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US Election results - an unexpected outcome or predictable outcome?

US Election results – an unexpected outcome or predictable outcome?

Jiyu Hong, Reporter | Feb 24, 2024

Recently there has been a lot of controversy involving the Jan. 2023 presidential elections within the United States. The election came at a time where political turmoil was high People were fully expecting...

Food prices in Korea soar

Food prices in Korea soar

Taerin Kim, Reporter | Feb 10, 2024

South Korea has recently confronted the stark reality of soaring food prices, consequent to global inflation, rising cost of labor, and weather-related challenges, impacting individuals, families, businesses,...

Influenza season hits South Korea

Influenza season hits South Korea

Everlyn Chong, Reporter | Feb 8, 2024

Since temperatures began to drop, the flu has become increasingly common among the SIS community. However, since the past month, things took a turn as influenza type A and type B have become prevalent...

Trainers help TEDx speakers in a speaker training session.

SIS students host official TEDx event

Subeen Shim, Reporter | Feb 7, 2024

TEDxSeoul Int’l School, the first officially licensed TEDx event took place on Dec. 9 in the school auditorium featuring speakers Kyla Kim, Jihu Kim, Mathieu Andre-Sloan, and Jason Lee.    For...

Bae Hyun-jin was attacked last week. (Source: KBS News)

Teenager attacks South Korean lawmaker

Hannah Yi, Copy Editor | Feb 5, 2024

A 15-year-old attacker struck Bae Hyun-jin, a lawmaker and member of the governing People’s Power Party (PPP), in the head with a blunt object on Jan. 25.  According to surveillance footage, the...

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Gypsy Rose is released from prison

Christie Hwang, Copy Editor | Jan 25, 2024

After serving eight years in prison, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was released on parole on Dec. 28, 2023. The news of Gypsy Rose’s release has sparked a controversial debate online, dividing social media users;...

SIS hosts first AQT tournament of 2024

SIS hosts first AQT tournament of 2024

Jiyu Hong, Reporter | Jan 18, 2024

The SIS Academic Quiz Team (AQT) competed in their third quiz tournament at SIS on Jan. 13. The team rallied their efforts in proving to the international school community that they were the best contenders...

(Source: Netflix)

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ sparks controversy

Christie Hwang, Copy Editor | Dec 12, 2023

Netflix released a new reality TV series, “Squid Game: The Challenge” on Nov. 22. The show has simulated the original 2021 South Korean thriller show, “Squid Game,” receiving mixed feedback. “Squid...

Friendsgiving rises in popularity

Friendsgiving rises in popularity

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Dec 6, 2023

Despite the array of family members flying in from their colleges and workplaces for Thanksgiving celebrations, those unable to book a flight, a different kind of Thanksgiving presented itself: Friendsgiving....

HSSC begins annual pumpkin pie sales

HSSC begins annual pumpkin pie sales

Grace Lee, Reporter | Nov 28, 2023

The High School Student Council (HSSC) began its annual pumpkin pie sales on Nov. 13 at the third-floor Snack Shack, aiming to cultivate a cozy autumnal atmosphere at SIS.  “The Snack Shack has better...

Trick or Retreat: Why Halloween is not for us

Trick or Retreat: Why Halloween is not for us

Waan Choi, Copy Editor | Nov 16, 2023

This year at SIS, we did not celebrate our traditional Halloween Carnival. Instead, we had the Fall Festival. Obviously, it is just the name that has changed; this year’s Fall Festival included a Haunted...

Halloween party culture: gone too far?

Halloween party culture: gone too far?

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Nov 8, 2023

Glow-in-the-dark lights, spooky drinks, and most of all, partying — Halloween naturally stirs the pot of anticipation surrounding these activities. While many may be brainstorming ideas for costumes...

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