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The New Mean Girls Movie: Beautiful Recreation or Mindless Copy

(Pixabay) The cult classic Mean Girls has had many iterations, from parodies to books and even a Broadway musical; reimagining the movie is no surprise to the public. The most recent Mean Girls replication, a musical film released earlier this month, might be the worst.  The original Mean Girls movie, released in 2004, follows the formerly home-schooled Caty Heron as she

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The Eras Tour: a Victory Lap of Swift’s Career

Wikimedia) Capping off 2023 by streaming “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” I viewed forty-four of her hits in a three-hour documentary that offered first-timers and returning fans the perfect holiday opportunity to enjoy this concert experience.  This blockbuster earned $123.5 million in its October debut and then $261.6 million globally in 2024, surpassing “Michael Jackson’s

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Band Plays Holiday Songs for Elders

(Courtesy/ Ms. Sneeringer) Under the direction of Ms. Sneeringer, fifteen upper school band members and Ms. Barger-Amato from the Development Office traveled to North Broadway United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 14, to play an hour’s worth of holiday music for the elderly. Players were Adam A. (trombone), Ridah A. (french horn), Graham A. (trumpet),

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Orchestra Performs the Year’s First Concert

Upper school performers and orchestra teacher, Mr. Greenwood (Courtesy/Limei Y.) Fourteen upper school students played at the South Central Region Orchestra’s concert at Upper Arlington High School on Sunday, November 19. Conducted by Mr. Joel Powell of Avon High School in Indiana, the orchestra sight-read repertoire on Saturday, November 4, and rehearsed on Friday, November

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Band Captivates at Fall Concert

(Upper School Band/Lauren G.) Families packed the Jones Gym on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. as over 150 students from the 7th, 8th, and upper school bands filed in to take their seats. Led by Ms. Sneeringer and Ms. O’Rourke, the 7th grade band opened with John Edmonson’s “Harrowgate Festival” then Randall Standridge’s “Blue

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Jazzed up: Swing Dancing, Lindy Hop, and More

Jazz Band features Swing dancing lessons (Courtesy/Ridah A. and Maria M.) Against a background of Veterans Day decorations, spotlights flashed on Jazz Band’s brass instruments as friends and families danced to soulful tunes in the Dining hall on Friday, November 10. Before the performance, qualified instructors from around Columbus demonstrated how swing dance moves followed

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United Through Intramurals

(Logo/Katie Z.) Academy’s ongoing intramurals, this year being coined by senior class president, David W. as the Super Ultimate Mega Columbus Academy Intramural League (SUMCAIL), continue to promote wellbeing and make connections across grade levels. David wanted its lengthy title to include basketball, dodgeball, football, Jenga, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and sand and ground volleyball.  Teams

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Fall Production of Clue Dazzles

(Claire S./Staff) At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 1, Academy audiences came alive with laughter and suspense as upper school actors delivered a riveting “Clue.” Directed by theater instructor Ms. Eads, with the help of student director Alaina W. and design director Sophie P., the comedy’s colorful characters and plot of

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Morris Hall Puts on 7th Annual Student Show

(Claire S./Staff) Academy’s Morris Hall Art Gallery installed its seventh annual Student Art Show on Monday, October 30, featuring works from the Explorers, Pre-K, lower, middle, and upper Schools students. Displayed are  paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photographs. In 2016, after the remodeling of Morris Hall, which served as staff offices, middles school lockers, and even the old

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Academy Celebrates Halloween  

Stella L., Dr. Bundy, and Lauren G. (Courtesy/Angela H.) A thrill ran through Columbus Academy on Tuesday, October 31, as the upper school celebrated Halloween, some dressing up as Barbie, the queen, and even Percy Jackson.  Parents from each upper grade levels surprised the students with a deluge brownies, cupcakes, and a wide variety of