The True Cost of Our Cheap Clothing: Rise in Waste

This article is the first of many within the series “The True Cost of Our Cheap Clothing”, which explores the exploitative world of the fast fashion industry within our very home: Thailand. This article will discuss the close relationship between the Thai population and fast fashion, as well as explore the connection between the Thai…

Fossil Feud!: A (Not) Brief Overview of the Bone Wars Part 1/2

Most often, gold rushes, or violent conflicts between cowboys and Native Americans are what takes center stage in media portrayals of the Wild West period (1870’s – 1890’s). However, during this time another lesser known conflict was brewing, a conflict both highly academically dishonest and morally reprehensible (IB students please don’t try this at home)…

Albums Reviewed: BBNG2

BBNG 2 is an album by Canadian music group BADBADNOTGOOD, released on April 3, 2012.  I am a big fan of this band, and I think this is a great introduction to their style of music, as it features covers of musicians like Kanye West, Tyler The Creator, Gucci Mane and My Bloody Valentine.  My…

Diwali: The Festival of Light

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, the moment where each face turns into a blissful smile, the day when Indian culture becomes the reflection of our souls, the time when there is victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.  So when is Diwali? The festival typically takes place some time…

Japan

こんにちは (Kon’nichiwa) Can you guess the country that you will learn more about today? Yes, Japan it is! Read to find out more interesting facts about this country. Japan is an island country in the Pacific Ocean with thick urban communities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and a huge amount of places of worship and…

Huacachina

Huacachina, ever heard of this place? Nope. Well, read to find out more about the wonderful village.  Huacachina, a desert oasis and tiny village just west of the city of Ica in southwestern Peru. At its center are the green waters of the Huacachina Lagoon, ringed by palm trees and thought to have therapeutic properties….