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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

Sports

Boys Basketball Heats Up To End Regular Season

Kevin Reeves shoots a fadeaway. (Josh Tu’21/Staff) The Columbus Academy boys basketball team hosted Centerburg on Tuesday, February 18, in a game that was bound to be a tough matchup for the Vikes, with Centerburg entering the game with a 15-6 record.  CA started off in rhythm and maintained an early 13-8 lead after the

Opinion & Editorial

George H.W. Bush: Hero, Father, Statesman

The First Lady and the President at The White House: 1989-1993. (Joyce N. Boghosian/White House Photo Office)    “OK, go for it, but it will be a real punch in the gut,” said the president as he negotiated with congressional leaders from each party on a hot afternoon in June of 1990. The president had just

News

The Dining Hall’s Recycling Program: From Food Waste to Soil

The pulper, installed in 2011, has been instrumental to Academy’s mission to become an eco-friendly institution, diminishing food waste to 1/8 of its original volume. (Images in left and bottom right graphics from pixabay.com and maxpixel.com. Top right photo and formatting by Andrew Barren’22)   The Academy community is constantly looking for ways to combat

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Academy’s Mission: Reframing “In Quest of the Best”

  In 1916, Paul Schoedinger, a senior at Columbus Academy, created the motto “In Quest of the Best” for the first hard-bound edition of the yearbook,The Caravel. The school community took a liking to Schoedinger’s mantra, and it was eventually adopted as Academy’s official statement.  Ever since, “In Quest of the Best” has served as

Opinion & Editorial

Editorial: 2017, A Year in Review

The Capitol Building Awaits Trump’s Inauguration: January 18, 2017 (Geoff Livingston/Flickr) At the close of 2016, there was consensus, at least among half of Americans, that the last 365 days mirrored hellfire. Hatred and anger were intertwined with our political culture more than ever. It became near impossible to detach politics from our national dialogue. An

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J.D. Vance: 2017 Speaker in Annual Celebration of Leadership

Following the annual Celebration of Leadership Assembly, the Academy Life Editorial Board met with J.D. Vance to discuss his experiences outlined in his book, “Hillbilly Elegy.” A condensed version of the interview lightly edited for clarity and grammar appears below. Photo by Inji Kang’19.  Click HERE to view Vance’s “TED Talk.”  On “survivor’s guilt”:  I

Opinion & Editorial

#MeToo: More Than A Hashtag

 (Creative Commons) “Girls, I hope you know what message you’re putting out there,” said Mrs. Williamson, costume designer for Academy’s theater department, after the final rehearsal of A Voice In The Dark. “With everything that’s happening right now in the media, I hope that people see this as encouragement to speak up before it’s too

Opinion & Editorial

This is a Mayday Signal

The city of this weekend’s tragedy. (Thomas Hawk/Flickr)  The following letter is in response to the Las Vegas attacks. Georgia Tuckerman has sent this to her representatives: Beatty, Brown, and Portman. Dear Representatives,  I took a foreign relations course the summer before my junior year with students from all over the world. The international students