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Mimi Gordon and Kezia Leung: #Foodbloggers
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Mimi Gordon and Kezia Leung: #Foodbloggers

Jaeryung Park #Foodblogging is a relatively new trend. There are many different types of food bloggers: those who share recipes, write food reviews, food travel, or food photography. HKIS’ very own power food bloggers, Mimi Gordon (11) and Kezia Leung (11), do them all! Mimi and Kezia have been running their food blogs, @mimiseats and…

Gabby Wei: A Big Fish in a Big Pond
Archives, Passions, Sports

Gabby Wei: A Big Fish in a Big Pond

by Selena Sun At HKIS, one of the most dreaded sports is competitive swimming. The physical and mental toil of waking up at 5 am to repeatedly practice the same strokes until it becomes muscle memory lacks appeal to many. It’s a grind made for the elite few who are able to cling to the…

Ash Moallem Teaches Us All a Lesson in Empathy
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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…

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…

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