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

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

DP Visual Art Seniors to Attend Top Art Universities

By Hanna Nam, News Writer As GSIS was commended by the IB visiting committee for having a thriving arts program, DP Visual Art seniors are on their way to the world’s top art universities. GSIS sent more students to top art universities than ever before with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the top design school in the world and Carnegie Mellon, one of the … Continue reading DP Visual Art Seniors to Attend Top Art Universities

GSIS Junior, Justine Hong, publishes a Comfort Women Novel

By: James Ahn, News Writer “The Loved and the Lost,” is a 117 page novel written by GSIS student, Justine Hong to raise awareness about comfort women. Writing about the struggles of being a comfort woman from the viewpoint of a 16 year old girl, Justine attempts to move the hearts of her readers. “The Loved and the Lost” was written as Justine’s personal project … Continue reading GSIS Junior, Justine Hong, publishes a Comfort Women Novel

Freshmen reflect on their first semester of Upper Secondary School

By Sunny Cha, and Grace Shin, News Editor Freshmen skillfully adjusted to a drastic transition from Lower Secondary to Upper Secondary School. Increased workload, complex schedules, and pressure to compile a lavish resume for college are just examples of the new adjustments freshmen have been going through. Freshman Taewoo Kim, emphasized the exacerbating academic pressure. “Sixth grade, seventh grade and eight grade were just a … Continue reading Freshmen reflect on their first semester of Upper Secondary School

Press Release: GSIS Makes a Name in the NSPA “Best of the High School Press”

Release: September 16, 2014 Media Contact: Victor Jeong Greetings Knights! On behalf of the Publications class I am thrilled to announce that GSIS has been featured in the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 19th edition of the “Best of the High School Press”. Earning first and third place in two different categories of the “Picture of the Year” feature for the 2013 school year and … Continue reading Press Release: GSIS Makes a Name in the NSPA “Best of the High School Press”

Principal Brown Explains: What’s Up With Our Schedule?

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?

The Curious Case of the Personal Project

by Victor Jeong, News Editor Students embarking on the treacherous journey towards getting into the DP program are met with one final obstacle in their last year of MYP. With news of the Personal Project being put on college transcripts, students have been wondering if the project itself is doing more harm than anything. The IB MYP Personal Project stands as a daunting task set … Continue reading The Curious Case of the Personal Project

Entering the ‘Next Chapter’: All IB Schools face drastic transformation

By: Julia Lee and Hanna Nam, News Writers Students attending IBO world schools will face complete transformation as they enter into the “Next Chapter” in IB education at the start of the 14-15 school year in order to fix the missing link between subjects and grade levels. Many of the improvements are focused on the MYP and DP curriculum. From these changes, GSIS strives to … Continue reading Entering the ‘Next Chapter’: All IB Schools face drastic transformation