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

Off-season Knights place fifth in ACSC soccer tournament

By Angela Park, News Editor In the weeks preceding Oct. 21, a selective group of students battled through schedule conflicts to form an off-season soccer team, placing fifth amongst unfamiliar teams, in the Asian Christian Schools Conference (ACSC) held at YISS.  Due to the team being formed off-season, “it was almost like a whole new team, with missing last year’s seniors,” acknowledged defending sweeper, Justin … Continue reading Off-season Knights place fifth in ACSC soccer tournament

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?

The internet’s freedom and censorship leaves for an uncertain future

By: Matthew Choi, News Writer The internet is an archive with endless amount of information on everything you can imagine. In the internet realm, everyone has a voice unlike in real life (IRL).  The internet has become a reliable form of communication around the world, due to its speed and accessibility which cannot be matched. Due to this, any form of news is rapidly spread. … Continue reading The internet’s freedom and censorship leaves for an uncertain future

America’s activity in East Asia creates waves

By James Ahn, News Writer North Korea’s missile testing has caused the US to stir in East Asia. Through America’s presence, Japan, China, and South Korea increase discussion as the US works with Japan to create a missile defense program.  The missile defense program was implemented in Japan soon after the US considered North Korea’s missile testing a valid threat. The system currently being used … Continue reading America’s activity in East Asia creates waves

But First! Let me take a selfie!

By Grace Shin, News Writer “But First! Let me take a selfie!” This  catchy phrase in Chainsmoker’s widely known song, “# (hashtag) Selfie” is not just a baffling joke people are making for their vines. It is actually an explicit portrayal of our supposedly narcissistic generation’s tendency to take selfies in monstrous rates.  Sarah Kil, in Grade 12 said, “I don’t like to upload pictures … Continue reading But First! Let me take a selfie!

A Dream Come True: The Lady Knights Slay the Dragons

By: Brian Lee, News Writer The Lady Knights cruised to victory against TCIS on Feb. 26, as they trampled on their opponents’ turf. This was the first win over their rivals since the team’s inception seven years ago. The “Sister School Classic” has always been a fierce battle between the two schools who have never wanted anything more but to emerge victorious against one another. Angela … Continue reading A Dream Come True: The Lady Knights Slay the Dragons

A Heartfelt Sport: Why Jacob Son is Going Pro

Justine Hong, News Editor “My uncle used to be a soccer player so I always played soccer with him. And living away from my father, I spent most of my time with a soccer ball. It was the best friend I had.” Influenced by humanitarian ambitions, his uncle the role model, and an intimate history with the sport, senior Jacob Son plans to become a … Continue reading A Heartfelt Sport: Why Jacob Son is Going Pro