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A protest in City Hall Park against Mayor Adams sweeps.

Call to Action: Eric Adams and our Unhoused Neighbors

By Carlos Tavares, Writer April 11, 2022

In an interview with The New York Times in March, Mayor Eric Adams vowed to "rid [homeless] encampments off our street and […] place people in healthy living conditions with wraparound services," within...

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Lines of Flight: Death and Deforestation in Brazil

By Carlos Tavares, Writer March 13, 2022

A series of unexpected events and activity in other institutions has prevented me from writing as much as I would like to. In my last article, “The Anthropocene and Posthumanism” (published in the...

Thousands of people protest in support of Ukraine in Times Square, New York City on February 26, 2022.

The World Responds to the Invasion of Ukraine

By Ethan Li, Writer March 8, 2022

On the early morning of February 24th, Russians found out that they were at war. After satellite imagery showed a military buildup on three sides of Ukraine over many months, Russian President Vladimir...

Eat, Sleep, Work… Instagram? How is Technology Affecting Our Daily Routines?

Eat, Sleep, Work… Instagram? How is Technology Affecting Our Daily Routines?

By Gracinha Conceicao and Lola Martin-Consuegra February 28, 2022

Please note: the following article contains an extensive discussion of eating disorders in the context of social media Having a smartphone has become the new normal in our technology-dominated world....

The Critical Aspect Americans Forget When Discussing Universal Healthcare

The Critical Aspect Americans Forget When Discussing Universal Healthcare

By Andrei Khazatsky, News Editor February 9, 2022

The topic of universal healthcare has been hotly debated for years in American politics. Many candidates of the 2020 presidential election, such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, advocated for the...

Morning break in the bubble

UNIS’s Befuddling Bubble Policy

By Nikhil Khemani, Writer February 3, 2022

Thinking that we were almost at the end of the race against the pandemic, many of us—including members of the administration—have let our guard and our masks down and have begun to rejoice. And yet...

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...

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:...

Closing the Gap in American Political Polarization

Closing the Gap in American Political Polarization

By Tatiana Barberi, Visuals Editor June 18, 2021

“Existential fear appears to be at the heart of what drives polarization.” –Kirk Schneider, Ph.D. Columbia University Over the last 20 years, political polarization and partisan antipathy have...

A Pessimists View on IB and Exams

A Pessimist’s View on IB and Exams

By Carlos Tavares, Writer June 7, 2021

A Brief Note to the Administration, Counselors, Teachers, Parents … This article is based on conversations and interactions I have had with fellow IB students. It would be wrong to say that certain...

Why we Must Remember Tiananmen for Those who Can’t

Why we Must Remember Tiananmen for Those who Can’t

By Anonymous June 4, 2021

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which took place on June 4th, 1989. Untold numbers of university students from all across China were brutally murdered in a night...

“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...

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