Justine Hong, Co-Editor-in-Chief For many years, countless students at GSIS have been cracked down for violating the dress code. Only recently, however, has it been discovered that such discipline may not be a constructive method to facilitate education, but rather an inadvertent result of gender-biased perception. On Mar. 25, when senior Jenny Kang was taken out of class for having infringed upon the dress code, … Continue reading An Unexpected Source of Gender Bias
Two years ago, the Korea-American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC) established a rule that students over 18 cannot participate in high school athletics for safety reasons. However, some students have voiced concerns that the rule is unfair, claiming that overage students should still be able to play with their classmates. “I don’t understand why we should take such an opportunity away because of a single year,” … Continue reading KAIAC Age Limit Rule Stirs Controversy: Mr. Vandermeer Responds
By Justine Hong, Co-Editor-in-chief The film opens as Macbeth (Fassbender) and his wife (Cotillard) mourn the death of their baby child. Three witches relate a prophecy to Macbeth, saying he will be crowned Scotland’s king. Macbeth and his wife plot to kill King Duncan (Thewlis) to fulfill the prophecy. Upon ascending the throne, however, Macbeth is tortured by guilt and paranoia. His consequent actions form … Continue reading A Gritty Film of Sound and Fury: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth
Justine Hong, Co-Editor-in-chief It’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and super-agent Ethan Hunt is at it again. This time, Hunt is after the Syndicate, a massive international criminal consortium that’s been wreaking havoc through terrorist attacks and assassinations. With the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) in jeopardy, Hunt, along with skilled former fellow agents and a talented British spy, must escape torture chambers, retrieve compromising files, and … Continue reading Action-Packed Thriller with Cool Characters and Top-Notch Soundtrack
Justine Hong, Co-Editor-In-Chief On Thursday Apr. 30 at 7:00 p.m., the audience was hushed and attentive as they awaited a performance yet to unfold on an illuminated circular stage. The school art community hosted Arts Night, a tribute to “out-of-the-box” thinking and a chance for MYP and DP art students to flaunt their artistic abilities. When people talk about Arts Night, it’s impossible not to … Continue reading An “Out-of-the-Box” Experience at Arts Night
By Justine Hong, Editor-in-Chief Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Through catchy music, well-organized choreography, and humor, the cast of GSIS’ High School Musical Junior guided audiences through an hour-and-a-half long production that simply conveyed the high school experience. Interweaving themes of romance, identity, and personal growth, the cast skillfully sang and danced their hearts out to entertain and engage audiences. “But you can’t let … Continue reading We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Collaboratively Impresses Audiences
Editor-in-Chief, Justine Hong Once again, our growing school has revamped its schedule and as the dawn of the year progresses, students have begun to wonder why. Responding to their questions, Principal Brown explains the purpose of the new homerooms and addresses several other common schedule-related concerns. Information reveals that while some changes may seem unfavorable at first sight, each adjustment serves to benefit our education and you–the … Continue reading Principal Brown Explains: What’s Up With Our Schedule?
Justine Hong, News Editor “My uncle used to be a soccer player so I always played soccer with him. And living away from my father, I spent most of my time with a soccer ball. It was the best friend I had.” Influenced by humanitarian ambitions, his uncle the role model, and an intimate history with the sport, senior Jacob Son plans to become a … Continue reading A Heartfelt Sport: Why Jacob Son is Going Pro
Justine Hong, News Editor A delegate, donning a sleek business suit, stands confidently at the podium in a massive committee room and gives a speech to thirty-some other delegates. When he is finished with his speech, he deftly answers questions that challenge his argument, effectively convincing the committee of his stance. Outside this conference he is merely a high school student, but when he debates in … Continue reading Amendments Drafted and Resolutions Passed: MUN’s Successes at the China Conference
By Justine Hong, News Editor Siem Reap, Cambodia, the city I vacationed to over Winter Break, was a portal through which I witnessed ancient histories and rich cultures; the Angkor ruins, the village on water Chong Khneas, the genocide memorial, and Pub Street exposed primeval civilizations and fascinating people. The Angkor Ruins The first destination was Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. … Continue reading A Portal to Southeast Asia
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