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Seth Friend (’22) and Baxter John (’22) bring in alternative methods of carrying school supplies on Anything But a Backpack Day Feb. 17. Students had the opportunity to dress up and win spirit points for their grade. To encourage participation, Cameo videos of public figures were posted on the StuCo instagram page.

StuCo posts Instagram Cameos to encourage “Not Spirit Week” participation

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print February 18, 2022

In an email sent to the school community Feb. 11, the Student Council announced the postponement of Spirit Week to May 23-27 “due to ASL’s guidelines.”  Instead of traditional Spirit Week activities,...

Students wear masks while leaving school campus Oct. 7. As of Oct. 18, masks will no longer be required.

Mask-wearing to be made optional Oct. 18

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

Wearing masks will not be required on campus as of Oct. 18, per Director of Operations Jim Heynderickx. The decision was made by the Senior Leadership Team based on the number of COVID-19 cases within...

The math department invites upperclassmen girls to participate in the Math Olympiad for Girls taking place Oct. 7.

Math Olympiads for Girls to be held Oct. 7

Nick Zirinis, News Editor: Online October 4, 2021

Grade 11 and 12 girls have the opportunity to participate in the Mathematical Olympiads for Girls, a yearly math competition organized by the U.K. Mathematics Trust, Oct. 7.   Participants must answer...

With over 80% voter turnout, new Student Council representatives were elected Sept. 24. Following a four day online voting period, five students in each grade have been selected to represent the student body during Thursday meetings and various committee gatherings.

Students elect StuCo representatives with over 80% voter turnout

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print September 27, 2021

New representatives for the Student Council were announced Sept. 24. Candidate speeches were filmed in the School Center rather than delivered live to students. After a four day voting period via a Google...

100 colleges and universities from across the world participated in ASL’s Virtual College/University fair Sept. 22, providing students and parents the opportunity to learn more about and engage with these institutions.

Upperclassmen, parents engage in virtual College/University Fair

Nick Zirinis, News Editor: Online September 23, 2021

Grade 11 and 12 students and parents took part in the online College/University Fair organized by the Office of University Advising Sept. 22.  Grade 11 students participated in the No-Name College...

University Advisor Joanna Shearer introduces Maia Learning to Grade 11 students and parents. Maia Learning is a platform for students to explore different universities and compile a list of those that interest them.

Grade 11 students participate in college kickoff

Gabrielle Meidar, Lead News Editor September 21, 2021

Grade 11 students and parents were invited to the University Advising Department’s college kickoff meeting Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the School Center. According to University Advisor Nicole Thompson,...

National Computer Science Honor Society to conduct artificial intelligence program

National Computer Science Honor Society to conduct artificial intelligence program

Sophia Bassi, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

The National Computer Science Honor Society is organizing an artificial intelligence program for High School students. The program will be led by Vice President Adil Farooq (’21), Lorenzo Kwenda (’21)...

Community members garden at Kentish Town City Farm for Community Service Day. Groups of 6 attended various sites throughout London May 23.

PCA holds Community Service Day

Nick Zirinis, News Editor: Online May 24, 2021

Biannually, the PCA organizes a community service day. This year, it occurred May 23 and community members were invited to partake in various activities — gardening, painting fences, laying wood chips...

Images relating to Eid, the Islamic holiday at the end of Ramadan, hang on the Top O bulletin May 12. During Eid, students celebrating are not required to take assessments or submit assignments.

Muslim students receive accommodations for Eid

Gabrielle Meidar, Lead News Editor May 12, 2021

After speaking with Principal Devan Ganeshananthan, Bissan Kablawi (’22) said students celebrating Eid al-Fitr will not receive homework or assessments and will be excused for any absences. The date...

As decided by the administration, spring Alternative Trips will no longer be going forward. Instead, High School students will participate in grade-level “bonding” activities throughout the week, per Director of Student Life James Perry.

Grade 11 students gain open-campus privileges

Rudi Chamria, Culture Editor: Online May 7, 2021

Beginning May 12, Grade 11 students will be permitted to go off campus on Wednesdays with the permission of their advisors, per Director of Student Life James Perry.   Grade 12 students were given...

Ben Perrin (’19) plays basketball with kids at the St. John’s Wood Adventure Playground pre-pandemic. The community partnership, now at the site called the St. John’s Wood Adventure Playhub, is the first to return in person, running Monday through Friday.

Community partnerships return in person

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor April 28, 2021

After more than a year away, community partnerships returned April 26. This week, students have been visiting the St. John’s Wood Adventure Playhub, formerly known as the Adventure Playground. Health...

Signs and balloons hang around the school to celebrate Founders Day. American journalist and Teacher Stephen L. Eckard founded ASL in 1951 with only 13 students in his Knightsbridge flat.

ASL celebrates 70th anniversary

Gabrielle Meidar, News Editor: Print April 27, 2021

The eagle mascot stood with black and orange balloons at the Waverley entrance as students arrived at school April 26 in order to commemorate Founder’s Day and ASL’s 70th anniversary. In the evening...

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