Humans of HKU 9

Humans of HKU 9

“Whenever I’m depressed or stressed, I try to remind myself about how I can literally change my life at any moment, like I can immediately and always do what I want to do. I can dye my hair pink, dress up for myself without a reason, dance in the rain, fall asleep in the woods […]

French exchange students at HKU among hundreds who gathered to #prayforparis

French exchange students at HKU among hundreds who gathered to #prayforparis

Hundreds stood together on the night of November 14 in Hong Kong following the catastrophic terror attacks in Paris earlier that day, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, in response to French airstrikes in Syria and insults to Islam’s prophet. The gathering, held at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, was titled ‘Not Afraid’, echoing […]

A page from the diary of a French citizen at HKU

A page from the diary of a French citizen at HKU

A week ago I was having a conversation with a local friend about French politics, the rise of the far-right party and the upcoming presidential election. I told him that unless a major terrorist attack would happen before the election, the extreme right could be defeated. On Saturday morning – Friday evening in France – […]

Centennial Campus celebrates its third year anniversary

Centennial Campus celebrates its third year anniversary

Centennial Campus celebrates its third birthday this year. The campus of the University of Hong Kong has been transformed dramatically over the last few years, boosting its accessibility, efficiency, and comfort. It’s hard to believe that Centennial Campus was only a recent addition to the university’s century-old landscape. Coinciding with the university’s hundredth birthday, Centennial […]

Humans of HKU 7

Humans of HKU 7

“Why are you here today?” “My wife is having a conference today, so I’m waiting for her with my son. Actually his mother and I met here, we are both the alumni of this university and it’s the first time for my son to come here.” “How do you feel now?” “Everything is new. Actually […]

Africa’s premier diva Angélique Kidjo speaks at Africa @ HKU

Africa’s premier diva Angélique Kidjo speaks at Africa @ HKU

Activist and entertainer Angélique Kidjo visited Hong Kong on October 30 for the World Culture Festival at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and also took a chance to speak for Africa @HKU, an event co-organised by African Studies Programme and General Education Unit of the University of Hong Kong.     Kidjo has been called “The […]

5 Solutions for Broke College Life

5 Solutions for Broke College Life

Welcome to university life, where you will be faced with more freedom than you have ever known. No morning assemblies, no physical education classes, no teachers badgering you to hand in homework; life at HKU is heaven compared to 12 grueling years of secondary school. However, this new-found freedom also applies to finances – you […]

Korean students shout for South Korea’s academic freedom

Korean students shout for South Korea’s academic freedom

At noon on November 4, ten students stood in the middle of the Happy Park, all in black clothing. They asked people to take pictures of them, upload them on Instagram, and tag #saveROKhistory. It was the voice of a group of Korean students alarmed on the recent announcement of the South Korean government on […]

HKU hosts its second Start-up Weekend

HKU hosts its second Start-up Weekend

For the second installment of The Lion Post’s HKU tech start-up series, instead of profiling a company, we’ll be looking a slightly different but entirely relevant event. Start-up Weekend Hong Kong (SWHK) began in November 2011, and has since been introduced to various universities across the city. The event brings together amateurs and experts in […]