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...

Catching Up With Student Council

2017-2018 Student Council group photo.

By Niko Filippi, Writer

June 14, 2018

Since their inauguration in the spring of 2017, the Student Council’s ambitious goals for UNIS are in varying states of progress. UNISVerse tracks their accomplishments throughout the past few months. Social Events: The Winter Formal, held on February 2, marked the first Tut House Student Co...

At Harvard, Students Learn The Tools of Trade of Journalism

A group photo of ten UNIS participants and Mr. Herman taken by a bypasser.

By Qiyuan Shengni, Editor in Chief

May 23, 2018

On November 11th, members of UNISVerse and ten students from the UNIS journalism class joined Mr. Herman to attend the journalism conference held by the Harvard Crimson on the university’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While there, students learned about writing, editing, and facilitating journalism...

UNESCO World Philosophy Day Prompts Students to Think About Thinking

UNESCO World Philosophy Day Prompts Students to Think About Thinking

By Holly Jenvey, Former Op/Ed section editor

May 18, 2018

On November 17th, the Tut House celebrated UNESCO World Philosophy Day with lunchtime workshops lead by the T3 and T4 philosophy students. This annual event was founded by the UNESCO organization in 2005 to promote philosophical thinking among every culture and individual. IB Philosophy teacher...

The Women’s March A Big Success, Though Not For All

By Luca Hanlon, Writer

May 17, 2018

Protesters took to the streets of New York City with cries for gender equality on the 20th of January as part of the second annual Women’s March. UNIS students and faculty were among the over 200,000 participants in one of the largest protests in U.S. history. Both men and women celebrated the opportunity...