October 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Amazing Journey of The Odyssey



The Odyssey was a very challenging play for a cast of high school students like me.  Its various spectacular events required most of us to play multiple roles and form ensembles to portray this great epic. Due to the grandness of the tale as well as its mythical aspects it made all of us reach out to the deepest ends of our creativity, endurance, and collaboration. As a senior it was a time of conflict as I realized that there were no longer other people to rely on but with more people relying on me. I always tried to give my best in hopes that others would follow my example. Although it was definitely not easy for me there certainly was an effect on the other cast members, which drove me to continue. Because it was such a massive challenge to us as a group and as individuals, when we fought through together and pulled it off, the sense of accomplishment and bonding we experienced could not have been greater. Now I can proudly say I took part in delivering The Odyssey, one of the most well known western tales ever, with a group of amazing people in the form of an incredible play. It was truly an unforgettable experience with so much to take away from and I am glad I persevered until the end.


Dong Geun Oh (Senior) of Seoul Foreign School


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cheer Season!


As a newcomer to the world of cheerleading, I am very excited and thankful to be part of the team. Initially, I was too shy to tryout, but as a senior, I did not want to leave high school with any regrets. This year's team consists of a good blend between returning and new members. The team looks amazing; though we only had one practice, everyone is very talented and skilled!
Our first meeting was only a conditioning session where the captains designed a workout to assess our current strengths. It was pretty intense and if you ask the others they can attest to some sore muscles. I hope to be a great team member while learning new skills and bonding with the new team. 
The season does not start until November but we are scheduled for a couple more practices this month to prepare us for sideline cheering and the halftime performance. While I am nervous for the season, I cannot wait for the season to officially start and cheer on our school during their basketball games. GO GUARDIANS!
Cecilia Cho (YISS Senior)


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Timing for Speech and Debate



"Timing was actually not bad and not as boring as I expected.
Of course, I got the best timer award, for being the best... the best of the best timers. (laughs)
Timing was fun, a learning experience, and I loved winning that amazing award just for me."



Matthew Kim (Freshman, Timer at Oct 14-15 KAIAC Speech and Debate Tournament)

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Hitchhiker's Guide


What makes humanity unique is our ability to express ourselves. Whether that is through writing or art, we invite and welcome freedom of expression.

Hitchhiker's Guide is a creative publication dedicated to showcasing the writing and artwork of students at Yongsan International School of Seoul.
Check us out here: http://hitchhikersyiss.tumblr.com/




(A Writer in the Yongsan International School of Seoul Hitchhiker's Guide)

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