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

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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January 20, 2015

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Ohayou ASK: Japanese Culture Shock

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  In the latest Column, “Ohayou ASK,” Rylee Felzien will impart her knowledge and passion of the Japanese language and culture on scholars once a month. If you have questions or would like her to write about something specifically pertaining to Japan, email her at @rfelzien@theaskacademy.org By Rylee Felzien In high school, taking a language is […]

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January 15, 2015

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Teams Take Advantage of Their Home Field

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  By Robert Hershman                     Football(NFL)(Playoffs)  Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos In this Divisional Playoff game Peyton Manning played against his former team The Colts.  This game was played mostly by the defense on both teams.  The first points were scored by the Broncos, when Manning threw it to Demaryius Thomas to the left of […]

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December 17, 2014

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ReChartered for 5 More Years, New Building Set to Open In 2015-2016

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By Jordan Hines Saturday’s “Come Build With Us” event brought together scholars, project managers, board members, and friends of the Academy to recognize the progress ASK has made over its five years, as well as celebrate the school’s charter renewal for an additional five years with no conditions. A 3D model of the new ASK building […]

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