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All Lives Cannot Matter Until Black Lives Matter

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Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer

June 10, 2020

The brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked protests and riots worldwide, demanding racial justice and police reform. However, as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has begun to gain more traction, so have various countermovements. Some of the most popular have been the All Lives Matter movement...

The Black Lives Matter Movements

June 10, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has sparked a number of protests around the world, pushing for racial justice and an end to police brutality. Hanabi invites you to take a look at a new opinion piece and a What's the Dealio podcast episode from last year related to these events.

Black America and COVID-19: The Impact of Systemic Racism

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Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer

June 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged every corner of the world, and it doesn’t seem to discriminate. Yet, those who are infected in the United States are disproportionately African-American. In Chicago, Illinois, only 30% of the population is black, yet, nearly 45% of COVID-19 related deaths have been of African-American cit...

What is Life Like on an Aircraft Carrier?

Article by Take Zoot, Writer

May 13, 2020

What weighs 100,000 tons, is 333 meters long, and floats on the water? Not a whale, not a glacier, but a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. The reigning champion in military ship size, the deck on a Nimitz is so large that more than three full-sized football fields could fit on it. Football, however, is no...

The Psychology of Isolation: Student Reactions to COVID-19

The Psychology of Isolation: Student Reactions to COVID-19

Article by Sylvan Lebrun, Writer

April 28, 2020

A time that will make it into history books is usually not an easy time to be alive.  This is without a doubt a year that will be described as “tragic” and “eventful” by later academics, a year that will be the subject of decades of inquiry and that has the potential to rewrite the patter...

Keeping the Spirit with Mustangs Weekly

Keeping the Spirit with Mustangs Weekly

Article by Julie Defibaugh, Writer

April 20, 2020

Although separated because of the coronavirus, a group of ASIJ students is working to generate community spirit through periodic videos, called Mustangs Weekly. The show is dedicated to “boosting morale,” says grade 11 co-founder Jeti Edwards. Providing a variety of content such as club interviews, sports highligh...

Why We Need to Stop Panic Buying

Why We Need to Stop Panic Buying

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer

April 6, 2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is now characterized as a pandemic. This virus has now reached more than 160 countries worldwide and amassed more than 49,000 deaths and almost 1 million cases.  Amid this utter chaos, many have begun panic...

The Rise of Indian Religious Nationalism

The Rise of Indian Religious Nationalism

Article by Sylvan Lebrun, Writer

March 18, 2020

India's Republic Day is celebrated every January 26, commemorating the day the country’s constitution came into effect. Traditionally a day of national pride, it is celebrated with folk dance festivals, great military parades, and planes that leave trails of smoke in the orange, green, and white of...

Flying on Vapors: Those New Nikes

Flying on Vapors: Those New Nikes

Article by Take Zoot, Writer

March 18, 2020

What is one thing that all runners dream of? A shoe that makes them faster. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, dream no more because one actually exists now.  The Nike Vaporfly Next % burst into the running world as a revolutionary shoe. Said to make runners 4% more energy-efficient (faster), the shoe...

Mixed Reviews for ASIJ’s Gold Card

Mixed Reviews for ASIJ's Gold Card

Article by Rachel Martini, Writer, Photographer

March 17, 2020

In today’s world, practically everything can be paid for electronically, whether that be through credit card, smartphone, or even your Suica train pass. Similar methods have also made their way to our very own campus: the Gold Card will replace all cash and ticket payments at ASIJ’s kiosk and cafeteria...

The Future of History and Historiography: An Interview with Mr. Howe

The Future of History and Historiography: An Interview with Mr. Howe

Article by Maia Macek, Writer

March 9, 2020

Historiography is essentially the historical examination of what historians of the past wrote about an event that occurred before their time. Historians’ perspective of certain events changes based on the time in which they are living.  Mr. Howe examines this concept with juniors in his AP US History...

How ASIJ is Becoming a More Sustainable School

How ASIJ is Becoming a More Sustainable School

Article by Tei Kim, Writer

February 12, 2020

Environmental issues and sustainability are growing concerns in the world today. It is important to recognize the problem of increasing pollution and take action in order to prevent any further damage. This can be done on a global scale, such as the Climate March that took place in October, or on a ...

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