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Hong Kong’s Jealousy

Hong Kong’s Jealousy

Rowel L., 14, Island School   Jealousy is a powerful emotion, one that fuels political, social and economic battles. It is, however, an unavoidable part of being a human being. Life shall forever be about the survival of the fittest, and it is blatantly obvious the ‘fittest’ are the richest and, by extension, the most(…)

Guns in the United States

Guns in the United States

Ho Fai Tung, 14, St. Marks School, Mass., USA   “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”   -George Washington   When George(…)

The Importance of Libraries

The Importance of Libraries

       Isabella M., 10, HKIS          All over the world we have a great resource that we can use in our everyday life called the library. The library is used by many people for free because some people can’t afford the money to buy a computer, books and more. Hong(…)

Appearance-Based Discrimination is Wrong

Appearance-Based Discrimination is Wrong

Avantika M., 11, Island School    Recently in South Korea, a survey showed that 42.4% of job-seekers have not been hired because of their looks, making them discriminated based on appearance. This is a problem; for example, if two people apply for a job, and one is smart but not so good looking and the(…)

The Freezing Twister in Old England

The Freezing Twister in Old England

Valerie P., 12, HKUGA College   Lynn Benicia was a 14-year-old who lived in England in 1677. She often went to hunt with her father during Sundays and, occasionally, Wednesdays. She was the best swimmer and fisher in her village and a skilled archer as well. When there was trouble, Lynn was a person the(…)

No More Shark’s Fin Soup

No More Shark’s Fin Soup

Jessica L., 10, F.I.S.   Shark’s fin soup is a dish that goes back many years in China. Lots of people eat it because it is an old tradition, but it harms the shark species and affects the species which are linked to sharks. People cut off shark fins and throw the animals back into(…)

Secret Messages and Sorceresses

Secret Messages and Sorceresses

  You are a military general living in the year 1850, back before the days of computers, email, instant messaging, TV, iPods, iPads, etc.   It is wartime, and you need to deliver an important message concerning a battle! How do you deliver the message?   Tiffany L., 7, CIS  I use a special wooden(…)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

  Lyris K., 7, Victoria Shanghai Academy 1) There is a Halloween party at your school! What does your classroom look like? What decorations do you and your classmates put up? We’ve got witches, pumpkins, black cats, dark lights, and skeleton heads hanging on the lockers. 2) Your teachers cooked up some tasty Halloween snacks(…)

Stop Whining!

Stop Whining!

Wang Lok S., 14, South Island School   Do you like people who whine? People don’t like other people whining but they do it themselves. People who whine are like people who beat around the bush the whole time. Yes, it helps you to not be bottled up and become stressed, but it makes other people(…)

What Makes a Good Teacher?

What Makes a Good Teacher?

Jonathan C., 15, South Island    Teachers are a child’s guiding path. They teach them the basic skills required in life and try to set a good example. These are the basic requirements. But to be a good teacher, you have to excite the students and make them hungry to learn. If you stir a child’s(…)