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Study cafes—Are they worth the craze?

Study cafes—Are they worth the craze?

Cherlin Kim, Copy Editor | October 6, 2022

Everyday after school, SIS highschoolers commonly crowd into study cafes to finish school work and prepare for upcoming exams. Study cafes are especially packed during this time of year, as suneung (Korea’s...


Patagonia founder donates company to fight climate change

Daniel Shin, Managing Editor | September 30, 2022

On Sept. 14, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, a rock climber-turned-entrepreneur, donated his company to a non-profit organization in a bid to fight climate change, becoming one of the first billionaires...

BeReal in the App Store

How real is BeReal?

Chelsea Kim, Reporter | September 29, 2022

BeReal, a trending French app, encourages users to post unfiltered photos of their lives once a day, boosting authenticity on social media platforms while limiting the pressure of having to post the “perfect”...

The new iPhone 14 has almost no differences with the previous iPhone 13.

Apple unveils new line of products

Waan Choi, Reporter | September 21, 2022

Apple announced the release of their new iPhone 14, Apple Watches, and Airpods 2 on Sept. 7, receiving mixed reviews. Most notably, Apple released the different versions of the iPhone 14, such as the...

The new cafe employees take a break before the students come during activity period.

New cafe menus garner excitement

Waan Choi, Reporter | September 19, 2022

The renovated cafe reopened on Sept. 1 with new menus and received positive feedback. Students have enjoyed trying the new snacks and drinks, with mango smoothies and bagels emerging as some of the most...

Ryan Jung (11) holding his meatloafs.

Renovated cafeteria receives mostly positive reviews

Joseph Chun, Copy Editor | September 19, 2022

The renovated cafeteria opened on Sept. 1, and J&J Catering provided students and faculty with improved food in a larger space. Now the cafeteria provides students with three menus—Korean, noodles,...

Students and teachers plan for Chuseok

Students and teachers plan for Chuseok

Jack Lee, Reporter | September 8, 2022

Chuseok is on the horizon, and students and teachers look forward to their long-awaited four-day break. Students’ plans differ by grade levels. While certain freshmen and sophomores will study for their...

Example of a standing desk

Stand up for standing desks

Paul Moon, Reporter | September 5, 2022

I am going to say it: SIS students are not healthy. Many students do not play sports, and even those that do only exercise during the two-month season, then slack off the rest of the year. Immediately...

DSQ at the pep rally

SIS returns to pre-COVID-19 normalcy

Minjae Chun, Design & Production Editor | May 27, 2022

Since April, the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that omicron is in retreat. The government has recently lifted most of its COVID-19 precautions and many citizens are claiming that...

Graphic by Woojune Kim (11)

Students arrange summer plans

Joseph Chun, Copy Editor | May 17, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, students have begun to plan for a fun summer break starting on June 10, motivating themselves to reach the finish line.  Many students look into going on vacation,...

How students study for AP exams

How students study for AP exams

Erin Choi, Reporter | April 28, 2022

With AP exams being administered in May, it is now the most dreaded month of the school year for a great majority of high school students. To prepare, students have adopted their own studying strategies...

Graphic by Woojune Kim

Tracking highs and lows of students’ quarantine cooking

Woojune Kim , Co-Editor-in-Chief | April 14, 2022

During the pandemic, many SIS students have found a new hobby: cooking. The lockdown naturally gave students more opportunities to cook since they had more time at home and could not eat outside as often. “I...