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ASL hosts virtual College/University Fair Sept 25. Over 85 institutions attended and discussed their college/university with High School students and parents.

Office of Student Advising hosts first virtual college fair

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online September 28, 2020

ASL hosted a virtual College/University Fair Sept. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. The fair allowed Grade 11 and 12 students to meet with representatives from over 85 different global institutions via Zoom calls. Traditionally,...

StuCo candidates will present promotional videos in advisories Sept. 22. Traditional candidate speeches used in the past have been replaced with this new method for elections.

StuCo to hold upcoming speeches through promotional videos

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online September 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, the Student Council is moving away from their traditional candidate speeches and focusing on promotional videos for upcoming elections.  Grade 11 and 12 students...

Signs around school remind students and staff to follow the schools COVID-19 guidelines. The school had its first positive test result Sept. 17.

Middle school faculty member tests positive for COVID-19, 53 self-isolating

Cameron Spurr and Sal Cerrell September 18, 2020

Fifty-three students are currently self-isolating after a middle school faculty member received a positive COVID-19 test result Sept. 17, Head of School Robin Appleby said.  Those who were identified...

Extinction Rebellion protests against climate justice April 19. 2019 Oxford Circus, London. Extinction Rebellion conceded their most recent ’10 days of Action’ on Sept 10 against various climate change issues.

Extinction Rebellion protests spark debate about climate change coverage

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online September 14, 2020

Over 600 people have been arrested in the “10 days of action” climate protests in central London organized by Extinction Rebellion activists. The protests began Sept. 1 and continued through Sept....

The December and February ACT tests have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. This statement came out less than four months before the December ACT test.

ACT cancels December, February tests

Kira Crutcher, Sports Editor: Print September 7, 2020

Students will no longer be able to take the ACT exam in December or February due to an announcement Aug. 25 that administration of the test internationally will be cancelled.  Karis Gilbert (’22)...

Solenne Jackson (21), Mona Marouf (21) and Eleanor Benton (21) pose two meters apart in front of the sunrise. Grade 12 students gathered at the top of Primrose Hill at 5:45 a.m. to watch the sunrise.

Grade 12 students attend annual senior sunrise

Emily Forgash and Sal Cerrell September 4, 2020

Per tradition, the Grade 12 class attended the annual senior sunrise celebration Sept. 4. Around 100 students met atop Primrose Hill to watch the sunrise and mark the beginning of their final year. To...

Due to not being able to play instruments, students in band class are learning to use technology to compose music, and at the same time, are following safety precautions such as wearing masks and socially distancing.

Students return back to campus amidst COVID-19

Helen Roth and Cameron Spurr September 3, 2020

Students returned to campus Sept. 1 and 2 for the first day of the school year. Life inside the building was different than usual, as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were implemented such as...

Sofia Van MIerlo (20) accepts her diploma from Head of School Robin Appleby. Every Grade 12 student had an allotted 10 minutes to receive their diplomas on campus from Jun 3 to 5.

Graduation for class of 2020 takes place amid pandemic

Emily Forgash and Cameron Spurr June 10, 2020

Since the school closed campus March 13, the administration and Senior Leadership Team had considered various options for the graduation of the class of 2020.  However, as distance learning endured,...

The Human Rights Seminar was forced to showcase their work online, rather than through student-led workshops at school.

Human rights seminar celebrates student work online

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online June 9, 2020

Due to the school’s closure, students in the Human Rights Seminar class were unable to carry out their annual one-day symposium, which has been a tradition since the creation of the course three years...

In response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests across the world, SJC hosted a discussion via Zoom June 2 to debrief and discuss. Both students and faculty members reflect on their takeaways  from the discussion.

SJC hosts discussion in response to systemic racism

Emily Forgash and Helen Roth June 2, 2020

In response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis May 25 and subsequent protests across the U.S. and the rest of the world, the Social Justice Council hosted a discussion via Zoom June 2. This...

Dominic Cummings, a senior advisor to Prime Minister Johnson, has come under fire for allegedly violating the lockdown order.

Cummings’ controversial travel puts Johnson under pressure

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online May 28, 2020

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior advisor, Dominic Cummings, is under scrutiny for breaking lockdown rules. He admitted to traveling 260 miles in late March, from London to his parents’ home...

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.

SusCo elects new leadership

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online May 15, 2020

Following presidential speeches via Zoom May 10, members of the Sustainability Council elected their new co-presidents. The newly elected co-presidents are Louisa Linkas (’21) and Cece Muecke (’21),...

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