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Serving at Service Fairs

US speakers introduce Middle School students to local service venues (Courtesy/ Ms. Bening) With warmer temperatures becoming more prevalent, you may have begun your summer planning. Besides completing the US summer reading assignment, you may want to consider volunteering if you have not completed the 45 off-campus service hours required to graduate or want to

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Student Search Service: Don’t Opt In

(Pixabay) Two and a half years ago, when I opted into the ACT’s Educational Opportunity Service it seemed rather harmless, as it released one’s contact information to colleges and other educational opportunities. But soon enough, the service’s emails became excessive. As a result, I am here to warn everyone to not fall into this trap:

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United CA: Cultural Cuisine & Affinity Recognition

UCA hosted multiple cultural dishes. (Melanie Q/Staff) On April 29, United Columbus Academy (UCA) hosted its first luncheon to honor affinity AND alliance group leaders.  The celebration featured empanadas, dumplings, gyros, fried rice, and churros, among other dishes. Maroon and gray decorations lined the tables. Awards presented at the ceremony: Best MLK Session Affinity/Alliance Group

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Serve by Attending LeaderShape

LeaderShape is a new program intending to electrify leadership at CA. (Courtesy/ LeaderShape, Inc.) Would you like to be one of the first high school students in America to participate in a four-day retreat about leading with integrity? CA will soon be offering The LeaderShape Institute (Institute) to US students. LeaderShape is a nonprofit organization

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Science Olympiad Team

(Courtesy/Janet L) On Saturday April 9, Academy’s Science Olympiad team competed in its first in-person state tournament since Covid hit. This year’s tournament differed from the previous 8 years since no one could not compete side-by-side because of the virus. but this year, the competitors gathered together at Academy and virtually competed against 15 students

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Senior Leaves Their Mark 

(Ellie T/Staff) If you have stopped to look into classroom A113 within the past month, you may have found a new colorful addition to Ms. Chahal’s eastern wall: a mural depicting women lounging in vibrant clouds is the work of senior Cassidy J, whose painting has captured the attention of many history students who enter

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SPEAK Café Takes Aim at Student Struggles

(Flickr) On April 27, the first of several SPEAK mental health cafés was held in Ms. Berkley’s room during lunch. Guest Speakers Sam B and Mikey J highlighted struggles that many students experience on a regular basis with performance anxiety. With AP’s around the corner, café attendees addressed the general school-related stresses that most students

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International Problem Solving with Ms. Gorsuch

Ms. Gorsuch’s geometry students (via Zoom) met and worked with high schoolers in Kathmandu, Nepal to find a common problem in each country and use mathematical thinking to explain and solve it. In our five meetings, we exchanged introductions to our school, country, and daily life. Then in smaller groups, we solved small mathematical problems,