August 26, 2015

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Scholar: Sadie Hawkins Encourages a Change in Expectations

Letter to the Editor The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and columnists in this section do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of The Catalyst. This letter was in response to Rylee Felzien’s letter, published on August 26, 2015. Click here to read the article.  In response to the […]

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August 26, 2015

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Dance Committee President: There are No Gender Rules at ASK Dances

Letter to the Editor The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and columnists in this section do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of The Catalyst. This letter was in response to Rylee Felzien’s letter, published on August 26, 2015. Click here to read that article.  Dear Scholar, Thank you […]

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August 26, 2015

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Scholar: Sadie Hawkins Dance is ‘Blatantly Offensive’

Letter to the Editor The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and columnists in this section do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of The Catalyst. I am distressed by the recent survey sent out via email by The Dance Committee, asking scholars if they would like the next dance […]

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May 6, 2015

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Opinions About PARCC Mixed at ASK

By Rylee Felzien The New Mexico Education Department adopted the  Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) standardized tests this year, and students, parents, and teachers across the state have reacted adversely, staging multiple walkouts and refusing to participate in the assessment. Scholars at ASK took the test in late March and early April, and the […]

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February 4, 2015

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Engineer Students Sell Rubik’s Cubes as Fundraiser for ASK Foundation

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Luke Strebe, left, and Noah Benavidez show of

By Gabriel Vialpando Click here to read Rylee Felzien’s article about the Rubik’s Cube subculture in campus. Two scholars have decided to take their 3D CAD skills and create a fundraiser for the new school building by selling Rubik’s cubes. Juniors Luke Strebe and Noah Benavidez approached project manager Emina Slavnic with the idea. “Noah was […]

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January 31, 2015

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A Long Nine Months – Project Managers Juggle Teaching and Families

Project Manager Danielle Plomaritas, left, and Social Worker April Marquez are two of a handful of ASK staff who have gone on maternity leave in the past year.

  By Brenna Garcia There must be something in the water — in the last three years, a handful of Project Managers at ASK have become pregnant shortly within their tenure on campus. Carrying a child for nine months itself is difficult, but adding in long work days and leading a class make it even harder. […]

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January 31, 2015

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Seahawks Have Heart – More than a Match for Patriots

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  Sadina Tarbox gives us a rundown of Sunday’s big game, from the perspective of a longtime Seahawks fan.     By Sadina Tarbox The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots gained the NFC and AFC Championship titles during the playoffs; Seattle retaining their championship from the previous season. The two teams will face off in Super Bowl […]

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January 29, 2015

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Tony Brown’s Nerdy Tendencies Took Him Around the World

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IT Specialist Tony Brown and scholar Nick Mead chat in "The Dungeon," Brown's office.

    By Gabi Orr-Dick Anthony Brown, or Tony, says he has considered himself a geek since he was born. ASK’s resident IT specialist has spent a lifetime tinkering with technology and computers — the first being a computer from Radio Shack. He loves comic books and even named the school’s servers, “Black Widow,” “Thor,” […]

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January 29, 2015

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Game Leading up to Superbowl Filled with Controversy

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      By Robert Hershman NFL(Pro Bowl)   Irvin’s team vs. Carter’s team   This game would be the last game before the Super Bowl, and hosted all the players that were the best all season long.  The players that were chosen for this game were chosen by Hall Of Fame receivers Michael Irvin and […]

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January 23, 2015

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Real Talk: The Media Assassination of Kanye West

“Real Talk,” is written by columnist Quinton Valencia, an 11th grade scholar who has a distinctive outlook on current events, The Broncos, and communism. He will be writing twice a month about the media’s stupidity, radical ideology, and his favorite cat, Maggie. By Quinton Valencia The one truth that will always remain unwavering is that the media […]

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