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Year of the REdiculous

They say it hits you during the summer, in that 80′s rom-com kinda way. Your Chevy Malibu is parked on a ridiculously scenic beach while “In Your Eyes” blares at the appropriate decibel, and in a moment of existential clarity you know: this is senior year and it’s going to be tubular to the max. […]

Bottlenose Dolphin’s Signature Whistles May Be Proof of ‘Naming’ 

Photo Credit: Patrik Jones via Compfight A recent study, approved June 19, 2013, might hold serious implications concerning the communication of Bottlenose Dolphins. Dolphins are often considered to be one of the most intelligent animals, ranking second only to humans in many circumstances. I believe, our definition of intelligence is too abstract to apply to other species. However, this paper […]

3 ways to fix your boring weekend: August 29th-31st

Looking for things to do this weekend? Tired of your usual weekend plans of going into town every evening? Then check out this list of things to do for the weekend of August 29th!   What: Zurcher Theater Spektakel Where: Behind Bahnof Wollishofen on the Lake Side When: This is the last weekend for the […]

Everything You Need to Know about Ebola

Unsettling news has come out of West Africa this summer. The worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history has killed 1427 and sickened another 1188. While the virus itself is fatal, the deadliest part of the outbreak is the lack of knowledge surrounding the worst affected regions. The way in which victim’s families are handling their […]

A New Kind of Apocalypse

June 18, 2014, “Stuart Pimm says planet earth’s time is running out.” During our, geological, blimp of time on this planet we’ve managed to change the chemical makeup of our atmosphere, cause the possible collapse of fisheries, and of course, drive species to extinction through our callous unconcern. Pimm writes, “If humans don’t change their behaviour […]

Independent CWW Madrid 2014

18 June 2014

Over the course of one week Chloe and I visited several landmarks in Madrid and were lucky enough to stay with a family with whom we only spoke Spanish: although mentally exhausting, we managed to put our Spanish skills to the test by communicating solely in their native language.  We made it our goal to […]

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CWW Morocco 2014

18 June 2014

A riddle to consider: Twenty kids jump into a pool only containing water. 24 heads pop up. How? It’s fair to say that the students going on the CWW Morocco trip didn’t know what to expect. Before the trip we had limited knowledge of exactly how conservative Morocco was, and the activities we would be […]

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CWW Russia 2014

18 June 2014

  Our CWW trip to Russia involved an exploration of Russian culture, history and art in the two renowned cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russian history begins in the Kievan Rus, initially a small state founded by the vikings. Since that time, Russia has seen several distinct and contrasting political stages – dynastic empire, […]

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Independent CWW Kilimanjaro 2014

18 June 2014

On June 1st, six ZIS IB men, embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. After an exhausting journey on Qatar Airways’ worst plane, the group arrived at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania. The group only got to rest for one day at Versace Villa Moshi where they showered, used toilettets, and ate warm […]

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CWW Beijing 2014

18 June 2014

Beijing: Old and New To say we experienced a culture shock the past week is an understatement, but the way Beijing differed from our lives in Zurich is what made it so memorable. Having been warned about the hard beds, rice pillows and repetitive food by last years group everyone was a little wary going […]

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CWW Sardinia 2014

18 June 2014

To sum up Sardinia in a few words, would not do it justice. It is a place of wonders and clear blue skies. Sardinia was a brief liberation from the otherwise ordinary life of students. Though we understand the necessity of our studies, it is important on occasion to distance ourselves, to recognize the value […]

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CWW Oman 2014

18 June 2014

On June 8th, a group of ZIS students left for Oman. Most of these students would later say that this trip was the best trip they’ve ever been on. On the first day, we drove from the airport in Muscat to Nizwa, where we would be spending the night. Nizwa was more or less our […]

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Independent CWW Kyrgyzstan 2014

18 June 2014

As TA flight 348 touched down at Manas Intl. Airport at 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, we were desperately hoping someone from Community Based Tourism- an eco-tourism organization- would greet us. A few minutes later the only people we found greeting us were taxi drivers who looked extremely questionable. They harangued us to pay them […]

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Independent CWW Cyprus 2014

18 June 2014

After getting my gear ready and putting on multiple layers of neoprene suits I took a big stride into the ocean, joining Arik (my cousin) and ‘SCUBA Steve’ (our diving instructor). As I purged the air out of my BCD, I sank down under the surface of the sea. Icy water filled my wetsuit, shorty, […]

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CWW New York 2014

18 June 2014

The New York trip could easily have been called the “walking around the city from 9:30 am until 10:00 pm” trip. Despite eating the “traditional” American food known as two fruit roll ups, Jolly Ranchers and Hershey’s chocolate, we were able to come back a somewhat stable weight. We can safely say we saw ‘most’ […]

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