JV Girls’ Volleyball Team Ends Season Early but Technically Undefeated

Like all other sports teams at AIS this year, the junior varsity girls’ volleyball team ended their season early, but they had a great result to show for their work: they won their only match in straight sets, beating the team from Danube International School. Like all other sports teams at AIS this year, the … Continue reading JV Girls’ Volleyball Team Ends Season Early but Technically Undefeated

Give Her a Chance

Girls are being left out in PE, and here’s what we can do about it. Anna J. Pruess, freshman student The bright orange Frisbee flies through the air, landing neatly in the hands of a running boy who pivots to pass to his teammate.  After another clean pass, the team is close to the end … Continue reading Give Her a Chance

Nike’s Vaporfly Shoes: An Unfair Advantage?  

On October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge became the first man ever to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The following day, on October 13, 2019, Brigid Kosgei shattered the women’s marathon record by a whopping 81 seconds. Aside from the Kenyan blood and tons of sweat put into the intensive hours of running every day, these … Continue reading Nike’s Vaporfly Shoes: An Unfair Advantage?  

The Olympics: a Never Ending Economic Downward Spiral

Children of the Mangueira favela of Rio de Janeiro watch the opening ceremony fireworks of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Courtesy of Tércio Teixeira, Human Rights Watch, August 5, 2016. By Katharina Schneebauer February 6, 2019 July 24th, 2020, 8 PM. This date will be marked by fireworks lighting up the night sky above Tokyo, Japan, … Continue reading The Olympics: a Never Ending Economic Downward Spiral