Student Life / May 6, 2020 The Robotics Club strives for “VEXcellence”

Chloe Tse This year, the HKIS VEX robotics team won the excellence award at the Hong Kong VEX Regional Championships. They also qualified, for the first time in the club’s history, to the VEX Robotics World Championships.

Passions, Student Life / April 14, 2020 A Chat with Lucas Verderese: the admissions process, transitioning to college, and more

Eshaan Chaurasia College admissions season has come and gone, and it seems that, for the most part, people have a general sense of what their next four years look like. Being the nosy sophomore that I am, I sat down with my friend Lucas Verderese (12), self-described “average second-semester senior”, to get a sense of...

Student Life / April 7, 2020 HKIS Students uncover new passions, “dance through the plague year”

Jaeryung Park  Since the Coronavirus outbreak, HKIS and most schools around the world have switched their learning environment to virtual. It’s been almost ten weeks since HKIS students have started “zooming” into their classes. While this may be a more stressful time for students, other students are definitely taking advantage of this unexpected time. In...

Student Life, Sustainability / March 13, 2020 Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Methods for Sickness Prevention and Symptom Relief, Reminders, and More!

Eco Awareness Campaign Committee (Juan Lucas Umali, Elizabeth Won, Henrietta Ko) Did you know that getting sick is not only bad for your body, but bad for the Earth, too? According to the World Health Organisation, the by-products of health facilities worldwide include toxic, radioactive, and infectious waste. This poses a threat to both our...

Alumni: A Blast from the Past, Student Life, Uncategorized / February 27, 2020 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Gabi Vardanega ‘19

by Joy Chan Gabi Vardanega ‘19 is paving her own way as an Environmental Justice major at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. As a recent high school graduate and a newly minted college freshman on a full-ride merit scholarship, she shared her valuable insights with Junto’s high school readers. “Take every opportunity...

Student Life / January 8, 2020 Student opinions on Foshan trip divided

Adya Patil Every November, a group of freshmen in the Humanities 1 in Action course head to 2 orphanages in Foshan, China for 3 days. It’s considered a highlight of the course, presenting students with the jarring reality and consequences of the now terminated One Child Policy. However, after coming back from the trip, some...

Policy

How Hong Kong Responded to Covid-19

Ina Cho By now, everyone is fully aware of the global pandemic that has altered the dynamic of the world. Since it first emerged in China in December 2019, Covid-19 has infected millions of people globally and killed hundreds of thousands. The virus has forced governments to enforce complete lockdowns in an effort to hinder…

Arts and Culture

8 Foreign Language Films to Watch during Quarantine

Jessie Chen It is often said that film and television can be the gateway to understanding the nuances of a particular culture. Since media consumption is frequently considered as a form of entertainment, we may readily take the insights we gain from films for granted in normal circumstances. But, of course, these are not typical…

Policy

How Teachers are Maintaining Academic Integrity during Virtual School

Eshaan Chaurasia It goes without saying that assessing student understanding in an online environment poses many challenges for educators. Given that students are at home and in environments with possible access to the internet, notes, textbooks, or other resources that can be used to cheat, the various precautions used by our teachers are understandable. At…

Covid-19 Deepens Divides Between Local Hongkongers and Expats
Policy

Covid-19 Deepens Divides Between Local Hongkongers and Expats

Chloe Tse When COVID-19 initially affected Hong Kong, many wealthy expats who had the means to travel escaped to the United States and Europe to avoid the epidemic. However, as COVID-19 continued to transmit between borders, countries, and continents, the virus became a pandemic that also affected the Western hemisphere as well.  In the past…

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