KIS SPOTLIGHT: Personal Project Exhibition 2022, Part II

The Personal Project Exhibition is an annual event hosted and organised by each year’s current cohort in the tenth grade. This article is the second of two which examines the Personal Project experiences of four students.

KIS SPOTLIGHT: Personal Project Exhibition 2022, Part I

The Personal Project Exhibition is an annual event hosted and organised by each year’s current cohort in the tenth grade. This article is the first of two which examines the Personal Project experiences of four students. 

Mfiti Mansion – Chapter One

Don’t let the pretty flowers fool you!

*As if summoned by my glance, the doors began to slowly groan open, the glowing gap between them widening with every screech of the copper plates against the floorboards. A pause. The silence of the air grew into a bloated minute of suspense. The only noise to pierce the silence was the lullaby of a far-off bird, humming melodically like a sorrowed bow against a violin. The doors began to stutter forward once more, and for the first time, I saw the patent leather shoes of Mister Francis.*

Devil’s Advocate Chapter 1

Mariko During this night, the rain fell more heavily than usual and I was looking out the window that was illuminated by passing cars and the dim street lights filled with drunk people who probably got kicked out by the bouncers working there laying around in the streets, I was spacing out of the bar…

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…