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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 ourselves to get our work done can be hard and stressful, and sometimes we all could use a mo...

ASIJ Reacts to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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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 film which generated 374 million dollars internationally on its opening weekend.  Skywalker is, ...

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 hit that people from all walks of life could respect and enjoy. Released in 2013, Frozen took...

Apple’s Netflix

Apple’s Netflix

Article by Kyler Caldwell, Writer

November 12, 2019

The subscription-services model for distributing content to consumers has become more popular in recent years. As many readers already know, services like Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify have been distributing their content to consumers for a monthly fee. Apple dipped its toe into the water with the launch ...

Chantons, mes AMIS!

Chantons, mes AMIS!

Article by Astrid Wihman, Writer

March 17, 2019

Despite China’s reputation for air pollution, the morning of February 27 began with clear skies. Amidst brisk spring weather, a group from ASIJ made its way to the AMIS (Association for Music in International Schools) honor choir festival at the International School of Beijing, reviewing its music for...

The NBA Season, Part II: What to Watch For

The NBA Season, Part II: What to Watch For

Article by Alex Katsuleres, Writer

February 27, 2019

The NBA season is reaching its mid-way point. The trade deadline has passed, the All-Star Game is fast approaching, and all around chaos has enveloped the league as teams prepare for the stretch run into the playoffs, the draft, or free agency. In just three months, the NBA has changed drastically—h...

The Resurgence of the Wrestling Program

Kyler is a freshman at ASIJ. When he refers to himself in the first person, he is usually found reading, playing sports, or playing games.

Article by Shawn Dobberfuhl

February 19, 2019

Since the year 2000, the New England Patriots have risen to the top of the National Football League. The ASIJ wrestling team is in the midst of a similar climb right now. Last year, ASIJ sported a much smaller team compared to this year. While the team has grown this year, the number of ASIJ champio...

Hoops for the Wealthy: How the NBA is Limiting Fan Access

A close-up shot of Kyrie Andrew Irving, a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics.

Article by Alex Katsuleres, Writer

January 21, 2019

In sports, there’s nothing quite like going to an NBA game in person. Watching games on TV, while still very enjoyable, could never top the sheer spectacle of watching Giannis dunk like he’s on an 8-foot hoop or hearing rabid Celtic fans scream obscenities at players while covered in green. Nowaday...

Submit to Daruma!

Article by Dohyun Kim, Writer, Photographer

December 6, 2018

Submit to ASIJ's literary magazine, Daruma! Daruma magazine has a long tradition at ASIJ. It was first printed in 1971 and has been published continuously for 47 years, featuring the best of ASIJ’s writers and artists. In that span of time, copies have been distributed to all high school students and tea...

Picking a Team: Your Hanabi Guide to the 2018-19 NBA Season

Picking a Team: Your Hanabi Guide to the 2018-19 NBA Season

Article by Alex Katsuleres, Writer

November 8, 2018

Over the last decade, the NBA has exploded globally unlike any American sports league. Constantly changing storylines, highly visible stars, and influence over the fashion and entertainment industry are just some of the reasons that the NBA has become the fastest growing sports league in the world. The...

To All the Boys… Brings Change to TV

To All the Boys... Brings Change to TV

Article by Emma Rekate, Writer, Photographer

October 18, 2018

In the past couple of years, there has been an increasing number of movies and television shows that have leading characters who are Asian. In addition to this, there have been more mixed-race families and relationships in movies and TV that aren’t the main plot of the story or aren’t seen as so...

Mind-bending Maniac

Mind-bending Maniac

Article by Alex Katsuleres, Writer

September 30, 2018

In the last decade, few actors have been as popular as Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, the latter even winning an Oscar for Best Actress last year for her work on La La Land. While they’ve both made their names on the big screen, they’ll be coming to the small screen this fall, in a mind-bending Netf...

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