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Staying Organized With Distance Learning

Staying Organized With Distance Learning

Article by Serena Landers, Writer

March 30, 2020

One of the challenges of distance learning is keeping everything organized. Over the first few days of distance learning, we have had many resources to plan out our learning, which can improve productivity and help to manage stress. I asked several high school students about their organization techni...

Humans of ASIJ – Sean McGuire ’20

Humans of ASIJ - Sean McGuire '20

Article by Marine Savoure, Writer

March 19, 2020

"Whenever I’m playing guitar, whenever I feel inspired, it’s like I’m in a trance. I’ve never really owned a video game console, so this has been my means of passing time forever. Guitar is a way for me to express myself or communicate my emotions. It’s fun to play. As with anything you do, ...

Humans of ASIJ – Solomon Kim ’20

Humans of ASIJ - Solomon Kim '20

Article by Marine Savoure, Writer

March 18, 2020

"We didn’t expect to win; we knew the competition would be tough. It’s just good that we were able to pull it off." "This year has been a really interesting environment, especially with the new debaters this year to help mentor. I think debate provides a really good opportunity to expand your basic...

Humans of ASIJ – Anna Komisarof ’20

Humans of ASIJ - Anna Komisarof '20

Article by Lizzy Rekate, Writer

February 19, 2020

“My passion is using my interests as a way to contribute to the community. For example, last year I did EMPWR, which was combining my passion for fitness and female empowerment and advocating for girls. Also, recently I have been helping out in middle school and through (the club) SAFE and reducing plastic o...

Humans of ASIJ – Xian Benning ’21

Humans of ASIJ - Xian Benning '21

Article by Lizzy Rekate, Writer

February 18, 2020

“Junior year  I would say, I have a very different approach than a lot of other people do. I think that sophomore year was definitely my hardest year, and in junior year I realized that I could prioritize things that I like. So, I put more effort into English, and my AP’s.”  “It’s really exciting having a main role in the musical, it’s ...

Is the Kiosk Overpriced?

Is the Kiosk Overpriced?

Article by Espi Littlefield and Tei Kim

February 12, 2020

During activity, lunch, flex, or even between classes, the Kiosk is packed with students. It is perhaps ASIJ’s most popular place; any student, regardless of age or grade level has been there. Acting as ASIJ’s personal “combini,” many students agree that they spend more money at the Kiosk than an...

Bullet Journaling: Staying Organized, Artfully

Bullet Journaling: Staying Organized, Artfully

Article by Maia Macek, Writer

December 17, 2019

It’s that time of year when many of us are feeling the pressure of being a high school student at ASIJ. When a few days left until winter break we can sometimes slip out of some of the good habits that we started the year out with... or at least I can. Something that has really helped me and other ...

The Inside Track: Robin Lewis

The Inside Track: Robin Lewis

Article by Lisa Neureiter, Writer

December 17, 2019

In early October, ASIJ alum Robin Lewis ('07), spoke to ASIJ students about his high school life and the progression of his career. Lewis works as a consultant at the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, and runs Social Innovation Japan as well as MyMizu, Japan's first free water refill app that aims to ...

The Inside Track: Hannah Siegel

The Inside Track: Hannah Siegel

Article by Kai Kurosu, Writer

October 28, 2019

In late September ASIJ graduate Hannah Siegel (‘11) spoke to the high school in the first of this year’s Inside Track presentations. Siegel shared her stories about her high-school experiences here, her college experience at Bates College, and her current role at Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based company t...

Women Take the StuCo Spotlight

Women Take the StuCo Spotlight

Article by Emma Rekate, Writer, Photographer

September 21, 2019

Hanabi is back up and running for the 2019-2020 school year! Now that students have found their rhythm in the new year, take some time to get to know this year's Student Council executives. Last April, the American School in Japan made  history by electing its first entirely female executive Student ...

Spillin’ the Tea on Conservatism at ASIJ

Spillin' the Tea on Conservatism at ASIJ

Article by Ann-Li Hitosugi and Masa Kawasaki

April 10, 2019

Submission: A lot of the people at ASIJ who lean conservative say that they feel "discriminated against." (I assume they are using the term lightly, but why say it if you don't feel that way to a certain extent?) Why is that? Does this mean because ASIJ tends to lean liberal, people who lean cons...

What’s The TEAlio? Social Groups and Parties at ASIJ

Seniors Ann-Li Hitosugi and Masa Kawasaki discuss the library, one of the two locations in which most high schoolers spend their breaks.

Article by Ann-Li Hitosugi and Masa Kawasaki

December 5, 2018

Submission: Why is it that if you don't hang out in the Book Locker Room, you are literally not invited to any parties (no shade intended)? I'm not blaming the BLR people, it's actually a frustration I have with the non-BLR people for being so boring (lol). But seriously tho, everyone knows what's ...

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