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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....

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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...

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The COSMUN 2019 Closing Ceremony takes place, and the Columbus School Female Basketball Team plays a match in Binationals 2019. COSMUN and Binationals are the first activities that Middle and High School students at The Columbus School are prevented from participating in when they’re unable to pay tuition.

Enrollment Aid: How The Columbus School Turned to Institutionalized Empathy

Salome Beyer, Discoverer Staff Writer
September 28, 2020

Using empathy as a guiding principle, The Columbus School reevaluated its financial aid policies, helping families and staff stay in school after the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Although...

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Student looks at Instagram on his cell phone instead of doing his homework.

Social Media Is the Enemy

Agustin Alzate, Discoverer Staff Writer
August 30, 2020

Over two months, due to quarantine, the trending platform, TikTok, has grown to over two million downloads per week. The distractions that students have available surely becomes the most significant problem...

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Alcohol, mask, and gloves; the essentials to go out of home these days.

Is the Fear of COVID-19 Going to Rule Over Us?

Carolina Mira, Copy Editor
May 12, 2020

For the past couple of months, we have been social distancing. We have taken these measures for our own protection, but have you ever wondered what is the root of our self-preservation? Let me tell you,...

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Felipe Obando, learning on his own about biochemistry and completing some assignments that his UPB Medicine teachers provided him during the lockdown, March 12, 2020.

Professions At Stake

Susana Obando, Copy Editor
May 12, 2020

While I cooled down my nerves, my mind started to question how my future as a dentist would be like. I’ve just had the virtual admission interview with deans and teachers of CES University here in Medellin....

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Deportivo Independiente Medellín fans (Rexixtencia Norte) release fire extinguishers as the team enter the field. A tradition to demonstrate support to the players.

Grieving the Loss of Football

Emilio Mora Serani, Copy Editor
May 12, 2020

Football stopped and my heart stopped beating. Since March 9, 2020 nothing is the same. More than 90% of soccer leagues in the world were postponed due to Covid-19. When I got home after school, and...

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Single line drawing made by Alejandra Castaño during quarantine, inspired by Instagram´s account: @vibeline_.

Instagram, Entertaining the Masses

Alejandra Castaño, Assignment Editor
May 12, 2020

It was Friday night and I found myself at home polishing my cooking skills; something I never imagined myself doing. I mixed the dry ingredients as the video says; flour, cocoa powder, and stevia. My kitchen...

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