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Everyone Deserves the Same Opportunities

Everyone Deserves the Same Opportunities

Sophie B., Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, Stockholm, Uncategorized

Shahram just turned eighteen. The worst age an asylum seeker can turn. He was born in Afghanistan, but a year and two months ago had to flee. He walked most of the way to Sweden, taking boats and trains occasionally; nevertheless, a rigorous journey indeed. Now, finally arriving in Sweden he has been ...

Is Spring Here to Stay?

Is Spring Here to Stay?

Elena D., Reporter / Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, Stockholm

With the past couple of weeks consisting of occasional spikes of cold and snow, it has been an unusually chilly April for Stockholm, but as Swedes often say, "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." According to the Swedish Meteorological Institute, spring has officially arriv...

Make our Invisible Citizens Visible

Make our Invisible Citizens Visible

Sophie B., Reporter/ Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, School, Stockholm

Three 11th graders and one 12th grader have decided, as their CAS project, to interview homeless people around Stockholm about what life is like being homeless. As they begun their project earlier this school year, Johan, Wonsik, Hyungmin, and Jung Joon, discovered that a project similar to theirs alr...

#OpenStockholm

#OpenStockholm

Sophie B. and Sofia N.
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, Stockholm, Uncategorized

Last Friday, Stockholm experienced an attack, in which a man hijacked a truck and drove it into Drottninggatan, Stockholm’s busiest street, killing five people in the process. This horrendous events filled Sweden with sorrow and compassion for those who were injured, and those who grieved. Flower a...

Clothes Can Make a Difference

Clothes Can Make a Difference

Sven S. and Saffiya S.
April 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, School, Stockholm

As of March 15th, we decided to collect donations in the form of clothing for refugees as part of our CAS project. Essentially, the main purpose of the project was to directly help in  through the form of donations of clothing collected by families at SIS. This was not the only purpose however, and t...

The Only Way To Survive Is To Never Give Up Hope

The Only Way To Survive Is To Never Give Up Hope

Raman V., Guest Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, Reviews, Stockholm

The play Hope is about the current refugee crisis and was seen by many classes at SIS at Påfågeln Theatre. The play is in mime so it can be understood by everyone. It depicts the harsh turn of events in war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. It starts off with a scene of a ...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Sofia N. and Michelle K.
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, School, Stockholm

On the 8th of March people all around the world celebrated International Women’s day. As part of the DP curriculum students need to complete at least one CAS project. Our group, decided to focus on the importance of this day for our project. The project consisted of two parts: a bake sale to raise...

Do Your Part: Save an Immigrant from Being Deported

Do Your Part: Save an Immigrant from Being Deported

Sophie B., Reporter/ Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, Stockholm

The impending immigration question never ceases to surface. Some of these refugees manage to make it to Sweden, but it is quite devastating that once they arrive, they live in fear of being deported. Masoud is one of these people. He is 17 years old, born in Afghanistan but has lived in Iran almost hi...

The Magical MYP Arts Showcase

The Magical MYP Arts Showcase

Rebekka A., Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, School, Stockholm

Last Tuesday, during the February month, the annual MYP Arts Showcase took place. The hard work of SIS students over the past school year culminated in a superb exhibition of creativity and talent. From musical performances to spontaneous theatrical pieces, the Arts Showcase was especially interesting...

A Transition in Traditions

A Transition in Traditions

Sophie B., Reporter/ Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, School, Stockholm

  Traditions are constantly changing and evolving all around the world. Easter is coming up soon, which in Sweden means you will be seeing children dressed up as witches appearing at your door. These children usually carry baskets, asking for treats, the most popular one being chocolate egg...

Marching for Women

Marching for Women

Sarah F., Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Featured Articles, Stockholm

On January 21, 2017, directly following President Trump’s inauguration, 4.8 million people worldwide protested in the 673 women’s marches that took place. The aim of the marches was to protect legislation regarding human rights, women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, environmenta...

Trump was Triumphant

Sophie B. and Hallie M.
December 12, 2016
Filed under Featured Articles, School, Stockholm

It’s fair to say that the United States 2016 Presidential election was by far the most shocking election in history. As the results were announced, tears of joy and grief were shed nation-and-worldwide. Trump was triumphant. We saw the results unfold on election day and turned to the SIS student b...

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