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Students and faculty returned to in person classes March 8, following the government and ASL’s decision to reopen. Students and faculty were also provided with lateral flow tests prior to the reopening.

Students, faculty return to in-person school

Nick Zirinis, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

The school returned to in-person learning March 8 for the first time since Dec. 18, 2020. According to Head of School Robin Appleby, the decision to return to in-person school was made by the administration...

The new Director of Institutional Equity Dr. Mirangela Buggs was announced March 5. Buggs will begin July 1 as part of the school’s plan to manifest the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Dr. Mirangela Buggs to fill new administrative DIE position

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online March 8, 2021

The school is introducing a new senior leadership role at the school, the Director of Institutional Equity, to work towards the goals highlighted in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement. The new...

Adnan Bseisu (’22) and Maddie Wilin (’22) were elected president and vice president of StuCo March 4. The elections took place over Zoom and the final results were decided by the StuCo representatives.

StuCo elects new officers for coming year, setting sights on spirit

Spencer Towfighi, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Following StuCo’s leadership elections March 4, Adnan Bseisu (’22) was elected president of the council along with Maddie Wilkin (’22) as vice president.  During his speech, Bseisu highlighted...

With campus operations resuming March 8, this week the school started its initiative to identify asymptomatic cases via lateral flow testing.

Lateral flow testing begins ahead of return to campus

Sal Cerrell and Cameron Spurr March 3, 2021

ASL’s COVID-19 testing program commenced this week in preparation for campus operations restarting March 8, per Head of School Robin Appleby. Employees have had access to at-home testing devices since...

Student-parent-teacher conferences took place for the first time over Zoom Feb. 25 and 26, and will continue March 1. Students were given a chance to reflect on their progress in class with both their teachers and parents present.

First Zoom student-parent-teacher conferences provide opportunities to reflect on learning

Nick Zirinis, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

The High School conducted the first online student-parent-teacher conferences Feb. 25 and 26, which will continue March 1. Alongside their parents, students discussed with their teachers regarding their...

From May 12, Grade 11 students are permitted to leave campus during lunch on Wednesday with their advisor’s permission.

Campus to reopen March 8

Nick Zirinis, Media Team February 22, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Feb. 22 that the first phase of England’s reopening will take place March 8. Phase one includes the return of schools and colleges throughout England to in-person...

Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Paul Rose is among the most experienced scuba divers in the world. Rose shared his experiences traveling on scuba diving expeditions and researching marine life in his webinar held on Feb. 1, part of a series of webinars hosted by Innovator-in-Residence Daniel Raven-Ellison.

Daniel Raven-Ellison hosts ‘How to Save the World’ webinars

Gabrielle Meidar, News Editor: Print February 9, 2021

Innovator-in-Residence Daniel Raven-Ellison is hosting eight 30-minute webinars between Feb. 1 and Feb. 11 surrounding the theme “How to Save the World.” In each session, Raven-Ellison interviews conservationists...

Alexei Navalny was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison Feb. 2 for violating house arrest while in Berlin. Russian citizens took to the street to protest in favor of Navalny and against Putins corruption.

Community reacts to Navalny’s impact on Russia

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online February 8, 2021

Alexei Navalny, Russian anti-corruption activist, blogger and most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison Feb. 2.  Navalny has accumulated...

Former student Evan Emery discusses with Computer Science Teacher Livia Piloto Feb. 6, 2020. Semester two conferences will be virtual this year, with the extension of COVID-19 regulations meaning the date remains uncertain.

Semester two conference dates may see changes

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor February 2, 2021

The dates for semester two conferences are uncertain after the U.K. Government announced the earliest potential date for schools to reopen is March 8. Initially, Principal Devan Ganeshananthan said the...

The ASL Investment Club will host a talk with Head of Markets at Citibank Dr. Andrew Morton after school Feb. 1. Morton will be discussing his career and Citibank’s investment outlook before the group moves into a Q&A session.

Investment club to host Dr. Andrew Morton

Amber de Saint-Exupéry, Media Team February 1, 2021

The ASL Investment Club, led by Chairman Jeh Vandrevala (’21), will host a Zoom discussion 4 p.m.  Feb. 1 with Head of Markets at Citibank, the consumer division of Citigroup, Dr. Andrew Morton. Prior...

The WorkX summer speaker series, which began last year, is planned to take place again this summer. Due to the pandemic, many events last year, including the summer internships, were either cancelled or moved online.

WorkX Summer Speaker Series plans to continue amid uncertainty

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

WorkX, the High School’s work experience program, plans to run a weekly summer speaker series this year. This event was created as a result of the pandemic last summer.  In a typical school year,...

Aequitas Week is an annual event organized by the Social Justice Council. Due to COVID-19, the week has been moved to March, during which students will attend split sessions with opportunities for activism on the second day of workshops.

Aequitas Committee changes date to March, adapts sessions to COVID-19 restrictions

Clara Martinez, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Every year, the Social Justice Council hosts Aequitas Week starting on the third Monday of January in correspondence with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Aequitas is a week-long event that allows students...

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