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The Inevitability of the End

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 […]


Lions’ Tennis Team Friendly vs. Munich

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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Battle of the Bands 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

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 […]


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

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. […]


Luedtke (‘17) dominates Gruyere

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 […]


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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Catching up with the Colombian Ambassador for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

April 20, 2016

The annual Bandstand evening took place last Tuesday, with a successful and entertaining evening from the school’s music department. The Nepal Club and Barefoot Foundation served food to the audience, and split the money made between the two service groups. The Barefoot foundation (founded by Shakira) provides education for underprivileged children in Colombia. In support […]

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Track Team Shows Dominance Early in the Season

April 20, 2016

This weekend the ZIS middle and high school track teams made their way to Munich for their very first competition of the season. The select of 16 high school runners, 8 girls and 8 boys, started the competition of Friday, April the 15 and continued racing, jumping and throwing on Saturday. Although the first meet […]

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Trust, Vulnerability in Business

April 18, 2016

As people grow older, they tend to underemphasize their age or politely employ their by now seasoned equivocation. As a member of Generation Z, though, any achievement seems to receive credibility boosters by dropping the “Oh, by the way, I’m not 18 yet” humble brag. As a naïve entrepreneur trying to affect impactful change while […]

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Pies and Proprietorships

April 18, 2016

I make amazing pies. well not really, but as an example pies work well. Each Saturday, I make around 20 pies and sell them to friends and acquaintances. While other kids are playing sports or hanging out with friends, I spend hours alone in the kitchen. Everyone who has come in contact with my art, whether they […]

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Depression and Stress: Two Battlefronts for Mental Healthcare

Depression and Stress: Two Battlefronts for Mental Healthcare

April 14, 2016

At the dawn of the 21st century, we have begun to witness the constant changing of the world. A world bursting with industrial activity and high-tech innovations. But this dynamic environment doesn’t positively affect most people’s psychology. Two major mental health disorders have been studied since the 1900s, and are leading causes of suicide: depression […]

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TEDx Youth@Zurich

April 12, 2016

“Who thought of ‘the’ F-word when they first heard the theme, The F-Word?” Asked Tathyana Amaral (‘16), this year’s TEDxYouth @ Zurich project coordinator. Slowly but surely, on the afternoon of Saturday 5 March, audience members raised their hands; isn’t that what we all thought, at first impression? It was cleared up that ‘that’ word […]

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GIN Conference 2016 – Caring For Humanity, Our Duty

April 10, 2016

“We are just normal people, we didn’t come to make people afraid. We just want to live, we didn’t want to die,” said Hind, an Iraqi refugee in Luxembourg during the last session at the Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference 2016. The theme of the conference was Caring for Humanity, Our Duty. In between the […]

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The Importance of Voting

March 19, 2016

It is impossible to avoid the news circulating on the upcoming government elections occurring throughout the world. Whether it is all the controversy surrounding Donald Trump in US elections, potential Spanish government re-elections or our very own Student Council – voting is an essential part of the process in establishing presidential figures that the people […]

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