Seisen Post

Seisen Post (Student Newspaper of Seisen International School in Tokyo)

Winner for "BEST ONLINE STUDENT NEWS SITE" 2021 Julio Awards 

What Happens During Sleep
'Bend. Snatch. And Get that Tea' Things My Seniors Never Told Me
The Secret Behind "The Wizard of Oz" according to Henry Littlefield
How Diamonds Became a Symbol of Marriage
Colonel Sander's Message
Queer Representation in the Media - ‘Cruella’ and “Disney’s First Gay Character”
Meritocracy through the Lens of College Applications
Why Artifacts in Museums Should Be Repatriated
Are You Using the Right Mask?
BookTok: 'It Ends with Us' by Colleen Hoover
How Pretentious is Too Pretentious? The Secret History Says It’s a Lifestyle
The Ponytail that Sent Japanese Media into a Frenzy
Further Introduction to the New Teachers: How are they Settling in?
Everything You Need to Know About the Paralympics!
Looking Back on the Tokyo Olympics!
Movie Review: The Martian Child
Is College Worth It?
Plants that can be part of the interior
The Fall in Japan's Birth Rates
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: An Icon of the Supreme Court
The Early Days of Kamala Harris
How are the Sports Seasons like During the Pandemic?
Learn About These 5 Incredible Teachers at Seisen
5 Books to Make Your List This December
Mummy Returns: Rediscovery

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. 

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What Happens During Sleep

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.

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How Diamonds Became a Symbol of Marriage

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.

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Colonel Sander's Message

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.

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Why Artifacts in Museums Should Be Repatriated

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.

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Further Introduction to the New Teachers: How are they Settling in?

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.

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Is College Worth It?

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!).

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Why Do People DREAM?

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.

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Wheelchair Basketball with Shinji Negi

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.

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What It's Like to Be a Counsellor

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.

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The Enemy of Humanity and our Earth: Petrochemicals

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. 

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Exploring Appalling Untold Stories in Cambodia: Why We Need to Use Privilege to Serve Communities

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. 

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Spring Musical April 12-14, Features "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

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.

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Growing Out of Creativity

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 

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