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GPA Investigation Part Two: The Student’s Perspectives

March 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Students use GPA every day of their academic careers, and yet their opinions are often overlooked when it comes to how the system works. What are the student’s views on GPA? Does it affect their lives drastically? Do they like it? For this article, four different students were interviewed. These four students all have different GPAs and viewpoints on the role [...]

Déjà Vu on Oscar Night

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

On February 26, 2017, The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held. While this was a celebration and moment to rejoice, it was tainted by a blunder. When it was time to announce the best picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were invited to announce the result. On stage, they were handed an envelope with the winner inside. When Beatty opened the envelope, he was [...]

The Case of Edward Snowden

March 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you asked someone to describe Edward Snowden in one word, you might get an answer ranging from “patriot” to “traitor”. These words are antonyms of one another, yet both descriptions work depending on how you look at Edward Snowden. He is a man subjected to intense controversy, a man whose actions sparked worldwide debate over whether a government should [...]

Myths & Misconceptions

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Upon birth, we are designated a horoscope dependent on which month we were born in. This horoscope can determine a multitude of things about your life. Horoscopes predict your health, income, and even your love life. Although it may seem utterly ridiculous that something as irrelevant as date of birth can determine so many things about you, many people believe [...]

GPA Investigation Part 1: What is GPA?

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is GPA? Many students in ISB see it as everything to them. Although GPA is only one piece of the puzzle of your college applications and your success in life, it is seen to many as the most vital piece. A good GPA guarantees a good college which guarantees a good job which guarantees a good life. It guarantees you a good social standing and respect from your [...]

The IB Grading Scale: Is it a 1 or 7?

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Recently, ISB’s administration have begun looking at our grading policies (see “A to F or 1 to 7” published on Jan 27th on PantherNation for more details.) Mr. Bradley visited the Student Council, the PTA, the Faculty and many other organizations to spread the information of these changes. Below are some of the student responses… Sophomore Jungyoon [...]

The Sin of Misinformation

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recently labeled disinformation as “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”. He compared the media’s obsession with scandals to coprophilia (abnormal pleasure in feces) and the people’s consumption of these news as coprophagia (consumption of feces). In these quotes, the pope mentioned some events that have recently [...]

The System of Injustice

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Let me start right off by apologizing to those that are sick and tired of American politics. I know that having actual news fill the papers is a breath of fresh air from the year-long election race that was filled to the brim with questionable acts and statements from both sides. Please forgive me, but I think that this is far too important to ignore. The results of [...]

How to Survive GCW If You Did Not Get Your First Choice

December 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

  To all high school students: congratulations to everyone who got their first choice, and for the people who did not, we all pray for you.  It is always difficult when you do not get your first choice,  so here are eight tips on how to survive GCW if you were not given your first choice. Do not beg Mr. Vaughan to transfer you into another GCW.  It is not [...]
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