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ZIS Speed Tour of Zurich: SOLA Lauf

When it comes to relay races, there’s no denying that the SOLA Lauf takes the crown. To participate in the 115km loop around Zurich, you’ll need to gather another 13 likeminded, crazy (in a good way) runners to join you.  As such, in typical ZIS XC fashion, 14 runners (made up of students, teachers, and […]

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Lions’ Tennis Team Wins SCIS!

This weekend the ZIS Tennis team crossed the lake to participate in the Sports Council of International Schools (SCIS) championships at ICS Zurich. ZIS would be joined by hosts ICS, as well as MIS (Munich), AISV (Vienna), VIS (Vienna), IZSL (Zug & Luzern) and ISB (Basel). ZIS came home as the overall victors thanks to […]

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Lions Softball Crowned SCIS Champions!

This past weekend the Zurich Softball team travelled to Vienna to play at the SCIS tournament, a competition that the hosts American International School of Vienna (AISV) had won for the past five consecutive years. The girls were looking forward to the challenge of playing a division 1 team. On Friday 13th the tournament began […]


ZIS Golf Team Destroys in Vienna

The ZIS Golf team met up at the Zurich Airport at 5:30 am on Thursday morning to travel to Vienna. The six athletes, three boys and three girls, set out for their practice round after they landed. It started raining shortly after everyone finished their 18 hole practice round and traveled home with their housers. […]


Voting for Hillary Won’t Make America Great Again

In November, Americans will have the opportunity to break with tradition and elect the first female president. According to the USA Today’s presidential poll tracker, Clinton has a 4.4% lead against Bernie Sanders. Clinton has more White House experience than Sanders, having been the First Lady from 1993 to 2001 and Secretary of State from […]

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Tennis Team Steps Up Against Frankfurt

Over this past weekend, the ZIS tennis team went to Frankfurt to play against the Frankfurt Warriors. Despite being a friendly, the Lions knew there would be interesting competition due to Frankfurt being a division higher than us (D1, D2). In the girls’ singles, Annabell Nørregaard (‘17) had a tough loss against one of the strongest […]


Lions Track and Field Team Win Yet Another Meet

May 3, 2016

This Friday, the ZIS track and field team hopped on a bus and took off to a race in Geneva. There was a one night stop over at a youth hostel in Lausanne. Although little sleep was received by the athletes, the team still won the SGIS overall! After an early start and 30 minute […]

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Lions’ Softball Beat Frankfurt for the First Time!

May 2, 2016

During the past weekend, Lions softball traveled to Frankfurt International School (FIS) to play four games. This is a team that Zurich have repeatedly lost to, but learned a lot from. Ready for the challenge, the ZIS team was looking forward to taking on the consistent division one team. In the first game Zurich got […]

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The Inevitability of the End

April 27, 2016

I’m going to preface this by saying that this goodbye is probably riddled with clichés and absolute cheesiness. You will most likely eye-roll at one point while reading this. Normally, if it wasn’t me who had written this, I would probably be one of you too but now that I have the perspective of the […]

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Lions’ Tennis Team Friendly vs. Munich

April 26, 2016

Last Friday, the ZIS Varsity tennis team traveled to Munich for a “friendly” against MIS. The purpose of this weekend wasn’t to come out triumphant against the newly Division 1 Munich team, but rather to take this opportunity to practice against a relatively strong team. Therefore, it can be said that the weekend was a success. Despite our […]

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Mig and the Bois Triumph at Battle of the Bands

April 25, 2016

Last Friday, April 22nd , ZIS hosted the second annual Battle of the Bands. It was a night jam-packed with laughter, banter between the judges and the MC’s (mostly comprised of Mr. Hoke taking his role as a judge a bit too seriously, ‘judging’ the audience as well as the performances), and of course, a plethora of musical […]

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Great Weekend for Lions Softball

April 25, 2016

On Saturday April 23rd, the Lions softball team took on three games against International School of Basel (ISB), International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) and Munich International School (MIS). The day began with an early game against MIS. The girls went in with a positive attitude, but were unable to score any runs within […]

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An Open Letter to the Construction Worker Who Catcalled Me While I Was Running

April 23, 2016

The sole cause of this letter was not my encounter with you, but rather the repetition of similar occurrences. In this incident, I was running along the Sihl River. As I passed you, I was mocked with ironic clapping and sardonic compliments. Although my Swiss German skills are limited, I understood enough to feel uncomfortable. […]

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Luedtke (‘17) dominates Gruyere

April 23, 2016

On Thursday the 21st of April 2016 the ZIS golf team traveled to the sunny Gruyere, a province in Fribourg. The upper school had a team of 9 athletes compete against 4 other International schools. With great weather conditions, nothing stopped the Lions to play a few impressive rounds of golf. Both Natalia Vazquez Fentanes […]

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First Time at Fieldwork

April 22, 2016

IB Year One’s spent the weekend near the charming village of Leysin in order to collect data for their Internal Assessments. This trip prepared them with all the information necessary in order to complete their IAs. Students were required to complete fieldwork where they measured aspects of the river such as velocity, discharge, erosion and […]

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Zurich Softball Dominate Basel in Successful First Game

April 20, 2016

On Friday April 15th, the softball team took on Basel for their first game of the season. With a promising new team, the girls were confident going into the game. Starting in the field, Zurich were tight and allowed only 2 runs in the entire game. There was an impressive double play from Nicki Fitlin […]

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