Julian vs. Julian: Snapstreaks

Since its introduction, the Snapstreak has become an integral part of TAS students’ lives. For those who send mass Snaps to maintain their streaks as part of their daily morning routine, the loss of...

YA spinoffs: more quantity than quality

Percy Jackson. The Hunger Games. Harry Potter. Divergent. For the past ten years, these prominent young adult series have captivated the minds and hearts of youths across the world. But lately, an alarming...

Sometimes superhero movies just suck

The other day when I rewatched Suicide Squad in the spirit of over-analyzing DC’s mistakes and it made me wonder: how is it that superhero movies are beginning to undergo a trend of mediocrity? After...

A sports renaissance begins at TAS

The sports renaissance has begun.On the night of the 2015 Sports Banquet, Mr. Mueller, Director of Health, PE and Sports, made a declaration that few had expected: he stated that Taipei American School’s...

It’s a sad story, howbow dah

Cash her on Dr. Phil, episode, “I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime.”  Problematic teen (and internet celebrity), Danielle...

College is a scam

For many of us with the privilege of attending a private school, college is less of choice and more of a default. The majority of high school students spend years building up the perfect college application,...

When do we care about ISIS?

“Our schema is shaped by what we encounter and experience in our lives. Who we interact with. What we read. What we're taught. I think that the disparity in coverage and conversation can be connected to what...

Universality breeds inspiration

When the public found out that Kim Kardashian had been robbed at gunpoint last autumn, the Internet soon became a breeding ground for everything from political statements about gun control to memes. The one...