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Hurrah for Hybrid

Hurrah for Hybrid

Article by Tei Kim, Writer

October 26, 2020

It is quite obvious that COVID-19 has brought upon many changes to our school lives: we go to campus school only two or three days of the week, and even in our classes, we sit in rows, distanced from each other. With these things in mind, I had thought that if we didn’t have to consider the dangers of...

Columbus Day: A Celebration of Western Colonialism

Columbus Day: A Celebration of Western Colonialism

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Writer

October 18, 2020

This past Monday, October 12, was a federal holiday in the United States: Columbus Day—a celebration of the day that Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, arrived in the Americas in 1492. However, the horrific events that consequently unfolded make it a day that should be denounced, not commem...

Japan’s Pandemic Safety Blanket

Japan’s Pandemic Safety Blanket

Article by Sena Chang

October 6, 2020

There is a tendency for us to describe our times as “unprecedented” or “unparalleled,”as humanity is currently faced with the greatest pandemic since the last century. As challenging as these times may be, though, Japan’s fight against COVID-19 has been relatively successful. This seems to be ti...

The Complicated Rise of UberEats

The Complicated Rise of UberEats

Article by Tei Kim, Writer

May 13, 2020

Even as cases of the coronavirus seem to be going down, in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we have a duty to continue to stay inside. Of course, our desire to go out, shop, and eat in a restaurant still exists. As a way to compensate, many people have turned to online shopping, and―even ...

Why ASIJ Students Are Lucky

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Article by Maia Macek, Writer

April 14, 2020

Now more than ever, ASIJ students are feeling the loss of the end of their school year and the separation from their friends and teachers. Many of us right now probably aren’t feeling too good about ASIJ’s situation. But, putting things into perspective, ASIJ actually has one of the best possible si...

On Losing the End of Senior Year

On Losing the End of Senior Year

Article by Rachel Martini, Writer, Photographer

April 6, 2020

Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, or a junior, you’ve probably heard other students say, “I can’t wait to get out of here,” or, “I’m so done with school.” With high school being a whirlwind of expectations, I’ll admit that I also dreamt of the day I could finally leave. But as a...

Fear Coronavirus? Take a Deep Breath

Fear Coronavirus? Take a Deep Breath

Article by Lisa Neureiter, Writer

March 12, 2020

We all know about the coronavirus. The disease has rampaged through Asia, and continues to spread across the world, killing thousands. Currently, there is no cure for the disease, resulting in a global panic as the numbers of victims continue to increase. While the news continues to blast us with stor...

Curricular Climate Change

Curricular Climate Change

Article by Take Zoot, Writer

December 17, 2019

As our world changes due to climate change, so does the Italian school curriculum. Recently, Italy became the first country to make climate change a required course in its public school curriculum. Starting in 2020, teachers will be required to teach lessons solely focused on climate change and sustainab...

Disney+ is Great for Marvel

Disney+ is Great for Marvel

Article by Kyler Caldwell, Writer

December 3, 2019

Apple’s recently introduced a subscription service for video, a business model in which an individual pays a periodic fee in order to access a company’s library of TV shows and movies. The creation of Apple TV+ followed in the footsteps of other successes such as Netflix and Hulu. Now, yet another comp...

A Call for Diversity in Stories

A Call for Diversity in Stories

Article by Emma Tull, Writer

October 31, 2019

In October 1994, LGBT History Month was celebrated in the United States for the first time, initiated by a gay high school teacher from Missouri named Rodney Wilson. Although the annual event lost some momentum in the late ’90s, with the growing popularity of June’s LGBT Pride Month, the October H...

Why Failure and a Growth Mindset are the Backbones of Success

Why Failure and a Growth Mindset are the Backbones of Success

Article by Marine Savoure, Writer

October 31, 2019

“When you lose, experience is the reward.” This was the title of the Olympic Channel’s recent video featuring Olympians Usain Bolt, Cathy Freeman, Yelena Isinbaeva, and Michael Phelps.  For most people, these names are synonymous with the fastest man on earth, the first gold- medaled indigenous Aust...

“Skinny Shaming” Exists Too

“Skinny Shaming” Exists Too

Article by Rachel Martini, Writer, Photographer

October 9, 2019

“Do you even eat anything?” “I’m starting a diet, how do you get so thin?” “You’re so bony.” From a young age, I’ve constantly heard these phrases. It was almost as if they were thrown around like a compliment, but I was unsure if I was supposed to accept them as one.  It never made...

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