Why do balls bounce?

Nearly 200 students at our school are spending their time after the last bell rings for the day learning, training, competing and representing our pack as sporty wolves in the gym. They are playing basketball, volleyball and soccer, and are going to play rugby and badminton in the future. With nearly 100 balls living on…

#3 Soviet-Afghan War: The Beginning of Action.

Let us take a step back. Today we reflect. Do you think we all believe in something? Believe it or not, the answer is yes. We might believe in God, or simply that cereal comes before milk, but whatever it is, belief is so common in our lives, that sometimes we don’t recognize it so…

To the Flowers on the Cusp of Blossoming

This piece is an essay about being a teenager, a time that is akin to the period in which flowers must wilt once December arrives, before blooming again with the visitation of spring.

แด่ดอกไม้ที่ยังไม่ผลิบาน แด่กิ่งก้านที่สุดจะแห้งเหี่ยว

งานเขียนนี้ เป็นบทความเกี่ยวกับการเป็นวัยรุ่น ที่เป็นเสมือนระหว่างช่วงเวลาที่ดอกไม้ตายลงเมื่อเดือนธันวาคมเยือนมาถึง ก่อนที่จะเบ่งบานใหม่อีกครั้งในฤดูใบไม้ผลิ

#2 Soviet-Afghan War Series: So what happened 42 years ago?

To understand why the Soviets intervened in Afghanistan on 24th December 1979, we first need to go back a few decades.  In the 1950s and 1960s, Afghanistan was still a quite fragmented country. Most of the population lived in rural areas, in their own tribes, with their own laws and social structures to follow. But…

Black History Month – Playlist

Black History Month is celebrated from Februray 1st to this upcoming March 1st. BHM was recognized in 1976 in order to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of people of African descent in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” In order to remember and celebrate black culure, the KIS Today team…

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

In the jungles bordering the budding city of Leopoldville, a man fatefully killed and ate a chimpanzee nearly a century ago. Unbeknownst to him, the chimpanzee carried a variant of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which would ultimately mutate to become HIV-1 and HIV-2 during the years to come.

Are Our Emotions the Problem?

This is a thinking out loud piece, mind to paper. These are just my opinions and are unsubstantiated by any research.  There are a dozen metaphors I could use to describe the climate crisis in a digestible, less frightening way than what reality presents. I’ll begin with one of the more comical ones.  Imagine you…