Each spring, approximately 10 percent of ASL’s 1350 community members do not return for the following school year. And each fall, those spaces are replaced with new faces.
Each school year, the months of April and May are fraught with stress as the Advanced Placement (AP) exams draw closer. However, what is often left undiscussed amongst the student body and the administration is the extortionate cost APs present to some families and the underlying assumption of privilege surrounding a testing culture.
As student journalists, we strive to embody the courage to act. At the forefront of our work lies the core values as well as our mission statement. In every issue we produce, we publish our goal to “[create] a collaborative, open forum that cultivates productive dialogue within the school community.” However, this environment cannot be fulfilled when we lose the ability to use our voices. Continue reading “The power of student voices”
We recognize the privilege afforded to us with the installation of the new facilities and the completion of the New Frontiers project. We do not take it lightly. However, at this point, the school has all but outsourced its athletic facilities, turning them into ASL’s mini-leisure center, subsequently making the students paying customers.
A new year constitutes new relationships and opportunities. With new changes and faces within our school it is the perfect time for this editorial board to address a lingering issue: The relationship between the students and administration and the necessity for transparency for the year ahead.