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GIN recycling campaign faces complications

In an attempt to make an impact on the environment, Global Issues Network (GIN) installed new recycling trash bins throughout the school last month. However, these extensive measures taken by GIN have yet to yield positive results, creating more confusion and workload for custodians instead.… Keep Reading

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Forensics Team places first at KAIAC Championships

Concluding another year of debates and speeches for the Forensics Team, the annual KAIAC Forensics Championships was held at Yongsan International School of Seoul on April 10-11. SIS placed first at the championships, but placed second overall for the league, which takes into consideration all… Keep Reading

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ISDC expands to invite other international school debaters

Fifteen teams competed for the championship in the second International Schools Debating Championship (ISDC) at SIS on March 6 and 7. The event previously entitled SIS Debating Championship (SISDC) invited adjudicators and coordinators from both SIS and other Korean foreign language school students, but its… Keep Reading

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Chess master set to play Chess Club in April

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) ranks its players based on ratings from performance in tournaments. Due to the overwhelming skill of FIDE ranked players, practice sessions with such players are rare, and highly valued experiences. As a result, the Chess Club grabbed the opportunity… Keep Reading

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Dance Club performs at annual dance showoff

A week before the dance showcase, the Dance Club, also known as GG Crew, met in the fitness gym for two hours everyday after school. Hosted by Dancers Anonymous Leadership (DAL)nd Joe Hion, the captain of DAL, the Dance Showcase called “The Beginning” took place… Keep Reading

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February: News Briefs

NKHR Speech Contest Members of the North Korea Human Rights (NKHR) attended a speech contest organized by the company Freedom Factory, where 10 North Korean refugees gave speeches concerning human rights conditions in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The winners of the contest were… Keep Reading

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Administration denies proposal for senior trip

On Feb. 3, the senior council proposed an overnight senior trip to Jeju Island that would ultimately be rejected by the administration. In response to popular request and its prevalence in other international schools, senior HSSC representatives had outlined a trip to take place in… Keep Reading

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GIN partakes in new plans for second semester

As a club that focuses on tackling problems that plague today’s society, Global Issues Network (GIN) chose environmentalism as this year’s theme and has been partaking in projects to promote a greener society. In order to expand upon the already existing agendas GIN has annually,… Keep Reading

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HSSC Cupid’s attack draws mixed reviews

In order to promote spirit for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, the HSSC hosted Cupid’s Attack, a speed-dating activity, during office hours on Feb. 12-13. However, due to the lack of participants in the voluntary event, the Valentine’s Day Committee of HSSC has seen unsatisfactory results.… Keep Reading

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Teachers to explore interest in ceramics

Caitlin Lopez, ceramics teacher, will open her studio every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. after the Lunar New Year, to offer teachers and staff members an opportunity to work with clay. As of Feb. 9, 25 teachers have expressed interest in participating. Though… Keep Reading

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MUN team members participate in THIMUN Hague

SIS Model United Nations (MUN) attended THIMUN Hague for the first time since 2012, from Jan. 23–30. Though THIMUN was previously cancelled due to concerns regarding the extensive time students spent abroad, SIS students were allowed to participate this year, as they now spend no… Keep Reading

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Junior re-evaluates writing through science competition

On Oct. 8, Kevin Shin (11) submitted an essay on Nitrogen Plasma Surgery that won first place amongst 265 submissions in Dartmouth College’s annual International Science Essay Competition. Exploring the logistics of Nitrogen Plasma Surgery and the surgical breakthrough that this new technology gives rise… Keep Reading

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HSSC hosts Snowball 2015: Hollywood Night

On Jan. 17, the HSSC hosted Hollywood Night: the second Snowball held in Tiger Gym 2. Unlike previous years, Snowball was postponed to take place after the winter break to involve more teacher chaperones, who helped execute the movie-trailer awards: the first audience-contributed event in… Keep Reading

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Issues with college entrance exam affect test-takers

Every year, Korean high school seniors take the College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT), also known as Su-neung. The overall low difficulty and presence of two ambiguous questions on this year’s CSAT caused controversy, due to the importance of the CSAT regarding Korean college admissions. According… Keep Reading

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Junior council recovers from loss of income

The junior council made a profit of 730,000 won during the week of Thanksgiving when HSSC’s biggest food cart, Cartnivore Plus, sold slices of pumpkin pie for 2,000 won each during office hours from Nov. 25-26.  Prior to Nov. 25, however, the council was suffering… Keep Reading

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HFH members join hands with local Cambodians

Approximately 40 percent of Cambodian schools lack access to clean water, according to Radio Free Asia. To improve a school that lacks electricity and sanitary facilities, 16 members of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) visited Cambodia from Nov. 26-30. Along with advisers Peter Beckway and Cheryl… Keep Reading

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Sophomore shows interest in equestrian sports

Due to his family’s love for horseback riding, Mason Min (10)  was exposed to horses at an early age. When he was seven, Mason began taking care of his first horse, Bristol, and was devastated when Bristol died three years later. At that moment, Mason… Keep Reading

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Middle, high schools perform ‘Musical’ with success

After practicing for more than four months every Tuesday and Thrusday, the drama department successfully performed its first musical production in five years, putting on stage “High School Musical” from Nov. 20-21 in the auditorium. The first performance started at 3:15 p.m. to attract primarily… Keep Reading

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KAIAC chess team shows mixed results at tournament

SIS chess players showed mixed results when the varsity team failed to place while the junior varsity team placed first, second and third in the KAIAC chess tournament held at Taejon Christian International School (TCIS) on Nov. 15. The players had high expectations for this… Keep Reading

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CSC members organize visit to Philippines

Community Service Club (CSC) held its autumn-themed “Fall Into Music” charity concert in the atrium during activity period on Nov. 5. The profits from the ticket sales made up a total of 744,820 won, and were raised for the organization Freedom To Read (FREAD). Two… Keep Reading

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