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How Hong Kong Responded to Covid-19

Ina Cho By now, everyone is fully aware of the global pandemic that has altered the dynamic of the world. Since it first emerged in China in December 2019, Covid-19 has infected millions of people globally and killed hundreds of thousands. The virus has forced governments to enforce complete lockdowns in an effort to hinder…

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How Teachers are Maintaining Academic Integrity during Virtual School

Eshaan Chaurasia It goes without saying that assessing student understanding in an online environment poses many challenges for educators. Given that students are at home and in environments with possible access to the internet, notes, textbooks, or other resources that can be used to cheat, the various precautions used by our teachers are understandable. At…

Covid-19 Deepens Divides Between Local Hongkongers and Expats
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Covid-19 Deepens Divides Between Local Hongkongers and Expats

Chloe Tse When COVID-19 initially affected Hong Kong, many wealthy expats who had the means to travel escaped to the United States and Europe to avoid the epidemic. However, as COVID-19 continued to transmit between borders, countries, and continents, the virus became a pandemic that also affected the Western hemisphere as well.  In the past…

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Exco Elections 2020: Student Life Candidates

With ExCo elections on the horizon, Junto asked the candidates for each position to tell us about how they would respond to a pressing HKIS issue, as well as describe their biggest policy initiative for next year. Below are the responses from the Senator of Student Life candidates, Katelyn Liu (11), Juan Lucas Umali (10),…

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ExCo Elections 2020: Service Candidates

With the ExCo elections looming on the horizon, Junto interviewed this year’s Service candidates to learn about their plans for next year. Below are the responses of Elanna Mak (10) and Kezia Leung (11). Tell us about your biggest potential policy initiative. Elanna Mak My biggest policy is to redefine service as inclusive, innovative, and…

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ExCo Elections 2020: Presiding Officer Candidate

Ron Akaishi (11) is the only candidate running for Presiding Officer this election cycle. Junto asked Ron about both his general plans for next year and specific plan for keeping Senators accountable. Tell us about your biggest potential policy initiative. Regarding plans for next year, I have some items on the agenda that have carried…

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ExCo Elections 2020: Public Relations Candidates

Junto asked this year’s Public Relations candidates, Mika Kobayashi (10) and Kristen Yee (11), about both their general action plan and a specific plan for increasing awareness about the Senate beyond Schoology updates. Tell us about your biggest potential policy initiative. Mika Kobayashi My biggest policy initiative is to make sure we keep the Student…

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ExCo Elections 2020: Athletics Candidate

Junto asked this year’s Athletics candidate, Madeline Smith (11), about her upcoming plans for next year and her ideas on expanding the audience for lesser-watched sports. Tell us about your biggest potential policy initiative. I want to expand the role of Senator of Athletics. This past year, I focused a lot on promoting and recognizing…

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ExCo Elections 2020: Academics Candidates

With ExCo elections on the horizon, Junto asked the candidates for each position to tell us about how they would respond to a pressing HKIS issue, as well as describe their biggest policy initiative for next year. Below are the responses from the Senator of Academics candidates, Agastya Rao (11),  Clara Kim (11), Irene Park…

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Exco Elections 2020: Discipline Candidates

With ExCo elections on the horizon, Junto asked the candidates for each position to tell us about how they would respond to a pressing HKIS issue, as well as describe their biggest policy initiative for next year. Below are the responses from the Senator of Discipline candidates, Alyssa Fan (11) and YongJae Lee (11). Please…

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