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Moon Jae-in’s election strains South Korea-US relations

After receiving more than 40 percent of the vote, liberal President Moon Jae-in was officially sworn into office on May 10. Preceded by the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye, and amid the escalating tensions with North Korea, this new change in leadership comes at… Keep Reading

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Jim Comey Fired by Trump

In an unexpected and controversial move, President Donald J. Trump fired director of the FBI James B. Comey, on May 9. Comey was in the midst of an FBI investigation as to whether or not there had been Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election.… Keep Reading

School News

Upcoming Executive Elections

As the school year is coming to an end, the call for the high school student council executive elections has arrived. With senior members David Choe (12), executive President, Eric Song (12), Vice President, Jiwhan Moon (12), treasurer, and Grace Lee (12), public relations officer,… Keep Reading

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Korean Presidential TV Debates affect voters

Months, sometimes years, leading up to presidential elections in democracies are filled with changing political ties and ambitious policies of each candidate. They are crucial times for candidates to appeal to voters that will ultimately determine the final result on election day. Unlike other elections… Keep Reading

US-China summit hidden away

Over the course of two days from April 6 to April 7, President Trump and President Xi Jinping, two leaders of the biggest economies in the world, met for the first time joining at President Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago, Florida. “I think it’s a very… Keep Reading

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South Korea’s race to a new vision

Thousands of people showed up in Gwanghwamun Square on March 11 to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hae. Although the order from the constitutional court of South Korea ended the scandal-filled Park regime, the decision also marked a new beginning for Korea, especially regarding… Keep Reading

The Paper Tiger

North Korea is at it again. On Feb. 13, two women killed Kim Jong-nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at a Malaysian airport, by wiping the internationally-banned nerve agent VX on his face. South Korean and US intelligence sources allege the North… Keep Reading

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International Culture Club resumes Korean Classes

Due to schedule conflicts of matching meetings between students and teachers, the International Culture Club (ICC) that teaches Korean to teachers and spreads cultural influence around the school has been inactive for a while according to Justin Choi (10), treasurer of ICC. However, according to… Keep Reading

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Pokémon Go strikes Korea

Just when the craze over catching pokémons in America finally died down, it appears that people will be busy throwing pokémon balls again on the other side of the globe. On Jan. 24, Korea released the “Pokémon Go” mobile game, which already took the world… Keep Reading

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SIS teachers march for women’s rights

On Jan. 21, a crowd of nearly 1,000 people marched through the streets of Gangnam to protest against various injustices in the world. Emulating the protests that occurred in the United States regarding Donald Trump’s presidency, hundreds of men and women joined the the global… Keep Reading

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Ki-Moon Ban drops out of presidential campaign

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ki-moon Ban dropped out of the Korean presidential race on Feb. 1 following a series of criticisms by the media and public. Currently, opposition candidate Jae-in Moon leads in poll numbers, followed by unofficial candidate Kyo-ahn Hwan. “It was… Keep Reading

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Annual KIMEA choir festival returns

Over the course of two days from Feb. 17-18 at Seoul Foreign School (SFS), 16 choir students were chosen to represent Seoul International School in the Korean International Music Educators Association (KIMEA) annual choir festival. The National Honor Festival (NHF) for choir took place in… Keep Reading

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SIS students participate in THIMUN

The SIS Model United Nations (MUN) club started off the second semester with an international trip to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) conference from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4. Students from SIS attended the event either as delegates or appointed chairs in their… Keep Reading

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Keeping consistency at KAIAC forensics

On Jan. 13-14, the third KAIAC forensics tournament of the year took place at Korea International School (KIS). Like the previous tournament, more than half of the speech and debate students from SIS placed amongst the top three of each category. “We had nine teams… Keep Reading

Global News/News

The Rise of the Right: Europe Edition

Far-right wing parties have occupied European countries for quite some time, but only recently have they seen an upsurge of political support encouraged by dissatisfaction with status quo government. Though European countries, especially countries in the EU, have generally been considered liberal, this spike of… Keep Reading

News/School News

HSSC strives to improve senior privileges

As the deadline for regular common applications approach, the high school student council (HSSC) is making efforts to improve senior privileges. Although many of their attempts have been deemed unsuccessful so far, the student body representatives are still in the process of finding ways to… Keep Reading

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KAIAC chess tournament: Check out these mates

On Nov. 12, SIS hosted an annual KAIAC Chess tournament against four schools. This year, a total of 26 players attended the event, a significant rise from last year’s 23 players. Specifically, SIS sent eight varsity, eight junior varsity, and nine elementary players from which… Keep Reading

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Trump discloses big plans as president-elect

Donald Trump’s overwhelming victory in the election was a rather unexpected outcome based on the Electoral College forecast. Although the official presidential inauguration does not take place until next year January, Trump has been in and out of the White House to prepare for his… Keep Reading

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Personality Profile: Dharma and Jessica Langham

“You put the ‘international’ in Seoul International School!” The handful of ethnically foreign students at SIS often hear this from the Korean students—if it can even be called a joke anymore, because it has become a mere retelling of the facts. With every new foreign… Keep Reading

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Typhoon Chaba leaves chaos in its wake

Typhoon Chaba hit the southern parts of South Korea between Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, leaving seven people dead, three missing, and hundreds more affected by the ensuing flood. Recognizing Chaba as the strongest typhoon to hit the country since Typhoon Maemi of 2003, Korean… Keep Reading

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Fact Check: Vice-Presidential Debate 2016

On Oct. 4, cable television aired the first and only Vice Presidential Debate, moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News. On one side was Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, and on the other was Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence. Each candidate attempted to… Keep Reading

News/News Briefs

News Briefs: US Election

Clinton takes off three days to recover from pneumonia Hilary Clinton abruptly fell ill while attending the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Clinton’s doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia and she subsequently took three days off of from campaigning, and cancelled… Keep Reading

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Lone wolf suspected to have caused New York bombing

A homemade explosive device detonated in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City on Sept. 17. According to the city’s authorities, the accident resulted in 29 injured civilians. Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has since been taken into custody where authorities are currently investigating Rahami’s motives… Keep Reading


SIS Dance club performs at the 24 Hour Race in Seoul

The SIS Dance club (D$Q) made an appearance at the inaugural 24 Hour Race in Seoul on Sept. 12. Clad in black tops and jean shorts, Jenny Lee (12), Elle Kim (12)—co-captains of D$Q—Victoria Hahm (12), Eugene Sung (11), Janice Roh (10), and Lynette Kim… Keep Reading

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Elite Yongho Thae defects from North Korea

On Aug. 17, a top-ranking North Korean official named Yongho Thae officially fled the country with his wife and two sons while he was stationed in London as a diplomat. The news came as a surprise to many because North Korean defectors are usually common… Keep Reading

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