October 2, 2019

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Camping Trip 2019

By Olli Martens-Oritz   Last month, scholars came back from the ASK Academy’s 8th annual freshman and sophomore camping trip, organized by project manager Krista Pink. Pink leads this camping trip, because of it being the most important time for new scholars, old scholars, new managers, and old, to learn more about each other and […]

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October 1, 2019

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New 6th Grade Building Supports ASK Culture and Eases Transition

By Olivia Shadle Every good school starts with a strong foundation; it spreads and becomes a culture and an attitude. Nothing is stronger than the foundation built by the scholars. For The ASK Academy, it starts with the 6th grade. One of the goals at The ASK Academy is to help make the transition from […]

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September 26, 2019

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ASK Hosts Model UN ‘Mini-Mock’ Last Saturday

By Andrew Erickson For the first time ever, Mini-Mock, an annual debate organized by Model United Nations, was held at The ASK Academy last Saturday. Model United Nations, known also as Model UN, is a club where scholars from different schools  represent a real country and debate over current international affairs against other teams. Model […]

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December 10, 2018

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First ASK Academy Homecoming; A Royal Night

Photos by Charlie Erickson and Skylar Morales  

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November 8, 2018

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8th Grade Art Class Takes Part In Inktober

By Skylar Morales Bonnie Smith’s 8th-grade art class took part in the global art movement, Inktober. Inktober was created by the comic short-story creator, Jay Parker. Every day for the whole month of October, artists and creators draw something using ink, then post it with the hashtag #Inktober preceding the year (#Inktober2018). For every day […]

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November 8, 2018

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The Truthful Thirty

By Vincent Toepper The Catalyst rolled out a new monthly column called The Truthful Thirty, which asks various staff members or students 30 questions. This month, we interviewed General Manager Daniel Busse. Best thing about New Mexico? The natural beauty. Personal favorite: The Jemez Mountains and Valley What can’t you live without? Family and friends, but […]

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November 7, 2018

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November Manager of the Month ‘Looks for the Humor’ in all situations

By Konosuke Nakata November’s Manager of the Month, Bonnie Smith, teaches photography, art, and computers classes at The ASK academy. When she was in middle school, she said she was a model student. Check out her interview with The Catalyst. Why do you think scholars voted for you? Well, I am very lucky because I […]

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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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