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Personera A. Cardona gives her acceptence speech in the TCS Theater while being broadcasted virtually to the TCS community.

Personera and STUCO Reps Inaugurated in Virtual Ceremony

Pedro Gomez, Discoverer Staff Writer April 7, 2021

After a long delay, the annual inauguration ceremony for Personera Andrea Cardona, MS, and HS STUCO representatives was held virtually due to COVID restrictions in the TCS theater at the beginning of February. Originally,...

A group of Candles at El dia de las velitas in the Columbus School. Medellin, Colombia.

‘El día de las velitas’ Canceled at TCS

Andres Lopera, Discoverer Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In the Columbus School the massive event of El día de las velitas (Candle Night), was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    El día de las velitas is a very big event in The Columbus School....

Logo of the upcoming virtual leadership summit named You Grow Girl that will happen during the afternoon of October 15th. Girl Up hosts leadership summits every year, and at The Columbus School, this will be the third summit organized by the club.

You Grow Girl

Valeria Sierra, Discoverer Staff Writer October 3, 2020

A leadership summit is being held by the TCS Girl Up Club this October 15th, which will be focusing on empowering women through self-love. This will be their third annual summit at TCS. Due to the pandemic,...

Students from the province of Sichuan, China are now learning in a face to face format; yet, taking all of the safety measures until a new order. The Columbus school will follow similar procedures once it reopens.

Face to Face Classes Will Reopen at TCS

Nicolás Escobar , Discoverer Staff Writer October 2, 2020

Face to face classes will begin starting October 16th, after a myriad of meetings and research. Yet, student attendance will be at the discretion of each individual family.  With the intent of balancing...

Blue walls can be seen in the Columbus School front lawn ahead of the students return. These are part of the new biosecurity protocols implemented by the school, placed to ensure that a safe distance is kept between people present at campus. “Im happy that the school has taken these measures seriously because they mean that our return is one step closer than we expected,” Nicolas Zarate, TCS senior, said.

Homecoming: Students Safe Return to Campus

Nicolas Creus, Discoverer Staff Writer October 2, 2020

As Medellín reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic, directives of The Columbus School have developed an intricate process for campus reentry to ensure students' safety and satisfaction. It's been 7 months...

TCS students using technology in the recently built high school library before the COVID-19 Pandemic. Students were able to dispose of this facility at any time before the start of social isolation in which they could use their computers alongside many other resources to facilitate their learning.

Technology’s Effect on Students Health during COVID-19 Pandemic

Miguel Restrepo, Discoverer Staff Writer October 1, 2020

The exponential increment of the use of technology during virtual school and quarantine has concerned school directives as it could potentially threaten to harm the student’s mental health and well-being. TCS...

Simón Sánchez, TCS 12th grade student, actively working at home during one of his breaks between classes. As class-time was reduced during the new distance learning schedule, most students, like Simón, use the longer breaks to finish up work that wasn’t completed during class. “I really appreciate the extra free time the school has given us with breaks, but I feel they have become more like X-blocks,” Simón said.

Directives Implement New Distance Learning Schedule

Isabel Mora, Discoverer Staff Writer September 28, 2020

With the ultimate goal of reducing screen time, a new distance learning schedule was implemented by Middle School and High School directives starting September 14.  After consideration of feedback...

This is Antonia Velez, the newly elected STUCCO for 8th grade during 2020-2021.

8th Grade STUCCO Elections

Samuel Zuluaga Mendez, Discoverer Staff Writer September 28, 2020

Antonia Velez was elected as 8th grade STUCCO representative last week with 40% of the votes and she will be working to get back to school as soon as possible. Each sociales class had 2 candidates with...

One of the plastic bottles gathering that will be brought to school this week that is in
this moment in La Uva park In Poblado.

Middle School, MiniGIN Group Collaborates with Llenando Botellas de Amor

Juan Pablo Perez Mejia, Discoverer Staff Writer January 21, 2020

A new recycling project from MiniGIN, a group of about 50-60 MS students supervised by Luz Myriam Arango, is teaching TCS students the importance of Refusing, Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. The MiniGIN...

Middle and high school at last years thanksgiving assembly on November 20th, 2018.

Thanksgiving Assembly Rescheduled Because of Nationwide Protests

Miguel Restrepo, Discover Staff Writer January 13, 2020

The annual Thanksgiving assembly on November 27th was postponed due to the paro nacional and has been rescheduled for December 12th in the upper elementary coliseum. TCS administrators had a difficult...

A student searches for a title using the new Overdrive platform in the HS/MS Library.

New Library Platform Offers 1000’s of Book Titles

Juan Martin Echeverry, Discoverer Staff Writer January 13, 2020

Overdrive, a new platform in the HS/MS library, is being implemented and enables teachers and students to rent digital books and provide more reading options. The system works by logging in on SORA...

1st graders look on as an 8th grade student checks  to see if her egg survived its rocket flight

“Eggstronaut”: More Than Just a Project 

Nicolás Escobar , Discoverer Staff Writer January 13, 2020

8th-grade physical science students have been building rockets by applying real-world physics concepts and are launching this week with the hope of successfully landing their “Eggstronauts”. During...

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