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Promotional poster for Prologue, created by Aksaamai Ormonbekova

Prologue: A Look into this Year’s IB Visual Arts Exhibit

By Nikhil Khemani and Lude Edens March 21, 2023

Last Friday marked the opening of Prologue; the exhibit put together by UNIS seniors taking IB Visual Arts to showcase the pieces they have created over the past two years. The whole evening, Caelum Gallery...

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For Your Consideration: Oscars 2023

By Paul Vos, Writer March 12, 2023

The Oscars. Ah yes, that award show people used to watch with fervor… Perhaps a couple of you still do? Or, maybe you’re one of the people now asking yourself, “Who still cares about the Best Actor...

Ticketmaster Chaos: Can the US Government Intervene?

Ticketmaster Chaos: Can the US Government Intervene?

By Anabelle Sulaymanov, Writer March 1, 2023

Imagine you’re a Taylor Swift fan, getting ready to buy tickets to The Eras Tour. You’ve been waiting for what seems like forever, but before you can click “purchase,” Ticketmaster crashes and...

The White Lotus season 2

“The White Lotus” season 2: A Romp through Italy with your Sarcastic Friend in the Backseat

By Chloe Fong, Writer February 7, 2023

The second season of the White Lotus, like the first, begins with a death. Carefree, fun-loving Daphne wades her way through the Mediterranean in hopes of a final swim before her departure from the resort....

Kanye West at Øyafestivalen in 2011

The Rise and Fall of Ye West

Ye West, more commonly known as Kanye West, is a musician versed in many genres of music including hip-hop, rap, electronic, and gospel. West is known for his catchy beats and worldwide hits that have...

Harry Styles for Harrys House

Harry’s House: A Review

By Emma Backbier, Writer June 13, 2022

“Style is the answer to everything [...] to do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art,” echoes the introduction to British singer-songwriter Harry Styles’ sold-out 2021 arena tour. Accompanied...

Slay!

“Slay!”

By Nikhil Khemani, Writer May 16, 2022

You have probably heard or used the colloquial term “slay” as an encouraging sentiment and morale boost. But, how did “slay” – a term that traditionally refers to murder – come to be used...

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The Chinese Language and Calligraphy

By Jia Zhong, Academics Editor April 19, 2022

April 20th is the UN Chinese Language Day. In celebration of the event, this article will give a brief overview of the Chinese language, calligraphy, and its history. Chinese is a language from the Sinitic...

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Being Quiet in a World That Can’t Stop Talking: A Book Review

By Temisola Akinwande, Writer April 16, 2022

“Shy,” “cold,” “aloof,” “sensitive,” “indecisive,” “serious,” “anti-social,” “apathetic,” and “slow.” These are some of the adjectives used for people who tend to listen...

Why does Gen Z Love Podcasts So Much?

Why does Gen Z Love Podcasts So Much?

By Arianna Pagan, Writer April 11, 2022

It’s fair to say that over the past few years, the world has changed a lot. After we all started adapting to a new way of life, our habits adjusted as well. Recently, the podcast has started to become...

The Realism of Dune

The Realism of Dune

By Anyue Zhang, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2022

It’s impossible to accurately and completely capture the essence of Dune in any form of writing shorter than the book itself. There’s a reason why the recent movie adaptation, which covers only half...

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Your UNISVerse Guide to the Oscar Noms

By Miles Brust and Maya Mukherjee March 24, 2022

In these unsettling times, the anticipation of an award show provides a welcome distraction from doom scrolling. It looks like our latest boost in serotonin is coming soon; not just is it Spring Break,...

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