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Increasing awareness around sustainability in fashion is leading to rising demand for ethically produced clothing. Efforts towards sustainability take form at both ASL and around the globe.

Community discusses sustainable fashion

Anahi Pellathy, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

According to Business Insider, the fashion industry produces 10% of the world’s carbon emissions and up to 85% of textiles go to landfills every year.  The term “fast fashion” refers to the expedited...

A distance learning workspace is set up with a laptop showcasing a to-do list and a work timer. While in the midst of distance learning, it is imperative to take steps to increase focus and productivity levels to maximize the learning experience.

Top 5 ways to increase focus during distance learning

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online February 5, 2021

Leave phone in a separate room  Online school makes it too easy to simply pick up one’s phone during class without giving it a second thought. While scrolling through social media during class may...

Despite the trials and tribulations of 2020, the year has finally come to a close. Upon reflection, each month has been attributed a song fitting to the events that occurred. Make sure to scan the codes with your Spotify app to listen along!

A year-in-review: Spotify 2020 Wrapped

Despite the trials and tribulations of 2020, the year has finally come to a close. Upon reflection, each month has been attributed a song fitting to the events that occurred. Make sure to scan the codes...

“If Anything Happens I Love You” was released to Netflix Nov. 20 and tells the story of a school shooting, spreading awareness of the dangers of gun violence. It has since reached hundreds of families who have experienced the same grief, heartache and anguish, helping them to heal.

‘If Anything Happens I Love You’ recognizes the perils of gun violence

Eden Leavey, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

Michael Govier and Will McCormack’s 12 minute short film “If Anything Happens I Love You” portrays the heartache, grief and pain that two parents endure when a school shooting takes their daughter’s...

Queen’s House opens its seasonal ice rink despite necessary COVID adaptations. Staff Writer Anna Reznick reviews her experience at the rink.

Queen’s Ice Rink creates the quintessential winter experience

Anna Reznick, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

In a city that never snows, getting into the winter spirit can sometimes be difficult. Yet, when surrounded by the sound of skates on ice and seasonal songs, it was impossible not to feel the joy of winter...

Starbucks has released its new holiday drink specials. Staff Writers Sophia Bassi and Clara Martinez review the the Toffee Nut Latte, Eggnog Latte, Truffle Deluxe Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Frappuccino.

Starbucks seasonal drinks review

Sophia Bassi and Clara Martinez December 18, 2020

As lights are hung and evergreen trees appear in windows, the holiday season is in full swing. Adding to the holiday spirit comes Starbucks’ new holiday menu, including sandwiches, snacks and confections;...

Students rehearse the main number in the musical “Fame.” This was one of the few rehearsals in-person, as most took place over Zoom. The final production will be on the ASL website Dec. 18.

‘Fame’ production process begins

Rudi Chamria, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Every year, students participate in the annual theater production. This year, however, the theater department has had to adapt the show due to COVID-19 restrictions. Initially, the department had chosen...

Danielle Hajjar (’23) plays her viola in the AMIS Orchestra in 2019. She played a solo jazz piece in Russia during the festival.

Students discuss musical outlets

Tristan Weiss , Media Team December 14, 2020

After a long day of school, Danielle Hajjar (’23), Eli Anderson (’22) and Chris Ghantous (’21) return home in search of an outlet for relaxation. For these three students, this outlet is music. Hajjar...

With end-of-year assessments right around the corner, Culture Editor: Online Grace Hamilton shares study tips and techniques that enhance learning and aid in retention.

Top 5 homework, study methods

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online December 11, 2020

Cornell notes Cornell notes is a note-taking system that involves splitting the paper into three columns: keywords and questions, main notes and a summary. This method of note-taking, created by a Cornell...

Mason Yu (’23) records songs from his studio set up in his room. Despite years of interest, he said he started to take production seriously this year with the upcoming release of his first project in late-December.

Student reflects on being a young musician

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Mason Yu (’23) said he embarked on his music journey when he was 12-years-old after drawing inspiration from various hip-hop artists such as J.Cole and Iann Dior. He said he admires Cole and Dior in...

The positive and negative effects of video games have been a controversial topic since the 1970s. Students and faculty reflect on these effects, as well as speak of their own experience with video games.

Community debates effects of violent video games

Amber de Saint-Exupéry, Media Team December 8, 2020

Since the 1970s, the positive and negative effects of violent video games, particularly the link between violent media and real-life violence, have remained a controversial subject of scientific study...

World Languages and Culture Teacher Whitney Nuchereno, pictured center-top, co-hosts “The Latin America Show,” a program that educates English speakers about various elements of Latin America. The Honduras Minister of Tourism, Nicole Marrder, pictured bottom right, spoke as a guest during an episode of “The Latin America Show” that aired Sep. 22 on Facebook. The episode also featured the Ambassador of Honduras to the United Kingdom, Ivan Romero-Martinez, pictured bottom left.

Teacher hosts ‘The Latin American’ show

Elena Alexander, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

World Languages and Culture Teacher Whitney Nuchereno does not limit herself to the classroom when educating others about Latin America. Nuchereno co-hosts “The Latin America" show, a program with nearly...

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