16 and 17. The weekend is a community festival more than anything, with craft tents, artwork, food, and live music, but it’s

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Studio Ghibli at Stone Ridge

(Courtesy/Wikipedia) Cinemark Movies 16, located in Stone Ridge Plaza, has been running a Studio Ghibli movie series since June that will continue into November. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animated film studio based in Tokyo. Its extensive body of work from 1984 to 2014 is comparable to Disney movies in its elements of fantasy and

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School Theatre News

(Flickr) The cast list for this year’s Upper School play was released Friday, and Academy audiences will be in for another great show. Since last autumn’s play was a comedy (The Odd Couple), director Scott Dillon has selected a drama for this time around. A Voice In the Dark centers upon the infamous Salem Witch Trials,

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Summer Actors Wow With Passion and Dedication

(Photo/Creative Commons) As students attended academic camps and workshops over the summer, another group of Academy upper schoolers dedicated themselves to furthering their learning by performing in the arts. From ten minutes to two hours long, there was no shortage of participation in local community shows by Academy’s actors. Senior Julia Leet and juniors Sidney

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Pinhole Cameras On Campus

(Courtesy/Crystal Tursich) Photography students embarked on an experimental project in early May with a do-it-yourself Pinhole Camera assignment.  The homemade cameras were built from a metal container and a piece of foil, both with tiny holes drilled through them to allow light in. With the help of photography teacher, Ms. Crystal Tursich, students put together their

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Fine Arts in Morris Hall

(Chris Heermann’18/Media) Throughout Academy’s history, the fine arts have been an essential elective for students looking to foster their creative capabilities. Some students, eager to try new things, are helped to develop their artistic skills. Other students simply like the relaxing environment these art classes provide. Recognizing these benefits, Academy has always done its best

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Steadfast Fest Unites Music Lovers

Cardinal Harbor performs at the Gallery Stage. (Abby Jeffers’18/Staff) Music filled the Short North on Saturday during Steadfast Fest, a one-day music festival hosted by local music publication TUNED UP.  With three stages and 17 bands, music mogul and event organizer, Ryan Getz, certainly had enough on his plate—yet still prioritized greeting fans and volunteers.

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Senior Art Show Remains Excellent

(Julia Gurevitz’19/Media Team) For over 20 years, Academy’s annual Senior Art Show has been held in the Theatre Lobby.  This year, however, the art show was repositioned to take advantage of the new arts complex in the renovated Morris Hall. Despite the change in location, the brilliant artistic spirit and undying passion demonstrated remained the

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“The Drowsy Chaperone” Emphasizes Theatre’s Sacredness

(Courtesy/Andy Morris) To paraphrase the “Man in the Chair” in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the theatre is escapism. It takes us out of the never-ending chaos and anxiety of real life and transports us into an enchanting new reality.  Thank you to the cast, crew, and directors of CA’s 2017 production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” for

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Spotlight on Academy’s 2017 Madlab Playwrights

A crush. An Affirmative Action program. A tiny guardian angel who decides to play matchmaker. Struggles with inner demons personified as people, complete with death, melancholy, and self-loathing. What the above have in common is that both deal with scripts (byKami Tibbles’17 and Taylor McGowan’18, respectively) are among the selected 10 ten-minute plays, all written

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Camerata Achieves Superior Rating at OMEA

The singers filed into the empty gym in silence. The boys looked clean-cut and professional in their tuxedos, and the girls were uniform and elegant in their identical, floor-length, black dresses. As the singers silently filled the risers in the center of the gym, three judges stared at them, all with a device to record

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Prep Performances for OMEA

As a dress rehearsal for the upcoming OMEA solo and ensemble districts, Academy’s Women’s Chorus and Camerata had a combined concert with the concert band on Tuesday, February 21. Director Amy Brooks and band conductor Jessica Sneeringer,  proudly showcased their hard-working students. The Choir, adorned in identical black gowns and dangling “diamond” earrings, began with “Ominia

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Academy Glee Club Showcase

  (Photo/Julia Gurewitz’19/Media Team) The CA Glee Club, also known as ReVOICE, was created this year with one purpose: to make music. And on February 3, our school’s talented musicians did just that! Performing a mix of old Disney classics such as “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “Go The Distance,” and “Touch The Sky,

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Auditions Begin for “The Drowsy Chaperone”

This spring, Academy’s theatre program will present The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical about an asocial man who attempts to cure his sadness by playing a recording of his favorite musical as it comes alive around him. Through a reading committee comprised of students, this musical was chosen with intent to provoke laughter from the audience and attain

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Never Halfway with Cloud Nothings

(Photo/Abby Jeffers’18) Cleveland’s pop-punk band Cloud Nothings has always pushed the limits of mainstream indie rock. Its first four albums were an abstract mess of post-punk glory, and despite claims that the fifth album sacrifices that passion for popularity, the band goes all out on these nine songs. After adding guitarist Chris Brown to the

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Spring Break Window Shopping and a Slice

Shopping outlets generally sell apparel, cookware, and the like at cheaper prices than at retail stores, so if you are looking for a bargain or a new place to browse and order pizza or grab a coffee, and just take it easy, the Tanger Outlets in Delaware, directly off 71 North, may be appealing. Express,

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Hot Mr. Pot

The groundhog saw his shadow on the first Tuesday of February, predicting six more weeks of winter. While many more days of cold weather and gray skies are a bummer for those of yearning for a warm, sunny spring, the wintery weather sets the perfect backdrop for a major trend in Columbus: hotpot restaurants. Hot

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Nothing Sour About Yagoot

For tart tooths looking for a change in traditional frozen yogurt flavors, Yagoot (formerly located in Easton Town Center) opened on May 7th near New Albany’s Giant Eagle.

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Treats that Go Well with Exams

Located on High Street’s Impero Coffee Roasters, Lyric Donuts includes unusual varieties of sweets that speak for themselves, as Lime in the Coconut, for example. Its S’morrissey, a Nutella-filled cinnamon donut is topped off with a roasted marshmallow.