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Isabel Mora

Isabel Mora, Chief Copy Editor, Opinion Editor

Isabel Mora is a member of the class of 2021. This is her first year in Journalism and she is a Chief Copy Editor and an Opinion Editor. Her first published article was “Directives Implement New Distance Learning Schedule.” Aside from Journalism, Isabel is also part of NHS, COSMUN, and the school’s soccer team. In the near future, she plans to study economics and mathematics. Isabel is passionate about social service, academics and sports, and her favorite quarantine discovery is boxing. 

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How Human Biases Inhibit Innovation

How Human Biases Inhibit Innovation

April 24, 2021

In a typical second, the human body sends 11 million bits of information to the brain, an amount that is impossible for the conscious mind to process. Multiple psychological studies have revealed that...

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The Cost of Exams is Killing AP Classes

The Cost of Exams is Killing AP Classes

April 6, 2021

$150 USD, or $550,000 COP: that’s the price The Columbus School charges students per AP exam. Multiply that by four to get the money paid by a parent whose child is taking four exams, or by eight to...

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10,000 Hours: Absolute Threshold for Expertise?

10,000 Hours: Absolute Threshold for Expertise?

March 11, 2021

According to Malcolm Gladwell, “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Few people disagree with this view, as the importance of practice...

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One Twitter Suspension, Countless Repercussions

One Twitter Suspension, Countless Repercussions

February 13, 2021

“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest - and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault.” Statements like these, ranging from political feuds...

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The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver’s 2012 book on human beings’ forecasting nature. Based on his own experience as a statistician and forecaster, Silver analyzes the right way to distinguish meaningful signals among noisy data in order to succeed in the field of prediction. “We need to stop, and admit it: we have a prediction problem. We love to predict things—and we aren’t very good at it,” Nate Silver in The Signal and the Noise, page 13.

A Literary Signal

November 19, 2020

“When we can’t fit a square peg into a round hole, we’ll usually blame the peg—when sometimes it’s the rigidity of our thinking that accounts for our failure to accommodate it.” Drawing on...

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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

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...

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