November 7, 2018

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A First Time Voter Reflects on the Midterms During this Divided Time

By Haely Katt Today I feel overwhelmingly purple and to be purple in a blue and red world is kind of an awkward feeling. I have chosen as my parents would like to say, to be an “idealist”. Perhaps it is my inexperience to the harsh world of politics or the fact that I have […]

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October 25, 2018

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Beloved Manager in Critical Condition after Brain Hemorrhage

By Kyana Rojas Last week, six days after giving birth to her third son, ASK Academy project manager Danielle Plomaritas suffered from an unexpected and life threatening brain hemorrhage. She has since had multiple medical procedures, including an emergency craniotomy. Plomaritas is currently in stable but critical condition in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at The […]

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October 16, 2018

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Eco Club Tackles Green Challenges all Month Long

By Zanier Griego Since the beginning of the month, the EcoASK environmental club has been participating in the National Project Green Challenge. This is a national project where eco-friendly student-led clubs participate in daily environmental challenges. EcoAsk will be sent an email once a day from the Green Challenge and they have 24 hours to […]

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October 16, 2018

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Fall Carnival to Bring Spirit, Fundraising, to ASK

By Kyana Rojas   By Kyana Rojas This Fall, ASK’s National Honor Society members are working with other campus clubs to give the Academy a fall carnival. The event will take place at The ASK Academy on October 25 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free, though to enjoy the experience to its fullest and participate in […]

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October 15, 2018

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Education Secretary, Christopher Ruszkowski, Visits ASK on ‘A’ Express

By Skylar Morales On Thursday, October 6, the Secretary of Education, Christopher N. Ruszkowski, visited The ASK Academy as a part of the New Mexico-True Straight-A Express. Ruszkowski, appointed to secretary of education by Governor Susana Martinez last year, has since visited over 200 schools across the state of New Mexico. This year, 150 schools […]

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October 9, 2018

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Tomorrow’s PSAT May Qualify Students for National Scholarships

  By Kaleiah Gonzalez  Tomorrow, all sophomores will be taking the PSAT’s on campus. The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Depending on how high scholars score, they may be eligible for more scholarships. The test is broken into two different categories: math and evidence-based reading. Students […]

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October 1, 2018

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Scholars Reflect On ASK’s 6th Annual Jemez Camping Trip

By Anika DeLeewerk and Aalina Aragon Last weekend marked the 6th annual ASK Academy freshman and sophomore camping trip. As sophomores, it was our first time going on the trip and we were both were really excited; we didn’t go last year because we missed the deadline. We heard stories about how fun the trip […]

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October 1, 2018

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Japanese Exchange Student: ASK Not What He Expected, But He Enjoys it

By Konosuke Nakata Since I was a child, I have been studying English, and my cousin studied abroad in Australia for a month. After she came back to Japan, she spoke English fluently. I thought that she was so cool, and I wanted to speak English like her. This is one reason I chose to […]

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September 27, 2018

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New High School Managers Thriving at ASK

By Kyana Rojas and Brandon Miller The ASK Academy has had its fair share of new Project Managers; in the 2018-2019 school year, ASK hired seven new managers that are going to help teach and shape the scholars who attend. Sadly, scholars had to say goodbye to beloved teachers such as Mr. Crawford, Mr. Gullett, […]

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September 24, 2018

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Scholar: Cultural Insensitivity Calls For More Representation At ASK

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.   By Zanier Griego When I started at ASK in the seventh grade, I was excited. I was ready to make new friends and be around people who […]

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