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Suzume no Tojimari makes a big hit

‘Suzume no Tojimari’ makes a big hit

Andrew Shin, Reporter | March 15, 2023

On Mar. 8, “Suzume no Tojimari,” better known as “Suzume,” began airing around theaters in Korea. Directed by Makoto Shinkai, “Suzume” is an animated adventure film based on the Great East...

Driver’s License: too easy or just enough?

Driver’s License: too easy or just enough?

Andrew Shin, Reporter | March 15, 2023

As SIS seniors pass their 18th birthdays, they can begin the relatively simple process of attaining a driver’s license: watch an hour-long video on road safety and pass a written test, a driving course...

Source: ABC News and Korean Central News Agency

North Korea continues shooting missiles

Andrew Shin, Reporter | February 28, 2023

North Korea fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in the East Sea on Feb. 18, which failed to deter a South Korea-US joint military exercise conducted on Feb. 19.  North Korean officials...

US shoots down unidentified objects

US shoots down unidentified objects

Andrew Shin, Reporter | February 24, 2023

On February 10, 11, and 12, the US shot down three objects that were flying over Alaska, Canada, and Michigan respectively. This came after the shooting down of the alleged Chinese weather balloon on Feb....

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‘Bocchi the Rock!’ rocks with viewers

Andrew Shin, Reporter | February 10, 2023

From October to December 2022, the 12-episode anime series “Bocchi the Rock!” made a splash with generally positive reviews throughout the anime community.  The plot follows introverted Hitori...

From left to right: Daniel Holz, Sharon Squassoni, Mary Robinson and Elbegdorj Tsakhia. Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight

Andrew Shin, Reporter | February 6, 2023

On Jan. 26, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that our world is a mere 90 seconds away from midnight, or how close we are to destruction due to technology of our own making. The Doomsday...

From left to right: Ian Park (11), Fabian Roh (12), Jungwoo Lee

SIS competes at KAIAC robotics championship

Andrew Shin, Reporter | January 31, 2023

On Jan. 28, SIS competed in the final KAIAC robotics tournament at SFS, in which SIS placed fourth out of ten alliance teams, or a total of 21 participating teams. Four teams from APIS, four teams...

Travelers from China stand in line for COVID-19 test Source: BBC Korea

COVID-19 cases surge in China, lead to Korean policy changes

Andrew Shin, Reporter | January 26, 2023

On Jan. 9, China faced a resurgence of COVID-19 cases with over 13,000 patients testing positive for the first time following the loosening of COVID-19 lockdown policies in early December 2022. The resurgence...

(From left to right) Andrew Shin (11), Tobias Choy (11), Ian Park (11), Joseph Gallagher, Donghyun Kim (10)

Robotics team competes at KIS

Andrew Shin, Reporter | December 1, 2022

On Nov. 30, the SIS Robotics team played in its first in-person KAIAC robotics competition at KIS, with 14 teams from APIS, Dwight School Seoul, and KIS competing in a total of eight qualification rounds....

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Large scale firings occur across tech companies

Andrew Shin, Reporter | November 29, 2022

After Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, fired nearly half of its employees soon after buying the company, tech giants like Meta, Amazon, and Stripe followed suit by laying off employees throughout November. Musk’s...

A new Lego area for students.

Renovated Elementary School library opens

Andrew Shin, Reporter | November 23, 2022

The SIS Elementary School’s renovated library opened on Nov. 1, featuring new collaborative spaces and over 11,000 books for elementary school students, along with access to electronic books and...

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Kyrie Irving faces criticism for antisemitism

Andrew Shin, Reporter | November 9, 2022

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was suspended from playing at least five basketball matches after posting a link to an anti-Semitic documentary, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” to Twitter...