The Student-Founded and Student-Led ACCORD Magazine
Why did you set up the journal?
Despite NIS’s cultural distinctiveness, I have found that a lot of students and parents are oblivious about our unique school history, philosophy, and accomplishments. Therefore, I had a vision of wanting to inform and remind our identity and spirit to members within and outside of NIS, to not only build a stronger sense of community but also to connect NIS with the world and inspire more people. However, this would have never been possible without the professionally talented editors, visual artists, and writers in our editorial team, as well as the supervisor, Mrs. Lenk, for sacrificing their time within their busy schedule to be part of Accord’s and NIS’s vision.
What is the meaning of the name?
Accord has two connotations in both noun and verb. “Agreement and harmony” are the essence of our publication. Equally, after people read the magazine, we hope they feel more “harmonious and consistent with” our school mission of “inspiring international mindedness, personal excellence, creative thinking.” Plus, we strive to connect readers with the world through the exposure of literature and art aimed to motivate and widen people’s world view.