Month: October, 2019

‘Joker’ is No Laughing Matter
Arts and Culture

‘Joker’ is No Laughing Matter

Jaime Glinoga Illustration by Grace Cao Send in the clowns, because Joker is one for the ages. Watching Joker is like watching a twisted roller coaster, where the focus isn’t on the twists or turns or jaw-dropping leaps — it’s on the build. It’s the terrible sound of metal chattering against metal, being brought along…

Freshmen Stereotypes: An Analysis
Student Life

Freshmen Stereotypes: An Analysis

Chloe Tse Illustration by Michael Shum “The freshman class.” The phrase itself triggers scenes of fresh-out-of-middle-school students obnoxiously blocking the hallway and walking with an air of superiority around them—head high, chin up.  The stereotypes associated with this class are clear, but I made it my mission to delve deeper, past the surface of generalizations to…

Student Life

HKIS Quiz Bowl Continues on Their Legacy In Mind Over Matter

Aujin Kim On September 21, the HKIS Quiz Bowl team gathered at German Swiss International School to compete in Mind Over Matter, an inter-school trivia competition organized by TSOL (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited). After hours of racking brains to answer the most obscure of questions in 9 different rounds, HKIS Team 1, comprised of Danny…

Student Life

2nd GINspirational Carnival Continues to Entertain and Inspire

Michelle Ahn On September 27, the Global Issues Network (GIN) club hosted its second annual GIN Carnival to promote and build connections among twenty service organizations. Through fun activities, bake sales, and live performances, people were able to contribute to solving a global issue they are passionate about in a new engaging and entertaining way.  Despite…

HKISMUN II: Highlights from our In-house MUN Conference
Student Life

HKISMUN II: Highlights from our In-house MUN Conference

Yoonjung Choi HKIS hosted its 2nd HKISMUN conference from October 12th to 13th, with almost a total of 100 attendees from Hong Kong International School, Island School, Discovery College, American International School, Sha Tin College, Renaissance College, Maryknoll, Diocesan Boys’ School, Nord, and some independent delegates.  Model United Nations is a simulation of United Nations…

HKIS Comes 2nd Overall in Forensics SDC Tournament
Student Life

HKIS Comes 2nd Overall in Forensics SDC Tournament

Rysa Tahilramani During the September 28-29 weekend, the HKIS Forensics team participated in the Hong Kong Senior Schools Debating Championship (SDC), going against tough competition from various other schools in HK. It was a competition filled with passionate debate and exhibited public speaking skills.  Topics in debate spanned from current events like tensions between the…

The Last Straw

Sodexo Announces Flavored Paper Straws

Bo Wen Zhu After an eight-month market research program involving lengthy surveys and involuntary interviews, Sodexo has just announced an exciting new product that will appear in our school later this month. “The study results showed that many of our paper straws are ingested by consumers along with their beverages at rates as high as…

Passion on High Display During China Cup Volleyball 2019
Sports

Passion on High Display During China Cup Volleyball 2019

Ira Gorawara From September 19th-22nd, the HKIS Volleyball teams brought their talents to the International School of Beijing (ISB), competing in their first tournament of the Volleyball season. This year’s tournament included familiar faces, ISB and SASPX (Shanghai American School Puxi), another international school in Beijing (Western Academy of Beijing), and of course, our very…

HKIS Tennis Takes China Cup By the Storm
Sports

HKIS Tennis Takes China Cup By the Storm

Michelle Ahn From September 19th to 22nd, the HKIS Tennis teams flew to the International School of Beijing (ISB) to compete in China Cup. Although the competition was fierce, the HKIS Dragons dominated the tournament. The Boys Varsity, Boys Junior Varsity (JV), and Girls JV brought home titles as champions, and the Girls Varsity team…