Sun. May 26th, 2019
Learning Specialist Heather Statz shares her favorite high school memory

Learning Specialist Heather Statz shares her favorite high school memory

Anastasia Ruimy Staff Writer

In a recurring online exclusive, Standard staff sit down with High School teachers to hear about their favorite high school memories.

In this edition, Staff Writer Anastasia Ruimy sits down with HS Learning Specialist Heather Statz. Statz recalls a 3-week exchange program to Austria she participated in, and the drastic difference in social cues between the Austrian culture compared to her American culture. 

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Finding the balance between benefitting one’s wellbeing and college ranking

Finding the balance between benefitting one’s wellbeing and college ranking

Anastasia Ruimy Staff Writer

As college admission emails are slowly flowing through the inboxes of seniors, some reflect on how they’ve made their decision on where to apply and ultimately attend. On the spectrum of picking colleges based on school ranking to picking colleges based on the consideration of one’s well-being, students fell anywhere. (more…)

Meet author and this year’s Bergeron Fellow, Ben Faccini

Meet author and this year’s Bergeron Fellow, Ben Faccini

Rohan Haarmann Culture Editor: Online

Author and this year’s Bergeron Fellow Ben Faccini draws inspiration from his migratory upbringing as he tries to help others find a voice through education. Faccini grew up across France, Italy and England, before attending university at King’s College, Bristol University and Padua University in Italy. Because of his many relocations, Faccini does not consider himself to be from one place. “I naturally relate to people who feel they are spanning various cultures… it’s the story of my life, trying to fit in,” he said. (more…)

Matthew Hansen sets U-16 10km ERG world record

Matthew Hansen sets U-16 10km ERG world record

Sweat dripping from his forehead on to the blue gym floor, heart racing Matthew Hansen (’21) looks at the ERG and sees that he only has 500m left and he is on pace to break the U-16 10km world record.  His teammates circle around him screaming and shouting at him to finish strong. Hansen broke the world record by 20 seconds on March 27. “It felt great to finish the race and break that record because I had been training for it for such a long time,” Hansen said.

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Making it through March

Making it through March

Zarina Choudhari-Stewart Staff Writer

When people think of March Madness, they often picture basketball brackets and the NCAA. But the madness isn’t only felt on college campuses in the U.S. Many students have recognized that March at ASL has a madness all of its own and is increasingly a time of chaos and stress. ISSTs, robotics, Honor Band, Honor Choir and the addition of the Alternatives trip consume much of students’ time, along with their regular schoolwork.

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