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A Look into the Student Diversity Leadership Conference

A Look into the Student Diversity Leadership Conference

By Nysa Saxena, Writer January 5, 2024

For more than 37 years, students and teachers alike have gathered to discuss and exchange ideas regarding the state of diversity and inclusion in their respective schools. This takes place at conferences...

The EIB Two Years On

The EIB Two Years On

By Ma-Sadio Faye, Writer May 6, 2022

There are certain responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with being an international school like UNIS. One of them, inevitably, is the responsibility to be a platform for equality and a safe haven for its...

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Call to Action: Eric Adams and our Unhoused Neighbors

By Carlos Tavares, Writer April 11, 2022

In an interview with The New York Times in March, Mayor Eric Adams vowed to "rid [homeless] encampments off our street and […] place people in healthy living conditions with wraparound services," within...

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UNIS’s Gender Divide

By Estela Santos Torres and Lulwah Elhariry March 30, 2022

You know it, we know it, let’s talk about it. In many IB classes and Tut House clubs at UNIS, there tends to be a specific gender dynamic in terms of the female to male ratio. Why might this be the...

The Significance and Evolution of Women’s History Month

The Significance and Evolution of Women’s History Month

By Emma Backbier, Writer March 21, 2022

This month we celebrate Women’s History Month. Although women throughout the last 150 years have worked tirelessly to obtain not just better rights but a better place in the world, the event is rather...

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EIB Conference on Feminism

By Sofia Tambalotti, Writer March 14, 2022

In recent years, feminism has slowly become less stigmatized due to public debate opening up numerous conversations about the movement. However, feminism remains a nuanced concept with different connotations...

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The #FufuChallenge: A Perpetuation of the Demeaning of African Culture

By Temisola Akinwande, Contributing writer May 3, 2021

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity” – Jonathan Safran Foer, American Novelist The Covid-19 lockdown has allowed people all over the globe to unleash their creativity...

“I am not a virus,” a mixed-media artwork by Sophie Hafter.

I am Here for You: Understanding AAPI Violence

By Sophie Hafter, Contributing writer April 28, 2021

As a young female Asian-American, this past year, I have been horrified at the violent attacks on Asian communities globally and violence against women that have come to the surface. I was adopted from...

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LGBTQ+ Support at UNIS — Past, Present, and Future

By Maya Mukherjee, Writer March 5, 2021

The coming out of youth icons Jojo Siwa and Elliot Page over the past two months has captured headlines globally and shone a spotlight on the gaps in support for LGBTQ+ teens. The struggles of these adolescents...

He Said, She Said, They Said: Why Proper Pronoun Protocol Matters

He Said, She Said, They Said: Why Proper Pronoun Protocol Matters

By Felipe Tavares, Writer February 25, 2021

Pronouns are a basic part of any language and have existed for as long as verbal communication has. So why is it that in 2020, after millenia of use, they are still a topic of conversation, with Merriam...

Editorial: Our Response to Criticism of Anti-Racism

Editorial: Our Response to Criticism of Anti-Racism

February 1, 2021

At UNISVerse we understand the harm that can be caused by sensational, one-sided reporting and hold ourselves to a higher standard of journalism. We have written a letter that reaffirms our beliefs as...

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EIB Explained – The Inside Scoop on the Group that’s Been Popping up on all of our Feeds

By Maya Mukherjee October 13, 2020

When the @blackatunis Instagram account first appeared, many in the UNIS community were taken aback that our school wasn’t the inclusive, tolerant safe haven they imagined it to be. Dr. King-Calnek,...

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