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Academy after Hours: Senior Lock-in

Lock-in 2020: Seniors leave their marks on the Academy tunnel walls. (Sarah Neltner’20/Media) On Saturday, January 18, the graduating class of 2020 carried on the  tradition of the Senior Lock-in, founded by Mrs. Izokaitis and supported by Academy’s upper school faculty.  The seniors embarked on an all-night adventure and made memories that will  last a lifetime with

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Academy Honors the Mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Third graders participating in the music competition during the MLK assembly. (Sari Shocket’22/Media)  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a beacon of hope for a nation shrouded in the darkness of hatred and discrimination during the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s -60’s. King was born on January 29, 1929, during a tumultuous time

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Talking about race, gender, and identity

Dr. Losambe and Ms. Berkley, organizers of this week’s discussion groups in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Carolyn Vaziri’22/Co-editor) Before Winter Break, Upper Schoolers selected from a list of discussion groups that Ms. Berkley and Dr. Losambe prepared. for various sessions that would be held in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Blood Drive 2020

The Yakam sisters (Abby’20 and Emma’22) donating together at Academy’s first Blood Drive of the Decade. (Sarah Neltner’20/Media) Academy strives to maintain its large community impact in its annual Service Day, Empty Bowl events, and Faculty and Staff Service. One of the most beneficial functions that Academy hosts are its many Blood Drives that take

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In-the-Know Wins “Cerebral 16”

(Courtesy/Andy Morris) On December 10, Academy’s four-man In The Know squad took the floor at Ohio State’s Fawcett Center, making a statement victory against Columbus Alternative in a 420-250 victory. The match was aired this past Wednesday night, January 15 on WOSU PBS. The Vikings continued their dominant season in this “Cerebral 16” contest, with seniors Andrew

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YouTube and COPPA

The FTC has pressured YouTube into making some controversial changes. (Wikimedia Commons) Back in September of 2019, the popular social media platform YouTube was fined $170 million by the Federal Trades Commission (FTC) for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As a result, YouTube announced that it would make changes to the platform

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Recent Graduates Share Advice at Alumni Panel

2019 alumni share their insights on their first semester of college. (Sarah Neltner ‘20/Media) This past Tuesday, January 7, juniors and seniors congregated in the Trustees room for an informational discussion on the adjustment to college life, moderated by senior Mike DeAscentis, and headlined by five 2019 graduates: Mira Bhasin (University of Southern California), Chris

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Jon Wagshul: From JAG Corps to College Counselor at Academy

Academy welcomes new college counselor, Jon Wagshul. (Andrew Barren’22/Media editor) What do Tom Cruise and Assistant Director of College Counseling, Mr. Wagshul, have in common? Besides high school roots in the northeast, they were both lawyers in the Navy JAG Corps, one in the movies, one in real life. Mr. Jon Wagshul joined our school