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Protest in Myanmar against Military Coup 14-Feb-2021

Three Years Later: The Impact of The Myanmar Military Coup

By Celine Yejin Kim, Writer February 6, 2024

It has been three years since Senior General Min Aung Hlaing led a coup d'etat to overthrow the democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party on February 1, 2021. During those past three...

Why NYCAL Needs Reform

Why NYCAL Needs Reform

By Omorinmola Akinwande, Writer January 25, 2024

The UNIS Sports program is undoubtedly associated with winning. In the 2023 New York City Athletic League (NYCAL) fall season, both the boys’ varsity and junior varsity soccer teams won the NYCAL championship....

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To Engage or Not to Engage? That is the Question of 2024

By Paul Vos, Writer January 7, 2024

As we enter 2024, we are beginning another election year where America will hold what may be one of its most important referendums. On the anniversary of January 6, I would like to share some thoughts...

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 9, 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...

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