A Gritty Film of Sound and Fury: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

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

The Distortion of History

By: Matthew Choi, News Writer British author, George Orwell once said in his book 1984, “Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.” This quote perfectly fits what the South Korean government is attempting to do with their latest policy changes. On Oct. 12, the South Korean Ministry of Education announced that the government would begin … Continue reading The Distortion of History

The Reality of Transitioning from PYP to MYP

Hanna Nam, News Editor When I think back to my first day of middle school, I remember being nervous but excited for a completely different school year. It was the first step in becoming an adult, independently driven and self organized. However, I was faced with many changes that troubled me. The bell schedule was confusing with different classes and blocks, which made me wonder … Continue reading The Reality of Transitioning from PYP to MYP

The Wear of A War : North and South Korea

By Victor Jeong, Co-Editor-in-chief The two Koreas are no strangers to conflict. Reminders of just how brittle the barrier between both worlds consistently appear, and before anyone can forget that the these two countries are at war, another headline pops up. With tensions reaching another all time high, it’s clear that in a war of kindred countries, both time and tear has taken it’s toll. … Continue reading The Wear of A War : North and South Korea

Action-Packed Thriller with Cool Characters and Top-Notch Soundtrack

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

An “Out-of-the-Box” Experience at Arts Night

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

Major Letdowns of Avengers: Age of Ultron

By: Tae Woo Kim, News Writer One of the most highly-anticipated movies in 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron is Marvel’s most recent, large-scale, production. The Avengers was filled with breathtaking action scenes where the heroes displayed each of their unique, fancy abilities. However, the movie’s plotline was relatively complicated, in fact awkward, compared to the first movie. I want to interject for a moment and … Continue reading Major Letdowns of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Non-stop artistic suspense at the Elementary Christmas Concert

By Matthew Choi, News Writer Christmas music and carols permeate the artwork lined auditorium. Instruments, choir platforms, red and green streamers, and paper snowflakes decorate the stage, as the warm ambient candlelight promotes an atmosphere of holiday joy. Parents, teachers, and students occupy the whole of the auditorium as it bursts at the seams with contagious energy, joyful laughter, and rhythmic sounds of the elementary students as they sing, … Continue reading Non-stop artistic suspense at the Elementary Christmas Concert

We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Collaboratively Impresses Audiences

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

Why our Internet Might Die as We Know It, and How We Can Prevent It.

Written by: Victor Jeong, Editor-in-Chief It’s official; the hornet’s nest that is the internet has been stirred up. Dusting off their pitchforks and rekindling their torches, the denizens of the internet are coming together in what could firmly be described as a battle for the very freedom of internet users everywhere. Net neutrality is a term that was forged during the birth of the internet … Continue reading Why our Internet Might Die as We Know It, and How We Can Prevent It.