Opinion

Dispose of your face masks properly: the environmental dangers of the coronavirus situation
Opinion

Dispose of your face masks properly: the environmental dangers of the coronavirus situation

Yoonjung Choi Over 100 countries are facing a major health crisis on an unprecedented scale. As the current coronavirus epidemic lingers, schools are shutting down, businesses are losing money, and employees are losing jobs, while Hong Kong residents are protecting themselves against COVID-19 by wearing surgical face masks. However, there are extra challenges that come with…

Safeguarding our mental health during virtual learning
Opinion

Safeguarding our mental health during virtual learning

Krish Shah Students in AP Psychology are currently learning about mental health, flourishing, and well-being as they wrap up the final unit of their curriculum. Ironically, as they simultaneously learn about the pitfalls of poor mental health, ranging from poorer academic performance to depression, the high school community as a whole is feeling the toll…

Social Distancing: Do it Well, or Not at All
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Social Distancing: Do it Well, or Not at All

Juan Lucas Umali Compared to most other countries, there’s no doubting Hong Kong’s success in containing the COVID-19 outbreak. The masks have been out since day one, and the government has been proactive in preventing the spread—hence, the ungodly amount of hours we spend on Zoom. To many, it may seem like the worst is…

Opinion

Senioritis Is Justified

By Rosamond Chung In this world of never-ending assessments, it’s hard to think there will ever be an end to this nightmare that we call HKIS. But folks buckle up! The seniors have come up with a solution. We call it “senioritis”, the simple act of relaxing and enjoying our last semester in high school….

Opinion

Virtual learning a success, not without limitations

Krish Shah With the news that virtual learning will continue through March 16th and possibly beyond, Junto looks at the positives and negatives from our first two weeks on Zoom.  School as Normal, Thanks to Teachers Our first attempt at virtual learning, all the way back in Semester One, left students behind and confused due…

Opinion

Sanctuary Nightmares: the injustice of US immigration policy

Rosamond Chung With the situation of “illegal immigrants” coming into the United States, it is no wonder that sanctuary cities have arisen as its forefront dilemma. It is also hardly surprising that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents have been under fire by the left. Matthew Albence, director of ICE, believes that not allowing these…

Our Environment Needs Our Involvement
Opinion, Policy

Our Environment Needs Our Involvement

Jaeryung Park During the short transition time between classes, most students visit the Dragon Shop and get a piece of candy. It takes at most five seconds to unwrap the packaging and throw it away. Daily, students can casually buy a bottle of Gatorade or a refreshing drink from Starbucks. Thus, it is effortless to…

Stormy Days Pass
Opinion

Stormy Days Pass

Rosamund Chung In this piece, Rosamond Chung (12) shares her stream of consciousness in response to the difficult situation that Hong Kong is in. This poetic piece reflects an individual’s perspective and should not be taken as a representation of Junto or Hong Kong International School’s stance on the protests. Hong Kong is my home,…

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