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“For the greatest benefit to humankind” – what the Nobel Prize means in today’s world

“For the greatest benefit to humankind” – what the Nobel Prize means in today’s world

The QQ hopes you are all enjoying the holiday season and would like you to take a moment to look back at the Nobel Evening in December. We will be back with more news and views when school begins.
Mariana , Reporter January 5, 2022

On Monday, December the 6th Stockholm International School hosted the Nobel Evening Event at the Nobel Prize Museum. One of the main features of the programme was a talk from the invited guest speaker:...

Illustration by Misha P.

Swamped: How it feels to be drowning in assignments

4,000 words. 16 months. The Extended Essay is coming to a close for the Grade 12 students, and our reporters have mixed feelings. QQ writers Josefine S. and Jiyoon K. offer their opinions leading up to the final EE submission.
Josefine S. and Jiyoon K. December 15, 2021

Josefine in the weeks leading up to the EE final submission Take a look around the OPG building right now. What do you see? You might spot a bunch of stress and dehydrated twelfth graders hunched over...

Diversity on Display - UN Day 2021

Diversity on Display – UN Day 2021

Aaratrika P., Reporter October 29, 2021

On Monday, the 25th of October, all of SIS’s students— hundreds of different cultures and nationalities— came together to celebrate UN day. To showcase the diversity of the school, a parade was...

Is the DP as scary as it sounds?

Is the DP as scary as it sounds?

Simona R., Reporter October 27, 2021

Is DP as scary as it sounds? Besides having new buildings and new students, there's a new experience for 11th graders which is the Diploma Program. It is the last school step for IB students, which...

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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...

Students playing table tennis.

New Year, New Building – Welcome to the OPG!

Where are all the DP students? Mia A, a grade 11 student, has written about where you can find them!
Mia A., Reporter October 4, 2021

A new school year, a new beginning, and now a new building. As many of you know a new building has been added to our community. The OPG building. It has become home to DP’s 11 and 12th graders. Located...

Illustrator Misha P.

iPad vs MacBook

The QQ has been on summer holidays, but we are now returning with a new team of reporters. The first article out is by grade 11 students, Efoda and Shanmathi. Here is their report on the iPad takeover!
Efoda A. and Shanmathi J. September 15, 2021

With the new campus and new technology, the start of the IBDP has been nothing short of eventful for the class of 2023. The change from laptops to iPads has been a major point of discourse over the past...

Saga and Thomas - speakers at the graduation ceremony 2021

Graduation 2021, Pandemic-Style

The Quirky Quibbler marks its last article of the year with Thomas and Saga's virtual graduation speeches. Great job, Grade 12s, and the QQ wishes all of its readers a wonderful summer!
Saga W. and Thomas H., Graduate Speakers June 11, 2021

Thomas: Hello and Welcome to the teachers and faculty here today and to all the families and friends with us on the live stream. But most importantly welcome SIS class of 2021, today is our day.  Saga:...

Hats up! Its Utspring 2021!

Hats up! It’s Utspring 2021!

Josefine S., Editor and reporter June 10, 2021

The 12th graders celebrated their newfound freedom last week with "utspring," the Swedish tradition of running out of school with your student hats on. The weather seemed to acknowledge this joyous event...

A Resume for Covid 19

A Resume for Covid 19

Imagine if Covid-19 wrote its own CV. Simona R in grade 10 did exactly that. Here is her resume for the corona virus. This is an entry in our 'Reflections of a pandemic' competition.
Simona R, Guest writer June 9, 2021


An Unexpected 2 years

An Unexpected 2 years

Another entry in our pandemic reflections competition. This time by Ellen K who has also experienced life in Hong Kong and Sweden.
Ellen K. E. , Guest writer June 8, 2021

Everyone knows that the last year and a half haven’t been what we all expected but for me even 9 months before that was weird. I’m Swedish but before coming back here I lived in Hong Kong and as some...

Reflection of Life During a Pandemic

Reflection of Life During a Pandemic

This is our first entry in the 'Reflections of life during a pandemic'. Matuesz compares life in Hong Kong to that in Sweden.
Mateusz S-G., Guest writer June 8, 2021

The pandemic COVID-19 began late December 2019/early January 2020, right before my move from Sweden to Hong Kong. At first, nothing really seemed different from how starting in a new school usually was,...

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