September 24, 2018

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Scholar: Cultural Insensitivity Calls For More Representation At ASK

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.   By Zanier Griego When I started at ASK in the seventh grade, I was excited. I was ready to make new friends and be around people who […]

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September 24, 2018

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A Year in Austria Broadens Scholar’s View

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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May 17, 2018

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

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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May 8, 2018

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

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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May 7, 2018

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

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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May 7, 2018

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

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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May 7, 2018

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Farewell From the Class of 2018

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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May 4, 2018

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Tribute to Bailey Bee–ASK’s Emotional Support

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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May 3, 2018

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Unopposed Seat May Point to Student Apathy

  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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