Defining news in the digital age

Micaella Lavi Guest Writer

Margot Langman (’22) defines news as “information that is being passed from one source to another.” Whether that’s somebody delivering good news or hearing it on the television,  reading it in a newspaper or seeing it social media, Langman believes news can be further defined as anytime someone is “absorbing knowledge from another source.”

In this age, with news transmitted digitally, people have the ability to explore the world in a matter of milliseconds.

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Encouraging guest writers

As stated in our mission statement, The Standard’s primary aim is to create a “collaborative, open forum that cultivates productive dialogue.” With this statement as the cornerstone of our publication, we encourage all students, faculty and staff to take on the role of a guest writer.

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The Complexities of Inclusion

Houdah Daniels Staff Writer

In an exclusively online version of the Complexities of Inclusion, which was featured on page 19 of Issue 3, Staff Writer Houdah Daniels delves deeper into what it means to be on financial aid at ASL. 

In a 1408-student school with an annual tuition cost ranging from  £27,000 to £31,000, being a part of the 11 percent who receive financial aid comes with a range of rewards and disadvantages. The system in itself is particularly rare as Head of School Robin Appleby explained that “very few international schools actually have financial aid programs … so people are unfamiliar with it in the international school world.”

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Community Arts Building one year on

Isabel Link Staff Writer

The Community Arts Building has been influential to the middle and high school art programs since its construction in 2015.

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Steering clear of phone snatchers

Emily Forgash Media Editor

Muggings aren’t just a nightly occurrence, they can happen in broad daylight with the assistance of motorcycles. Katy Welch (’22) was near St. John’s Wood High Street after school in October 2017 with her friend, when she was approached by a person on a motorcycle. “I was watching something on my phone and I had my phone out, and then someone came behind me and grabbed it out of my hand,” she said.

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