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Turning the Page to Summer Reading

Books on display. (Lance H./Staff) As Columbus Academy approaches the end of another school year, returning students are choosing books titles for Summer Reading. Fifty-four titles have been nominated by teachers and faculty. Although required by the school, summer reading is student-driven and beneficial for stopping the summer slide. This year’s faculty-nominated summer reading list

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2024’s Solar Eclipse: the Totality of a Lifetime

(Courtesy/Ella L. from Johnson’s Island) As someone who is fascinated with the sun, moon, and stars, I am fortunate enough to attend a school that encourages this love, and no event emblemized this more than the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8. Academy hosted two Eclipse-gazing Parties, one led by Arnav N. on campus

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Breakfast and Goodbyes with K-Buddies

(Courtesy/Kenneth Hiyttenhove) On Wednesday, April 10, while the juniors and sophomores were taking the SAT and practice ACT, respectively, the seniors gathered in the Dining Hall for college preparation activities and breakfast with their kindergarten buddies. After finding their buddies and sitting down, the partners got in line to fill their plates with breakfast goodies.

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Seniors Attend College Prep Seminars

(Pixabay) On Wednesday, April 11, seniors attenede multiple talks to get them ready for college, as the class of 2024 signed in and gathered in the Dining Hall.  The day began with a lecture from a Franklin County juvenile attorney, Irene Knapp, who created a presentation educating the students on the differences between being charged

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Service Board’s Final Blood Drive of the Year

On Wednesday, April 10, Service Board and The American Red Cross hosted our year’s final Blood Drive in the Athletic Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Based on faculty, staff, and students’ donations, 30 units of blood were collected, potentially saving more than 30 lives. Snacks were provided for anyone donating to prevent dizziness

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Service Board Looks Ahead to a Busy Month

Service Board sprang into a busy April after returning from break last week. It ran a successful Pop-Up shop where clothes were donated to students who needed them. This week Service Board will run Faith Mission and the final blood drive of the year on Wednesday, April 10. For those seniors still needing their in-school

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Speech and Debate Excel at States

(Courtesy/Ms. Reiner) Led by Ms. Reiner and assistant Mr. Mann, the Columbus Academy Speech and Debate team dominated in the Columbus district at States, held at Wooster High, on February 29 and March 1.  Prior to the contest, the students needed to earn their spot at states. Spots are earned by placing in the top

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Academy Launches Global Scholars Diploma Program

(Courtesy/Melanie Q.) by Eesha T. Global Scholars, a club initiated in the fall with Mr. Mena’s assistance, aims to educate high schoolers about global interconnectedness and foster open-mindedness. The club follows the Global Scholars Diploma Program, which is supported by the Columbus Council on World Affairs, and educates high school students about global interconnectedness through

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Iftar Dinner Educates, Entertains, and Inspires

Students enjoy the Iftar Dinner. (Courtesy/Zair H.) Observed by Muslims around the world, Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and a time for fasting, gathering with community, and self-reflection. Along with alms, prayer, declaration of faith, and pilgrimage, fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan observers refrain from eating