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“I am not a virus,” a mixed-media artwork by Sophie Hafter.

I am Here for You: Understanding AAPI Violence

By Sophie Hafter, Contributing writer April 28, 2021

As a young female Asian-American, this past year, I have been horrified at the violent attacks on Asian communities globally and violence against women that have come to the surface. I was adopted from...

Divided We Stand: The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Learning

Divided We Stand: The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Learning

By Tatiana Barberi, Writer March 30, 2021

In the 2020-2021 academic year, the United Nations International School adopted a plan for hybrid learning that alphabetically divided each grade into two groups. This decision has had both positive and...

An Absurd Existence: Life During a Pandemic

An Absurd Existence: Life During a Pandemic

By Carlos Tavares, Writer March 1, 2021

Images created by Julie Wang The Absurd is the eternal conflict that humanity faces. It is the eternal conflict between the human attempting to find purpose in life and being unable to; of desiring...

He Said, She Said, They Said: Why Proper Pronoun Protocol Matters

He Said, She Said, They Said: Why Proper Pronoun Protocol Matters

By Felipe Tavares, Writer February 25, 2021

Pronouns are a basic part of any language and have existed for as long as verbal communication has. So why is it that in 2020, after millenia of use, they are still a topic of conversation, with Merriam...

Editorial: Our Response to Criticism of Anti-Racism

Editorial: Our Response to Criticism of Anti-Racism

February 1, 2021

At UNISVerse we understand the harm that can be caused by sensational, one-sided reporting and hold ourselves to a higher standard of journalism. We have written a letter that reaffirms our beliefs as...

It's Not Over: How and Why Students Should Stay Politically Active

It’s Not Over: How and Why Students Should Stay Politically Active

By Felipe Tavares, Writer January 19, 2021

This past election has been one of the most polarizing in American history, and now that it's over, and has gone the right way, it is easy to sit back, wipe your brow, and pat yourself on the back. And...

What's in a Name?  Everything.

What’s in a Name? Everything.

By Anyue Zhang January 3, 2021

“Ahn-way? Anyooway? Am I saying that right?” This is a phrase I hear at the start of every school year from the majority of my new teachers. In an international school with students of diverse cultures...

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...

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

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

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....

Image by Eren Levine.

What Does it Mean to Be a High School Senior During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Eren Levine April 21, 2020

There is so much we don't know about COVID-19, in terms of the global situation and the rest of the school year. UNIS will be operating online at least through the end of April, but it seems as though...

Was Week Without Walls Useful?

Was Week Without Walls Useful?

By Estela Santos Torres February 24, 2020

Week Without Walls was held this year for the third time at UNIS Tutorial House. It started on Wednesday, September 18th and ended on Friday, September 20th. While T4 students stayed at UNIS working on...

Photo by Heidi Garcia Photography.

School Sports: Does UNIS Have the Spirit?

By Aphrodite Kuepper February 24, 2020

Nights at the turf field in the UNIS gym, and on the sandy Randall’s Island grounds with prints of baseball cleats is what is most memorable during sports seasons. Cheers soaring from the sides, lights...

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