Month: June, 2019

Where To Go From Here: HK Extradition Bill Protests
Opinion

Where To Go From Here: HK Extradition Bill Protests

Krish Shah Over the past week, Hong Kong has been ravaged, both politically and literally, by the protests over the contentious extradition bill. Much has been written about the bill and its political impacts, both in the immediate future and potential for Chinese overreach. This article isn’t about any of that—rather, it considers what both…

The Last Straw

Student Literally Sucks Up To Teacher

Emma Pang Students at HKIS took the term ‘sucking up to teachers’ a bit too far last Friday, having to be surgically removed from some of the unfortunate staff members. Paramedics found themselves at a loss for words when arriving to Hong Kong International School on June 10th after answering a supposedly emergency call. Chad…

Opinion

A Critique of Spirit Day 2019

Krish Shah Let me start by saying I, like many of my classmates, genuinely enjoy Spirit Day. In a school year filled with so many ups and downs, Spirit Day is the culmination: a celebration of the spirit and energy that makes HKIS who we are. That said, this year’s Spirit Day was far from…

The Last Straw

The Math Weeding Program: Student Speaks Out Against Math Department’s Secret Scheme

Stanley Sau The near-100% acceptance rate that Honors Geometry boasts is the greatest representation of our school’s open mindedness and unprejudiced nature. Regardless of intelligence, students’ acceptance into Honors Geometry lies solely in the ability to crunch words into a half-coherent application letter in 8th grade, doubly insured by parents’ death threats issued in response…