May 8, 2018

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Senior: Learn to Find Value in Your Own Interests; Stop Searching for Existential Approval

As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here.  Dear Underclassmen, You are not unique. Your problems, achievements, desires and feelings, no matter how little you have heard of them before, have been feared, acquired, sated and suppressed in every possible […]

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May 7, 2018

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Senior: Manager Your Time, Set Your Goals Early, and Leave the Distractions outside of Class

As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here.  I dedicate this letter specifically to incoming freshman at the ASK Academy, as well as any students whom this may benefit. There are many different brands of advice that, while they have […]

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May 7, 2018

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Senior: High School Chewed Me Up and Spit Me Out–I am better Because of It

As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here.  Dear Underclassmen, High school–a time most sought after those middle school years of endless teasing and countless hours of awful jokes that made zero sense. A time in which you start to […]

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May 7, 2018

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Farewell From the Class of 2018

As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here. First up is Trinity Madrid who warns of the plague that is senioritis.  Dear Underclassmen, I am going to start off by saying do as I say, not as I do. It […]

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May 4, 2018

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Tribute to Bailey Bee–ASK’s Emotional Support

Bailey Bee Smith was born in October of 2007 and came to live with us Christmas day when Santa left her on our porch.  She was a sweet and gentle dog who was full of love for everyone. Here are a few of her favorite things: Carrying around socks Destroying new toys until the squeaker […]

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May 1, 2018

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Opinion: Scholars in Need of Perspective

I am writing this to address the letter published last week in The Catalyst, along with the subsequent comments, rumors, and complaints I have heard from the student body (mostly the upperclassmen). First and foremost, I want to make it clear that despite being in disagreement with Molly’s letter, I did not, and would never, […]

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April 28, 2018

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Candidates Vie for Presidential Position

  Story by Galicia Monforte | Catalyst video by Jadah Stansfield and Gavin Vialpando   Election Day is coming up and scholars will get a chance to practice their right to vote for the 2018- 2019 Scholar Government President. The candidates running for president are Matthew Gardiner, Naudia Lane, and Nathan Maass. Each candidate had […]

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April 24, 2018

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Opinion: ASK Is Not the Place It Used to Be

By Molly Arseneau Four years ago, when I first started at ASK as a 7th grader, people would ask me about my school all the time and I could honestly and confidently tell them that it was a great school and how I loved it. Now, at the end of my sophomore year, I have […]

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April 24, 2018

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New AP Courses Offered Next Year, Along with Other Rigorous Courses

  By Jordyn Contrucci and Hannah Flory Next year students will have access to a wider variety of courses at ASK. The new classes being offered on campus are Digital Electronics, AP Computer Science, AP World History, Data Science, and  a CNM dual enrollment College Success Experience (CSE) next year.  The goal is to encourage […]

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April 19, 2018

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Opinion: Gun Regulation Does Not Equate to a Gun Ban

Noelle Hoenig and Ashana Gonzalez Gun control by definition is a set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacturing, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians. In the United States, there have been over 15,000 incidents reported and verified by authorities with over 3,800 deaths and over 6,700 injuries related to […]

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