Student Life / May 6, 2020 The Robotics Club strives for “VEXcellence”

Chloe Tse This year, the HKIS VEX robotics team won the excellence award at the Hong Kong VEX Regional Championships. They also qualified, for the first time in the club’s history, to the VEX Robotics World Championships.

Passions, Student Life / April 14, 2020 A Chat with Lucas Verderese: the admissions process, transitioning to college, and more

Eshaan Chaurasia College admissions season has come and gone, and it seems that, for the most part, people have a general sense of what their next four years look like. Being the nosy sophomore that I am, I sat down with my friend Lucas Verderese (12), self-described “average second-semester senior”, to get a sense of...

Student Life / April 7, 2020 HKIS Students uncover new passions, “dance through the plague year”

Jaeryung Park  Since the Coronavirus outbreak, HKIS and most schools around the world have switched their learning environment to virtual. It’s been almost ten weeks since HKIS students have started “zooming” into their classes. While this may be a more stressful time for students, other students are definitely taking advantage of this unexpected time. In...

Student Life, Sustainability / March 13, 2020 Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Methods for Sickness Prevention and Symptom Relief, Reminders, and More!

Eco Awareness Campaign Committee (Juan Lucas Umali, Elizabeth Won, Henrietta Ko) Did you know that getting sick is not only bad for your body, but bad for the Earth, too? According to the World Health Organisation, the by-products of health facilities worldwide include toxic, radioactive, and infectious waste. This poses a threat to both our...

Alumni: A Blast from the Past, Student Life, Uncategorized / February 27, 2020 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Gabi Vardanega ‘19

by Joy Chan Gabi Vardanega ‘19 is paving her own way as an Environmental Justice major at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. As a recent high school graduate and a newly minted college freshman on a full-ride merit scholarship, she shared her valuable insights with Junto’s high school readers. “Take every opportunity...

Student Life / January 8, 2020 Student opinions on Foshan trip divided

Adya Patil Every November, a group of freshmen in the Humanities 1 in Action course head to 2 orphanages in Foshan, China for 3 days. It’s considered a highlight of the course, presenting students with the jarring reality and consequences of the now terminated One Child Policy. However, after coming back from the trip, some...

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

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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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