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Students collaborate for harmony at music festival

Bringing together singers from four international schools in Korea and Japan—SIS, Korea International School (KIS), Senri and Osaka International School (SOIS) and Yokohama International School—the annual Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) choir festival was held at KIS from Nov. 7-8. Ten SIS students… Keep Reading

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SIS hosts 17th SEOMUN conference

As the host of Seoul Model United Nations (SEOMUN) this year, SIS Model United Nations (MUN) began working in advance to make sure the conference is run successfully. The conference, held from Nov. 6-8, involved the gathering of students from 25 different international schools at… Keep Reading

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FBLA wins results from KAIAC competition

Modeling the professional business world, 22 students from SIS presented their original business plans for evaluation at the KAIAC Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition held on Nov. 1. Two SIS teams advanced to the quarterfinals and returned with an overall second place and… Keep Reading

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Sophomores place first at robotics tournament

After preparing for over half a year, sophomores Jake Park, James Cho and Eli Oh travelled to Australia from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Technology Challenge, which featured a robotics competition. Although it was their first time competing in an… Keep Reading

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Green Club, GIN, HSSC collaborate to reduce littering

Taking initiative after observing students litter facilities after school events, Green Club, HSSC and the Global Issues Network (GIN) have decided to collaborate in hopes of decreasing the amount of littering on school campus. As Green Club and GIN are focusing on environmentalism, they will… Keep Reading

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Forensics team wins awards despite logistical difficulties

Forensics members faced difficulties during the two-day speech and debate tournament at Taejon Christian International School (TCIS) from Oct. 17-18. As a result of speaking for hours and coping with the lengthy commute time between TCIS and SIS, participants were tired after their respective tournaments.… Keep Reading

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HSSC hopes to gather feedback from students on Open Forum

During election season, HSSC candidates frequently promise their peers to be the voice that bridges the gap between the student body and administration. Some students, occasionally finding the promise unfulfilled, criticize the HSSC for being unresponsive to student voices. In response to such opinions, the… Keep Reading

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SIS teachers support revised AP US History framework

To promote stronger critical reasoning skills, College Board made modifications to the AP US History curriculum framework this year, modeling the changes after those made to AP World History in 2012. However, this new framework is currently being attacked by a number of conservatives in… Keep Reading

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CSC hosts ‘Fall into Music’ concert in November

With the chilly season blowing in, the Community Service Club (CSC) hosted the autumn-themed “Fall Into Music” concert on Nov. 5 in the Atrium during activity period and lunch. The club collaborated with the Tri-M Music Honor Society to present various musical performances and passed… Keep Reading

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HSSC to host Snowball after winter break

The HSSC’s annual winter dance, Snowball, will undergo changes regarding its date. Instead of hosting the event in December, as the HSSC did in previous years, the sophomore council has decided to host it in January. The dance was moved to January due to chaperone… Keep Reading

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Second annual GIN Carnival shows improvement

Seizing Halloween as an opportunity to provide entertainment for the student body, Global Issues Network (GIN) hosted its second annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31. Although the Community Service Club did not participate this year due to prior commitments, GIN’s middle and high school divisions… Keep Reading

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Junior student nominated for NSPA Design of the Year

Every year, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) awards students who demonstrate excellence in journalism. When NSPA announced its Design of the Year finalists on Sept. 23, Chloe Choi (11) was surprised to see her name amongst other 10 finalists in the Illustration Category. She… Keep Reading

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Students attend biodiversity conference in Pyeongchang

A biennial conference seeking to preserve biological variation and pursue sustainable development, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) has held its twelfth meeting in Pyeongchang, Korea. Eight students interested in protecting the environment attended the event in… Keep Reading

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Changes made to cheerleading applications

Since the end of August, last season’s cheerleading team and Andrea Goodrich, cheerleading coach, have been looking for an appropriate date for this season’s try-outs. Although the try-outs were originally going to take place in August, they will be held towards the end of October… Keep Reading

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Substitute teacher shares global experience

Returning to her home country to teach at her first international school, Mina Kwon joined the faculty as a substitute teacher for Sara Brodhead, science teacher. Ms. Kwon has been working with Raymond Marangelo, chemistry teacher, to make her transition into AP Environmental Science smoother.… Keep Reading

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SIS community accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Grace Lee and Jasmine Oh Most patients of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) die within three to five years of diagnosis by respiratory failure. Commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” ALS is a fatal illness that destroys nerve cells in the brain and the… Keep Reading

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Opening Night calls for greater student unity

Hoping to help new students and freshmen assimilate into high school, the Tiger Sports Council (TSC) and HSSC hosted Opening Night on Sept. 3 from 4 to 7 pm. To provide several activities for students, the event was split into four stations: two involved cheering… Keep Reading

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Culture club organizes Korean classes for children

Seeking to promote cultural diversity and awareness within the SIS community, the International Culture Club (ICC), a new club, have been lecturing teachers’ children about the Korean language after school since Aug. 21. Every Tuesday and Thursday afterschool, ICC members rotate according to weekly shifts… Keep Reading

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SIS hosts 19th annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony

By Christine Seo and Sara Shin Providing 85 students with scholarships, SIS hosted the 19th Annual Seoul International Scholarship Foundation’s Awards Ceremony on Sept. 26 in the auditorium. The foundation, which was established in 1993 with private and independent donations, has provided funds for a… Keep Reading

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SIS delegates to attend THIMUN Hague again

After two years, SIS has decided to re-apply to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) conference held in the Hague, removing Harvard MUN (HMUN) from the school’s international trips. Following a formal acceptance to the conference, the MUN team is now expecting further results… Keep Reading

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