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The Forgotten Soldiers Why do we care about anything? The Unfortunate Truth Behind the Boko Haram Attack 2014 Round-Up: Student Life Edition Europe goes on a 20% off sale Lift the Burka

The Forgotten Soldiers

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 […]

Why do we care about anything?

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 […]

The Unfortunate Truth Behind the Boko Haram Attack

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 […]

2014 Round-Up: Student Life Edition

  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 […]

Europe goes on a 20% off sale

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 […]

Lift the Burka

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 […]

The Top 10 Defining Events of 2014

15 January 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

14 January 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

13 January 2015

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

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Charlie Hebdo: What You Need to Know

12 January 2015

On Wednesday the 7th of January, at 11:30, Chérif Kouachi along with his brother Saïd broke into the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo located in Paris. A mere five minutes later, the two gunmen emerged, having just killed a total of 12 people – the aftermath of which sparked global outrage demanding our right […]

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TEDxYouth brings exploration to Zurich on March 14th

12 January 2015

On March 15th 2014, students from ZIS organized the event TEDxYouth@Adliswil. This year, TEDxYouth is coming back better than ever as TEDxYouth Zurich on March 14th. Organized by ten ZIS 12th and 11th grade students, TEDxYouth Zurich has expanded in-order to allow a greater range of youths to attend and enjoy the event. With the theme […]

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There’s a New F-Bomb in Town

05 January 2015

Back in 2014, so long ago, I began the ever so fleeting first semester of my senior year. It’s funny, being the oldest in the school gives you a pedestal to stand on, from which nothing else seems important or relevant. In part, I can’t deny, this is because you think you’re ‘all that’ and […]

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PAMUN 2014: A Plethora of Perspectives

12 December 2014

A day in the life of a press member Thursday December 5th, 9:00 AM, stood outside the UNESCO BUILDING in Paris. ‘Well this is official.’ Walk up the steps to the entrance and glimpse security, ‘proper official.’ These are my first impressions of the PAMUN ’14 conference which I was attending as a member of […]

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The Study Habits of the Modern Age: Some Pre Break Wisdom

11 December 2014

“If your GPA, social life, sleep schedule, or health is suffering, your study habits may be the culprit,” said USA Today’s College section. They have said that multitasking is the worst thing that a student could do when studying. Yet, everyone has that extra tab open or a phone nearby. Even so, with all of […]

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Paying Your Passion

10 December 2014

  The Premier league is one of the most popular footballing leagues in the world- millions of fans attend games each year to watch their favorite teams and support the football club. However, ticket prices in the premier league is a hugely speculated issue which is growing throughout the world of football as many fans […]

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People need to accept that sexism is a problem in cinema

09 December 2014

I recently discovered a study undertaken by the University of Southern California that detailed the representation of women in various countries across the world in cinema. This ranged from roles in production, to the characters themselves. I found some of the information truly disappointing. For example, the study found out that only 23% of the […]

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