Welcome to The Update! This is the online newspaper written by the students of the International School of Geneva, La Châtaigneraie.
The Update was founded over the summer of 2015 by Joseph Cook, Parker Bryan, Ruhamah Weil and Joseph Watson, four members of the class of 2017.
Their goal was to establish a space where students could publish their thoughts regularly and in time with the world’s events. They wished to give the kids at La Chat an opportunity to be a part of a journalistic team and to create a news outlet for the school that is relevant to the student body.
The Update aims to challenge students. We will not post exclusively what makes our majority happy. We pride ourselves in our writers’ willingness to publish opinion pieces. These are clearly marked as ‘Comment’. We urge you to read these and to note the genre of the article. We encourage our readers to send in rebuttals. As long as an opinion is clearly defined as just that: an opinion; as the idea is relevant and intelligently argued, we will not censor it. So, for at least some time, perhaps only the time it takes to skim an article or two, we wish to burst our bubble.
A copy of our code of conduct can be found here.
You can contact our admin team here.
Editorial Team 2020-2021: Gabriel Tetrault, Neeka Setayesh, Annika Walter, and Antonia Molnar
Editorial Team 2019-2020: Gianluca Sarti, Shereen Sadeq, Dante Crispino, and Holly Sharman
Editorial Team 2018-2019 (front): Lorcan Rees, Jordan Poon, Rebecca Lally and Nina Hopley Editorial Team 2017-2018 (back): Ali Shah, Laura Ferguson, Alice Woods and Damon De Cardoso
If you are interested in becoming part of The Update please fill out this short form. You are not committing yourself to the newspaper by doing this so if you are interested in just finding out what it entails then feel free to still fill it out.