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East Asian students and faculty discuss recent hate crimes and personal experiences with anti-Asian discrimination March 30. For the first time, the East Asia Culture Club held an in-person affinity space for East Asian members of the ASL community.

Affinity space held in light of escalating anti-Asian discrimination

Clara Martinez, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

According to the Center for the Study and Hate of Extremism at California State University, anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S.’ largest cities increased by 149% in 2020, despite general hate crime reports...

Ethiopia receives its first shipment of COVAX vaccines March 7. Ethiopia is one of many developing countries who are receiving vaccines through the COVAX initiative.

Covax supplies vaccines to low-income countries

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online March 30, 2021

High-income countries currently hold 4.2 billion doses of vaccines, while low-income countries carry fewer than 670 million doses, per the World Health Organization.  Social Studies Teacher Becky Mason...

Model UN delegates raise their country plaques in the 2020 West London Conference. This year, the conference was hosted virtually via Zoom March 27, and it provided participants the opportunity to practice debate skills and gain additional experience with conference preparation and structure.

Model UN attends virtual West London Conference

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online March 29, 2021

Members of the Model United Nations team attended the virtual West London Conference March 27. The conference, hosted through Zoom, included participants from schools across West London and was organized...

Throughout the pandemic, the administration has overseen the school’s financial standing, cutting expenses without compromising the students’ experience. Photo illustration by Eileen Meidar.

COVID-19 provokes uncertainty around ASL’s finances

Gabrielle Meidar, News Editor: Print March 26, 2021

As the coronavirus takes a toll on the economic state of the world, ASL’s finances have not been immune from these shocks.  According to Director of Finance John Robinson, toward the end of 2019-20,...

In-person school reopened March 8, and campus life has picked up with more activities. The Student Council is hosting the NCAA March Madness bracket challenge that began last week and the PSAT will take place this Saturday.

Weekly Briefing – March 22

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online March 22, 2021

March Madness bracket challenge heats up  The Student Council is hosting its first ever NCAA March Madness bracket challenge. Students were invited to compete in brackets for the men’s and women's...

After the murder of Sarah Everard and recently surveyed statistic about sexual harassment was released, female students are more concerned for their safety on the street. A commonly suggested method for self defense is to keep a key held between your fingers in order to have more impact if an offender were to become violent. Photo illustration by Clara Martinez.

Murder of Sarah Everard, UN survey result spark conversation around sexual harassment

Clara Martinez, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Around 9 p.m. March 3, 33-year-old Sarah Everard went missing in South London. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that bodily remains discovered in the woods of Kent belonged to Everard March 12. That evening,...

The youngPOWER conference, which brings together students to talk about social justice issues, has happened in the past in person. However, this year, it will happen for the first time over Zoom March 19 to 20.

youngPOWER conference to take place over zoom

Sophia Bassi and Vittoria Di Meo March 18, 2021

According to their website, the youngPOWER conference brings together schools from across London to “break down stereotypes, explore issues of power, prejudice and privilege, and identify paths for taking...

With a series of neurodiversity awareness initiatives, Neurodiversity Club seeks to spark an interest among the community surrounding the topic. Students and faculty can further their knowledge on hidden disabilities by attending the after school Zooms hosted this week.

Neurodiversity Week raises awareness for hidden disabilities

Eden Leavey, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Member of the Neurodiversity Club Tyler Ketchum (’24) said this week the community will be informed of numerous learning disabilities through posters, a testimonial video, curriculum in advisory classes,...

After College Board set out three exam administration dates for APs, ASL has set out a plan for how it will hold the tests. The administration also made them non-compulsory.

Administration sets dates for AP exams, makes exams optional

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor March 13, 2021

The administration informed students enrolled in AP courses of its intentions for AP exams March 12, including a notice that students can opt out of sitting their exam, per Assistant Principal Natalie...

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

Off-campus lunch to extend to two grades per day

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor March 13, 2021

From March 15, two grade levels will be permitted to leave campus for lunch every day, per Director of Student Life James Perry. Head of School Robin Appleby and Principal Devan Ganeshananthan approved...

The Future Leaders in Medicine Club will host a Zoom from 4 to 5 p.m. March 12. Medical students from universities will speak at the meeting.

Future Leaders in Medicine Club to host Zoom with university medical students

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

The Future Leaders in Medicine Club is hosting a Zoom from 4 to 5 p.m. March 12 with medical students from the University of Edinburgh, St George’s (University of London) and University College London,...

After a meeting between the Sustainability Council and members of the Board, the school is considering making its own commitment to reducing carbon emissions to net-zero. A survey conducted by SusCo indicates such a commitment has the backing of the High School community. (Photo used with permission from Tick-Tock/GettyImages)

SusCo, Board set eyes on net-zero carbon emissions

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor March 9, 2021

Worldwide, countries and institutions continue to set goals to reduce carbon emissions. Likewise, the school has set out to potentially make its own commitment following campaigning from the Sustainability...

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