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We Contain Multitudes leaves lasting impact

‘We Contain Multitudes’ leaves lasting impact

May 31, 2021

In Sarah Henstra’s powerful novel “We Contain Multitudes,” trying to mix Jo and Karl together would be like trying to blend water and oil. On paper, that is. Walt Whitman influences every aspect...

‘Three Daughters of Eve’ raises complex cultural questions

‘Three Daughters of Eve’ raises complex cultural questions

May 31, 2021

Filled with moral and internal conflicts, “Three Daughters of Eve” follows Peri, a confused Muslim woman who has led nothing short of a tumultuous life. Peri attends Oxford University as a student...

Such a fun age examines subconscious racism

‘Such a fun age’ examines subconscious racism

May 31, 2021

One of the most alluring aspects of Kiley Reid’s debut novel “Such a Fun Age” is the fresh and imperfect voice of 25-year-old Emira Tucker. Emira, who is African American, is an uninsured babysitter...

Bel Canto holds readers captive

‘Bel Canto’ holds readers captive

May 31, 2021

Metaphorically, “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett is a vast ocean. The plot heaves and crashes in powerful waves that leave the reader drenched in beautiful metaphors and stinging with anticipation. One...

‘The Remains of the Day’ drives self-reflection

‘The Remains of the Day’ drives self-reflection

May 31, 2021

In an if-I-may-be-so-bold manner that becomes a reliable constant throughout the novel, “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro begins with the main character contemplating his boss’s offer of...

‘Mr. Loverman’ exudes colorful warmth

‘Mr. Loverman’ exudes colorful warmth

May 31, 2021

There’s a lot to fall in love with in Bernardine Evaristo’s “Mr. Loverman.” The main character immediately comes across as huggable and hilarious, the plot is captivating and addictive, and the...

In print issues, Emily Forgash 21 published book reviews with a bookshelf designating other recommendations.

Collection of book reviews: Emily’s bookshelf

Emily Forgash, Editor-in-Chief: Emeritus May 31, 2021

Signs and balloons hang around the school to celebrate Founders Day. American journalist and Teacher Stephen L. Eckard founded ASL in 1951 with only 13 students in his Knightsbridge flat.

ASL celebrates 70th anniversary

Gabrielle Meidar, News Editor: Print April 27, 2021

The eagle mascot stood with black and orange balloons at the Waverley entrance as students arrived at school April 26 in order to commemorate Founder’s Day and ASL’s 70th anniversary. In the evening...

The Standard strives to emulate journalistic and ethical standards in everything we share with our audience. In order to prioritize and protect our community, we reserve the right to withhold publication of guest pieces in line with our guest submission policy.

Editorial Board explains, defends guest submission policy

Editorial Board, ` April 22, 2021

We want to shed light on the ethical and journalistic standards we hold ourselves to, spurred by a recent situation where we decided to withhold publication of a particular guest piece. We came...

Ex Houston Rockets guard James Harden dunks on Washington Wizards player Davis Bertans. Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets this year. The Nets are currently second in the East with a 37-18 record, according to the NBA Website.

NBA teams make controversial trades

Spencer Towfighi, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Following the NBA trade deadline March 25, some teams positioned themselves to fight for an NBA championship, while others made poor trades that could severely affect them in the future. Best trade:...

A recent decision was made to lift the cap on the U.K.’s nuclear stockpile. For as long as the Cold War, the U.K. has had the smallest amount of nuclear warheads stockpiled compared to other superpowers like Russia, China, the U.S. and France.

UK pledges increase in nuclear stockpile in response to international threats

Mia George, Features Editor: Online April 2, 2021

Today I will debrief the U.K.’s recent decision to increase its nuclear warhead stockpile, the potential reasons as to why this decision was made and the concerns regarding the efficacy of the change...

This easy recipe for soy sauce noodles tests the capabilities of instant food. Invented in the 1950s, instant ramen has grown to be a staple late-night student meal.

Feast or Flop: Soy sauce ramen

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Original Recipe: To say that I was raised on instant ramen would be an understatement. Being the self-proclaimed cup noodle connaisseur that I am, I had never been more excited to come across a recipe...

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