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HKIS Comes 2nd Overall in Forensics SDC Tournament
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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…

A Guide to the Hardest Classes in High School
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A Guide to the Hardest Classes in High School

Chloe Page Illustration by Michael Shum Between spending hours laboring through math equations, poring over minute details in essays, and cramming history dates, high school students are exposed to a variety of different course material. In light of mental health and the danger of rising stress levels, questions arise: which classes have been known to…

Junto’s Guide to Surviving AP Season
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Junto’s Guide to Surviving AP Season

Lina Chen (11)’s biology notes by Stanley Sau It’s AP season. Students are fretting about their inability to live up to their standards of study efficiency and panic before realizing that they have to cram half the textbook’s worth of content into the few nights leading up to the exams. To help with this, we’ve compiled a…

4 Facts About the ExCo Senator Elections 2019-2020
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4 Facts About the ExCo Senator Elections 2019-2020

This year, the elected Senators are as follows: Presiding Officer: Weilyn Chong (11) Senator of Academics: Daniel Sheremeta (11) Senator of Athletics and Travel: Mady Smith (10) Senator of Discipline: Yong Jae Lee (10) Senator of Public Relations: George Wan (10) Senator of Service: Sofia Singer (11) Senator of Student Life: Mehek Jain (11) Voter…

ExCo Senators 2018-2019 Biweekly Updates
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ExCo Senators 2018-2019 Biweekly Updates

In light of elections yesterday, Junto interviewed current ExCo Senators about what they’ve been up to recently in place of A Minute with Senate (by the Spiritual Community class) last semester. Check it out. Presiding Officer – Guinness Chen (12): Worked on the leadership retreat as well as ExCo elections. Senator of Academics – Gracie…

A Penny for Your Thoughts on Interim
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A Penny for Your Thoughts on Interim

by Chloe Tse Interim. When you hear that word, what emotion does it spark in you? Eagerness to bond with the people on your trip through late night talks and silly inside jokes? Excitement for the adventures, whether they consist of meditating by the renowned Rivers Ganges or exploring the theaters of London? Or maybe, it evokes…

New GIN Club’s First Event is a Smashing Success
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New GIN Club’s First Event is a Smashing Success

by Daniel Sheremeta February 1 saw the inaugural event of the Global Issues Network Club (GIN): The GINcredible Charity Carnival. For two hours after school, the Carnival transformed the Island. Service organizations sold goods; live music lifted spirits; and the clubs of HKIS connected. Students likened the experience to the World’s Fair. What is GIN? GIN was…

China Cup Forensics 2019: Maintaining the Debate Winning Streak
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China Cup Forensics 2019: Maintaining the Debate Winning Streak

Alex Du (11) and Mehek Jain (11) in the final debate round against SASPX. Motion: “This house believes gender equality is more important than religious tradition.” by Katelyn Liu On January 12, 2018, Hong Kong International School hosted the annual China Cup Forensics competition, showcasing student’s public speaking talents from across China and Hong Kong, and…

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