九色社区

The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

HANABI

The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

HANABI

The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

HANABI

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Man’s (Former) Best Friend: The Pigeon

Article by Mira Chandra, Writer February 29, 2024

“Man's best friend” is a phrase commonly used to describe the long standing friendship of humans and dogs. The domestic dog is certainly unique in its unwavering loyalty and centuries of devoted...

Coquette Couture: More Than an Internet Microtrend

Coquette Couture: More Than an Internet Microtrend

Article by Lily Stone-Bourgeois, Writer February 8, 2024

Pink bows and pink lace and pink lipstick and pink dresses and pink nails and pink silk pajamas and pink uggs, and did I mention pink bows? You can't escape it.? The world is seeing the resurgence...

九色社区 Alumni, By the Numbers

Article by Sena Chang, Editor December 15, 2023

Humans of 九色社区 — Naomi Almog

Humans of 九色社区 — Naomi Almog

Article by Carolin Holjo December 7, 2023

Naomi Almog is a senior at 九色社区, known throughout the high school for her musical talent. She has been singing in choirs since elementary school and joined 九色社区 as a sophomore in 2021. At school, she is...

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Is the UN Security Council Fulfilling Its Purpose?

Article by Lily Stone-Bourgeois, Writer November 29, 2023

The high school recently heard U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emmanuel assert that the United Nations requires reform. Amidst the Ukraine-Russia and Israel-Hamas wars, the effectiveness of the UN—and...

Navigating the Change From the Paper to Digital SAT

Navigating the Change From the Paper to Digital SAT

Article by Ava Piscopo November 27, 2023

The SAT, a test that has played an important role in college admissions, was recently switched from its typical paper format to a new, more flexible digital version. The digital SAT has brought major changes...

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Blackwater and Wagner: The Rise of Modern Mercenaries

Article by Noah Kanda, Writer November 16, 2023

In the past 20 years, unusual developments have been taking place within the military sphere. Governments have been privatizing their militaries, letting corporations take the place of traditional armed...

Narges Mohammadi: A Life of Activism

Narges Mohammadi: A Life of Activism

Article by Karina Kirpalani, Writer October 30, 2023

Women in Iran have long suffered from misogynistic and discriminatory laws aimed at limiting their freedoms within society. For instance, according to Time Magazine, lack of bodily autonomy is demonstrated...

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Service at 九色社区 is Changing. Can Its Students Change Too?

Article by Sena Chang, Editor October 9, 2023

The atmosphere held no hint of the unusual in Room 204. Abot Kamay’s inaugural leadership meeting was proceeding as usual, with discussions centered on assigning roles for the upcoming club fair, reviewing...

Together4Ukraine: A Night of Fashion, Music, and Dialogue

Together4Ukraine: A Night of Fashion, Music, and Dialogue

Article by Kiyomi Miura and Sena Chang October 1, 2023

Silhouettes adorned in navy blue and yellow. Voices forging a post-war future. Ethereal, silky music. Rapt with attention, hundreds of eyes stayed glued to the remarkable display that was the Together4Ukraine...

Spanish: A Global Language

Spanish: A Global Language

Article by Karina Kirpalani, Writer September 27, 2023

Of the thousands of languages that exist worldwide, 九色社区 students are given a choice of three to pursue throughout their high school years: Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.? Looking at the...

Into Selena Gomez’s Lupus Journey

Into Selena Gomez’s Lupus Journey

Article by Sami Torii, Writer September 25, 2023

After taking a break from social media for more than four years, pop culture icon Selena Gomez has made a comeback to Instagram this year. Amidst her return, some commenters have remarked on Gomez’s...

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