Tag Archives: Covid-19

Covid at ASK

October 21, 2021

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By: Owen Chavez Students benefit greatly from in person learning and returning to school has been nice for us so far. In order to maintain in school learning at the ASK Academy covid needs to be as contained as possible. The NMPED (New Mexico Public Education Department) has guidelines to make returning to school as […]

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New Mexico’s Drop and Recovery Back to the Top, COVID Effects on New Mexico Economy and Recovery

October 21, 2021

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By: Ben Spradlin It’s no secret that COVID had a negative effect on New Mexico, or anywhere for that matter. Thousands of New Mexicans died,  lost their jobs, and many profitable businesses went out of business. The big question is: How has the economy’s recovery plan been affected while we have been reopening and getting […]

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7th Skipped a Year

October 21, 2021

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By: Liliana Chavez This year’s 7th graders skipped a year! 2020, 6th graders participated in online schooling for their first middle school year. These ASK Scholars unfortunately missed out in many 6th grade learning activities and socialization with new people.  This year’s 7th grade scholars are getting the full experience of middle school for the […]

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Social Distancing Takes Toll on Adolescents

February 22, 2021

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Warning: This article mentions mental illness, self-harm and suicide By Peyton Perez Although social distancing is helping to save many lives by slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it will likely leave long-lasting effects on the adolescents who are involved in it. According to The Lancet, adolescence is a very vital time in a […]

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NBA Fans Adjust to Covid Restrictions

February 9, 2021

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By Degan Baca At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, all sports were canceled, including the NBA. But with the cancellation of sports, it gave the league time to change certain rules. A notable rule is that players on the bench must be wearing a mask and stay 6-feet apart at all times. This rule […]

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School Spirit: an Uphill Battle During Pandemic

February 3, 2021

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By Shayanne Spell Music fills the room as scholars walk in to the dimly lit commons. The night is filled with fun music, talking, laughing, dancing, or all three. It’s part of the high school experience and over the years ASK scholars have worked to incorporate after-school events into the school year. Unfortunately, because of […]

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Medical Workers Discuss the Difficulties of Working During the Pandemic

December 15, 2020

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By Leah Morales With new Covid-19 cases arising daily in this state, The Catalyst sat down with Julie and Mike Littlefield, whose children are scholars at The ASK Academy. Mike Littlefield is a medical unit director at UNM Sandoval Medical Center and oversees the Covid unit. His wife, Julie, is a veteran nurse who works […]

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ASK Scholars Struggle with Mental Health During Quarantine

November 12, 2020

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By Peyton Perez Scholars  have different opinions about the isolation that has been caused by COVID-19. One thing that students can agree upon, is that their mental health and everyday lives have been severely changed and affected.  An anonymous survey conducted by Kylee Shurter, a counselor at The ASK Academy, showed that scholars at The […]

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Graduating Class of 2020 Finds New Way to Celebrate

May 30, 2020

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This is The Catalyst page for all things graduation related to the Class of 2020. Below you will see the graduates, the valedictorian and salutatorian speech, Mr. Crawford’s commencement speech, the senior slide show, and the recorded graduation parade.   Class flower: Cactus Class Colors: Silver and Black Class quote: “You’re braver than you believe, […]

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