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Paloma Urrea Díez, Lifestyle Editor

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A Bewildering Concert: Feid

May 13, 2020

Reggeaton playing at the highest level, lights flashing upon my eyes, and the crowd, composed of 4,000 people, is singing, screaming, and looking towards the stage. Spectators are tipsy, as the alcohol...

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An appreciation shot of a delightful brimming nespresso coffee.

The Bright Side of Quarantine

May 13, 2020

On a Saturday quarantine night, sipping a glass of wine and sitting next to my mother who was fully submerged in her book, profound thoughts filled my mind. Only accompanied by the crackling sounds of...

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Fight or Flight

January 24, 2020

11:59 is approaching on January 1st and students are madly clicking on their computers. One mistake, even a typo, could be the reason for rejection. When it comes to being a senior at The Columbus School,...

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AP Calculus AB student Maria Pia Molina practices for her next test. Molina comments she is taking full advantage of the time before Passentino leaves to ask her any possible questions; she fears the future teacher won’t be able to assist her. “I think it's crucial to have a positive AP experience because it is kind of frustrating when you can’t identify your mistake and you can’t actually consult it with another person who knows more,” Molina said.

AP Calculus Students Facing Added Stress

September 13, 2019

The void that will be created by TCS AP Calculus teacher Gabriella Passentino’s 18-week maternity leave is causing stress and anxiety amongst the student population. A thorough search for the ideal...

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AdvancEd Organization Takes On TCS

April 8, 2019

On the last week of February, AdvancEd, an organization that conducts on-site reviews and accredits educational institutions, visited our school. Our school is one of the 70,000 educational institutions...

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We Should All be Ashamed of Body-Shaming

February 20, 2019

Your body is the house of the soul. What makes you feel alive and serves you day and night. What makes possible for you to express all your feelings and thoughts. What others get to see, being this; what...

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Easy, Safe and Quick: Pattie Sunbeam Cupcake Maker

February 20, 2019

One of the main reasons as to why people choose not to bake is because they believe it’s a hassle. Well, it turns out this is not true. Baking doesn’t have to be hard, especially with Pattie Sunbeam...

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A variety of red and black zebra beans.

Xandra Uribe: Seed Guardian

February 20, 2019

Xandra Uribe is a Seed Guardian. She is a devoted and empowered woman, dedicated to art and the conservation of the abundant varieties of beans that exist all over Colombia. Her goal is to open people...

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Gloria Lopez, Club Campestre member and Ernesto Gomez, squash teacher begin their warm up for their training. Gloria is passionate of becoming an squash expert with the support of her teacher who has been giving her classes for five years. “It's A very demanding sport, in fact, it is one of the most demanding sports there are.”

Squash, a Popular Pastime at Club Campestre

November 27, 2018

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Secretary General Manuela Betancourt and President of El Senado de la República are preparing for COSMUN 2019.

Commision Chairs Selected for COSMUN 2019

October 5, 2018

The commission chairs for COSMUN 2019, hosted by TCS during April 10th, 11th, and 12th,   were selected by the Secretary General and Sub-Secretary Generals during the first week of September. The...

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