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Book Review: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
October 27, 2020

The Hate U Give is the story of Starr Carter and the aftermath of a life-changing experience. Her whole world is turned upside down when she witnesses the death of her friend, Khalil Harris, at the hands...

Thanks, COVID: Senior Year is Unchartered Territory

Thanks, COVID: Senior Year is Unchartered Territory
October 25, 2020

I'm a senior at IISJ. What should have been a fun year - bonding with friends, stressing over college apps together, sharing notes for boards, planning year-end activities for the group - has come to a...

How Do We Recover from the Pandemic? Think Green!

How Do We Recover from the Pandemic? Think Green!
October 25, 2020

Headlines are screaming that we are facing the worst economic crisis since World War II. I couldn’t agree more. Economies are frozen and people are locked up in their homes. Yet, economists say that...

High School Internship: Quarantine Edition

My fellow interns and I met regularly to discuss our goals and agenda. I had the time of my life!
October 24, 2020

Internships and community service are key when it comes to applying for colleges. But what happens during the pandemic? What is a senior to do? Just as my IISJ classes had moved online, I had to find an...

Embrace Your High School Experience

Embrace Your High School Experience
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...

Online College Courses: Love It or Leave It?

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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,...

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.
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...

IISJ Musings: Life in the Time of COVID-19

IISJ Musings: Life in the Time of COVID-19
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...

Movie Review: Extraction

Movie Review: Extraction
May 15, 2020

Extraction is not a movie that will generate applause among critics, but it is perfect for a light Friday night Netflix viewing with friends or family. For Hibiki readers, however, it is worth noting...

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
April 23, 2020

Rebel of the Sands follows the tale of Amani Al’Hiza, born in a town named Dustwalk. In a world where being a woman meant a life of servitude and submission, she secretly honed her skills in sharpshooting...

Your Okozukai: The New Tax System

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March 18, 2020

Have you noticed you’re paying more when you buy a new notebook? Or when you go to the new Burger King. Should you eat-in or take-out? The new consumption tax rates started last year but many students...

Book Review: India 2020

Book Review: India 2020
March 18, 2020

A must-read for any Indophile, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millenium chalks a detailed blueprint for India to follow if it wants to be counted among the world’s top five economic powers by the year...

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