Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

Tivan George, News Writer For a period of one week, I explored something called a “Pomodoro”. Although it is known as an ingredient of a sauce accompanying pasta in italian cuisine, it is also, in fact, a study system. This system was created by Francesco Cirillo in the early 1990s, so he could boost the working efficiency of his employees as well as himself. It … Continue reading Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

Hidden Impacts Behind Music

Joseph Park, News Writer How often do you move your body to the beat and sing the lyrics to your favorite song? What many people do not realize is music impacts every individual differently while doing work. The benefits from music while working is evident only in some activities. Mr. Jackson, music teacher, said, “work like math or writing” is greatly enhanced through music. This … Continue reading Hidden Impacts Behind Music

Overnight School Trips Back in Korea

Tivan George, News Writer Ever since the 2016 Jakarta Intercultural School child abuse scandal, overnight school trips with the exception of VASE and retreats were halted. However, on Sept. 14, the GSIS senior biology class held an overnight school trip for educational purposes. Could this mean overnight school trips are going to make a comeback? It was not easy to get this event to work. … Continue reading Overnight School Trips Back in Korea

#Metoo Movement touches the heart of the community

Alice Park, News Editor The #metoo movement went viral in October over social media, and provided a powerful platform for victims to share their stories. A month later, sexual harassment and assault are still major problems and everyone, not only victims, has been affected. Actress Alyssa Milano, who amplified the #metoo movement, said on Good Morning America, “What the ‘Me Too’ campaign really does—and what Tarana … Continue reading #Metoo Movement touches the heart of the community

Facing fear and embarrassment-When you can’t repeat the past

Sally Minseo Kim, News Writer High school is a time when students can find themselves and prepare for life in the real world. During these years, students may feel the desire to repeat the day, the week, or the year; simply put, to go back in time. However, when looking back five, ten, even twenty years from now, is it really worth all the fear … Continue reading Facing fear and embarrassment-When you can’t repeat the past

Avoid all-nighters and struggling through school by following these simple tips

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

VASE trips challenge student growth

Kaitlyn Lee, News writer Over spring break, many upper secondary students participated in Vision, Action Service, Evangelism (VASE) trips and grew academically, socially, and faithfully. Each student had unique experiences stating, “you learn how to be more modest” and “God was always there.” The VASE trip to China visited a small province area called Yanji near the North Korean border and served God at Yanbian … Continue reading VASE trips challenge student growth

High school drinking culture exposed on social media

Jun Woo Kang, News Editor A mother recalls the night her daughter came home from a party with a friend’s jacket, covered in vomit, and asked her to wash it, securing a promise that she’d keep it secret. A father describes using the “find my phone” app on his son’s cell to track him down in a park, where he was chugging vodka with a … Continue reading High school drinking culture exposed on social media