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Everything you see here is created by WISS students, for WISS students - The Sapphire is a student-led newsletter founded by three high school students in May of 2020. Having all previously worked in some capacity for the previous WISS publication originally named, the Paperclip magazine, as well as having a shared understanding of the importance of journalism and writing, we find that it is imperative to have a platform on which students can freely articulate their opinions. Here at the Sapphire, we feature the creative contributions from several student writers, including our own core team, and we strive to publish high-quality work for the student body to freely engage with.

Editor-in-Chief 

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Ocean Chee

Ocean Chee is a 12th grade DP student from Malaysia and has been attending WISS since 2012. He had originally joined The Sapphire in 2020 as a recurring writer but has since become editor-in-chief. Ocean primarily enjoys writing nonconventional pieces or editing other writer’s articles and joined because he enjoyed using The Sapphire as a creative outlet. Ocean’s interests include TV shows, playing the guitar, and hardcore napping.

To contact, please email: 23ochee@wiss.cn

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Editors

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Thomas Jin - Editor

Thomas is a 12th grade student from China who has attended WISS since 2017. He is an editor at Sapphire and the author of a philosophy column. He joined the Sapphire to explore topics of his interest, contribute to the diverse student body, and provoke discussion with his writing. Thomas' interests include playing football, practicing in a band, and breaking some bad.

 

To contact, please email: 23tjin@wiss.cn

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Jeongmin Lee - Editor

 Jeongmin Lee is a 12th grade student from South Korea. He has been in WISS since 2021 and joined the Sapphire to practice his writing skills and edit other upcoming writers’ work. He enjoys writing about film, literature, and underrated musical artists. Jeongmin’s hobbies include playing in a band, watching movies, and long walks on the beach. 

 

To contact, please email: 23jlee@wiss.cn

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Marcus Torres - Editor

Marcus Torres is a Grade 12 student and an editor of The Sapphire. Originally from Australia, he joined The Sapphire to support his fellow peers as an editor. His role mainly consists of reviewing the works of other featured writers. Marcus' interests include: creative writing, philosophical musings, and hip-hop. 

 

To contact, please email: 23mtorres@wiss.cn

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Media

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Hugo Paz - Director of Photography

Hugo is a grade 12 student from Spain and has been attending WISS since 2014. He joined The Sapphire in 2020 as a writer but has returned working in public relations and media. He hopes to bring helpful ideas for growth and student engagement to The Sapphire this year. His goal is to write articles that can help people's lives. Hugo's interests include movies, cars, ranting on life and how to make spain even greater.

 

To contact, please email: 23hpaz@wiss.cn

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Juhwan Han - Director of Videography

Juhwan is a 12th grade DP student who has been attending WISS since 2017, and is originally from South Korea. For the past 5 years, he has worked on a variety of media, shows, and video productions. He joined The Sapphire to positively affect the team by directing the videography for a multitude of projects, and providing technical solutions for media productions. Juhwan's interests include listening to different speakers and headphones, learning how to create video effects, and devoting time into school productions as a sound desk operator.

 

To contact, please email: 23jhan@wiss.cn 

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Featured Writers

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Brad Shen

DP student from China.

Graduating class of 2021.

Topics: History

To contact, please email: 21bshen@wiss.cn

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Alexander Berger

11th-grade DP student from Austria.

Attending WISS since 2018.

Topics: Politics, video games, world history.

To contact, please email: 22aberger@wiss.cn

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Sayuri Okano Anzanello  

8th-grade MYP student from Brazil.

Attending WISS since 2019.

Topics: Short stories, culture.

To contact, please email: 25sanzanello@wiss.cn

Previous Staff 

With thanks, for their many contributions to The Sapphire.
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Oceania Chee

DP student from Malaysia.

Graduating class of 2021

Co Founder

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Sara Choi

DP student from Korea.

Graduating class of 2022

Co Founder

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Lulu Shah

DP student from Canada/Ireland.

Graduating class of 2022

Co Founder

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Jolene Galloway

CP student from Shanghai.

Graduating class of 2022

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Simone Kane

DP student from Scotland.

Graduating class of 2022

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Elly Chu

DP student from Hong Kong.

Graduating class of 2022

If you are interested in writing, art or journalism, feel free to contact any of our editors to join.

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Dedicated to Qanta Shah, with love.  

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