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Students gather in a ring around the tug-of-war competition between Grade 11 and Grade 12 June 10, which concluded with the victory of Grade 12.

StuCo hosts Bangers and Bash event at Canons Park

Eden Leavey, Features Editor: Print June 13, 2022

Grade 12 students throw their caps into the air after receiving their diplomas at the graduation ceremony June 11. Graduation, which took place without COVID-19 restrictions at Central Hall Westminster, included speeches, musical performances and the presentation of diplomas.

Graduation for class of 2022 takes place without COVID-19 restrictions

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online June 13, 2022

The graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 took place at Central Hall Westminster June 11. The event included student and faculty speeches, a commencement address, musical performances and the presentation...

Neuralink, a neurotechnological company, plans to begin its human trials by the end of the year. The company developed a chip implant that is inserted into the brain which allows for the mind to interface directly with a computer.

Human trials for Neuralink technology spur community debate

Giulia Scolari, Staff Writer June 6, 2022

Neuralink, a neurotechnology company co-founded by Elon Musk and Max Hodak, plans to begin human trials by the end of the year. As defined by Frontiers, neurotechnology is a collection of methods that...

In Texas, two teachers and 19 students died in a school shooting at Robb Elementary School May 24. In response, Head of School Coreen Hester sent a community-wide email May 25, opening up conversations about the impact of the shooting on students, parents and teachers.

Texas school shooting spurs discourse on gun control

Clara Martinez, Lead Culture Editor May 30, 2022

Over 1,000 students ages 5 through 18 walk onto the ASL campus every day. When doing so, students file past numerous security guards and bulletproof glass that surrounds the entrance. For 19 students and...

AP Art Exhibition showcases student work

Eden Leavey, Features Editor: Print May 30, 2022

The Blue Gym floor will undergo renovation over the summer. Water seeped into the wood slats underneath the floor due to a leak, which caused damage and subsequently posed risks to students.

Blue Gym floor to undergo renovation after experiencing water damage

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online May 24, 2022

The Blue Gym floor will be replaced over the summer due to a water leak, per Director of Operations Jim Heynderickx. Heynderickx said the freshwater pipes in the surrounding St. Johns Wood area have...

Grade 11 and 12 students dance at the prom event at Church House, Westminster May 14. Due to previous COVID-19 restrictions, prom was held for the first time in three years.

Prom takes place after two years of COVID-19 cancellations

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online May 16, 2022

Prom was held at the Church House, Westminster for Grade 11 and 12 students May 14. The event, which did not take place during the past two years due to COVID-19 restrictions, included food, beverages,...

A sign encourages students to remain silent while Advanced Placement exams take place. AP exams are administered May 2 to 20 on the ASL campus and at the Danubius Hotel.

Community reflects on AP exam commencement

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online May 9, 2022

Advanced Placement exams, which commenced May 2 and will continue through May 20, are being administered either on the ASL campus or at the Danubius Hotel. While in 2020 and 2021 students had the option...

Following a cleanup at the St. Johns Wood Church Grounds, Sustainability Council Co-President Skyler Sweidan (22), SusCo member Dylan Linton (23), SusCo Co-President Victoria Figueroa (22) and SusCo member Suvana Wasu (25) distribute treats. The event between High School and Lower School volunteers took place on Earth Day, April 22.

SusCo hosts daily sustainability activities for Earth Week

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print April 27, 2022

From April 19-22, the Sustainability Council hosted daily activities for Earth Week aiming to engage students and inform them about the environment, according to SusCo Co-President Victoria Figueroa (’22).  For...

After two years of being separated by COVID-19 restrictions, the entire school gathers on Waverley playground to celebrate Founder’s Day. The community joined together to sing the official ASL anthem, “Once an Eagle” and take an all-school photo.

Founder’s Day presents opportunity to celebrate school’s 71 years

Eden Leavey, Culture Editor: Print April 22, 2022

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, community members’ ability to connect with one another over the past two years has been hindered. As such, Founder’s Day provided the entire school an opportunity to gather...

Computer science will officially become its own department as of the 2022-23 school year. The new department will receive additional funding from the administration and be able to host its own meetings, per Computer Science Teacher Livia Piloto.

Computer science to become its own department in 2022-23 school year

Nick Zirinis, News Editor: Online March 28, 2022

As of the 2022-23 school year, computer science classes will no longer be a part of the science department, according to Computer Science Teacher Livia Piloto. Instead, computer science will become its...

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