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Desi Celebrates Diwali

Diyas, lamps that are typically lit during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. (Rohit Saxena/Flickr)   Desi Club hosted its annual Diwali assembly on Friday, November 15, featuring an educational video and a few dance routines. The video informed the audience about the holiday of Diwali, which is the Hindu Festival of Lights. Academy students

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Leadership Lunch Speaker: Adrian Jones

Guest speaker, Adrian Jones. (Henry Rubey’22/Media) On Wednesday, November 13, Columbus Academy students gathered on the Dining Hall’s fireside to hear Adrian Jones and his leadership story.  Nicknamed “Stuff” by family and friends, Jones recounted his life as a troubled youth involved in gangs, violence, and drugs, spending a number of years in prison or the

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Kids 4 Kids Update

Collected non-perishable food donations in the Barton Room’s lobby. (Tara Alahakoon’21/Staff) From October 28 to November 12, Academy launched its oldest service tradition: the Kids 4 Kids food and clothing drive. The school-wide project aims to provide meals, clothing, household items, and toys for 30 families, referred by Siebert Elementary and The Childhood League. Many

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Learning “In A New Way”: An Interview With Ms. Emily Dennett

(Sarah Neltner’20/Media) Academy welcomes Ms. Emily Dennett, who joined the faculty this year. She teaches geometry and Advanced Pre-Calculus.  What were your experiences prior to arriving at Academy? I went to Wittenberg University and got a bachelor’s in math. Then I went to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and got a master’s degree in math.

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Investing in the Future: Freshman Research Course Aims to Level the Playing Field

R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H. (Pixabay) Columbus Academy introduced a new, mandatory course for ninth-graders this year: Freshman Research. Taught by upper school librarians Ms. Nzimiro and Ms. Popelka during blocks 4 and 5, the class aims to level the playing field for all Academy students beginning their high school careers.  Academy’s middle school makes a concerted effort to

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State Champ: Sydni Ratliff

Sydni Ratliff with Academy’s state champ flag that will honor her win. (Courtesy/Jeremy Morgan) Junior Sydni Ratliff is Academy’s first individual state tennis champ, having triumphed in the 2019 Girls Division 2 State Championship in Mason, Ohio. Sydni’s final score was 6-4,7-5 against Cleveland’s Carly Cohen from Gilmour Academy. After being runner up the past two

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CA Hosts Inaugural Model UN Convention

Model United Nations Logo (Wikimedia Commons) On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, Columbus Academy hosted 48 delegates for the school’s first CAMUN convention.  Model UN students were first assigned to four different committees representing four world nations. In this specific event, Columbus Academy chose North and South Korea, China, and the United States.

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2016 Primary Preview

 In these crucial weeks leading up to the primaries, both Republicans and Democrats are seeing the unprecedented success of non-traditional candidates in their respective parties. On the left, Vermont Senator and self-proclaimed socialist, Bernie Sanders, is giving Secretary Clinton a closer contest than previously anticipated. And on the right, the bombastic real estate mogul and

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Academy’s 2nd Bowl-A-Thon

(Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) On November 9 and 10, the ceramics department continued to produce as many bowls as possible for the MT Bowls event in December. Although there were over 100 bowls produced at the PSAT Bowl-A-Thon, the second annual Bowl-A-Thon produced 250 pieces.  Members of the ceramics community from around Columbus were also invited

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“Moments of Kindness are Everything”: An Interview with Dr. Pascal Losambe

Dean of students, Dr. Pascal Losambe. (Photo/Carolyn Vaziri’22 and Andrew Barren’22) The 2019-2020 school year has already welcomed many changes–from the construction of a new field house, the addition of a girls’ golf team, to the arrival of a new Director of Athletics in Mr. Jason Singleton. For our Upper School’s Dean of Students, change

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Sunny Spring Break?

Ohio is usually cloudy, so sunny days are rare.  Three of our state’s cities list in the US’s top 10 of the cloudiest. Cincinnati ranks 51%, Columbus with 52%, and Cleveland—with little surprise—at 55%. On February 24, central Ohio’s was a warm 75 degrees Fahrenheit. About one week later, it was a freezing 32. For

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MagicLeap Technology Not Yet Ready

When I first heard the grandiose descriptions of the technology that MagicLeap, “the world’s most secretive startup” was producing, I dismissed it as an overwrought marketing scheme. After viewing the few demos that the company has posted, however, I can’t wait until the product is on the market. Rony Abovitz, MagicLeap’s CEO, calls the technology

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Solar Panels: Green or Mean?

Harnessing energy from the sun while producing little carbon emissions is no small feat. Yet for years, we have been using a technology to do just this: solar panels. These bundles of photovoltaic solar cells have always been praised for being greener than the burning of fossil fuels. Solar power is the quintessential clean energy

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