By Joseph Han At ASW, there are so many extracurricular activities some get overlooked. One of those is the HS Strings Orchestra. The HS Strings Orchestra, as its name suggests, is a club that performs string music. Despite the common perception that instruments like violin, cello and viola are associated with formal, boring concert halls filled with elderly men dressed up in suits, the HS … Continue reading Opinion: HS Strings Orchestra a Place for Community, Expression, and Fun
By Pablo Sandoval Tapuerca It isn’t a mystery that our school’s cafeteria often receives harsh reviews. But these reviews raise some interesting questions: Do all students complain about their school cafeterias? Are all school cafeterias just objectively bad? The short answer is: No. But most of them are. Here are a few of the cafeterias that I and some of my classmates have gone to … Continue reading Opinion: In Which Pablo Tours School Cafeterias
by Liam Jones I have been a member of Help4Refugees since the club began earlier this year. Mr. Merritt, the leader and supervisor for the refugee club, along with Noa K., the main student leader of the club, have worked extremely hard this year to realize their goals. Initially, Help4refugees had a goal of getting as many computers as possible (realistically 50-120) to Jordan, Syria. … Continue reading Editorial: A Club on a Charitable Mission
by Carolina Barsakov Whether as a user or follower, much of ASW’s community is engaged with the app Instagram. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the detrimental effects the app has on children and teens, evidence for which comes directly from leaked Facebook documents. According to the App Store, Instagram is a 12+ app. It is without a doubt, however, that a large … Continue reading Analysis: Is Instagram a Threat?
By Jake Lupu It would not seem unjustified to claim that 90% of all IB students, at least once in their Theory of Knowledge career, think to themselves ‘ToK is useless.’ For some of them that thought remains at the forefront of their mind, consuming all focus. I’m not here to debate whether or not this subject is useful. That would be a pointless discussion. … Continue reading Sanctions: ToK is generally useless… but oddly helpful in this specific circumstance.
by Carolina Barsakov Coffee House is a monthly event for HS students at ASW. In principle, it is kind of like a talent show, but with a more chill vibe to it. It has the kind of atmosphere one would describe as the one of an actual coffee house. The event is a tradition at ASW, and takes on new student organizers/leaders every year. It’s … Continue reading Editorial: Coffee House Adapts to a Pandemic