About Us

Welcome to the Basilisk – the International School of Basel’s very first student-run online magazine.  Our dedicated team of Basiliskers bring you the latest in student news with our regularly posted articles from political opinion pieces to features on events happening here at school.  ‘What’s with the name and the logo?’ you ask? The Basilisk is a mythical half – chicken, half – dragon-like creature that features in the folklore of many different European cultures and modern media. Since the 1300s, The Basilisk has served as the unofficial mascot and protector of the city of Basel. Don’t believe us? See for yourself. Take a walk around the town and you will be amazed at how many Basilisks you will find interwoven in the local architecture, from fountains to Churches.  But for now – please feel free to explore the site and enjoy the articles featured. We are always welcoming new additions to the team so if you are interested in contributing then please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Introducing The Basiliskers!

Currently, the Basilikers are a small but dedicated team. We consist of a number of artists, web designers and student journalists. You can read our profiles below.


Student Coordinator / Journalist

Hi, I’m Elena and I’m in Grade 12.
I hope to create a platform where the voices in our community are able to tell their stories and share their unique perspectives because we can learn so much from each other. Ever the explorer, I enjoy discovering new worlds through travel, reading and music.


Web Manager / Editor

Hi, I’m Charles and I’m in Grade 12.
I enjoy reading and writing, particularly about history, tech, and videography. I manage the Basilisk website along with the rest of the ISBX sites.


Student Journalist

Hello, I’m Foster and I’m in grade 12. I enjoy reading, history, listening to music and writing about things that I am passionate about. I am deeply transfixed by the intricacies of human culture, and I think that there is much to be learned from how we express ourselves through the media. Outside of school, I enjoy skateboarding, collecting vinyls, watching movies and skiing. I hope you stop by and check out one of my articles!


Student Journalist

Hi, I’m Allegra Grade 9 student. I love reading any kind of book, mostly mystery and scientific journals and love writing about engaging school events and new scientific discoveries. I write articles together with the Basilisk Team. 


Student Journalist

Hi, I’m Luisa and I’m in Grade 10, 

I enjoy reading, especially fiction novels, as well as watching movies and writing. I write for the Basilisk and find it very important to write articles on current topics so students and anyone interested get to know about the present events, news or general self-help articles. 

Want to work with us? Have a look at the contact page.