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African Artifacts, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

More Than Just Objects: The Restorative Power of Returning Looted Artifacts to their Rightful Owners

By Temisola Akinwande, Writer January 18, 2022

“We are just a body. You have our soul.” — The Governor of Chile’s Easter Island on seeing one of the most spiritually important statues of the island held at the British Museum for the last 150...

Picture of the UNIS sustainability coordinators. From left to right: Ms. Clarkson (MS), Ms. Jun (TH), and Ms. Fico (JS).

Zooming in on the Work of Sustainability Coordinators

By Jia Zhong, Academics Editor January 11, 2022

When my peers at UNISVerse asked, “Do you want to write about the UNIS Sustainability Coordinators?” My immediate response was; “There are sustainability coordinators at school now? I did not know...

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Holiday Treats From Around the World

By Arianna Pagan, Writer January 3, 2022

As we begin 2022 and uncertainty about the Omicron variant swirls in our minds, the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to forget our worries and enjoy time with family, friends, and, of course,...

The Bryant Park Winter Market shops close on January 2nd.

Bryant Park Winter Market

By Maya Mukherjee, Arts & Culture Editor December 23, 2021

A quick Google search of holiday activities in New York City will yield you four hundred million results in 0.94 seconds. The number of things to do and places to visit each day is overwhelming to say...

Sleep and How to Get It

Sleep and How to Get It

By Benjamin Gorisek-Gazze, Writer December 8, 2021

Picture this: it's 9:00 a.m. and you are sitting in your first period class trying to keep up with all the information being thrown at you. Even though you drank a cup of coffee in the morning and one...

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Dear Bianca: Beaten by Stress

By Bianca Niyonzima, Columnist November 21, 2021

Dear Bianca, How do you deal with stress when you have a lot to do, but no motivation to do it? Yours, Anxious Bunny *** Dear Reader, I completely understand how debilitating it can feel to be...

Safety Instead of Privacy: How are School-Owned Devices and Internet Monitored?

Safety Instead of Privacy: How are School-Owned Devices and Internet Monitored?

By Robert Zeleny, Social Media & Publicity Manager November 14, 2021

The Tutorial House Student & Parent Handbook states, “Students should have no expectation of privacy when it comes to materials sent, received, created or stored with school-owned hardware or on...

Peter and the Starcatcher opens on December 1st.

Peter and the Starcatcher Ushers in Live Theater

By Maya Mukherjee, Arts & Culture Editor November 7, 2021

If you happen to wander into the auditorium at 3:45pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you would probably expect to see a dark room with neatly lined empty seats. Instead, you’d be met with an energetic...

Lines of Flight: The Anthropocene and Posthumanism

Lines of Flight: The Anthropocene and Posthumanism

By Carlos Tavares, Writer October 3, 2021

“Lines of flight” is a term coined by the philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari to trace the pathways of desire and to describe the totality of ideas that can spring out of the unconscious:...

Anxiety, 1884 Oil on canvas

Dear Bianca: How to avoid FOMO

By Bianca Niyonzima, Columnist September 20, 2021

We are very happy to announce our new regular advice column, "Dear Bianca." Please submit questions they would like us to address to this anonymous Google Form. While we are doing our best to provide...

The Never-Ending Story: UNISs 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...

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