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U.S. citizens rushed to polling stations Nov. 8 to cast their ballot in the midterm elections. The outcome of these elections can play a decisive role in the governments legislation for the two years until the next midterm elections in 2024.

US midterm elections evoke uncertainty in political landscape

Nassef Sawiris, Media Team November 22, 2022

For the U.S. midterm elections Nov. 8, citizens headed to polls to vote for senators, House of Representative members and governors. Midterm elections occur every two years on the first Tuesday of November,...

The Standard wins multiple awards from the National Scholastic Press Association at the JEA-NSPA National Journalism Convention in Missouri Nov. 12. Members of the Editorial Board along with the Media Team traveled to Missouri for the convention, where they participated in journalism workshops and attended an awards ceremony.

The Standard celebrates NSPA awards at National Journalism Convention

Nick Zirinis, Lead News Editor November 16, 2022

The Standard received awards from the National Scholastic Press Association at the JEA-NSPA National Journalism Convention in Missouri Nov. 12.   Editor-in-Chief Grace Hamilton (’23), who won First...

Underground workers are striking over pensions and job cuts, which caused many London tube lines to close Nov. 11. This is the sixth tube strike of the year given Transport for London has been unable to reach resolution with strikers.

Tube strike disrupts travel throughout city

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online November 11, 2022

London underground workers held a strike Nov. 11, forcing many tube lines to shut down. As the sixth tube strike of the year, it was sparked by pensions and job cuts, according to the BBC. Felix Andreasson...

Four students were mugged near campus Oct. 27, Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. In response, Head of School Coreen Hester and Director of Operations Jim Heynderickx outlined precautions students should take when walking outside to ensure safety.

Rising crime instills unease in community

Ella Friel, Media Team November 4, 2022

Four muggings recently occurred near campus involving students in the Middle School and High School, according to an email sent to the community by Head of School Coreen Hester and Director of Operations...

Pipelines in Ireland export oil as they prepare to undergo distillation and other production-related processes in their respective refineries. Following the breakout of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s Russia’s energy exports were sanctioned which caused a spur in global energy demands.

Russian invasion of Ukraine stifles global energy supply

Nassef Sawiris, Media Team November 4, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has implicated Russia's high-scale energy exportations given sanctions by the country’s main consumers, per The Financial Times. Chris Bake, who is a parent at the school...

Flooding and winds from Hurricane Ian cause sidewalks and the pavement to crack in Florida. The hurricane resulted in damage to thousands of homes and the evacuation of many citizens.

Hurricane Ian reaches community, spurs discussion around climate change

Sophia Hsu, Reporter November 4, 2022

Hurricane Ian hit Florida’s western coast with intense wind and rainfall, causing more than 114 deaths, according to The New York Times. The hurricane initially developed over the central Caribbean Sea...

More than 153 people died during a Halloween celebration in Seoul, South Korea. The crowd crush occurred in Itaewon, one of Seouls most crowded neighbourhoods known for its food and nightlife

Seoul Halloween stampede elicits shock, concern

Rahil Punshi, Media Team November 4, 2022

More than 153 people died in a crowd crush during a Halloween celebration in Seoul Oct. 29, according to the New York Times. Thousands of individuals gathered at the event as it was the first COVID-19...

Matthew Horvat will assume the Head of School position for the 2023-24 school year, effective July 1. The Board of Trustees worked in tandem with the Head of School Search Committee to select a final candidate after a search process spanning nine months.

Matthew Horvat to fill Head of School position following extensive search process

Grace Hamilton and Ruby Rogers October 27, 2022

Matthew Horvat will assume the Head of School position for the 2023-24 school year effective July 1, according to an email sent to the community by the Head of School Search Committee Oct. 26. The Board...

The cities of Sindh in Pakistan flood in 2022. Monsoon rains and melting glaciers caused the flooding.

Pakistan floods prompt discussion around worsening effects of climate change

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online October 14, 2022

In June, a monsoon incited extreme flooding in Pakistan. The flooding has left one-third of the country underwater, destroying infrastructure, houses and agricultural land, according to The Guardian. Currently,...

Posters outlining the Fundamental British Values are pasted to the walls in every High School classroom. With the commencement of the 2022-23 school year, the school introduced a series of changes regarding pedagogy, student life and curriculum to adhere to requirements outlined by Ofsted.

School implements pedagogical, organizational changes adhering to Ofsted requirements

Grace Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

Editor's Note: Ofsted officials revisited the school Oct. 4, after which the school learned they had met all requirements, according to an email sent to the community Oct. 28 by Head of School Coreen...

After-school study hall is set up to take place Sept. 14 in classroom O-345. Students partaking in the study hall are required to remain in the room for the full 90-minute duration.

Students, faculty scrutinize new attendance policy

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online September 14, 2022

The administration introduced a new High School attendance policy for the 2022-23 school year, which includes enforced consequences for unexcused absences and tardies. To reflect the difficulty of the...

Two hours after the public announcement of the Queen’s death Sept. 8, crowds gather in front of Buckingham Palace backdropped by a flag lowered to half-mast. The official notice from the Royal administration consisted of two sentences posted on the gates as a double rainbow framed the Palace.

Death of Queen Elizabeth II ripples through community

As a child, Assistant Principal Natalie Jaworski said she viewed England as a “magical place.” Jaworski’s perception of the country was largely shaped by stories of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign that...

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