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The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

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The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

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The Role of Music in the Ocarina of Time

Article by Elizabeth Rexrode, Writer April 6, 2024

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was one of the world's first video games to utilize 3D graphics. Yet perhaps its most iconic element is its soundtrack, which plays an integral role in...

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The Resurgence of Film Photography in Younger Generations

Article by Romi Shelton, Writer March 17, 2024

Despite the availability of new and more convenient digital photo-taking methods, film cameras are regaining popularity. Since 2018, California based photo lab The Darkroom has seen a more than 20% annual...

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Why Dog Movies Make Us Cry So Much

Article by Christina Samson, Writer March 8, 2024

Marley and Me, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Journey, and just when you thought there couldn’t be any more iterations of titles starting with? “A Dog’s,” there is A Dog’s...

Inside Jazzbird

The Best Live Jazz Venues in Tokyo

Article by Ruby Gardner, Writer February 27, 2024

Throughout the past century, Jazz has developed into many unique variations, giving a beautiful platform for musicians to transcend the barriers of language in order to communicate the depths of human...

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Mattel and Barbie Honor Stevie Nicks

Article by Elizabeth Rexrode, Writer January 27, 2024

On October 1, 2023, Stevie Nicks, lead singer of the popular British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, unveiled a secret collaboration with Mattel to an audience of concert-goers at Madison Square Garden.? As...

The cast of Avatar: The Way of Water and director James Cameron (center) at a Tokyo press conference in 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water — Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Article by Sami Torii, Writer January 26, 2024

Nearly 15 years after its release, Avatar (2009) remains the highest-grossing feature film of all time. Its sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) proved to be another massive hit, ranking as the third...

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Guernica: An Anti-War Icon

Article by Sophia Nielsen, Writer January 17, 2024

In the pantheon of anti-war artwork, one of the most notable works is Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica. Since its creation in the 1930s, Guernica has endured as a powerful symbol of protest against...

Taylor-made: The Success of Taylor Swift’s Re-Recorded Albums

Taylor-made: The Success of Taylor Swift’s Re-Recorded Albums

Article by Hana Smith, Writer December 7, 2023

After nearly two decades, Taylor Swift has cemented herself as a household name in the music industry. Her ongoing, massively successful “Eras Tour” is her sixth international concert tour since 2009....

The Psychology of Losing Yourself in Fiction

The Psychology of “Losing Yourself” in Fiction

Article by Romi Shelton, Writer November 29, 2023

We all have favorite fictional stories. It’s not only the plot that attracts us to stories, but the characters that make or break a good tale. Movies, TV series, books, and games are all forms of media...

The Evolution of Sherlock Holmes

The Evolution of Sherlock Holmes

Article by Mira Chandra, Writer November 14, 2023

Dressed smartly in a tweed suit, deerstalker hat, and smoking a pipe, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is the brilliant fictional detective who has become a household name. His sharp wit and keen...

“The End” of the Beatles

“The End” of the Beatles

Article by Elizabeth Rexrode, Writer November 12, 2023

Fifty-three years after their breakup, the last Beatles song, “Now and Then,” was released on November 3rd, 2023. Originally a never-to-be-finished rough draft written by John Lennon, the song has...

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

A Brief Look into 50 Years of Style in Rock

Article by Elizabeth Rexrode, Writer November 7, 2023

“They’re shoe-shoes, silly,” answered David Bowie in a 1973 interview when he was asked whether his pink high heels were “men’s shoes, women’s shoes, or bisexual shoes.”? When one thinks...

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