by Liliana Stansberry Sitting in the building that defended itself from German invaders the longest, hearing Warsaw Uprising Participant Daniela Oginska speak, was an experience not to be forgotten. Oginska spoke repeatedly about the patriotism that drove the Uprising, which led me to question: Why would something so doomed from the onset even begin? And why does pride in the Uprising continue? To explore these … Continue reading The History Club Talks to a Warsaw Uprising Survivor
by Abaigeal Lorge On March 22, the International Baccalaureate Organization announced the cancellation of the May exams for all candidates. But what about the rest of the world? What about AP exams, A-levels, and the French baccalaureate? It seems each has taken a different route. On March 20, the College Board announced that AP “exams will be offered online and available on most devices and … Continue reading Exams Cancelled and Altered Across the Globe
by Fiona Haze On the 11th of March, the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, announced that Polish schools would close for two weeks in order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Quarantine for students would begin on the 16th of March and last until the 30th. At the time, Poland had 29 confirmed cases. As a reaction to this news, it was decided that … Continue reading An Update on COVID-19: How is ASW Handling Virtual Learning?
by Zuzanna Kaczmarek and Abaigeal Lorge About a week ago, a professional artist, Kate Deciccio, came to our school to collaborate with ASW art students on a mural in the school cafeteria. The collaboration started when High School art students sent their line drawings and artwork to Kate, through the art teacher, Mrs. Nonato. Then she transformed them into digital drawings to a cohesive composition … Continue reading New Cafeteria Mural to be Unveiled Today
by Taylor Bata According to an email from Mr. Zurfluh, the ASW Director, the school will be closing from the 16th to the 30th of March. Official statements from the government have requested that “schools be shut down from the 12th to the 25th.” When asked why the dates are slightly different from the released statements, Mr. Z assured the high school assembly that, “[We … Continue reading ASW Moves from Level 2 to 4 to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
by Julia Owerko Exactly 80 years ago, on this day in history, Beria wrote a letter to Stalin. That letter, a single document, decided the fate of 22,000 Poles and dictated the future of the nation that many of us now call home. Beria’s Lethal Letter to Stalin March 5, 1940, Beria writes to Stalin that thousands of prisoners being held captive in prisoner camps … Continue reading Remembering Katyń, Remembering 21,768 Victims