Show us a smile

By Marcus A common issue faced by so many around us, yet nothing is changing Come on now, show us a smile. A line used by parents to cheer up their child. A line used by sympathetic friends to reassure their friend. A line that unfortunately, has now been strongly associated with creepy detestable men […]

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Take No Offense, “Snowflakes”

By Diya Warning: the contents of this article may be offensive to some people… but then again, isn’t everything? In the 21st century, social media has taken the world by storm. As we become more aware of issues and beliefs around us, we try to understand and sympathize with everyone. However, in an increasingly interconnected […]

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Criticized for Following the Rules? AFLW picture Controversy

By Lachlan “About an inch away from seeing the full ham sandwich.” This was just one of the derogatory comments made towards superstar athlete, Tayla Harris, on the photo above. The controversy arose via criticism claiming that too much of her crotch is showing. This led to talks about equality throughout dual gender sports. Tayla […]

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One billion people, one behaviour?

By Nishtha Generalisation at its best can be noticed in Indian stereotypes and it needs to reduce. Can one of the largest world populations act in a uniform way despite having different climates, food, dance, clothing and religion? Do Indians love dancing? Yes, in fact, no Bollywood movie is complete without an Indian dance and […]

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Mental Toughness vs Technical Skill. Which Wins Games?

Do negative thoughts and self-blame ever cause you to struggle during a sports game? The horror of lacking the mental toughness needed to compete against your opponent is frightening, but standing against your opponent with undeveloped skill is even scarier. Technical skill in elite sports is more significant than mental toughness. While the need for […]

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Equal Pay for Equal Play

The US men’s national soccer team did not even qualify for the last FIFA Men’s World Cup. In the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the US women brought home gold. Not to worry, though. The US national soccer men’s team salary is still about three times the amount of the women’s team yearly salary. The […]

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Tokyo Olympics

By Mahiro Nishiwaki The 2020 Olympics should not be held in Tokyo. First of all, as construction begins for the 2020 Olympic Games, thousands of people are being evicted from their beloved homes. Can you imagine if your home was being destroyed by government? The demolition of a public housing complex in the Kasumigaoka will […]

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Let Gold Be Golden

By Youjin Ok Standards, regulations, laws. These promises suggest a sturdy frame but actually, nothing substantial is inside: like a shell without pearls. Conscience, morality, discretion. In the end, these essences will remain to the last. No matter how many tests, ongoing controls and rules are put into place, unless Olympic athletes and we all […]

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Cricket Is Religion. ISKL Needs A Shrine

By Nishan Mahesh We all know it’s the second most popular sport in the world, played and appreciated by more than one-third of the world’s population. Yet it still happens to be disregarded and mocked in the most bizarre venue ever: An International School, a family for freedom, of our speech, and of our opinions. […]

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