iPads versus Laptops

 Device of Choice is personal. (James Cao’20/Tech co-editor) Within the first week of school, both Middle and Upper students receive their iPads, with all of their devices primed for use. Trends, however, are apt to come to light as the school year advances.  As the Upper School students make their way through the school year,


Upper School’s New Maker Space

Junior Evan Scott crafting a bracelet during a free period in the MakerSpace. (Paul Hansen’19/Media) The former computer lab in our Upper School Library is now a maker space. Sewing machines, a rainbow loom, and drones have replaced the many monitors that have been in this room for years.   Upper school librarian, Ms. Nzimiro, said


Helping after Harvey’s Wrath

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas’s southeast and and the southern part of Louisiana, Academy’s Service Board, led by Mrs. Bening, Angel Watkins, and Neena Baliga, placed donation carts all around the school to collect items ranging from bottled water to new towels, following the recommended list provided by the American Red Cross. Items were sent


Service on September 8th: A Day of Giving

Habitat Humanity”s Re-Store. (Flickr) Classrooms filled with chatter and excitement on Friday, September 8, the 2017 Service Day at Academy, promised to be the “best day of the year” by the Service Board. The day provided us with an opportunity to work with our advisees as we gave back to the community. Some advisories got


Hello, High Sierra

(The completed version will be coming out this fall.   (Unsplash: CC0) During 2017’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced its upcoming version of MacOS, High Sierra. With High Sierra comes a new file system called Apple File System (APFS). The previous file system, Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+), could only fit 32 bits


What’s New with iOS 11

The new app switcher, dock, and control center iOS 11, coming out later this month, will bring drastic changes to Apple’s mobile devices, especially iPads.  iOS 11 gives the iPad a dock resembling a Mac’s dock. Users can put as many apps (within reason) as they want onto the dock. It’s possible to access the


Apple’s iPhone 8: Almost at Our Fingertips

( This year, Apple’s September event, well known for revealing the newest iPhones, will take place on Tuesday, September 12. Apple’s anticipated iPhone 8, along with updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV, will be revealed at this summit. The modification that is most discussed right now is the “bezel-less display.” Like the Samsung


A Beautiful First Week of School

Convocation, 2017. (Courtesy/Andy Morris) The sun shined, and birds chirped during Convocation on Tuesday morning, August 22. Instead of the background scenery of my sophomore year that included in-process various construction on campus and a lone, incongruous column, we listened to Shreyah and Mrs. Soderberg’s thoughtful words surrounded by first-rate completed buildings.  The first week


Mr. Exline Begins his 50th Year

Family, friends, faculty, and all of Academy applaud a tribute Mr. Exline. (Inji kang’19/Media) Convocation is one of Academy’s most valued traditions, gathering the entire student body, staff, and faculty to celebrate the beginning of the school year. From the student body president’s welcome speech to the widely anticipated introduction of seniors and their kindergarten


Adapted Schedule to Kick-off 2017-18 Year

2017-18 Schedule. (Courtesy/Craig Dow) With a slight extension to the day, along with some exceptional scheduling manipulation on Mr. Dow’s part, an efficient and accommodating revision of our day begins this fall. After students were informed that ten minutes would be added to their school day, they were unhappy and frustrated by the changes. This

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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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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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Academy Students’ Infographics for GOA’s Fake News Project

In a two-week GOA (Global Online Academy) flex course, “The Truth About Fake News,” more than 1,200 students from around the world engaged in online discussions, viewed video chats with international experts, and studied the origins and spread of fake news. The following sophomores in Mrs. Carmichael’s English class created infographics to guide others in

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Debate Team Places as Octa-Finalists in States

Anders and Channell at state competition in Public Forum Debate. For the second year in a row, Columbus Academy sent a debate team to the state competition in Public Forum. Senior Caroline Anders and sophomore Kyle Channell spent March 3 and 4 debating at Berea High School, competing in a grand total of eight rounds:

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Apple Targets Schools with iWork Update

Almost drowned in the hubbub of the iPhone 7 event was the announcement of collaboration features for Apple’s iWork software suite. The collection of productivity apps, which includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, will soon gain the ability to have multiple users edit a document simultaneously.

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Model 3

Tesla has yet to make a boom in the auto industry, but that is starting to change. Stirring up the nation with its release of Model 3, Tesla expects to make over $300 million in immediate revenue.

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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