The Quarantine Sets New Priorities — For Vending Machines

By Zofia Ciolek Once upon a time vending machines were seen by some as a quick and easy way to grab a drink or a snack, by others as automated food dispensers filled with junk, and by still others as demon machines which sucked in your money, giving nothing in return. But, in the age of COVID-19, vending machine priorities have shifted drastically. While earlier … Continue reading The Quarantine Sets New Priorities — For Vending Machines

Life from the Void: A 12th Grade Perspective After the End of My Senior Year

School ended about four weeks ago for myself and the rest of the Senior Class. Usually around this time, a typical IB student would be frantically studying for the exams (which were canceled) due to take place May 1-22. In the midst of this pandemic, I have been trying to keep busy and get my mind off the situation. Besides studying for my university’s entrance … Continue reading Life from the Void: A 12th Grade Perspective After the End of My Senior Year

The History Club Presents: Pandemic of Failure

by Julia Owerko May 7, 1945 – On this day in history, German leaders, or at least those who were still alive, met in France and signed an unconditional surrender. In 2020 we are struggling to fight the pandemic. High fever, trouble breathing, dry cough – all of these are symptoms of the current disease that stepped into our lives forcing us to take a … Continue reading The History Club Presents: Pandemic of Failure

The Quarantine Heads to Instagram

by Zuzanna Kaczmarek The American School of Warsaw shifted to online school on March 16th, having all of its students conduct self-isolation. To get through the stresses of social distancing, an Instagram account called @asw.quarantine was created. The account is controlled by a junior at ASW, Julia A. She is in charge of the account, however, Julia stresses that the page “wouldn’t be possible without … Continue reading The Quarantine Heads to Instagram

New Cafeteria Mural to be Unveiled Today

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

Lenin’s Valentine’s Day: Piłsudski Stops Communism

by Julia Owerko No matter how lonely you feel on Valentine’s Day, remember that 100 years ago, on the very land that you now call home, soldiers were being conscripted into one of the most significant wars of Europe’s history.  A Love Triangle with Ukraine The war originally erupted over the territory for Ukraine. The Polish, led by the famous military leader Józef Piłsudski, fought … Continue reading Lenin’s Valentine’s Day: Piłsudski Stops Communism