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 Blood Drive Surpasses Goal Again!

Andrew B and Carolyn V register donors. (Courtesy/Ms. Bening)   Students and staff rally to exceed April’s blood drive donation goals by 3 units.      Thirty Academy students, staff, and community members assembled in the Athletic Lobby on Tuesday, April12, to surpass the blood drive goal again. Twenty-eight units including 4 units of red

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Mr. Luz: Teaching at the intersection of two worlds

Mr. Luz with Pascal’s Triangle (Vaanika J/Media) Cleveland native, Mr. Luzniak, has taught math over the past 15 years in both New York and California.  As a high schooler Mr. Luzniak participated in competitive speech and debate, specifically competing in the humor and duo events before becoming a coach and judge. Regarding his experience with

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10 Facts about Ramadan and Its Celebration 

(Wikimedia Commons) April 2 and April 3 of 2022 marked the first days of Ramadan as millions of Muslims began what is the month-long fast during the holiest time of the year.  Here are 10 facts to know about this holy month! Fasting is one of the five main pillars of Islam. Ramadan is the

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March Madness Brings April Absurdi

(Flickr) After an exciting month of March Madness, our student council has kept the spirit alive by hosting the April Absurdity basketball intramural.  Each team has three members, and the winner will determined by whichever side has more points after seven minutes or until one team scores twenty-one points. The bracket will be randomized, and

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Academy’s Candy Madness

(Courtesy/ Mrs. Popelka) Our US Library’s Candy Madness returned after a long-awaited hiatus on March 1.  Started by Ms. Popelka during the pandemic, March Madness and student opinions on the library’s candy bowl inspired Candy Madness: a bright light for us during quarantine. Its successful revival involved students convincing classmates to choose a specific candy

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Serving by Becoming a SHAPER

(Courtesy/Ms. Bening) Congratulations to the newest SHAPERS who will lead our school service events. While you may have been mapping out plans before the break, Service Board (SB) strengthened its ranks with new Shapers, who are SB leaders who exemplify initiative and commitment to service, sit on the board’s steering committee, consult with SB’s elected

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Common Hour: Good for All

Mrs. Heywood leads a nature walk during the Common Hour. (Gurby V./Staff) On April 6, the Student Council with the help of Mr. Dow initiated the first special schedule with a common hour for students to catch up on schoolwork, meet with teachers, or just have a break from the busy day. For years, students

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Amirneni and Butler Standout at Debate States

(Courtesy/Nate S.) On the weekend of March 5, 2022, Spandana A. and Lindsey B. competed in the Ohio Speech and Debate state tournament representing Columbus Academy.  Lindsey and Spandana, both three-year debaters, participated in Public Forum (PF), which is a style of two-on-two debate. They prepared for issues ranging from domestic policy to international politics. Earlier

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Serving (Ecosystems) Near Campus 

Spring provides additional opportunities to beautify Academy Park like the US students who tended to it last fall. (Courtesy/Emmett L.) Last weekend’s temperatures which soared into the 70’s may have lured you away from your studies to venture outside. If you would like basking in the outdoors primarily on Wednesdays after school or Saturday mornings while

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Speech and Debate Team Heads to States

(Lauren G./Staff) Ten Speech and Debate students are heading to states in Wooster, Ohio, on March 4-5.  Spandana and Lindsey will compete in In Public Forum, which requires two competing teams to argue about a given topic and create speeches spontaneously. They need to be ready to counter their opponents on the spot. Topics can