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The Standard Podcast: Episode 9, Girls in Sports Club

The Standard Podcast: Episode 9, Girls in Sports Club

Maddy Whitman and Sajah Ali March 31, 2021

Meghan Lang (’22), Olivia Lang (’22) and Maddie Wilkin (’22), leaders of the Girls in Sports Club, discuss their motives for starting their club. Listen here to learn more about the importance of...

Student-athletes share advice, governmental restrictions to allow for non-elite sports to resume

Eden Leavey , Staff Writer March 24, 2021

As students returned to school after two months of distance learning, one question quickly arose: what about sports? Since the recent success and quick distribution of vaccines, Prime Minister Boris...

Rhea Aaditya (’22) and Lydia Lisanti (’22) lead their Aequitas workshop “Was Art Always Controversial? Exploring the Evolution of Art History.” Aequitas Week was created to inform the community on various social justice issues through workshops led by students

Aequitas Week begins, workshops tackle social justice issues

Eva Marriott-Fabre, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Rhea Aaditya (’22) and Lydia Lisanti (’22) ran the first two sessions of their Aequitas Week workshop – “Was Art Always Controversial? Exploring the Evolution of Art History”– March 22 and...

A fight in ice hockey in February 2009: Chicago Blackhawks player Brett Ponich vs. Seattle Thunderbirds Devon Leblanc. Appreciated for its entertainment value, fighting in ice hockey is also part of the tactics of the sport.

Fighting should be allowed in ice hockey

Antoine Warnery , Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Unlike boxing, fighting is often illegal and frowned upon in many sports for obvious reasons. There is no use in people settling their differences through violence.  Serious injury could result, and...

With campus operations resuming March 8, this week the school started its initiative to identify asymptomatic cases via lateral flow testing.

Lateral flow testing begins ahead of return to campus

Sal Cerrell and Cameron Spurr March 3, 2021

ASL’s COVID-19 testing program commenced this week in preparation for campus operations restarting March 8, per Head of School Robin Appleby. Employees have had access to at-home testing devices since...

Theology Club members finish their meeting about karma and reincarnation Thursday, Feb. 11. Meetings are hosted by co-leaders Saoirse Burlingame (’24) and Marcus Chae (’24) every Thursday at 5:45 p.m. on Zoom.

Students start Theology Club amidst growing Western secular society

Rudi Chamria, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Social Studies Teacher and faculty moderator of the Theology Club Lanting Xu said she recognized Grade 9 students enter World Civilizations I with less understanding of religions and their practices than...

Coach Danny Cook cheers on Kinja Football Club Men’s Team Dec. 7 2020. At ASL, Cook is a substitute PE teacher and helps coach rugby, soccer and basketball.

Coaches adjust to sports cancellations

Kira Crutcher and Chase Cerrell March 3, 2021

At the start of the 2020-21 school year, the Athletics Department announced that all sports would be postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the fall and winter seasons...

Iran, Pakistan and Bolivia are among the countries that do not have high rates of vaccinations. In order to end the pandemic as soon as possible and guarantee human rights, poor countries must have equal access to vaccines.

Vaccine equality imperative to end pandemic

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

As developed countries race to vaccinate their populations against COVID-19, less developed countries are receiving minimal quantities of doses. If not addressed, this inequality will continue to perpetuate...

Manchester United and England player Marcus Rashford was one of four Manchester United players racially abused following games in the Premier League. Along with Rashford, fellow teammates Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were subject to racial abuse after United’s 2-1 loss to Sheffield United. All Incidents came to light through Instagram.

Community reacts to Man United players getting racially abused via Instagram

Spencer Towfighi , Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Throughout 2020 and the start of 2021, a large movement against racism has grown in the Premier League. Players have taken a brief knee to protest racism before every game, which began after last season’s...

Anna Duffy (’21) rows with ASL crew teammate Claire Graham (’21) in October 2019. Duffy committed to Cornell University for rowing.

Lockdowns disrupt college athletic recruitment

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

Due to the various lockdowns imposed in the U.K., the U.S. college athletic recruitment process has been more challenging for student athletes. Not being able to train, compete or meet college coaches...

Kira Crutcher (’21) coaches her under 9 girls team Oct 17 2020. Crutcher began coaching in July after receiving her coaching license Feb 2020.

Senior mourns lost sports season

Kira Crutcher, Sports Editor: Print February 10, 2021

When I envision my senior year, it is impossible not to think about the opportunity to play varsity soccer. That had always been my plan.  I started playing soccer when I was about 5 years old because...

 Over the past couple of years, there has been a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.K., as well as across the globe. We need to stop continuously neglecting the systemic discrimination and become better allies to the Jewish community.

Anti-Semitism needs to be confronted

Polina Dashevsky, Opinions Editor: Online February 3, 2021

I can still recall my reaction to the news. It seems as though it was almost a few days ago that I was comfortably seated in my chair with a cup of coffee in my hand, scrolling through my newsfeed in between...

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