Mon. Jun 17th, 2019

Alexandra Gers

Reflecting on global climate change protests

Reflecting on global climate change protests

Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online

It has been exactly one week since students across the world partook in climate change protests. The march was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has skipped school every Friday for the past six months to protest the lack of government action and irreversible effects of climate change.

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Q and A: Newly appointed Assistant Principal Natalie Jaworski

Q and A: Newly appointed Assistant Principal Natalie Jaworski

Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: OnlineAnanya Prakash Editor-in-Chief

After a lengthy seven-step process that involved written applications and numerous interviews, Social Studies Department Head Natalie Jaworski was recently appointed Assistant Principal for the coming school year. She will be replacing current Assistant Principal Karen Bonthrone, who will be a full-time science teacher next year.

Jaworski has thought of her life in increments of four years: four years of college, four years curating at a museum in Minneapolis and four years teaching at Kennedy High School school in Minneapolis. This pattern was, however, broken when Jaworski reached her fifth year of teaching social studies at ASL. Although Jaworski is saddened by the thought of not being able to teach “history everyday, all day,” she’s looking forward to the new challenges and possibilities brought on by being assistant principal. Jaworski said, “I’m really excited to be thinking about education in a broader sense and the school on a bigger scale.”

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Yayoi Kusama‘s newest exhibition over promises and under delivers

Yayoi Kusama‘s newest exhibition over promises and under delivers

Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online

I’ve always found Yayoi Kusama to be an intriguing character in the art world. At almost 90 years old, she is known for her candy-colored wigs, hallucinations and vibrant works of art. With a career spanning almost 70 years and transcending movements such as Surrealism, Minimalism and Pop Art, she is uniquely singular in what she does.

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Hurricanes Florence and Michael reach far and wide

Hurricanes Florence and Michael reach far and wide

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online Alexandra Gers

News Editor: Online Jonathan Novak

Earlier this fall, two hurricanes, Florence and Michael, destroyed parts of the southeastern U.S. with heavy rains, winds up to 150 mph and storm surges, walls of ocean water, as high as 14 feet.   (more…)

Science teacher wins UChicago award

Science teacher wins UChicago award

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online Alexandra Gers

It is not every day that teachers are recognized by a world-renowned university, but for Science Department Head Andrew Ringham, it may as well be. For the second time in his four-year teaching career at ASL, Ringham received the University of Chicago (UChicago) Outstanding Educator Award in early October.

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