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A short book review by Irene Chun on Murakami's The Elephant Vanishes
This is an International Women's Day special regarding the inspirational story of three women who left everything behind in hopes of becoming future role models for the young women of the 19th century and an inspiration for the upcoming young women trying to make a change in the world of medicine.
With the rise of social media, we've been provoked to wonder what that has meant for how we see and present ourselves. We are limited by trends, by categories, and by the desire to fit in. And of course, it sells: the more we wish to conform to the ever-changing fashion craze, the more products will be sold. In this article, I ponder on this matter.
This article gives an overview of the Itaewon Halloween Crowd Crush that occurred last year. It delves into similar cases in the past to discuss how such incidents can be prevented in the future.
Thoughts on the impacts that the Metaverse can have on society, and evaluating the potential dangers of its dreamlike allure.
Wordle, once a beloved online word puzzle game, has lost its charm. Find out what caused the downfall of this simple yet visually appealing game and why it's no longer a favorite among players.
Now that the longest-reigning monarch in British history has died, what happens next?
Marking the end of the fall-season sports, this article explores the Highschool Varsity Tennis team and their several achievements this year.
This article talks about Gerhard Richter's artworks and the perspective I gained from his different art techniques and applications.
We are, once again, welcoming new teachers in this 2022-2023 school year! This feature is a small introduction to four of our many new MS/HS teachers.
To examine the mummy, we used to rip the coffin apart and damage it in order to look through. However, in our present days, mummies can be “digitally” unwrapped by CT scanners without being ruined. This incredible technology unveiled secrets that had been kept buried for billions of years.
Everyone has undoubtedly been told at some point in their life about the importance of sleep or that they need to sleep for nine hours every day. While many say such things, they only perceive sleeping as a time to rest– without truly understanding the sciences behind it. As modern society continues to expand its scientific knowledge, this article helps with understanding what happens during sleep and why it is essential for our wellbeing and daily lives.
An interview wth alumni Alexandra Street and Christina Ono (Class of '16) gives insight into the information they wish they knew when they were planning on studying law, and what lay ahead of them.
Everyone knows that a diamond is a girl's best friend, but not everyone knows exactly why. Diamonds hold great materialistic value and are a prominent symbol of wealth. However, they are also a symbol of marriage and have since long been one of the many factors to classify it as so. This article will dive into how diamonds became a symbol of marriage, and why they continue to be so even in this time and age.
I believe that most of us have tried KFC’s delicious, crispy golden-brown chicken that leaves a savory taste to linger in our mouths – that is, the chicken that is sold at 400 pieces per minute. When we walk into the store, we are immediately welcomed by the ‘face of KFC’: a white-suited grandpa wearing a beaming smile on his face. Yet, many of us may not be aware of how this fast-food chain that we now love came to be. This article will introduce the inspiring yet tragic story of KFC founder Colonel Sanders.
As queer representation in the media has evolved over time, how does it present itself in the world in our times right now? This editorial will dive into the queer representation in recent media, with special attention directed towards "Cruella" and "Dinsey's First Gay Character".
This opinion piece dives into why artifacts in museums should be repatriated, from one side of the argument. It explores the concept of "repatriation" itself and how the first choice surrounding such situations should be given priority to the main nations involved with case.
A timeline of events and issues following the four-year saga of Komuro Mako and her husband, Kei Komuro.
At the beginning of the year, we warmly welcomed new faculty, staff, and students into our Seisen community. In this article, I will introduce our five new teachers (some fun facts!) at the MS/HS Department, Mr. Patrick, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Alatini, Mr. Lawton, and Ms. Jimenez, and cover their transition into Seisen, thus far.
Let this article serve as a portal to prepare everyone for all things Paralympic! There's a reason why we should be paying tributes to these notable Para athletes, and this article will tell you why.
The movie 'The Martian Child' is a story of a man adopting a boy who believes that he is from Mars. I really liked this movie and I hope you will too!
Exploring the dilemma of to what extent college is worth it, given the significant inflation in tuition fees and overwhelming student debt. (If too long to read, please read at least the ending!).
What are the plants that can be used as a plant and how can we grow them.
This article focuses on the decline in Japan's birth rates, a crucial matter in recent years, and how COVID-19 has impacted the situation.
This article explores the accomplishments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the time she served as the U.S. Supreme Court Justice, mainly on women's rights and gender equality.
An article covering Kamala Harris' childhood and career breaking down her main sources of inspiration for delving into the world of politics.
In this article, the athletes from each sport have shared their opinions on the changes coronavirus has had on their season, including the ups and downs.
If you would like to learn more about some fun facts about 5 teachers at Seisen, read this article!
Here are my top 5 book recommendations for the Christmas break! The books cover different genres that are appealing to all types of readers.
SAT/ACT test centers should remain open for the following reasons discussed in the article.
An overview of the several problems that have arisen due to the detrimental impacts of overexploitation.
This article introduces the new student-led ELs, the inspiration behind them, the activities they do during meetings, and what students can learn from them.
Concrete and practical advice as well as secrets uncovered to launch you on your journey of self-discovery.
Who is Yoshihide Suga? An article on the backgrounds and views of the new Prime Minister of Japan.
Learn about the differences between anime and manga and why it is appealing to so many types of audiences!
Insight into the case of Breonna Taylor, a victim of racism and police brutality.
Through interviews with most of the Head of Departments at Seisen International School, this article explores the rationale behind its curriculum and potential for reform.
In this interview, ex-officer Greg J. Ingle tells his story of nearly a decade in a broken system—and why he left to advocate against it.
The discussion of recent events of police brutality in the midst of the protests and the reforms being pushed to make a difference in our society
In a time of revolutionary change and increased awareness surrounding systemic oppression, it's important as a school to reflect on the role that we play and work to reform our curriculum.
This article's main purpose is to give people an idea of what their dreams might indicate and what the real purpose of your dreams are. Are they important or not? Read more to find out.
The Seisen Varsity basketball team headed off to Thailand for five days of service and culture to compete in the Chiang Mai baskeball tournament.
Debate in Seisen and its advantages
Coronavirus recently spreading around the world. Here is what it means for you.
In the Grade 7 Ski Trip, the students enjoyed an opportunity to unplug, enjoy nature, and break out of their comfort zone.
When will corporations and politicians begin fulfilling their social responsibility? With the rise of the "woke capitalism" movement, this may become a reality.
Shinji Negi, a former wheelchair basketball player, came to Seisen and delivered an inspiring performance. Through the opportunity of interviewing the athlete, we learned more about his personal life and advice for future players.
Ms.Cristina has been a counsellor here at Seisen for 3 years. Not only is she a role model for many students, but also a helping hand in their times of great need. In this in-depth interview with her, we focus on sharing what it's like to be a counsellor and much more, with the students and faculty at Seisen.
Designer Babies and its advantages
The smell of cleaning detergents, a widely regarded fragrance, permeating schools, are posing severe risks, not limited to depression, anxiety, birth defects, infertility, multiple chemical sensitivity(MCS), intractable diseases, and degenerative diseases such as cancer, merely due to ignorance.
Is censorship ever the solution?
The Underlying Dangers of “Joker”
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Fall Band Festival
An interview with Mr. Lee about being a father
Memes and the Tourism Problems Behind It
In 2020, we have to stop the nonsense of talking and start acting.
Why Friends is a cultural phenomenon
How to determine whether a charity is reliable or not
The terrifying Japanese neo-nationalists: Netouyo
canyons trip 2019
The importance of redefining masculinity
introducing the new teachers
The 2019 Wabi-Sabi Fall Play!
Comparison between the original Lion King and the 2019 Lion King
A terrifying Japanese urban legend
House Picnic 2019
2019 XC Finals
The deleterious impacts of bullying are enlightened in this article.
A recap of Festival of Nations
Greta Thunberg's potent speech at the United Nation’s Climate Action Summit left a legacy.
The Environmental Action Initiative EL at Seisen led by Mr Bevan
The JV Tennis Jamboree was a learning experience for many.
This summer, I traveled to Cambodia and was completely taken aback by their current living circumstances. This article not only sheds light on the haunting history of the Khmer Rouge along with its little-known repercussions to today's Cambodia, but also what I took away from this experience.
The 12th Grader's trip to Seoul marks the first overseas grade trip at Seisen.
We wind back the clock to investigate the origin of the annual St. Raphaela Day of service.
This is a movie review for the Greatest Showman (2018).
This article covers the cultural aspects of the Grade 8 Hiroshima trip.
This article captures the triumphant role of social media in senior prank day.
The Grade 10 students visited Kyoto and Nara on a 4 days/3 nights trip and explored Japanese culture and strengthen bonds between their friends.
The Spring Musical features the 1947 musical comedy production, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown". Three students from Seisen were cast, and all put forth an excellent performance! The students share their inputs on overcoming obstacles, as well as their motivation to audition for the musical.
The Uyghurs are being eradicated of their ethnic identity. Here's how this started.
The issues posed by climate change, including the outbreak of anthrax
A new taiwanese in Sangenjaya soft-serve cafe boasts over 100 unique flavors.
All the changes in Seisen since 2018 summer.
An insight on what exactly the API cross country trip entails.
The annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary's was a success. Here are the voices from two singers, what it feels like to be new and how it feels to say goodbye.
How has the policy evolved over the years and what should we do to navigate through the complicated controversy that currently surrounds it?
Both seniors and freshmen describe what the first MUN conference of the year was like and how it helped them in their MUN skills.
The annual brain bowl competition provides a wonderful opportunity for Seisen students to adapt to various learning and life skills.
First of the "Just Seisen Things" comic series.
The 2018 FON featured new booths, along with the classics, ending another year with success!
In our constantly evolving world, with technology easily replacing manpower, how can we ready the next generation, if we tie them down to the current norms? This article explores the lack of creativity in our current educational systems, and the importance of reshaping the mindsets of people on the creative arts
The Grade 11ʻs kicked start their school year with a canyons trip and bonded with friends.
2 Seisen almuni, Lisa Torio and Alisa Yamasaki, share their stories on their careers as multicultural female journalists.
The people behind the scenes who are the true hard workers of Seisen.
Mr. Lee shares his experiences with teaching and gives advice on "loving to learn."
The controversy behind HPV vaccinations and its effects on the Japanese population.
This article covers Dr. Barnum's impact on the Seisen singers involved in Honor Choir.
The Kindergarten students traveled to Kinuta for their yearly tradition of relaxing and enjoying nature.
Grade 9 students meet the Seisen Nagano girls on a homestay trip, and create lasting friendships with their host sisters.
Take a look at the day-to-day adventures of a student-athlete in Chaing Mai!
Exploring the interesting use of "Janglish" commonly spoken by International students.
A guideline on how to survive IB.
Read about '18 class trip, the first ever senior trip to Hokkaido.
Read here to find out how the Middle School bowing went.
Ms Social faces attendee decline as students prefer chatting on their phones, rather than going to a dance to socialise.
The seniors travelled to Hokkaido for their grade trip and enjoyed delicious local cuisines.
Here is a behind the scenes of the dedicated senior debaters.
The exciting Duke of Edinburgh camping Trip in September of 2017
The new 7th graders describe their transition into middle school.
Behind-the-scenes of the head of Seisen, Ms. Rogers.