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Crowd crushes are deadly—here’s how to survive

Sophie Choi, Reporter | Nov 17, 2022

In light of the Itaewon tragedy on Oct. 29 which resulted in the death of 156 people, it is crucial to know how to survive crowd crushes. If you ever find yourself stuck in a wave of people, don’t panic,...

An excerpt of 곤전어필 exhibited.

Korea celebrates Hangul Day with activities

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Oct 18, 2022

Hangul Day on Oct. 9 marked the 576th year since the proclamation of Hunminjeongeum by King Sejong, the book detailing the mechanisms behind creating the Korean language. Various organizations hosted activities...

South Korean singer Crush

South Korean singer Crush accused of racism

Erin J Choi, Reporter | Oct 18, 2022

Following the “2022 SOMEDAY PLEMORA” festival held on Oct. 9 at Yonsei University, fans accused Crush of racism. While performing his song “Don’t Forget”, Crush began to high-five fans while...

Study cafes—Are they worth the craze?

Study cafes—Are they worth the craze?

Cherlin Kim, Managing Editor | Oct 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, Editor-In-Chief | Sep 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, Social Media Manager | Sep 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, Copy Editor | Sep 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, Copy Editor | Sep 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, Design & Production Editor | Sep 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 | Sep 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, Managing Editor | Sep 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...