January 31, 2017

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Teenagers Put Cell Phone Skills to Good Use

Photo by Noelle Hoenig

By Noelle Hoenig Though the holiday season has passed, the drive to give back to the community continues to flow through the  Academy. This is the second year scholars will head to retirement centers around the city to assist senior citizens with their cell phone questions. Paul Stephenson, who organized the event said, “It’s an […]

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January 27, 2017

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Manager of the Month: a Love for Learning Led Plomaritas to the Classroom

Photo by Emily Garcia: Manager of the Month Danielle Plomaritas

    By Amber Romero Danielle Plomaritas, January’s Manager of the Month, says she was “hooked”  on teaching after taking her first education class. Voted by the student as “Most Likely to be Called Mom,” in the yearbook, Plomaritas said fostering relationships and working hard is something she tries to impart on all scholars.  Did […]

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December 15, 2016

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Night Janitor Works Two Jobs as Degenerative Disease Takes its Toll

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

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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