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Senior: Learn to Find Value in Your Own Interests; Stop Searching for Existential Approval

May 8, 2018

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As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here.  Dear Underclassmen, You are not unique. Your problems, achievements, desires and feelings, no matter how little you have heard of them before, have been feared, acquired, sated and suppressed in every possible […]

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Senior: Manager Your Time, Set Your Goals Early, and Leave the Distractions outside of Class

May 7, 2018

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As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here.  I dedicate this letter specifically to incoming freshman at the ASK Academy, as well as any students whom this may benefit. There are many different brands of advice that, while they have […]

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Senior: High School Chewed Me Up and Spit Me Out–I am better Because of It

May 7, 2018

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As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here.  Dear Underclassmen, High school–a time most sought after those middle school years of endless teasing and countless hours of awful jokes that made zero sense. A time in which you start to […]

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Farewell From the Class of 2018

May 7, 2018

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As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here. First up is Trinity Madrid who warns of the plague that is senioritis.  Dear Underclassmen, I am going to start off by saying do as I say, not as I do. It […]

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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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Unopposed Seat May Point to Student Apathy

May 3, 2018

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  By Jaclyn Ritter The Vice Presidency at ASK had an odd ballot this year; there is only one candidate. Some scholars blamed the ASK scholar government for not publicizing the election more, while others stated that scholars do not care enough to run. 10th grader Amber Romero said ,“No one else wanted to run,” […]

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Opinion: Scholars in Need of Perspective

May 1, 2018

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I am writing this to address the letter published last week in The Catalyst, along with the subsequent comments, rumors, and complaints I have heard from the student body (mostly the upperclassmen). First and foremost, I want to make it clear that despite being in disagreement with Molly’s letter, I did not, and would never, […]

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Opinion: ASK Is Not the Place It Used to Be

April 24, 2018

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By Molly Arseneau Four years ago, when I first started at ASK as a 7th grader, people would ask me about my school all the time and I could honestly and confidently tell them that it was a great school and how I loved it. Now, at the end of my sophomore year, I have […]

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Opinion: Gun Regulation Does Not Equate to a Gun Ban

April 19, 2018

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Noelle Hoenig and Ashana Gonzalez Gun control by definition is a set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacturing, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians. In the United States, there have been over 15,000 incidents reported and verified by authorities with over 3,800 deaths and over 6,700 injuries related to […]

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Opinion: Gun laws threatened at hands of emotionally charged victims After Each Mass Shooting

April 19, 2018

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By Jackie Ritter and Austin Wolfe On February 14th, 2018, the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland) were targeted at random by the hands of a mentally unstable human, and 17 people died. On December 7th, 2017, a high school in Aztec, New Mexico was targeted, and two people died. On November 5th, […]

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