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?
Sarah Wilson, News Writer. On May 6, the Suwon Baseball Stadium welcomed the cheers, laughter, and adventurous spirit of 27 Freshman. They celebrated the school year coming to an end by spending time with friends in the rain as they partially watched the game, and cherished building memories with one another. The students were all looking forward to the event. Janet Ahn said she “thought … Continue reading Freshman Change the Face of Class Activities and Bond at a Baseball Game
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
Sally So Won Kim, News writer It happens to so many students, an essay is due and then ‘poof’, the computer crashes. Technological errors happen all of the time and this raises the question should students use a computer, should they complete their work by hand, or is there some other middle ground that should be approached? During school, some students prefer to use the … Continue reading Computers might not be the best way to study
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
By Martin Lee, News Writer During lunar break, the Myanmar VASE team members travelled to the SMOC (St. Matthew’s Orphanage Centre). At SMOC, students left with a heart to serve, but soon realised that it was them who were being served. The participants of the trip spoke about the lessons they learned as they reflected on their goals during the trip. Many students expressed that … Continue reading A heart of service at the Myanmar VASE Trip
By Sarah Wilson, News Writer With a different environment and more competition in Malaysia at the Girls Varsity ACSC Basketball Tournament, the team tried their best to come home with good results. The players had goals in mind and practiced strategies, ready to play their hardest in the games. This being the first year that the girls varsity team was invited to the ACSC … Continue reading Lady Knights Compete in ACSC Basketball Tournament
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
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
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