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IB Grading Causes Panic, Ruins Summers

IB Grading Causes Panic, Ruins Summers

By Felipe Tavares

September 8, 2020

When the COVID-19 virus struck, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) cancelled the May 2020 final exams, on which, according to the IB subject briefs, 60-80% of the students’ final grades hinged. They were replaced with revised grading practices. A spokesperson for the IBO ensured that ...

UNIS Heroes on the Pandemic Frontlines, In Their own Words

UNIS Heroes on the Pandemic Frontlines, In Their own Words

By Maya Mukherjee

August 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each and every one of us. As we reach the terrible milestone of 125,000 COVID-19 deaths in this country, it’s easy to feel that we will be trapped in this loop forever. But there are those in our UNIS community who are fighting every day to make things better. In...

A Student’s Guide to Cooking: By Someone Who Can’t Cook

A Student’s Guide to Cooking: By Someone Who Can’t Cook

By Summer King

August 17, 2020

As a connoisseur of many fine arts I can confidently say that cooking is definitely not my forte. However, quarantine has inspired me to try new things and launch myself into the world of cuisine and potentially arson. I wanted to start off simple with some popular trends I saw all over the internet,...

Alain Sylvain, Alum and Parent, on Race, Racism, and Diversity at UNIS

Mr. Alain Sylvain.

By Felipe Tavares

August 4, 2020

In the wake of the shocking revelations made by the Black at UNIS Instagram account about the racism and discrimination that’s been endured for years at UNIS, there have been cries for change and improvement from students, parents, teachers and alumni. As UNIS finally attempts to reckon with this, we are...

How Well Connected Are We to the UN?

How Well Connected Are We to the UN?

By Felipe Tavares, staff writer

June 22, 2020

When the United Nations headquarters were established in New York in 1945, new employees from all over the world faced a personal problem: what to do with their children. The children often didn’t speak English, so they would have trouble integrating themselves in an English-speaking public school....

Restaurant Review: A Burger Joint For Everyone

The dining room at the Park Slope location.

By Claudia Smithie, Culture Section editor

June 22, 2020

Located on the corner of 87th and 1st avenue, Bareburger, an eco-friendly burger joint run by vegan chef Rudy Ramos, offers far more than a regular cheeseburger and fries. As the restaurant is vegan-friendly, if you flip the menu over, you’ll find an entire array of dishes dedicated to vegans. They...

Films to Watch During Quarantine

Films to Watch During Quarantine

By Anyue Zhang, staff writer

June 22, 2020

Quarantine means that we are spending more time at home. Why not take this time to watch some great movies! Parasite (2019): Thriller, Social Commentary. Stream on Hulu; Rent or buy everywhere. This is definitely one of my favorite movies. It has all I look for; a great plot, intriguing characters, beautiful cinematography, and most i...

Location, Location, Location: How Your ZIP Code Affects You

A screenshot from a New York Times story detailing life expectancy by NYC ZIP code.

By Kristian Suh, staff writer

June 22, 2020

As I anticipated attending high school in New York City, I looked forward to feeling the vibrancy of Manhattan’s many communities. In retrospect, however, I remember encountering blatant social inequality. Panhandlers crowding the highway on one block were juxtaposed with gleaming luxury condos on...

Student Voices on Law Enforcement

Student Voices on Law Enforcement

By Clara Scholl, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2020

Prompted by the murder of George Floyd, I asked rising T4 students a series of three questions about their and their family’s experiences with law enforcement in New York City. “What has your experience with law enforcement been?” “What have you been told about law enforcement by your family?...

A World of Protest: UNIS Reacts to Racial Injustice

New York City, June 6th, 2020.

By Maya Mukherjee

June 11, 2020

From Minneapolis to Memphis, Louisville to Los Angeles, Tallahassee to Toronto to Tokyo, Seoul to Sydney, London to Le Havre, outrage over racial violence has ignited protests worldwide in support of Black Lives Matter. It’s well documented that racial discrimination has been deeply intertwined with American laws and practices since the er...

Scenes from the Protests

Scenes from the Protests

By Maya Din, Anyue Zhang, Sophie Hafter, Dylan Moore, and Andreas Nicolau

June 10, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has launched the largest and most widespread protests in the United States in more than a half-century.  As demonstrations swept through the nation, Tut House students documented what they saw.  This gallery showcases the work and experiences of Maya Din, rising T2; Anyue Zha...

Virtual School: UNIS moves to Minecraft

Virtual School: UNIS moves to Minecraft

By Clara Scholl, Editor-in-chief

June 6, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – Walking into the familiar UNIS lobby, you can almost smell the fresh bacon, egg and cheese wafting in from the cafeteria. Reaching into your bag, you momentarily begin to panic, unable to find your ID. As you contemplate making a run for it, you suddenly remember — It doesn't matter....