Month: January, 2019

To Jason Lee, Baseball Is More Than Just A Sport
Passions, Sports

To Jason Lee, Baseball Is More Than Just A Sport

by Katelyn Liu The bustling activity of people at the concession stands, proudly displaying their team colors from head to toe, the excitement and adrenaline pumping through the audience as the first player steps up to bat. To Jason Lee (12), it’s an atmosphere that has fueled his love for baseball and sabermetrics—the sensation of…

China Cup Forensics 2019: Maintaining the Debate Winning Streak
Student Life

China Cup Forensics 2019: Maintaining the Debate Winning Streak

Alex Du (11) and Mehek Jain (11) in the final debate round against SASPX. Motion: “This house believes gender equality is more important than religious tradition.” by Katelyn Liu On January 12, 2018, Hong Kong International School hosted the annual China Cup Forensics competition, showcasing student’s public speaking talents from across China and Hong Kong, and…

Arts and Culture, Opinion

Crazy Rich Astrid

by Diya Mathew Crazy Rich Asians is a cliche that only appeals to bored and naive high schoolers. Trust me,  I’ve watched it twice and I’m in love. Two people — one less rich than the other — fall in love, experience obstacles, and eventually live happily ever after. However, there is one element of the movie…

Slam Poet Luka Lesson on Inspiration, the Writing Process, and Tips for Aspiring Writers
Passions, Student Life, Uncategorized

Slam Poet Luka Lesson on Inspiration, the Writing Process, and Tips for Aspiring Writers

by Hebe Yu “Poems begin in a million different ways.” Just as poems may begin in a million different ways, Luka Lesson, a poet who has just recently visited HKIS, has inspired and impacted a million different people worldwide. Luka Lesson is an Australian-born full-time poet with Greek heritage who has published two independent collections…

HKISMUN: Tips from delegates of our first ever in-house MUN conference
Student Life

HKISMUN: Tips from delegates of our first ever in-house MUN conference

Written by Henrietta Ko HKIS hosted its very first HKISMUN conference from October 13th to 14th, with 80 attendees from HKIS, Saint Paul’s Co-educational School, Island School, Discovery College, and American International School. MUN is a simulation of United Nations debate, designed to provide students with firsthand experience in foreign diplomacy. Students act as delegates…

Opinion, Policy

Sycophantic students: who is to blame?

Written by Ira Gorawara We all know that student. The kid that intentionally sits in the front of the class, right besides the teacher. The kid that regularly talks to his/her teacher about his/her personal lives. The kid that constantly compliments the teacher. The kid that snitches to the teacher about all the other students….