Month: February, 2019

Overfishing in Hong Kong: How Informed are the Youth?
Archives, Opinion

Overfishing in Hong Kong: How Informed are the Youth?

The first of a 2-part series on overfishing in Hong Kong. by Emma Pang Hong Kong people love to enjoy their food as fresh as possible—so fresh, in fact, you’ll often see the animal butchered right before your eyes. Exotic fish swimming around in their fish tanks or piles of recently butchered pork still dripping…

A Penny for Your Thoughts on Interim
Archives, Student Life

A Penny for Your Thoughts on Interim

by Chloe Tse Interim. When you hear that word, what emotion does it spark in you? Eagerness to bond with the people on your trip through late night talks and silly inside jokes? Excitement for the adventures, whether they consist of meditating by the renowned Rivers Ganges or exploring the theaters of London? Or maybe, it evokes…

Sha Lo Tung: A Wildlife Haven in Need of Immediate Remediation
Policy

Sha Lo Tung: A Wildlife Haven in Need of Immediate Remediation

by Henrietta Ko Along the fringes of Hong Kong’s bustling metropolis lies an abandoned village. Though uninhabited by Hong Kong citizens, this village is home to some of Hong Kong’s rarest wildlife species. Sha Lo Tung, located near Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s largest freshwater wetlands. Over the years, it’s slowly being reclaimed by nature,…

New GIN Club’s First Event is a Smashing Success
Student Life

New GIN Club’s First Event is a Smashing Success

by Daniel Sheremeta February 1 saw the inaugural event of the Global Issues Network Club (GIN): The GINcredible Charity Carnival. For two hours after school, the Carnival transformed the Island. Service organizations sold goods; live music lifted spirits; and the clubs of HKIS connected. Students likened the experience to the World’s Fair. What is GIN? GIN was…

From Holiday Basketball to Super APAC: How Far Have We Come?
Sports

From Holiday Basketball to Super APAC: How Far Have We Come?

by Ira Gorawara In the blink of an eye, the thrilling 2018-2019 basketball season has come to an end. Varsity boys and girls not only concluded the season on a high note but also made tremendous progress in building individual skills along with developing unbreakable team chemistry. From January 24 to 27, the varsity girls…

Ash Moallem Teaches Us All a Lesson in Empathy
Passions

Ash Moallem Teaches Us All a Lesson in Empathy

by Gracie Chung Tuesday’s Community Gathering featured a very special guest—HKIS’ first student speaker in three years. Ash Moallem (12) shared her family’s difficult experience during the Iranian Revolution as followers of the Bahá’í Faith, a religious minority in Iran, offering insight into how her family’s history and faith have sculpted her unique perspective on empathy. The…