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Driver’s License: too easy or just enough?

Driver’s License: too easy or just enough?

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Mar 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...

Highschool students vaping

Just because you can, does not mean you should

Chelsea Kim, Social Media Manager | Mar 13, 2023

  Vaping is more common now than ever among teens. The most common reasons youth experiment with e-cigarettes are curiosity, peer pressure, boredom, and anxiety. Knowing that it is easy to engage...

Don’t trip, give us grade-level trips

Don’t trip, give us grade-level trips

Eric Hyunseung Cho, Reporter | Mar 13, 2023

Busan, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, London, New York… There are limitless possibilities of cities that we could travel to if we had grade-level trips. In each city, students can make unforgettable memories...

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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...

ChatGPT requires skills—teach them.

Joseph Chun, Design & Production Editor | Feb 11, 2023

Note: This article connects to the previous ChatGPT article. “Write a college-level 800-word essay exploring the theme of ambition in Macbeth. Incorporate textual evidence throughout and analyze thoroughly.” It’s...

Find victory in defeat

Find victory in defeat

Joseph Chun, Design & Production Editor | Dec 5, 2022

Defeat occurs once in a while to everybody, including us students—whether it be losing in a quiz tournament, missing a game winning shot, or performing poorly in a Model United Nations conference. And...

It’s not just Trump Republicans need to dump

It’s not just Trump Republicans need to dump

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Dec 1, 2022

When Democrats officially retained control of the US Senate during the 2022 Midterm Elections, the Republican Party was sent into a frenzy, with party leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell blamed...

Image Source: Newsis teenagers under 14 exempt from crimes

Age for criminals?

Danny Donghyun Han , Copy Editor | 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,...

The recycling bins are available in every classroom in SIS.

How effective is recycling in SIS?

Hannah Yi, Copy Editor | Nov 17, 2022

Walking through the hallways around SIS, you may have encountered colorful recycling bins with different labels to separate waste. With a growing global awareness of sustainability, recycling is a practice...

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...

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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...

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