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Members of the graduating class of 2021 sit in their socially-distanced chairs on the lower floor of the Great Hall of Westminster Central Hall during the commencement ceremony June 12.

Class of 2021 Commencement in quotes, pictures

Sajah Ali and Cameron Spurr June 14, 2021

“I’m excited, but I’m still waiting for it all to settle in. Like it still hasn’t hit me.” - Olivia Benjamin-MacDonald (’21) “It’s like a mixture of, you know, the normal...

Human Rights Seminar plans to host their “The Death of Democracy” symposium June 7.

Human Rights Seminar prepares for upcoming symposium

Nick Zirinis, News Editor: Online June 3, 2021

Despite COVID-19 regulations restricting how many people can be inside together, the Human Rights Seminar will host an in-person symposium June 7.  Every year, students in the Human Rights Seminar,...

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster June 12 with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests.

Grade 12 graduation to be held at Central Hall Westminster

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print May 21, 2021

Grade 12 graduation will take place in person with a livestream available online, Director of Student Life James Perry announced in an email May 18. Perry said Grade 12 students and a maximum of two guests...

A poster encouraging students to donate to organizations supporting those suffering in India hangs in the Theater Foyer. Members of the Community Action Committee organized a fundraiser to help provide vaccines, medical supplies and treatment facilities for Indian relief.

India battles worsening COVID-19 crisis

Grace Hamilton, Lead Culture Editor May 20, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease in the U.K., an enormous crisis unravels across the globe. India has recorded 25 million coronavirus cases and 283 thousand fatalities, per the World Health Organization....

This year, the Advanced Placement exams occur May 5 to June 10. In comparison to the 2019-20 school year, some alterations to exam format options have been maintained as a result of COVID-19 while others have returned to normal.

AP exams undergo changes to format, location

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print May 13, 2021

From May 5 to June 10, students sit Advanced Placement exams.  In addition to classrooms and the Learning Commons, some students take their exams at 47 Grove End Road or the Danubius Hotel. In previous...

Harry Morgan, located on St John’s Wood High Street, closes April 27 after being open for more than 72 years. The Jewish New York-style restaurant and deli was known for its chicken noodle soup and salt beef sandwiches.

Under pandemic pressure, high street restaurant Harry Morgan closes

Elena Alexander, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Harry Morgan, a Jewish New York-style restaurant and deli on St John’s Wood High Street, permanently closed April 27, according to Manager Antonio Franco. The closure comes after more than seven decades...

The community reflects on George Floyds death after the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyds murder spurred a wave of worldwide protests over the summer of 2020.

Derek Chauvin verdict provokes discussion surrounding US criminal justice system

Clara Martinez, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

“State of Minnesota – plaintiff – versus Derek Michael Chauvin – defendant,” Hennepin County, Minnesota Judge Peter Cahill said, according to ITV News. Cahill read the verdict as he peeled...

Signs and balloons hang around the school to celebrate Founders Day. American journalist and Teacher Stephen L. Eckard founded ASL in 1951 with only 13 students in his Knightsbridge flat.

ASL celebrates 70th anniversary

Gabrielle Meidar, News Editor: Print April 27, 2021

The eagle mascot stood with black and orange balloons at the Waverley entrance as students arrived at school April 26 in order to commemorate Founder’s Day and ASL’s 70th anniversary. In the evening...

Rachel Brooks (’22) and Zein Blanks (’22) are the new co-presidents of the Social Justice Council. The SJC held presidential elections April 20.

SJC elects new co-presidents

Nick Zirinis, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

The Social Justice Council held elections for co-presidents April 20, with the final decision announced April 21. The newly elected co-presidents are Zein Blanks (’22) and Rachel Brooks (’22) who won...

StuCo held their first in-person meeting this year, where they planned school events for the end of the year. Student organizations are now permitted to meet in person on campus as of April 19.

Admin permits student organizations to meet on campus

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online April 22, 2021

Student organizations are now allowed to meet in-person on-campus from 8:05 to 8:45 a.m. and from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. as of April 19, per Director of Student Life James Perry. Clubs that wish to meet must...

By April 1, the U.K. had administered 54.3 doses per 100 people, while the EU administered just 17 per 100. London School of Economics Professor Christoper J. Anderson evaluates the success of the U.K.s vaccine distribution program.

COVID-19 vaccination rollout: Professor sheds light on why the UK is ahead of other European nations

Antoine Warnery, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Before the pandemic, measures of success for world leaders were key economic performance metrics such as unemployment or contributions to resolving domestic affair issues.  Currently, however,...

As variants drive an increase in COVID-19 cases in other countries, the U.K. may be at risk of a third wave. Multiple other countries have already experienced a third wave of the virus and more restrictions.

Possibility of third wave in UK causes uncertainty among students

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Jan. 5 marked the reinstatement of a national lockdown in the U.K. – life was put on pause as various restrictions were enforced across the nation. Although said restrictions are currently being lifted,...

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