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The Secret Art of Passing the IB Diploma: Everything you need to know about IB

The Secret Art of Passing the IB Diploma: Everything you need to know about IB

What does it take to do well in IB? Shanmathi reviews a book that claims to teach us, written by a former IB student.
Shanmathi J., Reporter January 18, 2022

  What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think “IB”? Stress, deadlines, procrastination, all-nighters? By the time you finish this book, maybe your thoughts will have changed....

The Last Time We Say Goodbye: A bitter-sweet story

The Last Time We Say Goodbye: A bitter-sweet story

Hope you’ve all had a nice break. Here is this years first review, enjoy. More news and views to come soon.
Efoda A., Reporter/reviewer January 12, 2022

(Trigger warnings: Suicide, depression, anxiety)   You know the feeling you get when you hold your breath for a long time? How everything around you stops moving. How your heart begins to beat...

Where Can You Find Vegetarian Sushi?

Where Can You Find Vegetarian Sushi?

Continuing with our restaurant reviews, we now bring you a vegetarian option!
Shanmathi J., Reporter November 18, 2021

With the introduction of the Upper School lunch card system in August 2020, students have been given much more choice in what they would like to eat. Though, for those that are vegetarian, options at most...

Six of Crows: Six People, One Impossible Heist

Six of Crows: Six People, One Impossible Heist

A new reporter, Aaratrika, brings us this exciting review of a book by Leigh Bardugo.
Aaratrika P., Reporter November 13, 2021

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, set in the Grishaverse alongside her popular Shadow and Bone trilogy, is a duology (Six of Crows + Crooked Kingdom) that follows six young adults in their mission to pull...

Illustration by Misha P.

More Korean Drama in “D.P. – The Police of Soldiers.”

Jiyoon K. reviews yet another Korean Netflix series. Warning: you have to be 16+ to watch this!
Jiyoon K., Reporter October 29, 2021

Have you ever had an obligation you wanted to run away from? For many men in South Korea, this would be the mandatory military service that they must undergo between the ages 18 and 28. The service...

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Art by Misha P.

Sushi at Ikki Not Yucky!

This is the first in a series of restaurant reviews by our reporters Efoda and Kaitlyn.
Efoda A and Kaitlyn O October 20, 2021

Being in grades 10-12, we’ve gotten adjusted to eating out during lunch. As we continue to eat out the options become overused and boring. Yet eating at new places can be a bit daunting. That’s...

Squid Game: The nostalgic yet deadly playground

Squid Game: The nostalgic yet deadly playground

Jiyoon K., Reporter October 7, 2021

Everyone has a game that reminds them of their childhood. Games such as hide and seek, and tag which have a simple set of rules yet lie deep within our memories. But what if you could make a great fortune...

Cake

Perfectly Baking the Imperfect Cake

Jiyoon K., Editor and reviewer January 27, 2021

Baking’s not as easy as it seems. You see a fancy patissier create a dazzling three-layered cake with the snap of a finger, follow the exact same recipe, and end up with something completely different....

Take a Witty Virtual Trip to Paris with Emily

Take a Witty Virtual Trip to Paris with Emily

Got time left over to watch TV? Read Jiyoon's latest review of the much-talked-about Netflix series.
Jiyoon K., Reporter November 26, 2020

Bonjour! On October 2nd, Netflix revealed its new comedy-drama series, this time taking place in France. The 10 episodes of Emily in Paris take its audience on a witty virtual trip to Paris, full of fashion,...

Enola Holmes: A Netflix Film Review

Enola Holmes: A Netflix Film Review

Jiyoon K., Reporter October 23, 2020

After several weeks of endless excitement, Netflix’ new mystery film Enola Holmes was finally revealed this September. The film tells the story of 16-year old Enola set in Victorian England. Unlike...

Students on phones

The Tech Industry’s Tragic Influence on People Today

The Social Dilemma is the new Netflix documentary that everyone is talking about. Kit M., our new reviewer, gives you her thoughts on the film that raises more questions than it answers.
Kit M., Reporter October 8, 2020

Your tech likely has more power over you than you realize. Not only that, but the programmers and developers that created this tech were aware of its potential harms and still made the products and platforms...

Front cover of the novel

Dune: A Masterclass of Science Fiction

David M., Editor November 28, 2019

Dune is often celebrated as one of science fiction’s crowning works, a masterwork of human emotions, thought, and science, written by Frank Herbert in 1965. It has since won numerous awards, including...

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