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Apple Watch Series 6: A Game Changer?

Apple’s new Series 6 Watch with SpO2 technology (Unsplash, CcO) On September 18, Apple released its new Apple Watch Series 6 to the public, but is it worth the extra $170? Let’s find out. On the surface, Apple’s new Series 6 watch offers incremental upgrades from its previous models: better processor, better display. But this

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Service Board Still Strong but with Modifications

Manny Eribo’21 on “Tidy-up Friday.” (Courtesy/Lauren Motta’21) Like almost every organization at CA, Service Board is going to look different this year due to safety concerns. Its mission, however, remains the same—to continue serving the community. “The biggest challenge for Service Board this year is figuring out what events are still possible and how we

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SAT under Covid 19

COVID-19 has intensified standardized testing stress for current juniors and seniors. (Freepik) On Wednesday, September 23, over 150 of Academy’s upper class students sat  for the SAT.  Although standardized tests are always stressful for some students, testing during a pandemic has posed new challenges. In the age of COVID-19, standardized testing became complicated: test sites

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Staying Connected in Shared Spaces

Students sitting on Lazareth Courtyard stumps. (Isabella Morris’22/Media) Anticipating the school year in its hybrid form, my friends and I were worried about how we would spend time together throughout the school day. With the dining hall and lounge seatings reduced to account for social distancing, it seemed like popular gathering spaces were no longer

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Scenes from Justice Ginsburg Lying in State

  On Thursday, September 24, I traveled to our nation’s capital to pay my respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I was joined by thousands of Americans who also congregated to the Supreme Court to express their gratitude for the Justice. Before visiting the Justice in repose, we waited in socially-distanced lines stretching blocks beside the

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Academy’s Service through the Years

Looking back: Can you find 2 of our current upper school teachers in this 1980’s yearbook and 1990’s insert? (Courtesy/The Caravel)     A Q & A with Mrs. Bening, by Stephen Ma   Could you tell us about Service at Academy: when it was founded and your role as its chair?    In 1997

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Wildfire Smoke Pollutes Ohio

Wildfires torch the San Gabriel Mountains in LA (Wikimedia Commons) Wildfires have been ravaging California and Oregon, destroying land that is the size of Connecticut. Experts note these fires will become more frequent and leave long-lasting effects, one of which is widespread smoke diffusion. NASA’s satellite data shows that wildfire smoke has transcended thousands of

Never say "out-of context" again. (Ethan Weiser'22/Managing editor)
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The Case for a New Word: Sintextualize

Perusing an article about quitting and failure by Rachel Friedman in the May/June issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette late week, I came across a passage reading, “poor Samuel Beckett’s out-of context ‘Fail again. Fail better’ quote.”  Having studied under an advisor whose unofficial mantra, in my mind, is “words are like dollars – save them,”