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Thomas Sankara: The Dead who Refuses to Die

Thomas Sankara: The Dead who Refuses to Die

By Temisola Akinwande, Writer October 17, 2022

“While revolutionaries and individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.” - Thomas Sankara “For nothing is hidden which will not become manifest, nor secret which shall not be known and...

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...

The End of Roe v. Wade?

The End of Roe v. Wade?

By Maya Mukherjee, Arts & Culture Editor May 17, 2022

It's no secret that America has had a troubled and uncomfortable relationship with abortion. On May 2nd, news broke of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. If the decision...



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...

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...

Drawing of the Statue of Liberty

A History of Refugee Presence in New York City

By Maya Mukherjee, Arts & Culture Editor May 3, 2022

New York is famously one of the most racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse cities in the world. Most residents know that immigrants contribute greatly to our city's rich tapestry of cultures,...

A photo taken during the first Earth Day protests on the 22nd of April, 1970.

Why We Celebrate Earth Day

By Amarins Edens, Writer April 21, 2022

On April 22nd 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to protest. Across the country, cities and towns were crowded with people holding signs that read “Climate Action Now”, “Save Your Earth”,...

Photo by Yuxuan Wang

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...

Photograph by Kenny Eliason for Unsplash.

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...

A protest in City Hall Park against Mayor Adams sweeps.

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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