Taking on new year’s resolutions

Helen Roth Staff Writer

January is often a time for people begin to think about what they would like to accomplish for the rest of the year. When the clocks strike midnight on January 1, individuals around the world set their minds to achieving goals. However, as the year progresses, these resolutions can sometimes be dropped faster than the famous New Year’s Eve countdown ball in Times Square.

According to a recent Standard survey, 78 out of 147 students who responded have made a new year’s resolution this year. However, 41 of those students feel that they won’t be able to keep their resolution. Sofia Michaelides (’22) is one of those students. “I feel that every year I try and make a resolution that isn’t very reachable and not very realistic to my life,” she said. Continue reading “Taking on new year’s resolutions”

Designated grade areas underscore exclusion

Isabel Link Staff Writer

Anyone who has ever been a freshman at ASL was warned early on that Bottom-O belongs to the senior class. But where does that leave everyone else? Continue reading “Designated grade areas underscore exclusion”

The rise of 23andMe

Christina Leonard Online Director

Five million people in more than 48 countries use the personal genomics company 23andMe to learn about their health and ancestry through sophisticated DNA analysis. The company, founded in 2006 and now worth more than $1.7 billion, was founded by entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki, who previously worked as a healthcare investment analyst.   Continue reading “The rise of 23andMe”

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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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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