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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News channels need to cover more world news

Isabel Link Staff Writer

There is a tendency across countless news broadcasts of focusing on one area of the world – the United States of America.

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Encouraging guest writers

As stated in our mission statement, The Standard’s primary aim is to create a “collaborative, open forum that cultivates productive dialogue.” With this statement as the cornerstone of our publication, we encourage all students, faculty and staff to take on the role of a guest writer.

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Aligning the consequences of #MeToo

Media Director Quinn Whitman

The #MeToo movement was able to bring down giants in the entertainment industry such as Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer at the end of last year. Twelve women came forward this year with allegations of sexual harassment against former CBS Chairman Les Moonves dating back to the 1980s. It is clear that within the entertainment industry, these allegations are being recognized and consequences are being faced when these men are removed from their positions of power. Continue reading “Aligning the consequences of #MeToo”

Stop telling freshmen, “It’s just freshman year.”

Staff Writer Houdah Daniels

Google stress. Skip the first definition and delve straight into the second one: a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

Seniors! Are you stre–? Actually, that’s not even a question. As a junior, I wouldn’t know first hand, but from what I’ve heard, read and witnessed every day, senior year is the epitome of distress. Inevitably, right? And that’s the problem.

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