During the winter sports season, cheerleaders play a crucial— but often underappreciated— role when it comes to basketball games. Unlike other varsity sports, cheerleading has a more inclusive age range— allowing all students to join and participate. Both boys and girls are welcome to join, as it would create more balance within the team— however, GSIS’ team mostly comprises of girls from grades 8 to 12. Continue reading Spirit Raisers: A Look into GSIS’ Cheerleading Team
This fall season, GSIS’ varsity boys’ and girls’ tennis teams finally played conference games and at tournaments after three years of no games due to COVID-19. The knights faced many challenges, but they fought fiercely until the end. As a result, the boys placed 6th, and the girls placed 7th overall in the KAIAC blue division. Continue reading Game, Set, Match!: Reflections on GSIS’ Tennis Season
On October 13th, our GSIS boy’s and girl’s volleyball teams traveled to Jeju to compete against KAIAC and KISAC schools in the annual Jeju invitational tournament. The volleyball teams stayed at the Kenny Hotel in Jeju for a total of 4 days and 3 nights. Continue reading A Real Hit: The Jeju Volleyball Invitational
At the end of a volleyball season without any interscholastic games due to COVID-19, GSIS received an unexpected notice from KAIAC that interscholastic games were finally allowed. Continue reading Interscholastic Volleyball Games Approved Last-Minute
This year, the 2020 Olympics took place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23rd to August 8th. Due to Covid-19, the Summer Olympics, set to happen last year, had to be postponed. In Korea, some netizens were worried about the health and performance of their national athletes. However, Korean athletes managed to succeed, winning Korea twenty medals overall. Continue reading Korean Athletes who inspired me at the Tokyo Olympics
Sally Minseo Kim, News Writer The Varsity boys volleyball team made a comeback from their losing streak starting with the first win against APIS on Sept. 8. With the experience and skills gained from previous season, the team was able to have their series of victories this season. Compared the the previous season, the team consisted of many returning players. In each game the players … Continue reading Varsity Boys Volleyball makes a comeback
“Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their country.” These were the words of President Donald Trump, criticizing the ongoing National Football League protests. Athletes had taken up kneeling or raising a fist, in an act of defiance against the traditional ‘right hand over chest’ during the anthem. Such protest first began in 2016, when former … Continue reading #TakeAKnee: Are athletes role models or entertainers?
Sally Minseo Kim, News Writer Ending the season with immense growth and success the varsity girls basketball team was ready to take on bigger challenges by participating in the Asia Christian Schools Conference (ACSC tournament). The girls went in the competition with a mindset ready to fight hard and to learn from the experience. The girls faced the obstacle of having very few players … Continue reading With a small team and “big hearts”, Lady Knights pull off a win in Taiwan
Choo Shin-Soo in Texas Rangers This image was originally posted to Flickr by Keith Allison at http://flickr.com/photos/27003603@N00/14552006471. It was reviewed on 19 July 2014 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa-2.0. Lucas Lee, News Writer No Korean has had a noticeably good career yet in the MLB. Historically there have only been 20 Korean MLB … Continue reading Korean Players Not Meeting Expectations in MLB
Two years ago, the Korea-American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC) established a rule that students over 18 cannot participate in high school athletics for safety reasons. However, some students have voiced concerns that the rule is unfair, claiming that overage students should still be able to play with their classmates. “I don’t understand why we should take such an opportunity away because of a single year,” … Continue reading KAIAC Age Limit Rule Stirs Controversy: Mr. Vandermeer Responds
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