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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

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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


Marvel’s new comic sparks racial diversity in Hollywood

Hollywood and its lack of racial diversity has earned never-ending criticism, especially after last year’s #Oscarssowhite movement gained popular support. Over the past two years, significant efforts have been made to increase racial diversity in the media. On Sept. 30, Marvel’s new television series “Luke… Keep Reading


Google releases new phone: Pixel

Amidst the terminated production of the Galaxy Note 7 and increase in sales of Apple’s iPhone 7, Google has released a new line of smartphones in addition to its Nexus phones, Pixel and Pixel XL. This new branch of smartphones from Google looks to compete… Keep Reading

Global News/News

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


500 days and counting: Pyeongchang Olympics

In July 2011, Pyeongchang was chosen to hold the 2018 Winter Olympics after two failed attempts in 2010 and 2014. As it is the first Olympic Winter Games to be hosted in South Korea, the event has generated great excitement among Koreans. Still, many remain… Keep Reading


Demi Lovato’s Instagram comments stir uproar

Thanks to Demi Lovato’s recent Instagram comment, it seems like one of the most universal way of fans showing their love for their favorite singers might fade into oblivion: drawing portraits. Often times, any celebrity-dedicated social network account consists of recreated artwork made with delicate… Keep Reading


Locking down on match-fixing

Underneath the cheerful atmosphere of a sports stadium – the boisterous and often rowdy fans, the stands that sell an assortment of refreshments, and the strategic plays and brilliant displays by athletes – is a somewhat more subtle reality. To the astonishment and disappointment of… Keep Reading

Global News/News

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


“Sully” clears for lift off

A movie based on true events surrounding the US Airways Flight 1549, “Sully,” was released in South Korea on Sept. 28. The movie broke the record for the biggest global IMAX opening for a 2D film, grossing over $150 million against a production budget of… Keep Reading


Halloween Movie Recommendations

Trick or treat, give me something good to eat! As the yellow and red tinted leaves fall off the trees and jack-o-lanterns secure their places in front porches, here comes everyone’s favorite time of the year—Halloween! It’s the only day of the year that people… Keep Reading


Diversity receives spotlight at the Emmy Awards

  On Sept. 18, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate and recognize the work of television actors, actresses, and more. In contrast to the recent controversy surrounding the Oscars, the Emmy Awards were highly recognized… Keep Reading


When refugees come to our own shores

During the time of the Korean War, thousands of refugees fled overseas to countries in the Middle East that opened their borders for our misfortunate citizens. Half a century later, tables have flipped and Syria, with their continued internal turmoil, has become a country in… Keep Reading

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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


Movie Review: The Age of Shadows

Among the several Korean movies released this year that dealt with the Japanese occupation from 1910 to 1945, The Age of Shadows, released on Sept. 7, stands out amongst them all. With its unique focus on the secret spy interaction between the South Korean resistance… Keep Reading

Global News/News

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


Want some “Fall” in your drinks?

A myriad of coffee shops along the sidewalk are busy changing their menu platforms. Workers scurry in and out, briskly sprinkling maple leaves all over and tinting their stores from cool shades of blue to gentle flames of orange and yellow. Bottles of bright blue… Keep Reading


A defense of journalism, maybe

Frankly, I am tired of typing the number 2016 in my articles. I imagine this is how writers felt last year, the year before, a century ago; there always seems to be a need to qualify a statement with the year it happened, as if… Keep Reading

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