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Standard publishes Commitment to Diversity

Standard publishes Commitment to Diversity

Editorial Board May 27, 2022

Recognizing that diversity is the cornerstone of our work and our coverage, The Standard embarked on a process more than a year ago to produce its own commitment to diversity. Through the Editorial Board’s...

After two years of being separated by COVID-19 restrictions, the entire school gathers on Waverley playground to celebrate Founder’s Day. The community joined together to sing the official ASL anthem, “Once an Eagle” and take an all-school photo.

Founder’s Day presents opportunity to celebrate school’s 71 years

Eden Leavey, Culture Editor: Print April 22, 2022

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, community members’ ability to connect with one another over the past two years has been hindered. As such, Founder’s Day provided the entire school an opportunity to gather...

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has created a surge of social media posts at a level arguably never seen before. However, its crucial to note the benefits as well as the detriments of mass exposure during the era of technology.

Social media acts as both threat and aid in the Russia-Ukraine war

Nick Landler, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February has driven the Western world into chaos nearly a month after its outset. While the topic naturally dominated most media sites, social media platforms were...

Lead Opinions Editor Mia George and Opinions Editor: Print Daniel de Beer break down the most important political stories of the past week.

Politics Update – March 22

Daniel de Beer and Mia George March 22, 2022

Music by Cameron Spurr

Yogurt: a breakfast, pastry and dessert? Yogurt toast has been the internet’s latest food obsession.

Feast or Flop: Yogurt toast

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Feast or Flop is back! I wish I could accompany the statement of my return with “better than ever,” but the inspiration for this recipe came from the depths of despair, desolation and disease. My isolation...

Seth Friend (’22) and Baxter John (’22) bring in alternative methods of carrying school supplies on Anything But a Backpack Day Feb. 17. Students had the opportunity to dress up and win spirit points for their grade. To encourage participation, Cameo videos of public figures were posted on the StuCo instagram page.

StuCo posts Instagram Cameos to encourage “Not Spirit Week” participation

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print February 18, 2022

In an email sent to the school community Feb. 11, the Student Council announced the postponement of Spirit Week to May 23-27 “due to ASL’s guidelines.”  Instead of traditional Spirit Week activities,...

Racism has long permeated the sport of soccer. But, certain strategies can be implemented to mitigate the issue.

Ways to kick out racism from soccer

Nassef Sawiris, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Racism and discrimination still cruelly pervade our society today. These aspects, therefore, are heavily present in soccer. Fans are consistently discriminating against players and managers. These messages...

Amid excruciatingly long work weeks and life and death decisions, This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay reveals the ins and outs of the healthcare industry. Balancing humor with heartbreak, this novel embodies the human spirit and its role in one of the most challenging careers.

‘This Is Going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay explores power of self in face of death

Ella Podurgiel, Lead Features Editor February 11, 2022

To be completely candid, I only read “This is going to hurt” by Adam Kay for science class.  As part of the Science 10 curriculum, our assignment was to pick a science-related book from a long...

A coming-of-age story, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah divulges the pains of childhood growing up in a wealthy Chinese family in the 1940s. The autobiography epitomizes prevailing in the face of adversity.

‘Chinese Cinderella’ by Adeline Yen Mah depicts cultural differences

Ella Podurgiel, Lead Features Editor February 11, 2022

“Chinese Cinderella” by Adeline Yen Mah was one of the first autobiographies I enjoyed reading. Until then, I had viewed all autobiographies as incredibly dull, filled with facts, dates and events...

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri chronicles the heartbreaking story of a Syrian family fleeing their home in search of refuge. Unearthing what truly constitutes privilege, the novel challenges perspective until ones sense of self swivels.

‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri transcends social boundaries

Grace Hamilton, Lead Culture Editor February 11, 2022

“The Beekeeper of Aleppo” is analogous to a labyrinth. As soon as one lays eyes on the first page, they are thrust into the maze. The plot warps perception until one’s sense of self is entirely flipped...

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