November 9, 2017

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Season 2 of Stranger Things a Masterpiece

By Faustina Crum Season two of the Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things, created by the Duffer Brothers debuted on October 27th. The show revolves around the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s. Things get strange when members of the town team up together to defeat the supernatural being that has disturbed their community. […]

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November 8, 2017

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Manager of the Month: Garcia Says He’s Waited 8 Years for Award

Compiled by Bobbi Jo Pennington Edward Garcia, who teaches U.S. History and Government and Economics at ASK Academy, has been a manager since the first day the school opened its doors eight years ago. He has a passion for history and politics, and refuses to comment on whether he coerced his scholars into voting for […]

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October 26, 2017

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Paper Drive keeps ASK money in the classroom, according to Barbour

By Kyana Rojas Parents stepped up and donated paper to help restock the paper supply at ASK Academy. This was the first year ASK has held a paper drive, and according to Assistant Manager Daniel Barbour, it was extremely successful. “It’s a way to get our parent group involved,” he said. “It’s a very direct […]

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October 26, 2017

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A Different Perspective: Middle School gets a Photography Course

By Hannah Levandowski The ASK Academy started a middle school photography class for eighth grade scholars this year, directed by Project Manager Bonnie Smith. Smith has had a passion for photography for years, and last year, ASK gave her the chance to take the NM state highly qualified test for art, which allowed her to […]

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October 19, 2017

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Pro v. Con: Kneeling During Anthem

The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and columnists in this section do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of The Catalyst.   SKM_654e17101903210   The Reason Behind the Kneeling By Madeline Peterson and Ashana Gonzalez This season football started out with a bang in politics with Colin Kaepernick once […]

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October 19, 2017

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Balloon Lands on Campus, Hundreds of Scholars Get a Lift

By Faustina Crum A crowd of scholars quickly formed on the empty lot on the west side of campus last Thursday morning after an impromptu landing of hot-air balloon. The small mass rapidly turned into a sea of students after word got around that a balloon had landed on campus. Hundreds of eyes were on […]

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October 19, 2017

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Review: Cheap Thrills Disappoint in Flatliners

By Faustina Crum  The remake of the original 1990s film, Flatliners, recently hit theaters. Actors Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons configure a group of curious medical students that push the boundaries as they experiment with life and death. Although I’m not a superfan of director Niels Arden Oplev’s work, his […]

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October 17, 2017

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Poll: Scholars Want Diverse Electives

By Taylor Kirk The Ask Academy is a STEM school, so scholars expect to see classes like Biomed and Engineering on their schedule, but many want to see more diverse elective offered. When a survey was sent out by The Catalyst to scholars at ASK,  over 92 scholars responded. Of that number,  94% of students […]

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