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Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker and Ending of the Saga

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By Aphrodite Kuepper

May 4, 2020

*Warning: Spoilers Ahead* “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away” is one of the most well-known phrases of the Star Wars saga. As people slowly sit down in a dark room, and the theme song of Star Wars begins to play, people shiver from the excitement that lies in the air. The movies have been...

Coronavirus Globally and in New York City

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By Estela Santos Torres

April 21, 2020

On Monday, March 30th, the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide reached over 745,000, according to Worldometer statistics. The coronavirus has spread throughout the world, reaching and severely impacting all continents. Over the past week, this rapid escalation has caused cities, regions, and whole countries...

Coachella? Try UNIS at Carnegie Hall Instead

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By Sophia Lenczowski

April 21, 2020

Carnegie Hall, named after Andrew Carnegie, is one of the most famous and magnificently sounding concert halls in the world. This renowned building has been home to concerts from musicians such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Julie Andrews, and Yo-Yo Ma. On January 26, the United Nations International...

Zooming in on “Technical Difficulty” Claims

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By Sophia Lenczowski

April 21, 2020

Over the two weeks that UNIS has been conducting online learning, numerous people have reached out to the administration with concerns, feedback, and questions. One recurring question surrounded teacher disappearances, as multiple students reported that their teachers were not able to join the Schoology...

What Does it Mean to Be a High School Senior During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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By Eren Levine

April 21, 2020

There is so much we don't know about COVID-19, in terms of the global situation and the rest of the school year. UNIS will be operating online at least through the end of April, but it seems as though online learning will continue for longer. This means that we will most likely not have much more school...

T1s Join Midterm Madness

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By Lude Edens

April 21, 2020

Exam rooms full of students, being told to start reviewing weeks before, studying for long hours into the night, and, of course, undergoing stress. This is all part of the midterm experience that high school students in T2, T3, and T4 have been required to go through for years. However, this year,...

How to Keep Your Cool During Online School

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By Lude Edens

April 21, 2020

Students are now sitting in front of their computer at home for many hours to avoid social contact. This is not only because UNIS has switched to online school, but also because almost all outside-of-school activities have been canceled or moved online. The school has already cut down the classes in...

The Impact of SAT Cancellations on the College Admission Process

The Impact of SAT Cancellations on the College Admission Process

By Tara Byrne

April 21, 2020

On March 14, Saturday morning, I woke up early, ate a good breakfast, and did a practice passage before leaving to take my first SAT as a T3 student. Upon arriving, I saw a small crowd outside the Park West High School. On the doors of the school there were two signs: one typed and one handwritten, saying,...

Cancellation of Yale MUN Conference Due to the Flu Virus

Cancellation of Yale MUN Conference Due to the Flu Virus

By Estela Santos Torres

February 25, 2020

Hundreds of students were sent away from the Yale MUN conference by the university officials on the morning of Sunday, January 26 after there was an alert of a foreign student having the flu and possibly the coronavirus. This year’s Yale Model UN conference was to be held from Friday, January 24...

Was Week Without Walls Useful?

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By Estela Santos Torres

February 24, 2020

Week Without Walls was held this year for the third time at UNIS Tutorial House. It started on Wednesday, September 18th and ended on Friday, September 20th. While T4 students stayed at UNIS working on final projects, T1 through T3 students were able to go to camp. T1 students spent three days at Camp...

School Sports: Does UNIS Have the Spirit?

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By Aphrodite Kuepper

February 24, 2020

Nights at the turf field in the UNIS gym, and on the sandy Randall’s Island grounds with prints of baseball cleats is what is most memorable during sports seasons. Cheers soaring from the sides, lights go brighter as the crowd gets louder. UNIS sports are like a tradition: one team every season, one...

Flu Fighting

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By Clara Scholl

February 10, 2020

We’ve all been there. A tickle in your throat, a runny nose, maybe even a temperature. At this point in the year, the UNIS community is all too familiar with the cold and flu symptoms. In this article, I will explain evidence based ways to avoid getting sick, and what to do if you are. Let’s avoid,...