April 19, 2018

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

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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April 18, 2018

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New Scholars Now Required to Submit Essay

By Hannah Worker The ASK Academy has been known for its lottery system of entrance into the school, but starting in the 2018-19 academic school year, new scholars will also have to write an essay upon acceptance. Students who are entering the school (including siblings and returning scholars that have previously left the school) will […]

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April 17, 2018

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With a Month Left of School, Seniors Reflect on Their Career

With a month left before the seniors leave the Academy, The Catalyst interviewed them to see how they are feeling. Check out the video below. Directed by Ed Holling, edited by Jeffrey Dominguez  

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April 17, 2018

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Annual Festival Won’t Happen This Year

Spring Fest is an annual day where managers pick a place to take a group of students on a field trip to. In the past, scholars have gone to the zoo, hiked the Sandia Crest, gone to Watermelon Ranch,  gone scuba diving, gone into  restaurants and cooked meals, headed to Santa Fe, and even went […]

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April 13, 2018

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Silent Thriller is a Horror Classic

  By Faustina Crum The latest thriller to hit theaters has made anything but a quiet buzz among moviegoers. The film, A Quiet Place, was directed by and stars John Krasinski, his wife Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. The film revolves around a family trying to live quietly among monsters that kill anything […]

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April 13, 2018

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Manager of the Month: ‘There’s Beauty in the Periodic Table’

  By Bobbi Jo Pennington  Barbara McCann is ASK Academy’s newest manager, joining the staff in January. She is teaching the High school Chemistry and Microbiology classes. In her first semester she was voted Manager of the Month, which is a difficult feat. Did you expect to be manager of the month and how did you […]

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December 14, 2017

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New Film Unveils Truth Behind 2002’s Cult Classic, ‘The Room’

    By Faustina Crum In 2002, the film world changed forever when Tommy Wiseau released his film The Room. With an endless stream of money, Wiesau made the $6 million production with friend, Greg Sestero. Both starred in the film; Wiseau as the main character, Johnny, and Sestero as Mark. They had their eyes […]

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