Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

Features

Learning Specialist Heather Statz shares her favorite high school memory

Learning Specialist Heather Statz shares her favorite high school memory

Anastasia Ruimy Staff Writer

In a recurring online exclusive, Standard staff sit down with High School teachers to hear about their favorite high school memories.

In this edition, Staff Writer Anastasia Ruimy sits down with HS Learning Specialist Heather Statz. Statz recalls a 3-week exchange program to Austria she participated in, and the drastic difference in social cues between the Austrian culture compared to her American culture. 

(more…)

Finding the balance between benefitting one’s wellbeing and college ranking

Finding the balance between benefitting one’s wellbeing and college ranking

Anastasia Ruimy Staff Writer

As college admission emails are slowly flowing through the inboxes of seniors, some reflect on how they’ve made their decision on where to apply and ultimately attend. On the spectrum of picking colleges based on school ranking to picking colleges based on the consideration of one’s well-being, students fell anywhere. (more…)

Meet author and this year’s Bergeron Fellow, Ben Faccini

Meet author and this year’s Bergeron Fellow, Ben Faccini

Rohan Haarmann Culture Editor: Online

Author and this year’s Bergeron Fellow Ben Faccini draws inspiration from his migratory upbringing as he tries to help others find a voice through education. Faccini grew up across France, Italy and England, before attending university at King’s College, Bristol University and Padua University in Italy. Because of his many relocations, Faccini does not consider himself to be from one place. “I naturally relate to people who feel they are spanning various cultures… it’s the story of my life, trying to fit in,” he said. (more…)

Making it through March

Making it through March

Zarina Choudhari-Stewart Staff Writer

When people think of March Madness, they often picture basketball brackets and the NCAA. But the madness isn’t only felt on college campuses in the U.S. Many students have recognized that March at ASL has a madness all of its own and is increasingly a time of chaos and stress. ISSTs, robotics, Honor Band, Honor Choir and the addition of the Alternatives trip consume much of students’ time, along with their regular schoolwork.

(more…)

Finding the courage to act

Finding the courage to act

Labeena Hanif Staff Writer

On March 28, 2017, 15 individuals, aged 27 to 44, broke into Stansted airport by cutting through a perimeter fence. They proceeded to chain themselves to an airplane in protest of the fact that the plane had been chartered to take immigrants in U.K. detention centers back to Africa. The protesters did this in full knowledge that they would be arrested; this was an attempt to draw attention to the case.

(more…)

%d bloggers like this: