The Reality of Transitioning from PYP to MYP

Hanna Nam, News Editor When I think back to my first day of middle school, I remember being nervous but excited for a completely different school year. It was the first step in becoming an adult, independently driven and self organized. However, I was faced with many changes that troubled me. The bell schedule was confusing with different classes and blocks, which made me wonder … Continue reading The Reality of Transitioning from PYP to MYP

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

National Honor Society turns to focus on the Comfort Women of Korea

By Hanna Nam, Writer To plan for their fundraising concert, National Honor Society (NHS) members met once a week in room 209A. The concert was planned in order to raise money for a specific cause. NHS members held meetings in advance to organize and plan for the concert. In these meetings, members discussed the focus of the concert. There were many possible options, such as Save … Continue reading National Honor Society turns to focus on the Comfort Women of Korea

True Cause of Solider Yun’s Death

By Hanna Nam, News Writer Twenty-three year-old private Solider Yun was found dead in April after the continuous physical abuse from his sergeants. Yun was a member of the Korean army. Six sergeants were found guilty for the unforgivable murder, and four were charged with manslaughter. The 28 division of prosecutor’s office charged the main culprit, Sergeant Lee, with six charges: cause of injury, harsh … Continue reading True Cause of Solider Yun’s Death

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?

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

Thailand VASE trip cancelled

By: Hanna Nam, News Writer Two days before departure threatening protests in Thailand brought the Thailand VASE trip to a standstill and shocked the students on the team. This was the first VASE trip to be canceled and impacted the students and the teachers. The main reason for the cancelation was the rigorous situation in Thailand. Mrs. Choe, the Thailand trip leader, explained the situation, … Continue reading Thailand VASE trip cancelled