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Standard publishes Commitment to Diversity

Standard publishes Commitment to Diversity

Editorial Board May 27, 2022

Recognizing that diversity is the cornerstone of our work and our coverage, The Standard embarked on a process more than a year ago to produce its own commitment to diversity. Through the Editorial Board’s...

The Standard strives to emulate journalistic and ethical standards in everything we share with our audience. In order to prioritize and protect our community, we reserve the right to withhold publication of guest pieces in line with our guest submission policy.

Editorial Board explains, defends guest submission policy

Staff Editorial April 22, 2021

We want to shed light on the ethical and journalistic standards we hold ourselves to, spurred by a recent situation where we decided to withhold publication of a particular guest piece. We came...

The 2019-20 editorial board reflects on their journey on The Standard this year, and recognizes that despite the change of staff, their role remains the same.

Change in editorial board highlights power of reflection

April 29, 2020

As the year comes to a close, The Standard’s current editorial board transitions into a new one, with members applying for new positions and Grade 12 students graduating from their titles. At this time,...

Although the coronavirus has upended life for almost everyone, human connection and appreciation must remain strong.

Editorial: Connection defies coronavirus

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 is undoubtedly testing the world. It is our generation’s greatest global challenge yet and is changing our society in a way that we have never experienced before. Generations before us have...

Encouraging guest writers

Encouraging guest writers

January 14, 2019

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,...

Editorial: Taking care?

Editorial: Taking care?

October 21, 2018

The stress of high school can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Many students struggle with overwhelming workloads, time-consuming extracurriculars and pressures resulting from an active social life. We as...

Saying meaningful goodbyes

Saying meaningful goodbyes

June 8, 2018

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. With the transient...

Testing culture exposes privilege

Testing culture exposes privilege

May 10, 2018

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...

The power of student voices

The power of student voices

May 3, 2018

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]...

Fitness facilities should prioritize students

Fitness facilities should prioritize students

March 6, 2018

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...

A call for trust and transparency

October 7, 2017

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...

Building strong K-12 relationships

Building strong K-12 relationships

October 7, 2017

At the beginning of every school year, all grade levels, faculty members and staff watch as the Kindergarten classes walk hand–in–hand with Grade 12 students into the Farmer Family Gym. As the oldest...

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