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IISJ Musings: Life in the Time of COVID

IISJ Musings: Life in the Time of COVID

Binaura Wanigabaduge, Shreya Hazarika

June 26, 2020

Binaura Yashmitha Wanigabaduge, 5C COVID-19 has spread all over the world and millions of people are suffering. Many governments announced state lockdowns. No sightseeing, no kids’ time at the parks; it is truly a lockdown of our lives. However, it has led us to get involved in many new activities. ...

Embrace Your High School Experience

Embrace Your High School Experience

Jahnavi Kumar, Hibiki Reporter

June 26, 2020

As a middle school student, I had a lot of expectations for high school. It’s supposed to be the time when students decide to concentrate more during class, get more organized, make better friends, eat healthier, and so much more. Although it sounds exciting, you might encounter a few problems as you...

Online College Courses: Love It or Leave It?

Students must create an account to access any of the classes from this non-profit learning platform.

Anika Radhakrishnan, Reporter

June 26, 2020

In my search for something productive to do during the quarantine, I started an online course on a site called edX.org. It offers free online lectures from top universities like Harvard, UC Berkeley, MIT, and Boston University. My class was interesting, not too time consuming, but most importantly, it...

ChitChat: Never Have I Ever…

Never Have I Ever was produced by Indian American Mindy Kaling and is based on her growing up in Boston.

Dharshini Bharathi and Sahana Vijay

June 26, 2020

In ChitChat, Hibiki reporters discuss issues relevant to their experiences of growing up outside India. In this issue, Dharshini and Sahana talk about the new Netflix series Never Have I Ever that features an Indian family in America. It's a coming-of-age comedy series directed by Indian American Mindy Kaling. ...

Teachers Adapt to Online Classes at IISJ

Teachers Adapt to Online Classes at IISJ

Priya Mukkundi and Dharani Baskaran

June 26, 2020

As the pandemic continues, how effective are online classes? While convenient for IISJ students, faculty may not feel the same. However, with time and experience, IISJ teachers have adapted and embraced this new normal. "It was not easy to adapt to online teaching as I could not feel connected to ...

Recipes to Satisfy Your Pandemic Cravings

Recipes to Satisfy Your Pandemic Cravings

Manasvi Bardia, Reporter

June 26, 2020

With the virus lurking everywhere, going out to eat or even grocery shopping can be the kiss of death. Donut worry. This too shall pas-ta. Until then, these recipes will keep you satiated, no matter how empty your pantry may be. Kids, make sure you have an adult helping you at all times! Mug Pasta ...

Fun with Puzzles

Fun with Puzzles

Aditya Sundar and Pal Singwala

June 26, 2020

How well do you know IISJ? Challenge yourself with this crossword puzzle, but don't peek at the answers! Numbers more your thing? No worries. We've got two Sudoku puzzles for you. Puzzles can be downloaded by clicking on the icon that appears at the top right corner of the puzzle. In case they don't s...

Fun Podcasts and Websites

Fun Podcasts and Websites

Samran Shahid, Reporter

June 26, 2020

Here is a list of podcasts and websites we think you will like. Take a gander and tell us what you think. Podcasts 1. Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest is a wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast featuring Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. It is composed of witty young children having a conversation in a clas...

Tips for Looking Good During Zoom Classes

Tips for Looking Good During Zoom Classes

Anika Radhakrishnan, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Going to the mirror, fixing your hair, and trying to look like you didn't just wake up is every student’s nightmare. Now that IISJ classes are online and students are expected to have their video turned on during the Zoom sessions, the struggle is real. Here are some tips to help you overcome your ...

IISJ Musings: Life in the Time of COVID-19

IISJ Musings: Life in the Time of COVID-19

Arfazul Islam and Anisha Pillai, Guest Writers

May 15, 2020

Editor's Note: This column will feature guest submissions from our student body in which they write about life during the pandemic. Interested in seeing your essay here? Write to [email protected] Arfazul Islam, 4C During this virus season, I am staying at home. I only play games and study for 2-3 hours....

How to Receive Your Stimulus Money

How to Receive Your Stimulus Money

Aditya Sundar, Reporter

May 15, 2020

As part of Japan’s pandemic economic stimulus plan, the government will give ¥100,000 to every resident. Here is what you need to know to apply:  Who is eligible for the aid? There are no age or income requirements for the cash payment. Every resident in Japan who is on the Basic Resident Re...

State of Emergency: Time to Break Bad Habits?

JouAn Anne Chen is a counselor at Tokyo Mental Health

Abhiram Oggu, Reporter

May 15, 2020

What does the state of emergency present to you? A chance to surf the net? Recklessly procrastinate? Or an opportunity to break such bad habits for good? With ample time on everyone’s hands, counselors say this is the opportune moment to break bad habits.  “A habit is a simple routine we fall into,...

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