News: Taliban sweeps in as US withdraws from Afghanistan (Vice)

“Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military, who is better trained, better equipped and more competent in terms of conducting war.”  – President Joe Biden, USA   Despite these words of assurance by the US President, the Taliban has made significant gains after a peace deal was…

The Unknown Stories of Rocky I

Rocky (or Rocky 1) is the first movie of the movie saga Rocky that now includes 8 movies. Released in 1976, it is directed by John G. Avildsen (Karate Kid, Save the Tiger), and written by Sylvester Stallone. Sylvester also plays in the film alongside Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith. The first Rocky…

Doctor Anthony Fauci’s email leak: Is Covid a man-made virus?

If you’ve seen the news recently, chances are you’ve seen the email leak of Doctor Fauci. Who is he, and why does it matter?  Anthony Fauci is one of America’s most well-known and respected doctors who has worked along with each president after Ronald Reagen. His most well-known work is his revolutionary clinical trials for…

Microwaves

To celebrate the end of my summative week, today we’ll be talking about an appliance I’ve been using to make a lot of late-night stress snacks to help me cope with said summative week: The Microwave oven! I’ve always found microwaves to be an everyday magic, you put food in and it comes out hot,…

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

(Continuation from Part 1)  After meeting each other in Berlin, Charles Othniel Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope both get along for a very brief period of time, however after Marsh’s betrayal both are now locked in a war (and by war, this actually means publishing mean articles about each other)… The 1870’s came, and the…

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…

KIS Opinion: Discrimination Against Dharma

DISCLAIMER: this is an opinion piece. KIS Today, or KIS International School does not endorse or disapprove the messages or opinions that is presented in this article. Dharma: Dhar·ma/ˈdärmə/ An aspect of truth or reality. (in Indian religion) the eternal and inherent nature of reality, regarded in Hinduism as a cosmic law underlying right behaviour…