Other Ways to Learn Other Ways to Learn

Other Ways to Learn

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Many Hong Kong parents believe that giving their kids the best start in life means pushing them to study more and to learn earlier. However, some parents are adopting other learning approaches. Varsity chats with these parents and their children’s teachers to learn about their reasons for pursuing ‘unconventional’ pre-school education.

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Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated? Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated?

Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated?

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Street performers tell Varsity about their thoughts on the current schemes regulating buskers in Hong Kong – would a licensing system help, or would it impose too many limitations?

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Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

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Robots have long been used in industry and manufacturing, but now, humanoid robots are being used to serve people in commercial and even domestic settings. Will these friendly robots one day replace us in the service industry as well?

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Bridging the Generation Gap Bridging the Generation Gap

Bridging the Generation Gap

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The generation gap between the elderly and the young is often highlighted on social media and in the mainstream media. But while conflicts might be inevitable, resolving them is not impossible. Though they may harbour biases towards each other, the old and the young can take the initiative to respect and understand one another.

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April 2017 - Information and its Discontents

April 2017 – Information and its Discontents

April 2017 – Information and its Discontents

We live in a post-information revolution age where we are deluged with information and data. How we make sense and make use of this information presents complex challenges. This issue of Varsity explores some of the complex issues around information in our society today.

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Mar 31, 2017 12:27

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Children come first?

Children come first?

Proposed amendments to current family law seek to encourage divorced couples to co-parent. While it might be good for the children to keep both parents in their lives, victims of domestic violence fear their abuse will continue under co-parenting provisions.

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Mar 31, 2017 12:32

People

Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross may have retired from his role as Director of Public Prosecutions but he hasn’t done so quietly. Cross tells Varsity about his long career as a prosecutor and his hopes for a more efficient, transparent and independent prosecution system.

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Mar 31, 2017 12:31

Photo Feature

Till the Cows Come Home

Till the Cows Come Home

They were abandoned as Hong Kong’s farming industry dwindled. Now Hong Kong’s cows and buffaloes roam the countryside they see as home. Some people see them as a nuisance, others as “indigenous” residents who should be protected.

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Mar 31, 2017 12:15

Recent Articles

Other Ways to Learn

Other Ways to Learn

Many Hong Kong parents believe that giving their kids the best start in life means pushing them to study more and to learn earlier. However, some parents are adopting other learning approaches. Varsity chats with these parents and their children’s teachers to learn about their reasons for pursuing ‘unconventional’ pre-school education.

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Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated?

Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated?

Street performers tell Varsity about their thoughts on the current schemes regulating buskers in Hong Kong – would a licensing system help, or would it impose too many limitations?

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Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Robots have long been used in industry and manufacturing, but now, humanoid robots are being used to serve people in commercial and even domestic settings. Will these friendly robots one day replace us in the service industry as well?

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Bridging the Generation Gap

The generation gap between the elderly and the young is often highlighted on social media and in the mainstream media. But while conflicts might be inevitable, resolving them is not impossible. Though they may harbour biases towards each other, the old and the young can take the initiative to respect and understand one another.

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Eye Health of the iGeneration

Eye Health of the iGeneration

On buses, trains and in restaurants, young children can be seen playing on smartphones while their parents are otherwise engaged. Varsity meets up with parents, experts and an app developer to explore how technology affects children’s eye health.

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Information and its Discontents – Editor’s Note

Information and its Discontents – Editor’s Note

It is hard to imagine life now without computers and the internet. The drivers of the information revolution have changed our lives in previously unimaginable ways.

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Children come first?

Children come first?

Proposed amendments to current family law seek to encourage divorced couples to co-parent. While it might be good for the children to keep both parents in their lives, victims of domestic violence fear their abuse will continue under co-parenting provisions.

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Best of Both Worlds?

Best of Both Worlds?

More and more local families are sending their children to international schools in Hong Kong. Some do it to escape the high-pressure test culture of local schools, others for the English learning environment. But what are the pros and cons of this choice and what does the future look like for these students?

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School’s not for everyone

School’s not for everyone

More an more young people are struggling in Hong Kong’s education system and some drop out of secondary school without taking their public exams. They may try to seek different paths, but it’s hard in a society that still values conventional qualifications.

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Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross may have retired from his role as Director of Public Prosecutions but he hasn’t done so quietly. Cross tells Varsity about his long career as a prosecutor and his hopes for a more efficient, transparent and independent prosecution system.

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