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As editors transitioned into their new roles May 1, The Standards 2024-25 Editorial Board considers their goals and purpose for the coming year. This editorial was originally published in the June 2024 issue of The Standard.

Editorial: Editorial Board reinforces values, establishes structural changes

Editorial Board June 4, 2024

As we approach the upcoming school year, The Standard has implemented a multitude of new policies to strengthen our standards of quality, student advocacy and inclusion. We have significantly restructured...

The Standards Editorial Board addresses the schools Anti-Black environment following an assembly held by the High School administration March 26. This editorial was originally published in the April 2024 issue of The Standard.

Editorial: Anti-Black school environment requires cultural reset, stronger disciplinary action

Editorial Board May 17, 2024

Racism has become a stark fixture within the culture of the High School, a particularly shocking and painful reality as an international school with 70 countries represented in the student body. Just one...

Small businesses in St. Johns Wood – beyond those frequently flooded on the High Street – require additional support. It is imperative to consider student impact on these businesses.

Local businesses require student support

Editorial Board April 4, 2023

At 1 p.m. each day, flocks of students migrate to St. John’s Wood High Street. With a 50-minute lunch period, it can seem unfeasible to venture farther than a few blocks from One Waverly Place. When...

During the winter months, student life can become monotonous. The school environment must support students experiencing burnout, prioritizing well-being over all else. (Graphic used with permission from Pat Librojo/sparklestroke)

Student burnout requires acknowledgement

Editorial Board February 28, 2023

As Wordsworth described England in his poem “October, 1803,” “These times strike monied wordlings with dismay.” While we are not in conflict with France, winter in London is notoriously somber.  Days...

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

Editorial Board, ` 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

Editorial Board 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...

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