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...

Mimi Gordon and Kezia Leung: #Foodbloggers
Passions

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…

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
Opinion

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…

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

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…

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….

Arts and Culture

Frozen 2 reviewed

by Yoonjung Choi Disney has done the impossible by making a wonderful animated-musical sequel. Frozen 2 is full of surprises and answers to the questions we had ever since we saw Frozen. It also presents us with important lessons and songs that will stick with us. Leaving the movie theatre, we are highly likely to…

Arts and Culture

Rick and Morty back for season 4

by Adya Patil Ooh Wee! Rick and Morty is back for season four, providing fans with another dose of the show’s exploration of existential questions with underlying philosophical themes, masked by dark humor and fart jokes. If you’re the rare individual who hasn’t heard of the show, Rick and Morty is an animated show following…

Arts and Culture

Modern Family, a changed first impression

by Chloe Tse I will never watch a show as shallow as Modern Family; I will never stoop down to a level that low, I thought when I saw my cousin staring bugged-eye at the television. Fast forward to Christmas break, and I found myself sprawled under the covers, with my computer set to the…

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…

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