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Legal Doping? The Footprint of Shoe Technology

Legal Doping? The Footprint of Shoe Technology

Article by Sam Barbir, Writer October 13, 2021

The sport of track and field has developed a reputation for performance-enhancing drugs. Despite the World Anti-Doping Agency’s attempts to enforce its laws with regular testing, many top-level athletes...

Generation Z, Go Watch “A Ghost Story”

Generation Z, Go Watch “A Ghost Story”

Article by Momo Horii, Writer October 8, 2021

Famous directors are often predictable. With Martin Scorsese, we expect macho posturing films or sweet coming-of-age movies about a lanky boy. Turn to Quentin Tarantino for the nonlinear storylines, quick-paced...

Astronaut’s Delight: A Review of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Astronaut’s Delight: A Review of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Article by Ren Topping, Writer October 3, 2021

In his third novel, Andy Weir tackles deep space. Project Hail Mary, published in May of this year, follows Ryland Grace, a molecular biologist turned middle school teacher who is sent on a suicide mission...

Fran Lebowitz: Living with Pessimism

Fran Lebowitz: Living with Pessimism

Article by Momo Horii, Writer March 2, 2021

Cigarette in hand, buttoned-up navy blazer, teashades pushed way up on the bridge of her nose, with no phone at her side, Fran Lebowitz is a picture of New York literati. To describe Lebowitz is to pinpoint...

Louise Glück and The Nobel Prize

Louise Glück and The Nobel Prize

Article by Momo Horii, Writer January 22, 2021

There are those few people in this world who can articulate emotions and a situation so well it’s frightening. Louise Glück—whose name rhymes with “click” and not “cluck”—is one of those...

The Endurance of Forrest Gump

The Endurance of Forrest Gump

Article by Anna Armstrong December 7, 2020

Forrest Gump, a 1986 novel by Winston Groom later adapted into a movie, is a story about a man with a low IQ finding himself in the center of many major historical events. To name a few of his feats,...

Hotspurs on Top and Title Dreams Rise

Hotspurs on Top and Title Dreams Rise

Article by Ren Topping, Writer December 5, 2020

With a short pass from an indirect free kick, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguay Ndombele sent an airborne pass directly to his teammate Heung-Min Son’s feet. The South Korean national buried the ball...

A Tokyo Bathed in Two Moons and Other Strange Sights: Murakami’s 1Q84

A Tokyo Bathed in Two Moons and Other Strange Sights: Murakami’s 1Q84

Article by Sena Chang, Writer December 1, 2020

1Q84, author Haruki Murakami’s hefty dystopian novel, has gained international prominence since its publication in 2009. The novel sold thousands of copies during its first week and was voted the best-published...

New Features, Same Old Rivalry: The “Console War“ Between Xbox and Playstation

New Features, Same Old Rivalry: The “Console War“ Between Xbox and Playstation

Article by Ren Topping, Writer October 25, 2020

The long awaited “next generation“ for fans of Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox arrives in stores this November. With upgraded graphics, processing power, and loading speeds, these new consoles...

On Revisiting Old Favorites

On Revisiting Old Favorites

Article by Maia Macek, Writer April 12, 2020

With distance learning scheduled through the end of the year, we students suddenly have more time to sleep in, maybe work on a few projects, and―yes―watch TV. Being apart from our friends and motivating...

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ASIJ Reacts to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Article by Maia Macek, Writer April 6, 2020

The first day back from winter break and the library was buzzing with all sorts of opinions on the latest and final Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the...

Refrozen: A Beloved Film Gets a Sequel

Refrozen: A Beloved Film Gets a Sequel

Article by Lisa Neureiter, Writer February 7, 2020

Over Thanksgiving break, the widely anticipated film Frozen 2 opened at theaters worldwide. The original film, Frozen — from the movie itself to the merchandise to the catchy songs — had become a beloved...

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