Deconstructing the artistic themes of DP Visual Art seniors

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

Finding balance between social life and school work

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

Four Reasons Why IB Will Change the Way You Think About Everything

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

Computers might not be the best way to study

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

An Unexpected Source of Gender Bias

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

School Life from the Perspective of a Freshman

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

What’s so great about being in a relationship?

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?

IB Tips Revealed for USS Students

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

The Importance of Looking at the Whole Picture When Selecting Colleges

By Matthew Choi, News Writer Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale– these are the Ivy League Schools considered the best of the best, Yet in Korea, a culture has been started where parents only care about the name of the school and some of these top universities do not make the list. One has to wonder is it all about the … Continue reading The Importance of Looking at the Whole Picture When Selecting Colleges

Press Release: Senior Head Editors Display a Multitude of Talents

Release: October 5th, 2015 Media Contact: Victor Jeong Hello, Knights! After a busy summer, Publications has the opportunity to rejoice yet again! The four main senior editors have brought home impressive individual honors to GSIS from competitions such as the Cricket Media Creative Endeavors Contest, Ayn Rand Competition and the TeenInk Editor’s Choice award. Already sporting impressive academic records, Co-editor-in-chief Justine Hong and Photography Lead … Continue reading Press Release: Senior Head Editors Display a Multitude of Talents