ASD Times

Another week passes; dangers of isolation emerge

Another week passes; dangers of isolation emerge

Laranya P., Reporter

March 31, 2020

Virtual school. What a bittersweet feeling of going to school from home, free to do what you like, so free – in fact – that it’s worrisome. Of course, everyone cherishes the extra half hour of sweet sleep and a lax environment. However, such a sedentary lifestyle and the necessity of strong sel...

Violations of Covid-19 containment policies?

Violations of Covid-19 containment policies?

Claire R., Junior Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

While the growth of new cases of Coronavirus in China over the past three days has slowed considerably, the number of cases in countries such as Italy, France, and Iran has continued to rise.  In France, people are still having picnics together and meeting up in social gatherings, even though the military is...

How optimism aids in reducing stress, anxiety, depression

How optimism aids in reducing stress, anxiety, depression

Jacob S., Reporter

March 12, 2020

“You have a lot of schoolwork to do and too little time to get it all done. You are just looking over all the work you have to complete this week. You have two tests and a big paper due, all of which you haven’t even started yet. You feel completely overwhelmed.” Feel familiar? If you’re a student in high school...

Reverse Culture Shock inevitable to students

Reverse Culture Shock inevitable to students

Kelsey D., Reporter

March 12, 2020

"What people understand is ‘people from another country who have moved here.’ They can get that. They can even understand expats, like Americans or British, and people who have moved to the Netherlands and are working there. I think what they have a harder time with is Dutch people who’ve moved ...

The life of a theater boy

The life of a theater boy

Zuhoor A., Reporter

March 11, 2020

J. Scott, a senior at ASD, is an inspiration to young boys who want to pursue musical theater. Musical theater is a combination of acting, singing, and dancing, and is conceived by many as a feminine activity, due to the melodramatics and portrayal of emotions. Broadway League says, “68% of the Broadwa...

ASD shifts to virtual school and online learning; students have mixed feelings

ASD shifts to virtual school and online learning; students have mixed feelings

Laranya P., Reporter

March 11, 2020

You leisurely wake up at half-past seven, eating breakfast and going through your morning routine before sitting down on your bed and starting class. Throughout the day,  you eat whatever snacks you want, whenever you want, text your friends, and listen to music while completing classwork. This is...

ASD students explore STEM-oriented questions, enter NYT contest

ASD students explore STEM-oriented questions, enter NYT contest

March 11, 2020

ASD has many outlets highlighting talented creative writers in the school community. But how often do we honor writing in the sciences? The New York Times recently promoted a competition with the aim of explaining a scientific topic in a simple, engaging manner. This year, chemistry teacher Greta St...

Urgent News: School closed until further notice

Urgent News: School closed until further notice

Ranad B. and Claire R.

March 9, 2020

The Government Communications Office announced in a statement today the closing of all schools and universities in Qatar as of tomorrow until further notice. Ironically, The Peninsula, one of the newspapers in Qatar, published an article concerning schools in the country two days ago, repeating a statement from th...

J. Ahmed shares her university application journey, dealing with university rejection letters

J. Ahmed shares her university application journey, dealing with university rejection letters

Tala A., Reporter

March 9, 2020

Senior year of high school at the American School of Doha has many perks. These perks include: late arrival or early departure from school depending on whether you have a free block in the first or last period of the day, purchasing cookies from the Coffee Beanery at any time during the school day, and...

Despite advances, ASD not considering facial recognition technology for security

Eliott R., Reporter

March 8, 2020

Facial recognition technology is using computers to recognize someone by taking images of their facial features, such as their eyes, nose, and mouth. The full definition from techopedia is "A biometric software application capable of uniquely identifying or verifying a person by comparing and analyzing pat...

Baby Boomers vs. Gen Z

Baby Boomers vs. Gen Z

Laranya P., Reporter

March 5, 2020

Indeed, all generations have strife with one another, but there has never been anything quite like the heated clashing of the Baby Boomers and Gen Zs. Existential problems Gen Zs suffer these days include: Will humankind’s very own creation of artificial intelligence be our downfall? Or will we fade into ...

Coronavirus global fear intensifies; world leaders control spread

Coronavirus global fear intensifies; world leaders control spread

Jacob S., Reporter

February 11, 2020

The outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread fear around the world. WebMD describes it as a “kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat.” Flu-like symptoms are a common way to identify this illness; however, the severity varies. Unfortunately, the current ...

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