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A professional dancer throws chocolate coins and lettuce into the crowd as he performs the traditional lion dance.

School holds Lunar New Year celebration after hiatus

Annika Skorski January 31, 2023

The East Asian Culture Club hosted a Lunar New Year Celebration in the cafeteria Jan. 26. The event offered food stalls serving homemade Chinese food and bubble tea as well as hosting student-run activities...

Mary Bracht (P’24) attends the Alderney Literary Festival, an annual gathering celebrating historical literature from March 29 to 31, 2019. Bracht’s debut novel, “White Chrysanthemum,” was published in 2018.

Mary Bracht illuminates forgotten injustice of comfort women in ‘White Chrysanthemum’

Eden Leavey, Features Editor: Print May 4, 2022

From 1932 to 1945, the Imperial Japanese Army took approximately 200,000 Asian girls and women to live in brothels where they were sexually assaulted by soldiers several times a day, per the Asian Women’s...

High school students discuss how mental health resources can be provided to lower income groups March 3. As part of the “Mindfulness and mental health resources as a tool to alleviate socioeconomic disparity” workshop, participants discussed how economic status affects the availability of mental health resources and then brainstormed resources for students at a local primary school. “It was nice to be able to see where there are gaps in a national response to mental health in children,” Maisie Rosenberg (’24) said.

Community participates in student-led Aequitas workshops

Maddy Whitman, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online March 10, 2022

New students voice their first thoughts, experiences at school

14 students new to the High School reflect upon their first impressions of ASL and London. Covering friends, classes, teachers and the transition to city life, many students said the transition fostered...

Adnan Bseisu (’22) and Lily Bernhard (’22), members of the “Amazing Avocados” team, discuss potential answers to a trivia question during the third round of Quiz Night. “Amazing Avocados” placed second overall after points accumulated by each team were tallied.

Photo Gallery: Students compete in Quiz Night

Grace Hamilton, Lead Culture Editor September 13, 2021

The completed Grade 12 banner lies on the ground in the Coreen Hester Courtyard Aug. 31. Members of the grade collaborated throughout the day to decorate the banner, which Saskia Whitmoyer (22) described as “a really great grade bonding activity.”

Grade 12 commences yearly traditions

Isabel Link, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Print September 6, 2021

To celebrate the start of their final year at ASL, Grade 12 students participate in a variety of events. This year, most traditions proceeded as usual, with a few new ones on the way. Banner-making On...

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