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Bubble Magik is located on the fourth floor of the Selfridges department store as well as the Ealing Broadway Shopping Center in London. The cafe opened in 2019, and provided shoppers with a large variety of bubble teas and iced coffee.

Bubble Magik beverages offer wide range of flavors

Maya Janssens and Ayla Rafiq February 27, 2024

Bubble Magik’s menu offers a broad range of variations on bubble tea, from familiar favorites to distinctive flavor combinations under. Bubble tea is a tea-based drink with chewy tapioca pearls or popping...

Coach Krupp rounds up the athletes trying out for the basketball team Nov.13. Shelby Yousey (’25) said that tryouts were a good start for team bonding and preparation. 
Tryouts were a lot of fun because because I got to show what I had been working on. I also think it helped with bonding.

Athletes reveal preseason training regimen, preparation

Noelle Quintin, Reporter February 23, 2024

For many athletes such as Siena Cesare (’27), perfecting a sport can require tedious hours of year-long training. Cesare usually practices tennis after school, and while she said she enjoys it most of...

The Baltimore Ravens, led by quarterback Lamaar Jackson, dominated the NFL this season. However, their playoff experience caused them to fall short of the Super Bowl.

Baltimore Ravens emerge as best NFL team despite postseason performance

Raj Chamria, Reporter February 22, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens cemented their status as the National Football League’s best team this season, boasting a league-leading record of 13 wins to four losses, the best record in the league. Their stellar...

English Teacher Phoebe Krumich graduates from the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English at Lincoln College of the University of Oxford Aug. 5, 2023. Krumich earned her Master of Arts degree in English over the course of seven summers, studying at campuses in Middlebury, Monterey, Oxford and Santa Fe.

Phoebe Krumich embraces passion for literature, writing through education

Sophia Bateman, Lead Features Editor February 21, 2024

English Teacher Phoebe Krumich spent the majority of her youth steering clear of becoming an educator. Nonetheless, the path to teaching had an inescapable pull. “Both of my parents are teachers and...

The Grammy Awards celebrate top musicians and their productions from the course of the year Feb. 5. Before the award presentations took place, stars walked the runway to show off their outfits.

Top 5 worst red carpet looks from the Grammy Awards

Isabella Gibson and Ailish Herrmann February 20, 2024

The Grammys, a prestigious awards ceremony for music presented by the Recording Academy, offers an opportunity for top designers to showcase their latest designs. While a dress code isn't explicitly stated,...

School administrators follow a distinct protocol when evaluating candidates during the hiring process. The school has continuously refined its teaching staff, ensuring ongoing improvements in all departments.

Inside the hiring process: faculty reflect on employment protocol

Ailish Herrmann, Media Team February 8, 2024

According to Director of Human Resources Meghan Gomm, when a teaching position becomes available, the school initiates a widespread global posting of the job opening. “We post the teacher position...

Businesses are exploiting tipped workers, by making them rely on customer tips. Tipping culture has gradually increased throughout the U.S. for countless years, which has negatively impacted workers’ financial and social well-being.

Tipping culture perpetuates harm for workers, consumers

Ailish Herrmann, Media Team February 7, 2024

After my friends and I finished our meals, having budgeted for what used to be a typical service tip of 15%, we were shocked by the bright light of the payment screen with percentages above what was customary...

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s goal to phase out smoking will save millions of lives and help reduce pressure on the NHS in the long run. Sunak announced the plans Oct. 4.

Rishi Sunak’s plan to phase out smoking must be passed

Biraj Khadka, Reporter February 6, 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced plans Oct. 4 to phase out cigarette smoking for the next generation, according to the BBC. If Members of Parliament pass the measure, the legal smoking age will be...

Students participate in the AMIS Honor Orchestra festival in Madrid, Spain April 22, 2023. The selected students for the Honor Orchestra Festival have prepared for months and will perform in the School Center.

School to host AMIS Honor Orchestra festival

Isabella Gibson and Ailish Herrmann January 30, 2024

The school will host the Association for Music in International Schools Honor Orchestra Jan. 31-Feb. 4. Schools from across Europe will come to the school to perform in the School Center Feb. 4 at 6:30...

Girls’ varsity basketball team members Cleo Destin (’26) and Kaavya Dubey (’27) do shooting drills to practice their basketball skills. Although it’s a large commitment, Dubey hoped to continue pursuing varsity basketball throughout high school. “I definitely plan on continuing to try out for basketball at school, probably until I’m a senior,” Dubey said.

Kaavya Dubey recounts basketball journey as only Grade 9 student on varsity team

Ayla Rafiq, Reporter January 26, 2024

Over 50 girls attended basketball tryouts Nov. 14-16, 2023, a large turnout compared to recent years. Everyone who tried out was placed on varsity, JV or JJV. Of the 14 girls selected to play for the...

Commuters are avoiding sitting on tubes with good reason. Videos have gone viral showing bugs climbing up passengers legs, according to the The Guardian.

London transport requires improved cleanliness standards

Sophia Hsu, Media Team January 24, 2024

Empty seats don't stay vacant for long on the London Underground. Bustling crowds of Londoners rush into the tube, fighting for a place to sit with no second thought. Recently, however, I have noticed...

According to the National Library of Medicine, students all work at different paces. Timed writing assessments have served as a barrier for some students to demonstrate their writing ability but have also taught students important skills.

Point Counterpoint: Should timed writing tests be discontinued?

Tara Behbehani and Inez Stephenson January 23, 2024

Yes - Inez Stephenson "Two minutes left," my teacher called out. To my dismay, the 20-minute window allotted for writing a paragraph on the Industrial Revolution had quickly disappeared. The stress...

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