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The Next Generation of MacOS

The new MacOS Catalina default wallpaper. (Apple) Announced at WWDC 2019, MacOS Catalina was released to the public on October 7. Although Catalina doesn’t bring many system-wide overhauls, a number of native apps has been revised and updated, and the connections between Apple devices have been improved. One of the new features brought by Catalina

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Head of School, Melissa Soderberg, Welcomes Students to Renovated Shoedinger Theatre

Melissa Soderberg speaks to Upper School students in the first assembly held in the renovated theatre on October 11. (Courtesy/Andy Morris) The newly renovated theatre was unveiled last Friday, much to our students’ delight. After moving the 5th grade into the Lower School, the administration realized that they needed additional seating for assemblies and other

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Academy Hosts 4th Annual OJCL Fall Forum

OJCL Fall Forum attendees play a competitive game of ultimate frisbee. (Carolyn Zhang’20)   On Saturday, October 12, Latin students across Ohio attended the 4th annual Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL) Fall Forum, an all-day exploration of the Latin language hosted by Columbus Academy.  This event was planned for months in advance by the OJCL

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Newest Sage Feature: Gluten-Free Bar

(Sarah Neltner’20/Media) Academy and Sage have made great strides in the Dining Hall to accommodate people with dietary restrictions, including making Academy a nut-free zone. Now, they have gone a step further and created a gluten-free bar for students, faculty, and visitors alike. Sage does not usually have a specific gluten-free bar, because of the

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Understanding the Border, Barrio 18, Brexit, and More: An Interview with Ambassador Charles Ford 

Ambassador Ford joins the US Navy and local government on a tour of dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (Wikimedia Commons).  US Ambassador Charles A. Ford is a native of Dayton, Ohio. From 2003-2005, he served as Vice President of the American Foreign Service Association, and from 1982-2009, he lived in Latin America and Europe.  He

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Blood Drive Curriculum reaches the Lower School

Lower schoolers participate in a scavenger hunt about blood donation. Rules are outlined in photo. (Carolyn Zhang’20/Staff)  On Tuesday, October 1, a Red Cross representative visited our Lower School students to deliver a presentation about the Blood Drive. To familiarize our younger Vikings about what is involved in our Upper School Blood Drives, seniors Lindsay Dunlap and

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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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“Moments of Kindness are Everything”: An Interview with Dr. Pascal Losambe

Dean of students, Dr. Pascal Losambe. (Photo/Carolyn Vaziri’22 and Andrew Barren’22) The 2019-2020 school year has already welcomed many changes–from the construction of a new field house, the addition of a girls’ golf team, to the arrival of a new Director of Athletics in Mr. Jason Singleton. For our Upper School’s Dean of Students, change

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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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