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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Designated grade areas underscore exclusion

Isabel Link Staff Writer

Anyone who has ever been a freshman at ASL was warned early on that Bottom-O belongs to the senior class. But where does that leave everyone else? Continue reading “Designated grade areas underscore exclusion”

Establishing freedom in education

Raunak Lally Staff Writer

Until my sophomore year, when I arrived at ASL, I was never given an opportunity to explore subjects by taking on a packed schedule, nor to make my schedule more manageable. The American curriculum allows students to fit as many A-level-equivalent classes into their schedule, or to take more free periods than science classes. For eight years, I was educated in the British school system: my classes were fixed, I was always scheduled to meet my academic requirements and I had a substantial amount of extracurricular experiences under my belt because they were mandatory.

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Aequitas Week 2019 spurs discussions

John Towfighi Lead Features Editor

The end of January is beginning to be recognized as the marker for the Social Justice Council’s (SJC) annual Aequitas Week, which was established during the 2015-16 school year. Aequitas, which is the Latin origin of the word ‘equity,’ is the overarching theme of the week. Students attend assemblies and participate in a wide range of workshops and discussions, led by students,teachers and outside school speakers, which explore social, cultural and political justice.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an attempt at innovation or a total fail?

Jasmin Taylor Staff Writer

Bandersnatch, the first standalone film from Netflix’s Black Mirror TV series, is an interactive and non-linear film that allows the viewer to steer the plot by asking questions and providing two choices for the viewer to choose from. These questions range from, “what type of cereal would you like?” to more vital, in some cases life or death, questions that lead to one of six alternate endings.

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