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

The Unsung Heroes of Snow White and the Prince

Sally Minseo Kim, News Writer Behind all the bright lights and fancy costumes in a production there are people backstage who help make it all possible. Ranging from props, makeup, costumes, lights, stage, and more. It is the tech crew’s job to go unnoticed by the audience to maintain the integrity of the performance, but this often leaves those involved in the production crew feeling unappreciated. … Continue reading The Unsung Heroes of Snow White and the Prince

Departing Teachers say “Good-bye”

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”

An Unexpected Source of Gender Bias

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

KAIAC Age Limit Rule Stirs Controversy: Mr. Vandermeer Responds

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

A heart of service at the Myanmar VASE Trip

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

Lady Knights Compete in ACSC Basketball Tournament

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

A Gritty Film of Sound and Fury: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

By Justine Hong, Co-Editor-in-chief The film opens as Macbeth (Fassbender) and his wife (Cotillard) mourn the death of their baby child. Three witches relate a prophecy to Macbeth, saying he will be crowned Scotland’s king. Macbeth and his wife plot to kill King Duncan (Thewlis) to fulfill the prophecy. Upon ascending the throne, however, Macbeth is tortured by guilt and paranoia. His consequent actions form … Continue reading A Gritty Film of Sound and Fury: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth