December 15, 2016

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Kim Sears works in accounting by day, and cleans up ASK hallways by night. Photo courtesy of Kim Sears

Night Janitor Works Two Jobs as Degenerative Disease Takes its Toll

By Molly Arseneau Oftentimes, when scholars toss an empty chip bag on the floor, they don’t second guess it. They continue their day without ever considering that someone has to clean up after them. The Catalyst interviewed one of the night janitors, Kim Sears, who divulged the reason she works 15 hour days, and which classroom on […]

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December 15, 2016

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Holiday Crafts Made Easy

For those looking for simple holiday crafts this break, The Catalyst created a few. Produced by Naudia Lane, Madeline Peterson and Gavin Vialpando    

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December 15, 2016

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Christmas Break Sends Scholars all Over the Map

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By Menolly Felzien Today marks the the last day before scholars of the ASK Academy are let loose to have some fun this  holiday season. This year, there are scholars who are going above and beyond in the quest to have an interesting two weeks. “I’m driving out to Tombstone, Arizona the day after Christmas […]

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December 13, 2016

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Senior Receives Full Ride to Northwestern

Mason Kemnitz poses with his parents, who were incredibly proud when they heard about his scholarship.

  By Max De Jong After years of hard work and sleepless nights, there is no better feeling than being awarded a $300,000 scholarship to one of the top universities in the country. For senior Mason Kemnitz, all of his work payed off. Kemnitz, an ASK Academy engineering scholar, has received a $300,000 scholarship from the […]

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December 12, 2016

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Managers Offer up Advice for Finals

Produced by Sal Mangiacapra, Gavin Vialpando, Isabella Sanchez and Emily Garcia

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December 7, 2016

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Op-ed: ‘ASK is Best Choice I Have Ever Made’

Sophomore Jessika Alvillar transferred to ASK at the end of the first quarter this year.  She reflects on how ASK has changed her life and made her look forward to coming to school.   Smaller, but open minded — that’s how I would summarize The ASK Academy. I came from Rio Rancho High School about two […]

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December 6, 2016

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From 0 to 1: Scholars to Particpate in an Hour of Code

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ASK scholars will participate in an hour of coding -- a global movement that promotes education in the computer sciences.

  By Sarah Schlappa This Thursday, scholars will have a chance to participate in a world-wide programming event after school. The Hour of Code is an international event that occurs during the Computer Science Education Week from December 5-11 for students, parents or anybody who is interested in learning how to code. It was founded in […]

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