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The High School Student News Site of The American School in London

The Standard


Rubble is cleared from the interior of St. Mark’s Church and roof trusses are stabilized because it is still unsafe to enter. Vicar Kate Harrison has begun to plan what the reconstruction should entail.

Vicar of destroyed church has yet to grieve as restoration process begins

Clara Martinez, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2023

Four months have passed since the St. Mark’s Church caught fire, a place of worship for some families and where school concerts were held for others. The remains of the building that Vicar Kate Harrison...

Students and faculty members reflect on the growing number of people adopting vegan and vegetarian diets. The rise of plant-based diets has shown a growing awareness on health and environmental impacts through our food choices.

Community reflects on health, environmental impacts of plant-based diets

Zoe Karibian, Reporter May 24, 2023

Olivia Ford (’24), a member of the Sustainability Council said she has noticed a significant rise in the adoption of plant-based diets and attributes this change to concerns regarding the environment...

Alumnus Peter Stevenson visits the school April 20. Stevenson is a senior political producer for the Washington Post and worked on a project that won a Pulitzer prize related to coverage of climate change in 2015.

Alumnus Peter Stevenson reflects on career highlights at The Washington Post

Clara Martinez, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2023

The day of Jan. 6, 2021, Peter Stevenson, a senior political producer for The Washington Post and alumnus, was a mile away from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As Trump supporters began to invade the Capitol,...

Syrian refugees supported by the CARE program pose in front of the Wall of Hope at the CARE center in Amman, Jordan. After fleeing conflict in Syria, these refugee girls pursue an education after overcoming countless obstacles.

Rebuilding: Syrian refugee girls pursue education

Grace Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 4, 2023

Fatima Alloush fled her home in Syria when she was nine. “Unbearable” describes the 350-mile journey. “When we came to Jordan, the road was so difficult, we went from house to house, car to car...

In a recent survey, many students said they are affected by the added pressure of exams toward the end of the year. Students proposed strategies which can be used to manage anxiety levels during demanding times.

Students share advice for stress, anxiety management during exam season

Zoe Karibian, Reporter May 3, 2023

As the end of the academic year approaches, students are preparing for AP exams in May and final exams in June. Whether it's standardized testing or unit tests, Jagger Price ('26) said there's no denying...

Humans of ASL: Spring 2023

Humans of ASL: Spring 2023

Grace Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 2, 2023

For various students and faculty, jewelry is a way to express values, such as family, sustainability and favorite memories.

Community displays values through jewelry

Eva Marriott-Fabre, Features Editor: Online April 26, 2023

Replacing interim Head of School Coreen Hester, Matthew Horvat will assume the Head of School position effective July 1. As an introduction to the school community, Horvat answers a range of questions surrounding his leadership philosophy, background and aspirations.

Meet Matthew Horvat: Incoming Head of School shares leadership philosophy, aspirations

Grace Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2023

Incoming Head of School Matthew Horvat visited the school April 3-5, meeting with various student groups and other members of the community. Horvat will assume the Head of School position effective July...

As part of the annual Bergeron Fellowship – through which students work with a visiting author for a week – American author Paul Yoon visited the school March 13-17. Yoon’s journey to Senior Lecturer for creative writing at Harvard University began with his childhood bicycle.

Bergeron Fellow Paul Yoon unfurls ‘imaginary worlds’ through fiction writing

Grace Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2023

When Bergeron Fellow Paul Yoon was young, his best friend was his bicycle.  “My childhood memories are of constant movement,” he said. “Wherever we moved to, I always had my bicycle. It let me...

Bassel Ojjeh (’25) poses with those affected by the Turkey-Syria earthquake in a camp located in western Syria. Ojjeh founded H.O.P.E Syria, a charity  providing education to children and assisting refugees amid the humanitarian crisis.

Bassel Ojjeh supports Syrian refugee education

Rahil Punshi, Media Team March 14, 2023

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Bassel Ojjeh (’25) said he recalled the detrimental impacts of war occurring in his home country, Syria, inspiring him to tackle the crisis.  “The...

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