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Narrow Defeat for the Lions in Baden Riddle Me This: The Mad Hatter Guns and Their Place in America The December Air Asia Crash Is Zurich International School Changing Too Much? Varsity Boys Basketball Struggles In Budapest
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Narrow Defeat for the Lions in Baden

On the afternoon of Friday the 20th of February, the conditions were perfect for a Rugby match. The skies were a clear blue, the wind was still, and the winter sun shone down with the first tantalizing whispers of spring. It is unfortunate then, that our match was on Saturday, when we were greeted with […]


Riddle Me This: The Mad Hatter

“‘Why is a raven like a writing-desk?” As the drama builds in the theater department, I give you this riddle. Is this riddle as mad as the Hatter? Maybe you, like Alice want to say this to me, “I think you might do something better with the time than wasting it in asking riddles that […]

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Guns and Their Place in America

Guns. Possibly the most controversial topic in America today. Whether it’s the Right to Bear Arms or police shootings being discussed, firearms are never far from the news – and with horrific reason. On Wednesday the 21st of January, Kaleb Ahles shot himself in the chest with a .380 calibre handgun and later died. Kaleb […]


The December Air Asia Crash

On the 28th of December, a mere three days after Christmas, relatives and friends of those onboard Air Asia flight QZ8501 were given the news every traveler dreads: the plane that their loved ones were travelling on is reported missing. The flight, which left from Indonesia and was destined to Singapore with 162 people on […]


Is Zurich International School Changing Too Much?

We’re all International students here. A lot of kids go home and speak a different language with their parents. Some students have been in more than ten schools growing up. With the turnover rate of students here as high as it is, we really do need the school to be a hub of stability. So […]


Varsity Boys Basketball Struggles In Budapest

The Varsity boys had been struggling in the first few games of their season. This game them something to prove going into the SCIS European tournament in Budapest during the weekend of Friday the 23rd of January. Coach Burnham boarded the flight on Thursday morning with ten players, knowing that the team was going to […]


The Study Tips You Have Been Waiting For

February 2, 2015

Like it or not, sooner or later we will all probably have to take an exam. In fact, IB seniors have two such exams this week. Teachers, parents and other well-meaning people often like to say, “Don’t stress!” to their young scholars, without elaborating on how this might be done. One way to feel less […]

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The Forgotten Soldiers

January 26, 2015

Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting? It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength, and charges into the fray. It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the […]

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Why do we care about anything?

January 23, 2015

Procreation; you give to the next one down the line. That’s really all we’ve got. Society, government, money, religion, careers, nuclear families, monogamy: these are all just creative, socially accepted delusions that we impose on reality and gain some semblance of control over our lives. It gives us the illusion of choice and makes us […]

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The Unfortunate Truth Behind the Boko Haram Attack

January 21, 2015

In the first week of the New Year whilst most people were contemplating their hopes for the future, devastation hit the Nigerian regions of Baga and nearby Drogon Baga. Eyewitnesses speaking to the BBC talked of members of the extremist group Boko Haram unleashing gun attacks on the area. Amnesty International has since released satellite […]

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2014 Round-Up: Student Life Edition

January 19, 2015

  IB vs. AP has been a discussion long tired out at ZIS, and 2014 was no different for the redundant debate. The Lion’s Journal featured a bunch of different angles on the subject yet again in 2014. Feel free to read a couple, pick a side, and pettily fight for the program your parents probably chose […]

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Europe goes on a 20% off sale

January 19, 2015

On Thursday, January 15th, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoned its CHF-Euro minimum exchange rate, floating the Swiss franc against the Euro and devastating Swiss stocks in the process The Swiss Market Index (SMI) and currency markets reacted violently to this unanticipated change in policy. Stocks fell dramatically and the exchange rate for the Swiss […]

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Lift the Burka

January 16, 2015

I won’t tell you not to wear a burka (I don’t believe I have that authority), but I will ask why you are wearing it. I will ask you earnestly and without irony or hesitation, because I want to know whose choice it was, and who you think it is benefitting. I refuse to turn […]

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The Top 10 Defining Events of 2014

January 15, 2015

This past year we have experienced the wars, revolutions, and disasters that will end up in history books for generations to come. Despite threats of nuking the U.S and dangers of an international Ebola outbreak, it is reassuring to know that in 2015 we can still step back from these nuisances and worry about the […]

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“Manic” Movie Review

January 14, 2015

“Manic” (2001) plants the audience into the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution, where Lyle Jensen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a newcomer held for ruthlessly beating a kid with a baseball bat. The story contains a handful of ambiguity – about Lyle’s outbreak and the situation of the other teens in the ward. As the […]

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Livestreaming Concert Gala

January 13, 2015

Click here to be directed to the ustream channel that livestream the Concert tonight! Live streaming video by Ustream

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