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Chefs Heat Up Entertainment Industry

Recently, chefs have been devouring the Korean television airwaves with their frequent appearances on both cooking and reality shows. From programs with straightforward titles such as “Three Simple Meals a Day” to more nifty concoctions, including “My Little Television” and “Teacher Baek’s House Rice,” the… Keep Reading

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News/News Briefs

August/September: News Briefs

Science labs renovated over summer break One of the most significant renovations made for teachers and students over summer break was the revamping of science classrooms. “I get to teach in a larger room, with more accessible labs,” said Brian Mellon, science teacher. “The labs… Keep Reading

News/Race to 2016

Race to 2016: Bernie Sanders

“Excuse me, do you know who Bernie Sanders is?” “Who?” “He’s a presidential candidate for 2016, who works for the common good of society rather than catering to the individualistic needs of—” “—I’m sorry, I only know Donald Trump and that Clinton dude.” “Please, sir.… Keep Reading

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Opinion

Value of student resources unrecognized, ignored

A hagwon a day keeps yelling moms and bad grades away, so goes a common misconception among many Korean students. SIS has provided the student body with a variety of easy-to-access educational resources in order to enhance students’ writing skills. Specifically, the Writing Center is… Keep Reading

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Sports

Korean baseball player recognized in MLB

After batting an average of .379 with 13 extra-base hits in July, Jungho Kang  was crowned the US Major League’s Rookie of the Month award on Aug. 4. This prestigious title, never before been received by a Korean, has not only distinguished Kang for his… Keep Reading

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Fall Sports/Sports

Varsity tennis teams adjust to new changes

New courts to practice on, new coaches to practice under, and fewer teammates to practice with—these are among the many adjustments that have been made to the varsity tennis teams. Some changes, such as the court renovations, have been going on for a while others,… Keep Reading

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Opinion

Resistance to same-sex marriage demands response

In a resounding victory for gay rights, the US Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states could not refuse to marry same-sex couples. Ruling that “the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person,” the majority opinion… Keep Reading

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Monthly Editorial

Elitism: A Double-Edged Sword

Elitism is defined as the advocacy or existence of an elite as a dominant element in a system or a society. As a result, the word is commonly associated with negative connotations such as snobbery and arrogance. This is not a completely unfounded idea, as it… Keep Reading

News/School News

MUN team members participate in THIMUN Hague

SIS Model United Nations (MUN) attended THIMUN Hague for the first time since 2012, from Jan. 23–30. Though THIMUN was previously cancelled due to concerns regarding the extensive time students spent abroad, SIS students were allowed to participate this year, as they now spend no… Keep Reading

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News/Zeitgeist

Propaganda balloons burst Inter-Korean relationship

After eight years of silence between the two Koreas, North Korea’s leader Jong-un Kim unexpectedly decided to resume highest-level bilateral talks during his nationwide New Year’s speech. However, on Jan. 9, North Korea issued an ultimatum declaring that South Korea must either stop the release… Keep Reading

News/News Briefs

January: News Briefs

Ladies Choir learns music theory through new project To better understand music theory, Ladies Choir started a group project that incorporates what students have learned about music theory in their Monday after school lessons. The group performance will take place during the class before spring… Keep Reading

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Opinion

Greater diversity of courses needed for global education

By Nagyon Kim and Yeaji Park  Due to a small student and faculty population, there is a limited number and variety of AP courses offered at SIS. This lack of diversity in teaching ultimately hinders students from pursuing interests in other subjects that are more career specific or… Keep Reading

Features/Opinion

Integrating academic integrity into SIS

South Koreans are cheaters. They’re over competitive opportunists who will risk anything to get into an Ivy. Not only is this an over-generalization, it is racist and downright offensive. Having said this, we should realize that we’re not doing much to help our reputation. Academic… Keep Reading

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Lifestyle

UNICEF, Light-Up support, raise awareness of causes

BLUEgg Chief Executive Ji-eun Lee and employee Michael Park gave a presentation to members of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and UNICEF on Nov. 24 in order to provide students with more global opportunities for volunteer work through their smartphone application, Light-Up. Light-Up combines social networking… Keep Reading

School News

Issues with college entrance exam affect test-takers

Every year, Korean high school seniors take the College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT), also known as Su-neung. The overall low difficulty and presence of two ambiguous questions on this year’s CSAT caused controversy, due to the importance of the CSAT regarding Korean college admissions. According… Keep Reading

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School News

Junior council recovers from loss of income

The junior council made a profit of 730,000 won during the week of Thanksgiving when HSSC’s biggest food cart, Cartnivore Plus, sold slices of pumpkin pie for 2,000 won each during office hours from Nov. 25-26.  Prior to Nov. 25, however, the council was suffering… Keep Reading

School News

HFH members join hands with local Cambodians

Approximately 40 percent of Cambodian schools lack access to clean water, according to Radio Free Asia. To improve a school that lacks electricity and sanitary facilities, 16 members of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) visited Cambodia from Nov. 26-30. Along with advisers Peter Beckway and Cheryl… Keep Reading

School News

Sophomore shows interest in equestrian sports

Due to his family’s love for horseback riding, Mason Min (10)  was exposed to horses at an early age. When he was seven, Mason began taking care of his first horse, Bristol, and was devastated when Bristol died three years later. At that moment, Mason… Keep Reading

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What's the "Real World" like?

Michael Park, Class of ’07

Michael Park, class of 2007, majored in Economics at Swarthmore College and is currently working at BluEgg, a startup company that develops phone applications. 1. Why did you quit your job at WnW Capital Inc.? Although I enjoyed working at WnW Capital and learned a… Keep Reading

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