The Importance of Looking at the Whole Picture When Selecting Colleges

By Matthew Choi, News Writer Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale– these are the Ivy League Schools considered the best of the best, Yet in Korea, a culture has been started where parents only care about the name of the school and some of these top universities do not make the list. One has to wonder is it all about the … Continue reading The Importance of Looking at the Whole Picture When Selecting Colleges

Press Release: Senior Head Editors Display a Multitude of Talents

Release: October 5th, 2015 Media Contact: Victor Jeong Hello, Knights! After a busy summer, Publications has the opportunity to rejoice yet again! The four main senior editors have brought home impressive individual honors to GSIS from competitions such as the Cricket Media Creative Endeavors Contest, Ayn Rand Competition and the TeenInk Editor’s Choice award. Already sporting impressive academic records, Co-editor-in-chief Justine Hong and Photography Lead … Continue reading Press Release: Senior Head Editors Display a Multitude of Talents

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

Major Letdowns of Avengers: Age of Ultron

By: Tae Woo Kim, News Writer One of the most highly-anticipated movies in 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron is Marvel’s most recent, large-scale, production. The Avengers was filled with breathtaking action scenes where the heroes displayed each of their unique, fancy abilities. However, the movie’s plotline was relatively complicated, in fact awkward, compared to the first movie. I want to interject for a moment and … Continue reading Major Letdowns of Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

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

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