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”
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
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
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
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?
By: Julia Lee and Hanna Nam, News Writers Students attending IBO world schools will face complete transformation as they enter into the “Next Chapter” in IB education at the start of the 14-15 school year in order to fix the missing link between subjects and grade levels. Many of the improvements are focused on the MYP and DP curriculum. From these changes, GSIS strives to … Continue reading Entering the ‘Next Chapter’: All IB Schools face drastic transformation
By: Monica Cho, News Writer “I decided to quit eating chocolate,” junior Nicholas Lee admitted. On the first day of every year, many across the globe devise New Year’s resolutions to reach certain goals or make a change in their lifestyles. Resolution-making was no exception for members of the GSIS community. Reflecting upon his resolution for 2013, Chris Lee confessed, “I tried to lose weight. … Continue reading How The Knights Begin Their Year
By: Eric Han, Editor-in-Chief A month has passed since Dr. Josephine Park’s resignation, but students have yet to adapt to this rather sudden turn of events. “I didn’t know what to feel,” admitted junior Yerim Kim. “I was sad, shocked, worried, and a bit angry at the same time.” Others students also voiced their initial surprise and concern. “None of us knew the reason she … Continue reading Dr. Park’s sudden departure leaves students disoriented
By: Janice Kim Soul Food for boys and girls is a weekly gathering where students and teachers can go to dinner and coffee with one another, talk about life, and see where conversation leads them. “It sounded like a lot fun and Mr. Lozano did everything to make it [Soul Food] work in our favor,” said Matthew Chang, a senior, explaining why Soul Food attracted … Continue reading Soul Food cooks up an appetite for community
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