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The global nature of fashion has created a diverse industry with culture flooding from every corner of the globe. Curator Elisabeth Murray explains how the Victoria and Albert Museum’s current exhibition, Africa Fashion, showcases one part of the fashion world.

V&A Africa Fashion exhibition showcases African designers

Anna Reznick, Media Team February 7, 2023

Elisabeth Murray’s interest in fashion began with a fascination with clothing on display in museums, so it’s no surprise that her career has led her to a job in the fashion and textiles department...

Spotify has rolled out a new “Get Ready With Music” feature that creates a custom playlist matching both your outfit and the overall vibe of the day. The feature is entertaining to use, however, is not practical enough to become part of my daily routine.

‘Get Ready With Music’ Spotify feature provides personal entertainment

Zoe Karibian, Reporter December 5, 2022

When it comes to music streaming services, Spotify has long been the king of the hill. According to CNN, Spotify is the most popular streaming platform, with 350 million users and 150 million subscribers....

The Arsenal squad prepares for kick-off in the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Oct. 2. The game finished in a 3-1 victory to Arsenal, with new signing Gabriel Jesus scoring the team’s second goal against Tottenham, their local rivals.

Students, faculty analyze Premier League signings

Nassef Sawiris, Media Team November 3, 2022

Manchester City signed one of Europe's biggest prospects, Erling Haaland, from the Borussia Dortmund team as a replacement for former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero July 1.  Neel Roy (’25)...

 Kaila Brooks (’24), Amrita D’Souza (’23), Olivia Ford (’24) and Nick Ghantous (’23) consider their internship experiences. The WorkX program took place over the summer and allowed students to navigate a professional work environment.

Students attend WorkX program, share takeaways

Eden Leavey, Features Editor: Print November 1, 2022

Open to Grade 10-12 students, the WorkX summer program provides opportunities for students to gain work experience and speak with professionals in their fields of interest. Applications for WorkX are read...

New varsity boys soccer coach Danny Cook instructs players from the sidelines at the International School of Brussels Oct. 16. The team won against the International School of Brussels.

New boys varsity soccer coach Danny Cook shares aspirations for the season

Sophia Bateman, Media Team October 28, 2022

This year, Danny Cook assumed the position of boys' varsity soccer coach. Amid his first year as varsity coach, Cook shares his experience and engagement with the team. Cook has coached at the school...

The film “Blonde” follows the dramatized life and career of Marilyn Monroe, directed by Andrew Dominik. Since its premiere in September, the film has been criticized harshly with claims that it is exploitative of Monroe’s legacy.

New ‘Blonde’ film exploits Marilyn Monroe’s image, taints her legacy

Yasmine Rivera, Reporter October 25, 2022

Critics slammed Andrew Dominik’s newest film, “Blonde” at its release, with the movie only receiving more backlash when it was added to Netflix Sept. 28. After watching, I found it hard to disagree...

The fundamental principles of capitalism are at odds with sustainability. However, government policies and public awareness have shown to serve as avenues for capitalism to boost sustainable development.

Capitalism holds potential to catalyze sustainability

Antoine Warnery, Opinions Editor: Online October 25, 2022

In the afterword of his best-selling book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," Yuval Noah Harari warns that humans, through their frenetic search for personal comfort and amusement, are creating havoc...

The cities of Sindh in Pakistan flood in 2022. Monsoon rains and melting glaciers caused the flooding.

Pakistan floods prompt discussion around worsening effects of climate change

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online October 14, 2022

In June, a monsoon incited extreme flooding in Pakistan. The flooding has left one-third of the country underwater, destroying infrastructure, houses and agricultural land, according to The Guardian. Currently,...

Posters outlining the Fundamental British Values are pasted to the walls in every High School classroom. With the commencement of the 2022-23 school year, the school introduced a series of changes regarding pedagogy, student life and curriculum to adhere to requirements outlined by Ofsted.

School implements pedagogical, organizational changes adhering to Ofsted requirements

Grace Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

Editor's Note: Ofsted officials revisited the school Oct. 4, after which the school learned they had met all requirements, according to an email sent to the community Oct. 28 by Head of School Coreen...

After-school study hall is set up to take place Sept. 14 in classroom O-345. Students partaking in the study hall are required to remain in the room for the full 90-minute duration.

Students, faculty scrutinize new attendance policy

Sophia Bassi, News Editor: Online September 14, 2022

The administration introduced a new High School attendance policy for the 2022-23 school year, which includes enforced consequences for unexcused absences and tardies. To reflect the difficulty of the...

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