New Food from Unconventional Means

by Taylor Bata A new hot meal vending machine was installed early last week next to the cafeteria. Some claim that it is a Black Mirror-esque installation that cuts the human experience out of buying a lunch, while others say it’s just a convenient way to avoid the line in the cafeteria for some quick food in a pinch. Either way you slice it, it … Continue reading New Food from Unconventional Means

As ASW Budgets Come Due, We ask: How Much Does a School Cost?

By Lucia Lupu The month of January is a busy one for teachers, not just because it’s the end of the first semester, but also because it’s the period when they have to put in a list of all the materials that need to be bought for next year. The form then gets reviewed by the principals, and they in turn submit a total budget … Continue reading As ASW Budgets Come Due, We ask: How Much Does a School Cost?

Studniówka is this Saturday

by Phoebe Sirotin Studniówka is an annual tradition here at ASW, where seniors celebrate the landmark of 100 days until the IB exams. The celebration originated several years ago, when a group of Polish students made the proposal to include Studniówka as part of the school’s annual festivities. In Polish schools, Studniówka is celebrated as the 100 days before the Matura, which is the Polish … Continue reading Studniówka is this Saturday

Teachers Before They Were Teachers: Mr. LaBarge Edition

By Ji Ji Kim Teaching the young generation and inspiring them to enjoy learning are valuable and rewarding life experiences, which is why a lot of people choose to become teachers. Mr. Denny LaBarge, the IB physics teacher, had also found pleasure in teaching and had decided to enter the field of education after years of being an engineer and a business consultant in the … Continue reading Teachers Before They Were Teachers: Mr. LaBarge Edition

Igor M.: Hidden Celebrity

by Grace Oh and Denny Cheong It all started during summer break when Igor M.’s brother, a graphic design student, was using Photoshop to create images. Out of curiosity, Igor asked his brother to teach him Photoshop, and subsequently had classes with him every day. Now Igor, a 9th grader, has an instagram account named football_showcase. It currently has around 2500 followers. “After a couple … Continue reading Igor M.: Hidden Celebrity