The Student News Site of Seoul International School


Upcoming Events



Photo Courtesy of The Korea Herald

Putting international back in international school

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Feb 28, 2023

For an international school, our school lacks a representative diverse student body. With a significant majority of our students being ethnically Korean, our school suffers from a homogenous cultural and...

Take risks, try everything

Take risks, try everything

Jordan Kim and Woojune Kim, Co-Editors-in-Chiefs | Feb 22, 2023

“I’m not really into that, so I’ll pass.” “I left because I probably won’t write it on my college application.” “No, that doesn’t fit with the rest of my activities.”  Too...

Varsity cheerleading goes to KAIAC

Varsity cheerleading goes to KAIAC

Erin J Choi, Reporter | Feb 10, 2023

On Feb 4, the varsity cheer team and the two coaches—Hana Jeon and Nydia Hernandez—traveled to Chadwick International School for their KAIAC competition. Seven international schools competed, including...

Image Source: Newsis teenagers under 14 exempt from crimes

Age for criminals?

Danny Donghyun Han, Reporter | Nov 17, 2022

Are you younger than 14?  In Korea, this seemingly arbitrary question can determine whether you spend a lifetime in jail or get off free. This flaw in the Korean law was highlighted in May 2020,...

Korean military soldiers preparing for combat

Training or torture?

Cherlin Kim, Managing Editor | Oct 24, 2022

Take a moment and picture a soldier. Let me guess—tall, muscular guy in cargo pants?  This spring, SIS senior boys have begun receiving military enrollment letters to sign up for two years of cut-throat...

printf(“Why expand coding courses?”);

printf(“Why expand coding courses?”);

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Oct 12, 2022

As college application season rolls around, seniors are finalizing college lists and their preferred major. Notably, students applying for Computer Science programs have been increasing due to lucrative...

Source: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Politics needs more politeness

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Oct 2, 2022

People don’t like talking politics. It’s polarizing. It starts fights. It devolves family gatherings into dinner table arguments. This social disincentive drives people away from even learning about...

A small group of SIS students, faculty, and parents remain to spectate the first home game of the volleyball season.

Be there or be square

Erin Choi, Reporter | Sep 19, 2022

After two and a half hours, five sets, and countless emotional points, the boys volleyball team secured another hard fought victory. The win was meaningful, for it culminated the long hiatus of games and...

Mr. Colianni waves goodbye to the Tigers.

Thank you and farewell, Mr. Colaianni

Woojune Kim and Jordan Kim | Jun 24, 2022

After eight exciting, eventful years at SIS, Michael Colaianni, Head of School, is leaving the grounds of SIS. Over the course of his tenure at SIS, Mr. Colaianni has overseen the enhancement of the athletics...

Tiger Times 20-21 Senior Farewell

Tiger Times ’20-’21 Senior Farewell

Alice Lee and Jordan Kim | May 30, 2021  

How are other Intl schools doing?

How are other Int’l schools doing?

Emily Oh | Apr 20, 2020

Amidst a cascade of mandatory school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of schools worldwide are transitioning to virtual learning programs. Working to limit the disruption of education,...

Again Refresh: Good & Healthy

Again Refresh: Good & Healthy

Lauren Kang | Sep 18, 2017

New year, new me. For the “summer glow,” a lot of people have been trying to lose weight. A key to succeeding in weight loss is the diet itself. People need to eat the right foods to take a big...