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First ASK Academy Homecoming; A Royal Night

December 10, 2018

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Photos by Charlie Erickson and Skylar Morales  

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8th Grade Art Class Takes Part In Inktober

November 8, 2018

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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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The Truthful Thirty

November 8, 2018

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

November 7, 2018

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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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Eco Club Tackles Green Challenges all Month Long

October 16, 2018

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

October 1, 2018

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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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A Year in Austria Broadens Scholar’s View

September 24, 2018

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ASK Academy scholar Nathan Maass spent all of last year studying abroad in Austria. He is back at the Academy this year as a senior. The Catalyst’s Skylar Morales spoke with him about his experience as a foreign exchange student. The Catalyst:  Why did you choose Austria to study in? Nathan Maass: “(The German) language […]

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Manger of the Month: ‘I Love the Lightbulb Moment’

May 17, 2018

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Project Manager Valerie Zink loves to study the mind of scholars and making their brains burst with her vast knowledge of literature. Zink has been teaching the middle school scholars at The ASK Academy for three years. She teaches three different classes: English, math, and social studies. This year, Zink teaches English to 6th grade […]

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Tribute to Bailey Bee–ASK’s Emotional Support

May 4, 2018

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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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Fortnite PVE and Battle Pass Worth the Extra Cost

April 17, 2018

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