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Low Cost, High Crime

Low Cost, High Crime

Shaikha H., Staff Writer December 17, 2023

TikTok is home to thousands of ‘outfit-of-the-day’ videos, through which fashion trends are introduced and aesthetics are spread. Faux fur shoulder bags, cow print, and clay rings were once the season’s...

A Flash of Nostalgia

A Flash of Nostalgia

Mishka F., Staff Writer December 15, 2023

The point-and-shoot digital cameras of the early 2000s are making a comeback, especially among the young generation. But the question is why? What is the explanation for these twenty-year-old digicams...

We All Give Thanks

We All Give Thanks

Brooke A., Layout Editor October 20, 2023

Ah, it is that special time of year when a nation comes together to celebrate, indulge, and avoid the topics of politics and Grandpa’s drinking problem. For Americans, these customs have become innate,...

Treats for Tough Work

Shaikha H., Staff Writer October 19, 2023

The question, “Can we study after school together?” is commonly asked in conversations among JIS students. But often, when a friend’s house is unavailable or one finds themselves tired of...

Ayo, Makan!

Marsha W., Staff Writer October 19, 2023

With our spices known worldwide, Indonesia boasts an array of mouth-watering dishes. Although many choose the popular nasi goreng and sate ayam as their favorite Indonesian food, there is so much more...

Local Lingo

Local Lingo

Cahaya R., Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2023

Whether you’ve recently moved to Jakarta or have lived here your entire life, hearing people speak Bahasa Indonesia may seem intimidating. After all, words often uttered rapid fire in continuous and...

Overcoming the Reading Slump

Overcoming the Reading Slump

Kendra W. May 27, 2023

Books have the unique ability to transport us to different worlds if we simply take the time to sit and read. They possess capabilities to entertain, inspire, and educate—yet, this hobby does require...

“Good Girl” versus “Bad Girl”

“Good Girl” versus “Bad Girl”

Alexandra K. April 26, 2023

Whether in action-packed franchises such as Indiana Jones, Spider-Man, and Mission Impossible, or in familiar love stories like Disney’s Cinderella, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, or Bridgerton,...

Here We Go Again!

Here We Go Again!

Brooke A. April 26, 2023

Retro. Vintage. Nostalgic. Have you ever noticed that trends seem to come back, swarming in as modern-day interpretations of what was once popular? Take the modern-day global obsession with all things...

Lovely Local Lyrics

Lovely Local Lyrics

Aliyah P. February 17, 2023

From secret crushes to devastating heartbreak to full-on relationships, love is the quintessential element of our lives. You may have frequently listened to songs in your native language to accompany the...

Greener Gift Giving

Greener Gift Giving

Kendra W. February 17, 2023

Were you given a red rose from your Valentine? Did you eat some of the chocolates packaged in a heart-shaped box? Or receive a Valentine’s Day Gram from a secret admirer? Whilst the holiday might have...

Greener City, Greener Home

Greener City, Greener Home

Brooke A., Writer February 17, 2023

It is no secret that cities majorly contribute to the world’s pollution and waste production. Jakarta produced an annual average air quality of 110 PM, compared to small towns in Finland which posed...

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