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TASIS - Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM
More than 50 members of the TASIS community completed the 8th annual Walk for Water on the afternoon of May 6 in an effort to simulate what many people in the developing world must go through on a daily basis to secure clean water.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Apr 30, 2021 10:11:25 AM
From local excursions and theater rehearsals to exam preparation and Earth Day celebrations, we offer a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM
This month we provide a snapshot of what one day is like in the beautiful Şahenk Fine Arts Center, offering an inside look at the first-rate TASIS Visual Arts Program.
bshea - Posted Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM
Mr. Nikoloff provides a detailed overview of the work our administrators and faculty members have been doing in pursuit of the goals outlined in the TASIS Strategic Plan.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 3:50:00 PM
The 8th annual Beat the Bells Run will take place on Saturday, May 1, and will include a virtual component for members of the TASIS community who would like to take part in this treasured tradition from anywhere in the world.
marslanian - Posted Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 11:00:00 AM
This month we celebrate our alumni making waves in film, television, and song. We also mourn the passing of a TASIS Hellenic legend.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 11:13:49 AM
Social entrepreneur Rakhi Mehra shared her inspiring personal journey with TASIS seniors on the evening of April 12, marking the final chapter of the 2020–2021 TASIS Speaker Series.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 4:20:33 PM
From alpine adventures and after-school activities to lab experiments and theater performances, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021 10:19:00 AM
High School Theater students and faculty members shined in performances of the classic Shakespearean comedy on the evenings of March 26–27 in the Palmer Cultural Center. See their excellent work.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Mar 29, 2021 2:00:00 PM
Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff is excited to be back in the classroom once again. Following his annual lessons on virtue ethics to IB students earlier this month, he is now delivering a four-part seminar centered on the philosophical structures behind the ideas of truth, goodness, and beauty to all TASIS sophomores.
Leonid Serbinov ’21 - Posted Friday, Mar 26, 2021 2:00:00 PM
Leonid Serbinov '21, a second-year IB student and standout basketball player, has been exploring Lugano since he moved here in 2019 and has discovered some of the best outdoor basketball courts in the area. He is pleased to share his findings with the TASIS community.
Joy Mack ’21 - Posted Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM
Student writer Joy Mack '21 discusses the lessons she's learned while moving through the college admissions process.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 2:01:00 PM
The latest installment of NBC Nightly News's "Around the Globe" series calls upon TASIS to contribute to a report on Switzerland. Director of Institutional Advancement Bill Eichner and several Middle School students are featured.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Mar 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM
Nearly 30 students submitted poetry, short stories, themed collections, or illustrations to the Spring 2021 issue of the TASIS Literary Magazine. See their excellent work and hear from Alexia Dochnal '22, who founded, edited, and designed the publication.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 9:03:00 AM
Take an inside look at a typical Friday for a Kindergarten student in the TASIS Elementary School.
marslanian - Posted Friday, Mar 12, 2021 1:00:00 PM
We spoke with Ms. Neumann to learn about the meticulous research she did for her remarkable New York Times Best Seller and National Jewish Book Award winner "When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains."
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 2:00:00 PM
More than 100 TASIS High School students and faculty chaperones were treated to beautiful weather, excellent snow conditions, and the return of a beloved TASIS tradition in Splügen over the long weekend of February 25–28.
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 4:10:00 PM
From International Week to Carnevale celebrations and plenty of time in the mountains, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 3:00:00 PM
We offer an inside look at a typical Monday for a sixth-grade student in the TASIS Middle School.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 11:00:00 AM
This year's showcase consists of 24 impressive acts representing 14 different nations, with students in grades Kindergarten through five sharing their talents in the arenas of singing, dancing, acting, and storytelling.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 5:00:00 PM
We're delighted to share news of book prizes and bookstores, new music, and inspiring workshops created by our alumni. And if you've ever wanted to escape to the French countryside, a piece of TASIS history is for sale! Enjoy the latest edition of Alumni Notes.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Feb 19, 2021 11:47:00 AM
Justice Esquivel delivered a virtual address entitled "Violence Against Women: A Global Vision" on the evening of February 17, marking the third installment of the 2020–2021 TASIS Speaker Series.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Feb 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM
More than 80 students across all three TASIS divisions contributed to the production of this uplifting music video in celebration of International Week 2021.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021 2:00:00 PM
Students from 47 of the 59 nations represented in the 2020–2021 TASIS student body were able to march in this year's parade, which was held outdoors with a limited audience due to the current restrictions on large gatherings.
bshea - Posted Friday, Jan 29, 2021 2:59:00 PM
From the return of students and faculty to skiing outings and spirited IB celebrations, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Susanna Campbell ’23 - Posted Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 2:00:00 PM
Susanna Campbell '23 sat down with new Director of University and College Counseling Ms. Johanna Fishbein, who brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to TASIS and strives to empower all students to take control of their own college planning process.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Jan 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM
We offer an inside look at a typical Monday for a third-grade student in the TASIS Elementary School.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 2:00:00 PM
Our student content producers in the High School interviewed their peers to find out if they can take anything positive away from 2020 and see what their goals are for 2021.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Jan 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM
Learn about the exhaustive process that led to this important achievement and review the commendations listed in the Team Evaluation Report compiled by representatives from CIS and NEASC following their virtual visit in November.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Jan 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM
TASIS, which most recently went through the International Baccalaureate's rigorous authorization and evaluation process early in 2019, is honored to join a legacy of IB World Schools around the world that have reached this impressive milestone.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Dec 21, 2020 4:14:26 PM
As we celebrate the holiday season and eye the new year with optimism, we pause for a moment to look back at some of the highlights from the past 12 months at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 4:38:00 PM
In this delightful pre-recorded concert, the Elementary School Choir and each individual class perform a holiday number, the ES Modern Dance group shares an originally choreographed piece, and the Tip Tap dancers show what they've been working on all fall.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Dec 14, 2020 4:00:00 PM
In this impressive pre-recorded service, members of the High School, Middle School, and Elementary School choirs collaborate with guest performers on a series of holiday classics—including "Silent Night," "Joy to the World," and "Gloria"—Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff addresses the community, Chairman of the Board Lynn Fleming Aeschliman delivers a reading, and more.
marslanian - Posted Friday, Dec 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Directed by Mr. Matthew Frazier-Smith and Ms. Julie Frazier-Smith, the Elementary School Theater Club recorded seven original scenes in the Palmer Center on the evening of December 7. Enjoy the full performance.
marslanian - Posted Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 4:47:29 PM
Directed by Mr. Matthew Frazier-Smith and Ms. Julie Frazier-Smith, the Middle School Theater Club recorded six original scenes in the Palmer Center on the evening of November 19. Enjoy the full performance.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Nov 30, 2020 4:05:00 PM
From a lively volleyball tournament in the Palestra to spin class on the M. Crist Fleming Piazza and Academic Travel trips to northern Switzerland, we take a photo-driven look at this past month at TASIS.
bshea - Posted Monday, Nov 30, 2020 4:00:00 PM
Led by Julie Frazier-Smith, Sweet November Dance Company and guest performers from all three TASIS divisions pre-recorded nine choreographed dances in the Palmer Center and released the company's 2020 fall concert on November 30.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 10:42:30 AM
Mr. Rigg, who is the longest-serving Headmaster in TASIS history and currently serves on the TASIS England Board of Directors, officially joined the TASIS Switzerland Board of Directors on November 20.
bshea - Posted Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM
In place of our traditional live holiday events, we will be pleased to present two virtual holiday performances this year. Learn about this year's Christmas Service and Elementary School Christmas Concert.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Successful local entrepreneurs Enrique Sanz and Mara Bertelli Sanz, who have spent the past decade working tirelessly to change Lugano's culture and ethos, delivered an inspiring address to TASIS seniors and visited several classes over the course of a two-day virtual visit on November 16–17, marking the second installment of the 2020–2021 TASIS Speaker Series.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Nov 13, 2020 10:10:00 AM
Todd Drummond '87, who was recently appointed Director of Assessment and Education Services at the American Councils for International Education, discusses how a 1985 TASIS trip to the Soviet Union altered the course of his life, examines the importance of educational experiences that promote cross-cultural understanding, and reflects upon why political discussions in the United States have become so acrimonious.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 11:35:44 AM
Camera crews from the highly respected cultural programs visited TASIS on November 2 to interview faculty members and students about the 2020 presidential election.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 4:40:00 PM
From a lively volleyball tournament in the Palestra to spin class on the M. Crist Fleming Piazza and Academic Travel trips to northern Switzerland, we take a photo-driven look at this past month at TASIS.
Student Videographers - Posted Friday, Oct 30, 2020 5:00:00 PM
We asked our talented team of student videographers to capture one-second clips of life on the TASIS campus and beyond throughout October.
Alexia Dochnal ’22 - Posted Monday, Oct 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Alexia Dochnal '22 interviewed High School English Teacher Ms. Carolyn Rosenberger, who has taught both IB and AP Literature since arriving at TASIS in 2018.
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 11:00:00 AM
We take a look at several impressive career moves for former TASIS students and faculty members, highlight an informal reunion of former TASIS headmasters, and call attention to our growing alumni forum and the upcoming release of TASIS Today 2020.
Joy Mack '21 - Posted Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Joy Mack '21 interviewed High School Math Teacher Mr. Daniel Schwartz, who has taught all levels of IB Mathematics over the course of his 11 years at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 9:26:17 AM
A new longitudinal study published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute concludes that increased instructional time in social studies and history is associated with improved reading ability, underscoring the ideas put forth by Professor E.D. Hirsch—the inspiration behind the TASIS Elementary School's Core Knowledge Curriculum Series—more than three decades ago.
Jane Wilson ’22 - Posted Monday, Oct 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Jane Wilson '22 sat down with Middle School EAL Teacher Ms. Perri Sartorelli, who helped launch the TASIS Elementary School in 2005 and has taught EAL in the Middle School since 2011.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Oct 16, 2020 4:24:00 PM
The prolific scholar and critically acclaimed author delivered an address on the significance of Carlo Collodi's "The Adventures of Pinocchio" on the evening of October 14 and visited six English Literature classes the following day.
Susanna Campbell ’23 - Posted Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Susanna Campbell '23 interviewed High School Economics and History Teacher Mr. Eric White, who came to TASIS in 2017 after teaching in the United States public school system for more than a decade.
bshea - Posted Monday, Oct 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Nika Grigorian '23 sat down with Elementary School Teacher Ms. Sarah Hertig, who is teaching second grade this year after spending her first four years at TASIS in the first-grade classroom.
marslanian - Posted Monday, Oct 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM
An eternal optimist, TASIS Hellenic alumna Mary Valiakas has founded organizations aimed at fostering community innovation and helping businesses become a force for good.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 2:41:00 PM
From mandatory quarantines and a St. Moritz getaway to the return of sports and live classroom instruction, we offer a photo-driven look at the unusual start to the 2020–2021 academic year.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 5:41:00 PM
As we celebrate Founder's Day this September, we review the impressive list of schools that have been part of the TASIS portfolio through the years and offer a fresh look at M. Crist Fleming's incredible legacy.
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 9:50:00 PM
After a remarkable eight years at TASIS, Valedictorian and top IB scorer Giulia Meregalli '20 (Italy) will study in the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge University.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM
Learn about the size of each division, the number of students who are new to TASIS, which nations are represented, which languages are spoken, and more.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Sep 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Omar Bassem Rahal '20 (Lebanon) will do his undergraduate studies at Medical University of Warsaw and intends to pursue a career in surgery and research after completing his specialty in the United States.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Anna Savinova '20 (Russia) will seek a dual degree in Design and Art History at Parsons School of Design in New York City after also considering offers from Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The School of Visual Arts New York City, and Pratt Institute.
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Daisy Bachofen '20 (USA), who ultimately hopes to be a filmmaker and run her own business, plans to head to University of Hawaii after a gap year.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Moritz-Jacob Mohr '20 (Germany) will pursue a degree in International Business with a specialization in Asia at Rotterdam University of Applied Science after also receiving offers from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Alara Secilmis '20 (USA/Turkey) will seek a degree in Fashion Design at Parsons Paris, selecting the distinguished art and design college over University of the Arts London, University for the Creative Arts, and Bournemouth University.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Aug 31, 2020 2:00:00 PM
A stellar 42 points on his IB Diploma Programme® assessment helped Giorgio Cardani '20 (Italy) secure offers from ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, University College London (UCL), Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Bath, and University of Edinburgh.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Aspiring art curator Katya Panasenko (Russia) '20 will study History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, selecting one of the world's foremost specialist colleges over University College London (UCL) and University of York.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Michael Ulku-Steiner Leadership Award recipient Giulia de Cristofaro '20 (Brazil/Italy) will study Economics at Duke Kunshan University, a Chinese-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Aug 24, 2020 9:49:00 AM
Learn about the 15 incoming members of the TASIS Faculty and the current faculty members who will be filling new leadership roles for the 2020–2021 academic year.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Aug 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Filippo de Cristofaro '20 (Brazil/Italy), an AP Scholar with Distinction, plans to study Finance at University of Southern California, selecting the outstanding private research university over University of Miami, University of South Florida, University of San Diego, Boston University, and Fordham University.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Amela Buzi '20 (Albania) will seek a degree in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons, selecting the esteemed art and design school over University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion), City University London, Coventry University London, Pace University in New York, and Fordham University.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Fiona Erskine '20 (UK/USA) will seek a degree in Biomedical Science at University of Edinburgh and ultimately hopes to either practice medicine or conduct medical research.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 4:00:00 PM
After 13 years at TASIS, Hanna Osgood '20 (France/USA) applied early to Boston University and was happy to accept an offer from the private research university, where she will seek a degree in Political Science.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Jul 27, 2020 4:00:00 PM
After two excellent years at TASIS, Enzo Tondo '20 (Brazil) has decided to return to his home country for his post-secondary studies and is setting his sights on Insper, one of the most prestigious schools of business, economics, and engineering in all of Latin America.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM
A trilingual scholar and exceptional history student, Maria Mastronardi '20 (Italy) selected University College London (UCL) over King's College London and École hôtelière de Lausanne.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM
TASIS students scored a 4 or higher on more than half of the 178 Advanced Placement exams they took this spring, and 24 students earned AP Scholar Awards. Learn more about this year's results.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM
IB Visual Arts standout Zoe Wang (China) '20 will seek a degree in Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's College London after also considering offers from three other excellent schools in London: University College London (UCL), Goldsmiths University, and Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Jul 10, 2020 3:11:00 PM
The average score posted by the 48 TASIS students who obtained an IB Diploma in 2020 was 34.1, exceeding the worldwide average by more than three points. Learn about this year's results and the unique circumstances surrounding the 2020 IB grades.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Jun 8, 2020 2:00:00 PM
After more than two months of relying exclusively upon distance learning, we were thrilled to welcome Elementary and Middle School students back to campus on May 25. Learn how we got to this point and where we are going.
bshea - Posted Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 4:00:00 PM
The 109 students in the Class of 2020 gained admission to 164 universities and colleges in 14 nations, with 66 offers coming from schools ranked in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education 2019–2020 World University Rankings.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Jun 5, 2020 2:00:00 PM
In lieu of a live performance of this year's Elementary School Spring Musical, Out of the Woods, the ES musical students collaborated on a virtual performance of some of their favorite songs from the show!
Jennifer Zanarini, TPA President - Posted Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Jennifer Zanarini recaps a busy year, shares a highlight video, and encourages parents to get involved with the 2020–2021 TASIS Parent Association.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 7:00:00 PM
High School Academic Dean Dr. Mark Abisi was pleased to announce that three scholars from the Class of 2020 and four from the Class of 2021 have joined the TASIS chapter, which now totals 32 members.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM
Each spring the TASIS High School Faculty recognizes three students from grade 11 who have compiled an exemplary service record. Read about this year's recipients.
bshea - Posted Monday, Jun 1, 2020 3:47:00 PM
Twelve members of the School's 64th graduating class earned special recognition at the 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Learn about this year's recipients.
bshea - Posted Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM
We honored 109 hardworking, courageous, and resilient students with a virtual Commencement Ceremony on the morning of May 30. Please join us in celebrating our 64th graduating class!
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM
The 2020 Spring Arts festival moved online this year and included collaborative songs and theatrical performances, a live dance concert, instrumental and vocal recitals, a virtual art exhibition, and more.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:00:00 PM
In this special edition of alumni notes, we discuss the new TASIS Alumni Forum we've just launched and talk extensively with two courageous alumni, Jake Figi '14 and Shila Tursini '05, who are on the front lines of the Covid-19 fight.
bshea - Posted Monday, May 18, 2020 12:48:48 PM
Athletic Director Masa Yo '04 and Associate Athletic Director Alex Zanecchia '02 hosted a virtual Winter Sports and Academic Year Sports Awards assembly for all High School athletes and coaches on the afternoon of May 15. See highlights from the winter season and learn about all the award recipients.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:20:36 PM
Learn how you can join SNDC company members and guest choreographers on Zoom from 17:30–18:30 for "living room" solo performances and a question-and-answer session. Don't miss this exciting event!
bshea - Posted Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM
In our latest video, our amazing alumni let us know how they are coping with the global shutdown and share messages with the TASIS community.
bshea - Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:37:12 AM
More than 50 TASIS students, faculty, and alumni participated in this treasured TASIS tradition from all over the world on May 1.
bshea - Posted Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM
In response to the International Baccalaureate's decision to cancel the 2020 exams, TASIS IB Coordinator Howard Stickley has devised a plan to ensure that all second-year IB students continue to have an enriching educational experience this spring.
bshea - Posted Monday, Apr 27, 2020 1:00:18 PM
Scholar, professor, and TASIS Foundation Board Member Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman has published a new essay that aims to provide both comfort and insight at this ominous and painful time.
marslanian - Posted Friday, Apr 17, 2020 11:52:00 AM
TASIS families in China and Noble Wings Switzerland have joined forces to donate 10,000 EU-certified surgical masks to the Ticino Medical Association.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM
We asked students and teachers to let us know how they are handling the transition to distance learning and to share any messages they have for the TASIS community.
marslanian - Posted Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM
We hope this edition of Alumni Notes brings a bit of brightness in dark times. Learn how our community is reaching out and coming together to support others.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 3:25:00 PM
As a follow-up to our initial article about distance learning at TASIS, we discuss the results of surveys that were sent to Middle and High School parents at the end of week one.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Mar 20, 2020 6:17:00 PM
Our teachers are working incredibly hard to make the best of a difficult situation and ensure that our students stay on track with their studies as we await further developments on the coronavirus pandemic. Learn about some of the successes of our first week of distance learning.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 2:24:00 PM
Learn why we believe the TASIS Summer Programs are the best in the world.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Although there are earlier references to "International Day" or "International Night" scattered throughout our archives, the first reference to "International Week" we could find was in the 1995 yearbook. See how the yearbook team covered the week.
Jane Wilson ’22 and Alexia Dochnal ’22 - Posted Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 8:15:00 AM
Alexia Dochnal '22 and Jane Wilson '22 examine how their time at TASIS has made them more international, reflect upon why International Week is such an important tradition, and discuss some of their favorite memories through the years.
bshea - Posted Monday, Feb 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Daisy Bachofen '20 did an outstanding job capturing the excitement of this year's International Food Fair, a signature International Week event. Enjoy her video.
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