The Rita Effect

“I think it’s fair to say that one of the challenges is always going to be to what extent students are open and honest about their experience with stuff like this,”
ZIS US Principal John Switzer.

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Mr. Markus: A Multilingual Activist

Coming to us from the booming metropolis of Washington DC, our new Upper School principal, Mr. Markus, is hoping to use his love of learning, multilingualism, and political activism to invigorate our school community.   Mr. Markus has a number of tasks he wishes to complete over the next two school years, but he still […]

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Lisa Lyle: Challenges, Cultures, and Relationships at ZIS

Being bilingual herself, Ms. Lyle appreciates both the beauty and the struggle of being caught up in a mix of cultures – it was this mindset along with her drive to improve communities that drove her to join ZIS.    Our new ZIS director, Lisa Lyle, spent much of her life studying and teaching all […]

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Service Work at ZIS: Are We Really Helping?

Service trips are common at ZIS: the CWW trips to Ghana, Nepal and  Sri Lanka are always something students have to look forward to. I feel lucky to go to an international school, where funds enable usto go on these types of trips. Of course, I’m very grateful to be able to have access to […]

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Mr. Markus Addresses Student Questions

Mr. Markus’ background, plans for the year, and Sudoku prowess revealed During the first week of school many students asked me questions about my background  such as: “Do you really speak Russian? How about other languages?”, “Are you as good at Sudoku as your bio says”, and most importantly “Why did you choose to come […]

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Will the Area 51 Memes ever end?

Although Area 51 seemingly has an almost mythical status among UFO obsessives and conspiracy theorists, it really exists. Area 51 is a U.S Air Force facility in Nevada and, as very little is disclosed about what actually goes on inside, is one of the world’s most famous secret places. It is so secret, in fact, […]

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Ever wondered what bugs taste like? Well, let Aksel Paul be your guide on this short digital journalism podcast describing the wonderful world of edible bugs

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