Taking on new year’s resolutions

Helen Roth Staff Writer

January is often a time for people begin to think about what they would like to accomplish for the rest of the year. When the clocks strike midnight on January 1, individuals around the world set their minds to achieving goals. However, as the year progresses, these resolutions can sometimes be dropped faster than the famous New Year’s Eve countdown ball in Times Square.

According to a recent Standard survey, 78 out of 147 students who responded have made a new year’s resolution this year. However, 41 of those students feel that they won’t be able to keep their resolution. Sofia Michaelides (’22) is one of those students. “I feel that every year I try and make a resolution that isn’t very reachable and not very realistic to my life,” she said. Continue reading “Taking on new year’s resolutions”

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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Designated grade areas underscore exclusion

Isabel Link Staff Writer

Anyone who has ever been a freshman at ASL was warned early on that Bottom-O belongs to the senior class. But where does that leave everyone else? Continue reading “Designated grade areas underscore exclusion”

Establishing freedom in education

Raunak Lally Staff Writer

Until my sophomore year, when I arrived at ASL, I was never given an opportunity to explore subjects by taking on a packed schedule, nor to make my schedule more manageable. The American curriculum allows students to fit as many A-level-equivalent classes into their schedule, or to take more free periods than science classes. For eight years, I was educated in the British school system: my classes were fixed, I was always scheduled to meet my academic requirements and I had a substantial amount of extracurricular experiences under my belt because they were mandatory.

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LES LALANNE: Where Nature Meets Home

Maddy Whitman Staff Writer

Entering the Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery to see their most recent art exhibition, LES LALANNE, feels like stepping straight into Alice in Wonderland. The exhibition is immediately fascinating but slightly overwhelming. After taking some time to process the exhibition, it’s easier to appreciate how all the small details animated the gallery space.  

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