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College Counseling Team Receives 2019 Caravel Dedication

Darnell Heywood, Joan Young and Jen Fitzpatrick receive this year’s Caravel’s dedication. (Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) Delivered by Sidney Derzon, Marcus Grewal, Molly Milbourne, Aiyana Taylor, and Aden Weiser The following transcript is the Caravel co-editors’ tribute to the 2019 recipients of Academy’s yearbook dedication. Beginning with Aden Weiser, each co-editor commended the College Counseling team

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Academy’s Veteran Teacher and Coach, Joel Davis, Delivers Cum Laude Address

Long time biology teacher, Joel Davis, delivers Cum Laude Address to the Class of 2019. (Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) The following written address by Mr. Davis can also be seen on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efDQpZpAlfo&t=172s CA students, faculty, staff, administrators, family, friends, and most importantly the class of 2019: WELCOME! It is a true honor to be able to

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Academy’s Computer Science Fair: A Tech-Filled Delight

Over 100 students presented at our 6th Annual Computer Science Fair.(Katie Ranlin’22/Media) As a digitized character of Mr. Losambe caught a student red-handed wearing airpods in a lounge, “Busted” flashed across the projector screen, and the entire room erupted in an uproar of groans and laughter.  “Grand Theft Academy,” an Academy-relevant take on the popular

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Peer Tutoring Program to Begin in August

Mentor-Mentee. (Wikimedia Commons) In our next school year, all upper school students will have an opportunity to participate in a peer tutoring program, offering mentorship from upperclassmen to freshman and sophomores. As of now, the program includes only math, science, and world language courses, as they are more conceptually challenging and can be interpreted through

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Facing Harassment

Moving beyond the “hush hush” of harassment in K/12 schools. (Mabel, Joe. Eckstein Middle School Hallway 02. 9 Feb. 2008. Wikimedia Commons. The thought of spending an hour discussing touchy topics like sexual harassment and rape may make one uneasy, but at times, uncomfortable conversations can be the most impactful. Columbus Academy has taken some

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Construction Update

Collage by Katie Rankin’22/Media (Top left) New locker room construction for Upper School sports’ teams, adjacent to the Athletic Department offices. (Isabella Morris’22) (Top right) Interior of weight room extensional, next to our present weight room and athletic entrance. (Sari Shocket’22) (Bottom left) Exterior of the newly built extensional weight room. (Isabella Morris ’22) (Bottom

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Vesak: Honoring The Life Of The Buddha

Buddha Statue in Sri Lanka. (Good Free Photos) Falling on Saturday, May 18, this year in the US, all Buddhists gather to celebrate Vesak, a holiday commemorating Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. Vesak commemorates the life of Siddhartha Gautama (originally a prince in what is now modern-day Nepal), who abandons the luxuries of his palace

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Aiming for “North of Neutral” An Interview with Dr. Ritter

Dr. Suzanne Ritter, Upper School psychologist. (Andrew Barren’ss/Media editor) The pursuit of a meaningful and fulfilling life is an awareness and a practice our Academy administrators and teachers believe is just as important as our academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits, particularly in our developing years as high school students. Our questionnaires on personal issues and

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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 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

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Club Fair 2017: A Festive Treat 

Art Society booth. (Inji Kang’19/Media) From Spike Ball to Future Leaders in Healthcare, this year’s Club Fair had it all. After participating in a morning of Service work, students returned to the Senior Quad to take in all of the student-run clubs offered this year. Junior Class President, Kyle Channel, organized the event. With over

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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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