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Opinion: I hate Field Day

I'm sorry. Please understand. “People like winning. They like feeling happy,” says Keanne Chang (‘19) when she explains the appeal of Field Day to me. I am not “people”. I could not care less about...

The problematic stories we love

“They’re such relationship goals!” said fans dressing up as Harley Quinn and the Joker, the fictional couple from the movie Suicide Squad. Other moviegoers might raise an eyebrow at such statements...

Pride and Periods

Without menstruation, civilization as we know it would not exist. Yet, the very society that is built on female periods often shames this vital part of the reproductive cycle in innumerable ways. Here, The...

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...