Reading Week – What is it, really?

Reading Week – What is it, really?

Although some new students may be confused about what the week of no classes in October and March in the university calendar is about, “Reading Week” needn’t be as scary (or studious) as it sounds. The University of Hong Kong marks the halfway point of each semester with a week free of classes, known more […]

Enjoy Singapore on a student budget

Enjoy Singapore on a student budget

Now you might think a 4-day weekend trip to Singapore – a city known for being one of the most expensive in the world – for under HK$2,000 is something of a joke. But with a well-timed trip along with a pre-planned agenda and a willingness to explore the city on foot, you can experience […]

HKU Women’s Lacrosse Team

HKU Women’s Lacrosse Team

On a Wednesday evening at Stanley Ho Sports Centre, around fifteen girls run on a small corner of the field. Each of them is holding a racquet that is similar to a field hockey stick, except that instead of a ‘toe,’ there is a pocket at the end. They pass a small rubber ball using […]

“Two” is the key to pleasant music

“Two” is the key to pleasant music

The weather was splendid at noon and summer breeze was kissing the cheeks of the audience, made up of students, professors and people of all ages. African drums were counting the rhythms cheerfully, while ukulele sounded like ringing bells. On October 19, a total of four bands performed at the Happy Park, echoing the theme […]

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 […]

The Park of Horror

The Park of Horror

Spooky makeup, insane wigs and ragged costumes can only mean one thing: it’s that time of the year again! Yes, Halloween just passed and what better way is there to celebrate this decades-old holiday than to surround yourself with ghouls and eerie haunted houses, right here in one of Hong Kong’s most loved theme parks? […]

The dragon on campus you have been wondering about

The dragon on campus you have been wondering about

If you have been walking back and forth from the main campus to the Centennial Campus in the past two weeks, chances are you have seen a giant fire dragon in different parts of campus. The dragon, measuring well over twenty feet long, feels like it came right out of a Chinese medieval nightmare. People […]

Education Society Bazaar

Education Society Bazaar

With our campus’ abundance of society bazaars this week, Education Society is setting out to do their part in making a difference. Lunchtime on Run Run Shaw Podium this week saw not only the usual queue in front of Subway but a colourful line-up of bazaars with a dizzying array of merchandise for sale. American […]