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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?

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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. ...

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....

Movie Review: Extraction

Movie Review: Extraction

Darshan Shivakumar, Reporter

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 that the movie is set in India and Bangladesh.  The movie follows the story of Tyler Rake (Chris ...

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Gunjan Srivastava, Editor

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 and waited for the day she could use them to go to Izman, a place her late mother would often ta...

Your Okozukai: The New Tax System

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Lucy Lin, Reporter

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 are still not clear on how it affects their wallet.  The new system includes “reduced” tax ra...

Book Review: India 2020

Book Review: India 2020

Darshan Shivakumar, Reporter

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 2020.  In eight long chapters, the book explains the various issues and hurdles, such as techn...

Tokyo Olympics: An Economic Disaster?

Tokyo Olympics: An Economic Disaster?

Samran Shahid, Reporter

March 18, 2020

When you paid ¥110 instead of ¥108 at Daiso last October, you probably wondered why. While the coronavirus has thrown the Olympics off schedule, it’s hard to imagine that the extra ¥2 and the Olympics can be related. But they are. And as a taxpayer whose tax rates keep rising, you should be alar...

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