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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,”...

A screengrab from UNISs new election hub.

UNIS Launches Election Hub!

By Anyue Zhang, Opinion section editor May 3, 2021

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, so do Student Council elections! For us as students, this is an opportunity to engage in a democratic process and elect peers who will represent our needs...

When We Lose Our Things, Where Do They Go?

When We Lose Our Things, Where Do They Go?

By Sijia Zhong, Writer March 21, 2021

“Do you see the calligraphy brushes I just put on the table?” a UNIS JUNOC Club student asks helplessly to other club members in the cafeteria after club activities finished. “Where did the ink go?”...

An electoral college map from CNN Politics.

Aftermath: The Legacy of the 2020 Election

By Benjamin Gorisek-Gazze, Writer March 15, 2021

The United States held its 46th presidential election last fall — it took place from November 3rd to November 7th. Late afternoon on November 7th, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was projected...

Covid Protocols – Real or Performative?

Covid Protocols – Real or Performative?

By Robert Zeleny, Writer March 15, 2021

In an interview with UNISVerse earlier this year, Dr. Brenner said, “Last week we tested almost 1,800 people – we got no positive tests. That suggests we’re not spreading disease among ourselves.”...

A map of the South Caucasus, right before the recent 2020 startup of conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

A Primer on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

By Andrei Khazatsky, Writer January 27, 2021

In the fall of last year, a war erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a region called Nagorno-Karabakh. However, this conflict is by no means a new one, as the region has been contested between the...

You Are Cleared For School: A Look at the Ruvna Survey

You Are Cleared For School: A Look at the Ruvna Survey

By Sophia Lenczowski, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2021

You just arrived at school. You walk to the front of school where you approach Mr. Aaron and show him the QR code from your just-filled-out Ruvna health screening survey, or maybe you don’t. Maybe you...

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The UNISVerse Interview: Dr. Brenner on the Vaccine

By Clara Scholl, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2021

After a year of COVID-19 disruptions, the promise of a long-awaited vaccine brought hope to many during the holiday season. With the COVID-19 infection rates continuing to rise in many parts of the world...

Photo collage provided by the EIB.

EIB Explained – The Inside Scoop on the Group that’s Been Popping up on all of our Feeds

By Maya Mukherjee October 13, 2020

When the @blackatunis Instagram account first appeared, many in the UNIS community were taken aback that our school wasn’t the inclusive, tolerant safe haven they imagined it to be. Dr. King-Calnek,...

Ms. Rachel Barek (Photo by Liz Jamora)

Rachel Barek (’97) Talks Discrimination

By Felipe Tavares October 11, 2020

As UNIS continues to confront issues of diversity, racism, and inclusion in its community, it continues to be important to reflect on the past. To do that, we have to talk to those who have experienced...

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...

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,...

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