Sarah Wilson, News Writer “Excited” to be included in making the Jan. 27, TEDxYeongheungForest hosted at GSIS, students were given the “great opportunity” to volunteer and help out with the event. 42 people volunteered to help with the event, 21 of them being students. Most volunteer teams had a mix of students and staff helping out with TEDx but unlike the other volunteer teams, Mr. … Continue reading What Students Take Away From Their TEDx Volunteer Experience
Sally Minseo Kim, News writer Hosting the Winter Olympics for the first time, South Korea put a large amount of effort in preparation and actively advertised in attempt to gain Olympic visitors However, tension on the Korean peninsula and high priced tickets and accommodation have been met with a dismal ticket sales. It has been reported that out of 1.6 million tickets only 655,000 … Continue reading PyeongChang Olympic: Is it worth it?
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
Eugene Kim, news writer After the election of South Korea on May 9, 2017, Moon Jae In was chosen as the 19th President of South Korea. He has made a lot of controversial promises which affect high school students. President Moon desires to combat the common stereotype of the SKY colleges (Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei university) only being worthy of attendance. A huge … Continue reading President Moon’s controversial educational reform promises to affect high school students.
By James Ahn, Editor-In-Chief “People love what other people are passionate about” – Mia With a Metacritic score of 93, La La Land is a force to be reckoned with. It’s stunning cinematography and colorful jazz are just a handful of reasons for why La La Land is a first-rate movie. La La Land’s seamless integration of a romantic comedy and a musical provide a … Continue reading La La Loved It
James Ahn, News Writer Nothing crushes the heart more than the realization that you do not belong. GSIS is constantly plagued with the stigma that it lacks diversity within the student body. Could this be a simple dissatisfaction or has there been a lack of proper student conduct? The monstrosity of this issue is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The need for racial variety has … Continue reading Do I Really Fit In?
Martin Lee, News Writer After this school year, there will be several faces no longer seen. A handful of staff depart the community with mixed emotions as they restart life from new destinations. Among this list of departing staff are: Tiffeney Brown, Secondary Principal, Jung Hee Chey, Secondary Math teacher, Tony Vandermeer, Athletics Director and activities coordinator, and Jack Stracke, Secondary Physical Education teacher and Lower Secondary Athletics … Continue reading Departing Teachers say “Good-bye”
Sally Minseo Kim, News Writer Excited and anxious, the eighth-grade students went on the first ever VASE trip to Namhae Island in Busan on Apr. 8. This interdisciplinary trip connects school curriculum to the real world, helps prepare students for Upper Secondary VASE trips, and strengthens the bond between students. For the first time in Lower Secondary the eighth-graders went on a VASE trip which … Continue reading Eighth grade students set the path to first ever VASE trip
Justine Hong, Co-Editor-in-Chief For many years, countless students at GSIS have been cracked down for violating the dress code. Only recently, however, has it been discovered that such discipline may not be a constructive method to facilitate education, but rather an inadvertent result of gender-biased perception. On Mar. 25, when senior Jenny Kang was taken out of class for having infringed upon the dress code, … Continue reading An Unexpected Source of Gender Bias
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