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

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

Non-stop artistic suspense at the Elementary Christmas Concert

By Matthew Choi, News Writer Christmas music and carols permeate the artwork lined auditorium. Instruments, choir platforms, red and green streamers, and paper snowflakes decorate the stage, as the warm ambient candlelight promotes an atmosphere of holiday joy. Parents, teachers, and students occupy the whole of the auditorium as it bursts at the seams with contagious energy, joyful laughter, and rhythmic sounds of the elementary students as they sing, … Continue reading Non-stop artistic suspense at the Elementary Christmas Concert

We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Collaboratively Impresses Audiences

By Justine Hong, Editor-in-Chief   Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Through catchy music, well-organized choreography, and humor, the cast of GSIS’ High School Musical Junior guided audiences through an hour-and-a-half long production that simply conveyed the high school experience. Interweaving themes of romance, identity, and personal growth, the cast skillfully sang and danced their hearts out to entertain and engage audiences. “But you can’t let … Continue reading We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Collaboratively Impresses Audiences

Dr. Park’s sudden departure leaves students disoriented

By: Eric Han, Editor-in-Chief A month has passed since Dr. Josephine Park’s resignation, but students have yet to adapt to this rather sudden turn of events. “I didn’t know what to feel,” admitted junior Yerim Kim. “I was sad, shocked, worried, and a bit angry at the same time.” Others students also voiced their initial surprise and concern. “None of us knew the reason she … Continue reading Dr. Park’s sudden departure leaves students disoriented

Diploma program musicians captivate audience

Grace Shin, News Writer After rigorous preparation, the talented Diploma Program (DP) music students  performed admirably at the DP music recital held on Sept 27. Out of the many brilliant musicians, Junior Matthew Kim and senior Elaine Kim took the spotlight. According to So Yeon Kim, a Senior and supportive audience member from the recital, Matthew and Elaine were the two most notable performers. So … Continue reading Diploma program musicians captivate audience