Alice Park, News Editor The school year can become very overwhelming for some, and who could blame them? With an overabundance of summatives and extracurriculars, maintaining good habits and skills is crucial to stay on top of your work. Here’s the good news: there is a way to avoid all those countless all-nighters, never-ending portals of overdue formatives, and forgetting everything you studied at 3 … Continue reading Avoid all-nighters and struggling through school by following these simple tips
News Writer, Alice Park Most of us can say Disney was a major part of our childhood, whether it was through shows or movies. But what we didn’t realise, was Disney has been teaching us essential life lessons all along. Like most of the other kids around my age, I used to watch Disney channel almost every single day, cooped up on my sofa, and … Continue reading 10 Life lessons Disney taught a 15 year old girl
Seo Young Lee, News Writer Seniors drew upon inspiration to create artworks for their largest exhibition in their school career. Themes like growth, memory, dreams and fantasies, unconsciousness, desires, and identity were the themes surrounding the DP Year 2 seniors for the GSIS DP Art Graduate Exhibition. Human ‘Need’ was the theme of Eric Lee’s artwork, who started producing art in ninth-grade. He said he … Continue reading Deconstructing the artistic themes of DP Visual Art seniors
Tivan George, News Writer Pick one: social life or school work? It’s probably difficult for someone to pick just one. On campus, 71.4 percent of student find balancing social life and school work challenging, yet it is crucial that students learn to do this. Students who have gone through high school and college such as Laura Hutton, writer for the Australian Institute of Business Official … Continue reading Finding balance between social life and school work
Sarah Wilson, Writer The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) is a challenging program, or at least that is the consensus amongst the students at school. It teaches students about thinking critically and being able to apply their knowledge to the real world. DP students often complain about the stress level and workload but after graduating with their diploma, they realise how valuable their years … Continue reading Four Reasons Why IB Will Change the Way You Think About Everything
Sally So Won Kim, News writer It happens to so many students, an essay is due and then ‘poof’, the computer crashes. Technological errors happen all of the time and this raises the question should students use a computer, should they complete their work by hand, or is there some other middle ground that should be approached? During school, some students prefer to use the … Continue reading Computers might not be the best way to study
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
By Sarah Wilson Graduating from middle school and going into freshman year. It could be one of scariest steps as a student. Going from the top of middle school to the very bottom of high school. All the other grades are suddenly so much more intimidating. Walking through the doors on the first day back at school after summer break, not exactly sure what to … Continue reading School Life from the Perspective of a Freshman
By Sally Kim, News Writer Over the Summer, all of my friends and I wanted to go to Everland, but then out of no where we heard, “Isn’t it sad that you are going to Everland without a boyfriend. You’re all single.” Some of my friends started thinking and agreeing with her, but I on the other hand want to know what’s the matter with … Continue reading What’s so great about being in a relationship?
By Jun Woo Kang, News Writer A spring rainstorm of anxiety is deliberately hitting the USS, as the period for transition is gradually approaching. That said, DP and MYP coordinator, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Harding, and college counselor Ms. Rogers allay the anxiety of the students by advising the students for a better understanding of the IB program, and provide few tips for a smoother transition … Continue reading IB Tips Revealed for USS Students
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