Sanctions: ToK is generally useless… but oddly helpful in this specific circumstance.

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.

Editorial: Coffee House Adapts to a Pandemic

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

Editorial: The Charity of Small Things

by David Lam What goes around…comes around: a famously known saying that captures the universal notion which advocates that what you give is what you receive. By this definition, if you spread good, you receive good. Well, what determines if something is ‘good’? Is performing ‘good’ a burden? Does it cost money? People live by different definitions of ‘good,’ but one practice of good that … Continue reading Editorial: The Charity of Small Things

Polish Government Strives to Strip Women of Their Natural and Human Rights

Editorial by: Mia Klodowska and Shery Wolff Women and men from across Poland have brought chaos to the streets of Warsaw with the intention of bringing change to the recent laws put into place by the Polish government concerning abortion rights and restrictions.  While Poland’s abortion laws were among the strictest in Europe, on October 22 2020, the Constitutional Tribunal strived to completely terminate any … Continue reading Polish Government Strives to Strip Women of Their Natural and Human Rights

Editorial: Reduced Travel, and How We Can Help Our Climate

by Caitlyn Veal One thing we look forward to in the ASW community is to travel with our friends and the adults that we look up to. At this school, there are extensive opportunities and such blessings in the light of all the amazing travel and endless bonding experiences that come along! Do you remember the times before this monstrosity of a virus took over … Continue reading Editorial: Reduced Travel, and How We Can Help Our Climate

Opinion: A Special Retreat for a Special Year

by Natalia Sosna and Vera Jagielski On Friday, September 21st , the ASW seniors attended their annual senior retreat. Against all odds, including initial doubts about whether the retreat would take place at all, the senior advisory team was able to create a comprehensive plan for a one-day retreat on the ASW campus.    But what exactly is the senior retreat? This activity is the … Continue reading Opinion: A Special Retreat for a Special Year