As June 1st edges closer and closer, designers and organisers alike are whirling-about in preparation of RCHK’s 8th ever Trashion event. Whether they are securing delicate papier-mâchés to the back of dresses or finalising hundreds of ticket sales, there is no question of the Trashion team’s hard work and dedication.
Year 10 RCHK student, Markandeya Karthik was recently crowned world champion after delivering a stunning After-Dinner Speech at the 31st World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Champion (WIDPSC) event in Toronto this April. Karthik is possibly the youngest to achieve such a high honour in the global competition, where competit
“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 32nd Hong Kong Model United Nations, a torch to carry forward!” A cheer rings out throughout the Science Park Amphitheatre, celebrating the opening ceremony of the event.
“aRtCHK” has never been more of a competitive event. The annual competition took place last month, prelude to the ever-tense upcoming RCHK House events such as Athletics Carnival, Football Games, Arm Wrestling and Idol. Students with an interest in visual arts were given a chance to win House points through fun, collaborative drawing, rather than physical activities.
The general regard to movie sequels (or other variants such as prequels) is that they never seem to match the quality of their predecessors, or in the most infamous cases, tend to be insultingly worse than those that came before.
Both the boys’ and girls’ Black Kites basketball teams were crowned champions at the Red Division Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) Basketball Tournament held at Dulwich College in Pudong, Shanghai from January 24-26.
“We should always be wanting to win - to win as much as possible, but it is also important to get people involved and enjoying sports,” he said. “I am looking forward to seeing Black Kites compete the best we can in everything this year.”
50 years ago, President Nixon stepped into China, breaking 25 years of mutual hostility. The prevailing hope was that the country, hosting a considerable portion of the world’s population, would develop into a benevolent, freedom-loving partner in lasting peace and prosperity. 50 years later, these hopes seemed to be rooted in naivety, as China’s authoritarianism begs to differ.
“When I moved to Hong Kong, I was almost shocked. The whole city looked so grey, with buildings soaring into the sky. There were construction sites everywhere and I could barely see any parks. I felt I was out of place,” shares a student of grade 7, who has moved here from UK where there are lots of green spaces.
On the 4th of March, Renaissance College announced a ban on the use of laptops during recess. The College’s concern relates to student involvement in online interactive gaming. But the news was not welcomed by everyone, with some students feeling that an important part of their life was being taken away from them. So why is this leisure laptop use seen so negatively?
Contrary to popular opinion, trade wars are not good and aren’t easy to win. Trump’s tariffs may have the American’s best interest at heart but this doesn’t translate when it comes to real life implementation.