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Opinion & Editorial

Election 2020: Character Matters

(Carolyn Vaziri’22) Etched on our school’s walls are Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Honesty, Fairness. Integrity, and Moral Courage: these are the core values, commonly referred to as our “5+2,” that comprise the foundation of our moral code. The Columbus Academy community strives to live by these values both during our time at Academy and beyond. In the

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Without Acton, DeWine Lacks Action

Governor Mike DeWine (Wikimedia Commons)\   Earlier this year, I had more faith in my Governor’s response to the pandemic.    More than a week before President Trump declared a national emergency, Governor DeWine had banned spectators at the Arnold Classic. Ohio had not reported a single case of the coronavirus.    Just a week

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“Indigenous Peoples’ Day”– not “Columbus Day”

(Courtesy/dreamstime) The ditty of “In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue,” has echoed throughout elementary-school hallways in America for decades, introducing young students to the overwhelmingly Eurocentric and egregiously flawed narrative–too common in American curricula.  What the above phrase fails to address is Christopher Columbus’ acts of racism, murder, enslavement, and rape of the rightful

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The Real Threat to America is Within our Own Shores

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was the victim of a kidnapping plot, which was intercepted by the FBI on October 8th (Flickr). In the most recent (and possibly final) presidential debate, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace threw President Trump a softball question.  “Are you willing — tonight — to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and say

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Tribute

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the United States Supreme Court for more than 27 years. (Wikimedia Commons) On September 18th, 2020, our nation lost a hero in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I could use this article to expound on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to her death. Within an hour of the announcement of

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The Bright Sides of Learning From Home

(Pixabay) COVID-19 has forced us to make mask-wearing, constant sanitizing, and limiting our social interactions part of our routine. It is dangerously easy for us to fixate on how our lives and school experience have become limited since the onset of Coronavirus, yet after a few weeks of hybrid-learning benefits can be found in unexpected

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A Rosh Hashanah Like No Other

(Ethan Weiser’22/Managing editor) Over this September 18-20 weekend, Jews around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, marking the change from 5780 to 5781.  Some things were the same this year as in most years: my house smelled like chicken soup, I ate apples and honey, I attended services, and I felt change

Because of the Constitution's 10th Amendment, states have authority over their election administration. (Carolyn Vaziri'22)
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How Will You Be Heard on November 3rd?

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new questions for the government at both a local and national level–one of which being, how will we vote in November?  To answer this question, I set out to find an expert in election science and one of our local representatives.  I interviewed Professor M.V. Hood, a leading expert in

Dr. Kristin Foley, an Academy parent, and Dr. Greg Lam protest in favor of ODH Director Amy Acton and 'Stay Safe Ohio' order. (Courtesy/Katie Forbes)
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Physicians Rally for Acton at the Statehouse

Ohio Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, is a familiar face on the television screens of families all around Ohio. On March 23, 2020, Acton’s Stay Safe Ohio order went into effect. The order requested that Ohioans stay at their homes or places of residence and wear masks when going out into the public. Acton