Q and A: Newly appointed Assistant Principal Natalie Jaworski

Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: OnlineAnanya Prakash Editor-in-Chief

After a lengthy seven-step process that involved written applications and numerous interviews, Social Studies Department Head Natalie Jaworski was recently appointed Assistant Principal for the coming school year. She will be replacing current Assistant Principal Karen Bonthrone, who will be a full-time science teacher next year.

Jaworski has thought of her life in increments of four years: four years of college, four years curating at a museum in Minneapolis and four years teaching at Kennedy High School school in Minneapolis. This pattern was, however, broken when Jaworski reached her fifth year of teaching social studies at ASL. Although Jaworski is saddened by the thought of not being able to teach “history everyday, all day,” she’s looking forward to the new challenges and possibilities brought on by being assistant principal. Jaworski said, “I’m really excited to be thinking about education in a broader sense and the school on a bigger scale.”

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Recent Brexit votes pose more questions than answers for U.K. fate

Polina Dashevsky Staff Writer – Maddy Whitman Staff Writer

With just over two months until March 29, the U.K.’s leaving date from the European Union (E.U.), two major votes have delayed a clear Brexit plan.  

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Aequitas Week 2019 spurs discussions

John Towfighi Lead Features Editor

The end of January is beginning to be recognized as the marker for the Social Justice Council’s (SJC) annual Aequitas Week, which was established during the 2015-16 school year. Aequitas, which is the Latin origin of the word ‘equity,’ is the overarching theme of the week. Students attend assemblies and participate in a wide range of workshops and discussions, led by students,teachers and outside school speakers, which explore social, cultural and political justice.

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Protesters outside of Parliament voice their opinions

Labeena Hanif Staff Writer

“Shame on you! Shame on you!”

There was something almost fanatic in the chants of the protesters outside the Houses of Parliament, voicing their opinions about the delayed Brexit vote on January 15. Citizens from all over the U.K. set aside the time to be outside of the seat of power during the controversial debate to express how they feel. Protesters were split between pro-Brexit and pro-remain, with a smaller subsection supporting “deal” or “no deal” Brexit.

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Steering clear of phone snatchers

Emily Forgash Media Editor

Muggings aren’t just a nightly occurrence, they can happen in broad daylight with the assistance of motorcycles. Katy Welch (’22) was near St. John’s Wood High Street after school in October 2017 with her friend, when she was approached by a person on a motorcycle. “I was watching something on my phone and I had my phone out, and then someone came behind me and grabbed it out of my hand,” she said.

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