Split Conscience: Genetic Modification on Human Embryos – A look at both sides of the argument

Lea George News Editor

With recent technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas9, evolving, the possibility of the practice of genetic modification on human embryos has become more prevalent, with some even testing it on living embryos. However, it is an incredibly dividing topic that poses strong arguments for both sides of the debate. As a society, we must choose between what may be the greatest technological advancement yet, or a possibility dividing social classes even further than they currently are. This topic provokes a moral dilemma in many people, including myself, who are struggling with a well-split conscience.

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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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First Week of 2018-19 School Year Slideshow

News Editor: Print Lea George, News Editor: Online Jon Novak

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Security implements emergency closed campus

 Lead News Editor Sophie Ashley, News Editor: Print Lea George, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online Alexandra Gers, Editor-in-Chief Ananya Prakash

Just as high school students with open campus were starting to think about where they would go for lunch yesterday, they received a text message from ASL alerting them that there would be closed campus until further notice, effective immediately.

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Diversity in sexuality

Lea George News Editor – Sara Short Staff Writer

Diversity is an aspect of society that ASL emphasizes frequently, whether that be through the bi-annual Global Festival, or the school’s diversity statement. The school takes pride in its diversity and often mentions the 69 countries represented by students or the 53 languages spoken among the community. The diversity statement emphasizes that “at the American School in London, our definition of diversity encompasses ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, nationality, physical ability, family structure, and religion.” However, it has come to be questioned whether this extreme diversity is apparent, and whether diversity in terms of sexual orientation really is prominent in the community.

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