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Stories from The American School in London
Living through a revolution
Features

Jonathan Novak | March 16, 2020

“It was announced one morning, and in the next week, we were gone,” Social Studies Teacher Lanting Xu said. “My parents were gone. We started living with this family.”

Xu was born in Beijing,…

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School closes through mid-April
Coronavirus

John Towfighi | March 16, 2020

The school building has been closed from March 16 to at least April 17 and all students will be moving to the Distance Learning Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community was informed of…

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MUN trip to Dubai canceled due to COVID-19
Coronavirus

Mia George | March 9, 2020

The Model United Nations trip to Dubai has been canceled primarily due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The trip was supposed to occur Feb. 26-30. 

Eric Henrikson (‘21), co-president…

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Administration takes proactive approach to combat threat of COVID-19
Coronavirus

Isabelle Lhuilier | March 9, 2020

Since returning from February break, the school has increased concern regarding the recent COVID-19 outbreak. By Feb. 29 a total of 32 trips were canceled and March 2 the annual Global Festival was postponed…

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Coronavirus outbreak: where it stands
Coronavirus

Lucas Romualdo | March 3, 2020

Beginning in December 2019, a new strain of coronavirus, labeled COVID-19, began to infect humans, originating in Wuhan, China. 

The virus was initially contained within animals, but was transmitted…

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Trump, Netanyahu propose Israel-Palestine peace plan
News

Sajah Ali | March 3, 2020

On Jan. 28, U.S. President Donald Trump announced another attempt at resolving the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict. His proposed Middle East Peace Plan was drafted under the supervision of Jared…

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Coronavirus necessitates global cooperation
Opinions

Sal Cerrell | March 2, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has all but dominated public discourse since its worldwide emergence in January, the true extent of the threat it poses has become direly more clear. An analysis conducted…

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Censorship extends to Internet
Opinions

Polina Dashevsky | February 26, 2020

Imagine a society without online censorship – terrorist propaganda, hate speech and sexually graphic images could all run rampant on social media and the Internet. While this outcome is exaggerated,…

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Parent of alumnus starts sustainable delivery company ecofleet
Features

Isabelle Lhuilier | February 26, 2020

Constantly surrounded by crowds, pollution and traffic in the city of London, Farah Asemi (P’11) has always described herself as an environmentally conscious person. 

“I get upset if my neighbors…

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Global leaders fail to embody leadership qualities
Opinions

Lea George | January 16, 2020

Defining leadership is one of the most important topics that high schoolers have to learn.

We face countless applications for summer programs, colleges and other organizations which ask why we believe…

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General Election poses questions for UK
News

Sajah Ali | January 8, 2020

Boris Johnson became the new Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party in July 2019. The U.K. was due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, 2019. As the deadline approached, newly elected Johnson negotiated…

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To the Lebanese Government,
Opinions

Lea George | December 10, 2019

I live in London. I was born here, I was raised here and yet I feel 100% Lebanese. I am proud of my nation, proud of my language, of my roots. But, I am ashamed of the government my people have been forced…

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Bergeron Fellow reflects on the power of storytelling
Features

Isabelle Lhuilier | December 2, 2019

“I want people to think of writing as the most fun thing you can do,” Bergeron Fellow Jennifer Finney Boylan said. “It’s more fun than playing video games, it’s more fun than riding a roller…

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Rethinking how we approach societal change
Opinions

Jonathan Novak | October 9, 2019

My main takeaway from the TEDxASL conference Sept. 24 was a mental dilemma. After the TEDx conference, I felt inspired, intrigued, and conflicted. The point of the conference was to focus on change. The…

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