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 ...

FLIK Furloughs Workers as Concern for Non-Teaching Staff Mounts

FLIK Furloughs Workers as  Concern for Non-Teaching  Staff Mounts

By Estela Santos Torres

August 17, 2020

On March 10, UNIS campuses in New York City were officially closed through Spring Break, and after various postponements, the closure has been extended to September. Though the school is active remotely, our non-teaching staff, like our student supervisors and cafeteria workers have been left without...

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...

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...

Coronavirus Globally and in New York City

Image by Eren Levine.

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...

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...

Melania Joined by UNIS Students in Spite of Controversy

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

By Sophia Lenczowski

January 13, 2020

On September 23, 2019, the current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, rang the Opening Bell of the New York Stock Exchange. As part of her visit to the institution, the First Lady invited 10 Junior School students from the United Nations International School to accompany her. Those students...

Violence in the Northern Triangle Pushes Youth to Flee to the United States

Illustration by Ning Chang

By Noella Kalasa, Writer

November 19, 2018

In 2015, 39,970 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the US-Mexico border. Many children crossed alone hoping to join family members already residing in the US; others left their families in pursuit of better lives. In the Northern Triangle, which includes Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador,...

Community Split on Walkout’s Effectiveness

UNIS community having moments of silence during the school walkout. Photo taken by Workneh Getasew.

By Qiyuan Shengni, Editor in Chief

June 23, 2018

Opinions about the effectiveness of April's walkout against gun violence were split among the UNIS community. “I felt the walkout was a great way to honor the dead,” said Pumie Africa, a T4 student who gave a speech during the walkout in the parking lot. “I was so emotional and proud that I...

White Addiction Treated as Disease, Black and Latino Addictions Treated as Crime

White Addiction Treated as Disease, Black and Latino Addictions Treated as Crime

By Elizabeth Letsou

June 22, 2018

The UNIS Human Rights Project is an ongoing photojournalism advocacy program that works to expose and document social injustices in New York City. UNISVerse will publish a regular column featuring the work of student participants in the Human Rights Project. It seeks to raise awareness for issues that are so close to home, and to inspire the UNIS community to get more involved.

The Arrest of Ravi Ragbir Triggered Mass Protest

Protesters accompany prominent immigration activist Ravi Ragbir, outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at the U.S. Federal Building during a Solidarity Rally Against Deportation on March 9, 2017, in New York City.

By Alexander Nason

June 14, 2018

On the morning of January 11, Ravi Ragbir, a prominent immigrant-rights activist was arrested during a routine check-in by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), causing mass protest across NYC. Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, comes from Trinidad and Tobag...