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Disease,“Designer Babies,” De-Extinction: Patti Zettler‘98 Discusses CRISPR Technology and its Ethical Implications

(Courtesy/The Ohio State University) On May 24-May 25, Patricia J. Zettler ‘98 joined Dr. Lester’s ninth-grade biology classes for Q&A sessions about Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a family of gene sequences transforming gene therapy.  Zettler, who earned a BA and JD from Stanford, pursued law school because of her interest in science

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Class of 2021 Treated to Senior Sundays

Seniors Ellie Vasilkov, Sona Santry, Chloe Gouhin, Evelyn Olexio, Tsega Seleshi, and Olivia Pierre-Louis participate in the the Senior Scavenger Hunt in downtown Columbus. (Courtesy/Olivia Pierre-Louis’21). Because our seniors missed many traditional activities, such as the Senior Lock-in, PACA parents planned enjoyable events for our class of 2021, called Senior Sundays and included a movie

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Prom’s “Starry Night” Dazzles

(Courtesy/Rachael Gorsuch)   With the fate of having a prom uncertain this year, once Ms. Izokaitis approved the dance, students were thrilled to attend the 2021 “Starry Night” and socially reconnect with classmates.   The prom committeee took critical precautions in its planning: the event had to be on campus, masks were required at all times,

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Academy’s Disciplinary and Honors Committee Welcomes New Members

(Courtesy/Pixabay) On Wednesday, May 26, Dr. Losambe announced that our Disciplinary and Honors Committee’s current junior, Russell Ahmed (elected last year), will be joined by seniors Claudia Klingbeil and Charlie Belford and by juniors Arman Arora and Katie Wu. In the application process, students had to respond to a series of short essay questions that

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Recycling Tradition Continues

With the bustle and chatter of over 1,300 people occupying Academy’s halls, do you know the amount of paper, cans, and bottles we recycle? 20 large wheelers are filled every 7 school days–this quantity does not include the amount created by the Dining Hall. Former US students Alice Gahbauer, Michael Ehrenfried, and Mariah Mazur initiated

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Apple Spring Event 2021 Recap

While spring is filled with warm weather and blooming flowers, it’s also a time for Apple enthusiasts. This year’s event featured new gadgets, updated devices, and an explosion of color. M1 iPad Pros In November 2020, Apple released its new M1 chip, changing the laptop and CPU market landscape, shattering benchmarks for both speed and