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July 17, 2018

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Summer Reads for the Fall

Summer reading books from our library libguides. (Courtesy/Gwen Nzimiro) As customary during our final week of classes, students met with their summer reading groups to discuss the assignments. Academy’s summer reading program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in literature over the summer. Many of the group assignments involve sharing and discussing certain

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Crossing Borders’ Mural Project

A section of the mural in various stages of progress. (Grace Harrison’20/Staff) Beginning mid-May, a group of teens were hard at work painting four panels of a mural at the home of Laurie Van Balen, director of the Columbus Crossing Borders Project, the organization who featured an art exhibit at Academy last December. Van Balen

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SpaceX’s Flourishing Influence Over Space Exploration

Two of the Falcon Heavy’s side boosters successfully land. (Unsplash, CC0) The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, more commonly known as SpaceX, has made it publicly known that allowing humans to live in an interplanetary fashion—along with making space travel more efficient—is its main goal. As of late, the company has experienced an unprecedented amount of

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Computer Science’s Educational Arcade

Junior Ryan Milbourne enjoys Sophomore Hanna Yakoob’s Where’s Waldo game. (Jenny L’Hommedieu’19/Media) As students and faculty packed into the Dining Hall for Academy’s fifth annual Computer Science Fair on May 23, they observed the end results of computer science students’ weeks of hard work.  In between bites of Whit’s custard, students viewed projects ranging from an 80’s

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2018-2019 Elections for Student Council

(Courtesy/Student Council’s Moodle Page) Student Council elections provide a chance for the student body to choose how they want to be represented, and this year’s elected representatives are sure to maintain excellent leadership and bring new ideas for the upper school student body.  Davey Agrawal will be the Freshmen President, having run against Russel Ahmed,

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Real-World Business Class Coming Soon for Academy English Students

(Public Domain Pictures) Next year, junior and senior English students will have the opportunity to enroll in a new semester-long business class taught by Ms. Reifeis. The class will be student-driven with a focus on collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving.  The inspiration for this course began with a program called Wildfire Education run by

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MDA Camp at Academy: 20 Years Strong

Nick Robie’18 with Charlie Sabgir’20 and juniors Liam McCann and Ethan Nankervis. (Courtesy/Christy Bening) On Sunday, May 20, from 11 AM – 2 PM CA hosted the new counselor orientation in Academy’s dining hall. New counselors, Charlie Sabgir, Ethan Nankervis, and Liam McCann, were joined by MDA veteran and newly appointed MDA Cabin Leader, Nick

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The Next Generation of Spectre

Intel, AMD, Nvidia, ARM; no CPU is safe from Spectre. (Unsplash, CC0) On January 3, 2018, three central processing units’ (CPU) vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown were announced to the public (two types of Spectre and one of Meltdown). Any device with a CPU is a possible target, putting most devices in danger of

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Google Makes the Right Call With Google Assistant

Google Home, which implements Google Assistant, could soon be used to make autonomous phone calls. unsplash.com. From May 8-10, Google hosted its annual Google I/O, a developer festival, in Mountain View, California. Each year, this event features in-depth sessions aimed at building web, mobile, and business applications with Google. This year’s festival introduced a new Android

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Upper School Social Research Course Culminates Successful First Year

CSBGL students Olivia Ryan’18 and juniors Rekha Marar, Himaja Reddy, Mercedes Crestanello, Julia Gurevitz, Samantha Kass and senior, Maisy Kelemen present in the end-of-year conference at UPenn (Courtesy/Beckett Broh) For the past ten years, The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education has run a research consortium of faculty and students called the Center for

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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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