Is Haruka’s Bag as Basic as She Says it Is?

Welcome back to this month’s edition of “What’s in my backpack?” Our subject of today owns the same bag as half the girls in the school, including me, Haruka S! Haruka would describe her style as basic, however, it is apparent from what she wears, there is a little more to it than that. Bag Choice Fjallraven Kanken embellishes the center of Haruka’s backpack, “This … Continue reading Is Haruka’s Bag as Basic as She Says it Is?

The Anime Club in Action

by Phoebe Sirotin The Anime Club was established two years ago by Miko Z. (12) and Qing Yu C. (12). According to Miko, the club was established because after having moved to ASW from the Hong Kong International School, he “missed [his] previous school’s Anime club.” Since then, participation has grown and the club now has 11 to 13 students attending each meeting. “I like … Continue reading The Anime Club in Action

PSAT Season Comes to ASW

By Annabell Werner Each year High School Juniors around the world take the PSATs. But have you ever wondered what these exams are and why you take them? The PSATs are a practice version of the SATs. During both the PSATs and the SATs students are tested on their knowledge and skills through a reading test, a writing and language test, and a math test. … Continue reading PSAT Season Comes to ASW

Ms. Cokerdem-DePriest: Rock and Roll Icon

by Jiji Kim ASW is full of teachers who used to have careers very different from giving daily lectures to a group of teenagers; some were musicians, some were cooks. Today, we would like to unravel the backstory of one of our high school math teachers, Ms. Diane Cokerdem-DePriest (also referred to as Mrs. C). Ms. Cokerdem was a disk jockey at a radio station … Continue reading Ms. Cokerdem-DePriest: Rock and Roll Icon

Film Club Seeking New Members

by Denny Cheong The ASW film club, which meets every Thursdays in the library , is seeking new members. The club is about making any and all kinds of films ranging from short movies to music videos. Everyone is welcome to join the film club and contribute to the films they make. The club plans to diversify their filmmaking this year. According Vitalya V., the … Continue reading Film Club Seeking New Members

New Schedule Restructures Advisory Time

by Annabell Werner With a new school year, there are many changes to the ASW Upper School schedule. One of the most obvious is an increase in the amount of advisory time. Many people will remember their advisory period being a 20-minute advisory every Wednesday before lunch, as a useful way to exchange information between faculty and students. This year, however, advisory occurs four days … Continue reading New Schedule Restructures Advisory Time