ASW Relaxes Covid Restrictions

by Julia Klein As of March 28th, 2022, Polish health minister Adam Niedzielski made the executive decision that it was no longer required to wear masks in all spaces in Poland. Home isolation and quarantine for roommates of infected persons are also no longer mandatory in Poland. In the past month, anyone who has moved around the city will notice that the majority of Polish … Continue reading ASW Relaxes Covid Restrictions

How do these Vaccines Work?

by James Kim As the teachers at ASW are having their 3rd dose of COVID vaccines, have you ever wondered how the COVID vaccines work in our body to fight off the virus? According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the vaccine BNT162 from Pfizer and mRNA-1273 from Moderna are both mRNA vaccines, which are the newest types of vaccines that were … Continue reading How do these Vaccines Work?

The Vaccination Situation

by Jaewon Shin The whole world is suffering as the Corona lasts more than a year. Thanks to the efforts of medical staff and scientists, vaccines have been developed. According to the BBC, On December 8th, there was the first inoculation in England. The first country to get vaccinated is the United Kingdom.  The world’s first person to receive the vaccine on Saturday was a … Continue reading The Vaccination Situation

It’s Seasonal Depression Season!

by Sofie Velkova and Alex Gliwinski A month ago Poland ended daylight savings, plunging us into the depths of Winter and the darkness it entails. In just three weeks, on December 21, it will be the Winter Solstice which officially commences the beginning of Winter. And yet, for lots of us we’ve been in the thick of it for the past month as the days … Continue reading It’s Seasonal Depression Season!

COVID Water Fountains: What Pushes ASW to Make Environmentally-Conscious Decisions?

By Zofia Ciolek and Fiona Haze Among the many changes that students noticed when coming back to ASW for the 2020-2021 academic school year, the old water fountains had been replaced with Murdock (H₂O to go!) water fountains.  According to Mr. Young (the Finance and Operations Director at ASW), the decision to purchase new water fountains “started in May in connection with COVID mitigation plans … Continue reading COVID Water Fountains: What Pushes ASW to Make Environmentally-Conscious Decisions?

Coronavirus Affects Schools Throughout Asia

by Abaigeal Lorge and Zuzanna Kaczmarek With the coronavirus outbreak rapidly evolving, questions and rumours surrounding the global alarm are spreading.  The novel coronavirus, announced by the Chinese government in late December 2019, is described as a respiratory virus by the World Health Organization. It originally emerged from food markets in Wuhan, China, leaping from animals to humans. According to the WHO, the coronavirus is … Continue reading Coronavirus Affects Schools Throughout Asia