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The Never-Ending Story: UNIS's Waste Management Saga

The Never-Ending Story: UNIS’s Waste Management Saga

By Felipe Tavares, Managing Editor June 18, 2021

On April 22nd, Earth Day, UNIS announced plans to hire a paid Sustainability Director for each division of the school to begin tackling the issue of sustainability in a dedicated and “schoolwide approach,”...

How’s Remote Learning From Remote Lands?

How’s Remote Learning From Remote Lands?

By Estela Santos Torres, Copy Editor June 18, 2021

Over the past year, many UNIS students have chosen to do fully remote learning. For some, it was the distance from their home to school that impacted their choice. There are students currently living in...

Closing the Gap in American Political Polarization

Closing the Gap in American Political Polarization

By Tatiana Barberi, Visuals Editor June 18, 2021

“Existential fear appears to be at the heart of what drives polarization.” –Kirk Schneider, Ph.D. Columbia University Over the last 20 years, political polarization and partisan antipathy have...

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A Most Difficult Year: 2020 in 12 Photos

June 9, 2021

From wildfires in Australia to tensions in Iran at the beginning of the 2020, to the pandemic and its various stages, to the Black Lives Matter movement and much more—every aspect of our world underwent...

The Rise of Political Polarization and Partisanship in the U.S.

The Rise of Political Polarization and Partisanship in the U.S.

By Andrei Khazatsky, Writer June 7, 2021

Nowadays it seems as though politics in the United States are more polarized than ever. To many, the Democrats have moved further to the left, and the Republicans further to the right, with both Congress...

A Pessimist's View on IB and Exams

A Pessimist’s View on IB and Exams

By Carlos Tavares, Writer June 7, 2021

A Brief Note to the Administration, Counselors, Teachers, Parents … This article is based on conversations and interactions I have had with fellow IB students. It would be wrong to say that certain...

Why we Must Remember Tiananmen for Those who Can’t

Why we Must Remember Tiananmen for Those who Can’t

By Anonymous June 4, 2021

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which took place on June 4th, 1989. Untold numbers of university students from all across China were brutally murdered in a night...

Clubs Under Lockdown: A Look Back at a Difficult Year

Clubs Under Lockdown: A Look Back at a Difficult Year

By Robert Zeleny, Writer May 25, 2021

These are examples of phrases that club leaders used when talking about running their clubs during the Coronavirus pandemic: “Last year we had this big plan to…” “Our initial plan was to…” “We...

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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...

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UNIS Launches Election Hub!

By Anyue Zhang, Opinion section editor May 3, 2021

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, so do Student Council elections! For us as students, this is an opportunity to engage in a democratic process and elect peers who will represent our needs...

“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...

Divided We Stand: The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Learning

Divided We Stand: The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Learning

By Tatiana Barberi, Writer March 30, 2021

In the 2020-2021 academic year, the United Nations International School adopted a plan for hybrid learning that alphabetically divided each grade into two groups. This decision has had both positive and...

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