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The Price is Anything but Right in Russia

May 18, 2022

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Mere weeks after the war between Russia and Ukraine was declared, countries and companies implemented sanctions that ceased imports and operations within Russia. World leaders are taking actions to show their opposition to the war through economic sanctions, attempting to financially undermine Russia’s war funding. As it stands, the war will not be the fastest […]

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The SUPER★ Effects of Anime on The ASK Academy

May 18, 2022

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Lain Iwakura from the anime Serial Experiments Lain. The ASK Academy has a variety of students from different age groups, however, no matter what, one interest remains consistent throughout all grade levels: anime. Anime has been integral to ASK culture for several years and is still seen in the daily lives of scholars. To start, […]

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The Wondrous World of Books

May 3, 2022

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To celebrate March 2nd, Read Across America Day, the ASK Catalyst developed a survey on February 20, 2022, for ASK scholars by grade level, staff members, and parents, to document their favorite books. There were a variety of responses to the survey, with the most popular book of the entire ASK population being Harry Potter […]

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Brolylegs: Against All Odds

April 27, 2022

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Have you ever told yourself you could not do something because you are at a disadvantage? Brolylegs, born with arthrogryposis and currently one of the top Street Fighter V players, would disagree. Mike Begum, also known as Brolylegs, is a player within the Fighting Game Community (FGC) who regularly competes in Street Fighter V. The […]

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National Poetry Month! Poem of 04/27/22 by Joshua Sandusky!

April 27, 2022

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What is Efficiency What is efficiencyIs it programmed or foreign?Does it become dormant or imperceivable?  Is it a tool or a weapon?Who uses it, the worst of us or the incredible?When does it pass the point from helping to destruction? Are people afraid of it or do they not know that it’s ownable?What is efficiency Is […]

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Poem of 04/26/22 by an Anonymous Scholar!

April 26, 2022

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Cheerful, summertime He rides up the hill, sweating at the perfect light 

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Poem of 04/25/22 By Ian Valenzuela

April 25, 2022

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Tracing Faded Lines To draw, or not to draw, that is the question.Is it better to sketch lines that I can never find satisfaction from, Or to give up entirely on the pursuit of creativity?Worrying about every move; Meticulously playing on every insecurity.Berated by my own brain for what others would say is fine.  Would I […]

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Poem of 04/25/22 By Joshua Bautista! 

April 25, 2022

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What is failure? What is failure?Does it rest in the mind?Or in the heart?Will it bleed?Or will it grow? Is failure destiny?Is failure necessary?Is failure inevitable?Or is it under our control? So I as you,What is failure? It is defined as “a lack of success”Others say it is defeat or disaster.  And where does it […]

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National Poetry Month! Poem of 04/25/22 by Daniel Beers

April 25, 2022

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They Blow in the Wind The leaves glide among the kitesThey blow in the windCompeting for the breezeFinding who flys the farthestHopping through the air  The trees cheer from asideThey blow in the windWaving all their branchesLetting go of all their leaves Hoping to give their luck ———————————————————————— Daniel Beers

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Women’s History Month

April 21, 2022

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March is Women’s History Month and was created to recognize women’s achievements throughout history. Women’s History Month celebrates women who contributed to important historical events and the continued contributions they make to our society, well-being, science, and technological advances. Many of the contributions made by women have a lasting impact in modern life today, with […]

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