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Students in Service with Community

At Joseph’s Coat, Cory Wu and Arjun Gokhale clear a fallen tree near the entrance (Stephen Ma). Naomi Chen repairs a sink at the Habitat for Humanity Restore (Thomas DeVore) Columbus Academy adopted Service Day over 30 years ago, and on Friday, September 10, students, faculty, and parents continued the tradition.  The day kicked off

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Club Fair a Success after Past Year’s Hiatus

(Davey Agrawal and Angela Hu) On Friday, September 10, the Club Fair was held in the Lazarus Courtyard after Service Day activities came to a close. From ping pong to spikeball matches to a busy sticker table, the event showcased multiple clubs. The annual Club Fair represents a variety of offerings. If you did not

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Help Replenish a Blessing Box

(Stephen Ma) Do you want to bless others and yourself simultaneously? Do you want to earn ½-hour of the five required in-school service hours relatively easily? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, volunteer to check and restock one of the three Service Board’s Blessing Boxes stationed throughout Gahanna.  Blessing Boxes are cabinets filled

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Disease,“Designer Babies,” De-Extinction: Patti Zettler‘98 Discusses CRISPR Technology and its Ethical Implications

(Courtesy/The Ohio State University) On May 24-May 25, Patricia J. Zettler ‘98 joined Dr. Lester’s ninth-grade biology classes for Q&A sessions about Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a family of gene sequences transforming gene therapy.  Zettler, who earned a BA and JD from Stanford, pursued law school because of her interest in science

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Class of 2021 Treated to Senior Sundays

Seniors Ellie Vasilkov, Sona Santry, Chloe Gouhin, Evelyn Olexio, Tsega Seleshi, and Olivia Pierre-Louis participate in the the Senior Scavenger Hunt in downtown Columbus. (Courtesy/Olivia Pierre-Louis’21). Because our seniors missed many traditional activities, such as the Senior Lock-in, PACA parents planned enjoyable events for our class of 2021, called Senior Sundays and included a movie

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Prom’s “Starry Night” Dazzles

(Courtesy/Rachael Gorsuch)   With the fate of having a prom uncertain this year, once Ms. Izokaitis approved the dance, students were thrilled to attend the 2021 “Starry Night” and socially reconnect with classmates.   The prom committeee took critical precautions in its planning: the event had to be on campus, masks were required at all times,

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Academy’s Disciplinary and Honors Committee Welcomes New Members

(Courtesy/Pixabay) On Wednesday, May 26, Dr. Losambe announced that our Disciplinary and Honors Committee’s current junior, Russell Ahmed (elected last year), will be joined by seniors Claudia Klingbeil and Charlie Belford and by juniors Arman Arora and Katie Wu. In the application process, students had to respond to a series of short essay questions that

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Recycling Tradition Continues

With the bustle and chatter of over 1,300 people occupying Academy’s halls, do you know the amount of paper, cans, and bottles we recycle? 20 large wheelers are filled every 7 school days–this quantity does not include the amount created by the Dining Hall. Former US students Alice Gahbauer, Michael Ehrenfried, and Mariah Mazur initiated