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High School Bands Electrify The Basement

(Courtesy/Sarah Morris’18) There’s something magical about seeing your peers on a big stage.  Maybe it’s the pride that comes with seeing their success, or maybe it’s exhilaration at the possibility that you, too, could reach new heights. Either way, a similarly electrifying vigor filled the dark room of The Basement when four enthusiastic high school

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“Crossing Borders” Journeys to Academy 

(Courtesy/Columbus Crossing Borders Project) On Sunday, December 10, Academy’s visual arts department hosted the traveling art exhibit created by the Columbus Crossing Borders Project, featuring 34 local artists with stops at the University School in Nashville, Xavier University, and the Zanesville Museum of Art before its return to Columbus for a week long engagement here

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Wrath of Wednesday’s Upcoming Basement Gig

(Wrath of Wednesday performs at Kafe Kerouac. (Courtesy/Wrath of Wednesday’s Facebook page) In the music industry, many factors depend on who you know. For senior Ben Ross and his band Wrath of Wednesday, an introduction to an event coordinator at a grad party last summer turned into an exciting upcoming show at The Basement, a

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Orchestra Concert Establishes Strong “Bass” Line

Director Cynthia Bush Conducts Fall Concert. (Julia Gurevitz’19) Columbus Academy’s Upper School contemporary and chamber ensembles played a polished  Fall Concert on Thursday, November 9, under director Cynthia Bush. Sequined fabric draped on the music stands reflected the bright stage lights and the event’s joyful atmosphere.  The Middle School’s sixth grade began the concert, followed by

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Treble Choir and Camerata’s Superlative Evening of Chorals

Camerata. (Inji Kang’19/Media) Academy’s  Treble Choir and Camerata gave an outstanding and well-attended performance in our Schoedinger Theatre on November 7 at 7pm. Following Mrs. Brooks’ introduction to the choirs and their accompanist, Mrs.  Jennifer Kristoff, the evening was off to a superb start and a throughly praiseworthy event.  The all-women’s Treble Choir took the

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A Voice In the Dark: Too Close to Home

Claire Budzik’19 as Mary Warren during the trial. (Julia Gurevitz’19) A Voice In The Dark, the Upper School’s fall play, was brimming with lies, intrigue and plot twists on Thursday, October 26 and Saturday, October 28. Too many of the drama’s themes of injustice remain relevant today, despite this drama’s 17th-century setting in Salem.  Senior

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QUEST Art Fair Better Than Ever

Lauren Fumi’18 during a live show of her art. (Inji Kang’19)   Students and faculty in the Dining Hall during lunch on Wednesday, October 25, were treated to a curious sight. Instead of lunch’s usual clamor, everyone was intrigued with the 2017 QUEST Art Fair. Academy’s QUEST, a group dedicated to student artwork, planned the event,

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Comics versus Art 

Ending on Saturday, September 30, was the Columbus Museum of Art’s exhibit “Comics vs. Art,” sponsored in partnership with Wild Goose Creative (a Columbus art gallery) and Star House.  Local cartoonists reinterpreted well-known paintings in subjective styles, drawing inspiration from elements of the original piece. Some re-interpretations were similar to the original, while some showed

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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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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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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.