This year marks the 25th anniversary of Varsity, which was launched as the English language practicum magazine of CUHK’s School of Journalism and Communication. We...
Rene, art director of the 2013 Spring Board, is now a filmmaker and he recalls how working as a reporter for Varsity helped prepare him for telling human stories, something that he is doing now as a filmmaker.
In 1991, Bryce McIntyre left rural Oregon in the United States for a job at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was tasked with setting up an English language news practicum. Here, he tells us how his original idea for a student-produced English tabloid newspaper, published four days a week, was rejected and how Varsity magazine was born instead.
Christine Fung, art director of the 2010 Fall Board, is now a Nike brand manager in Shanghai. She shows us around her sleek office...but something is missing.
For 25 years, we have been trying to tell Hong Kong stories that matter. Here is what some of our readers and fellow storytellers...
Yan Li and Stella Tsang were managing editors of the 2015 Fall and Spring Board respectively, and Amelia Loi was an editor back in 2009 for the Fall Board. The three are now working together at Cable TV and send love from their office.
Cindy Gu was an editor in the 2016 Fall Board. Her reporting for Varsity led to an interest in gender issues and she is now for an M.Phil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Dorothy Goh, who is from Singapore, was art director of the 2012 Spring Board. She says being at Varsity gave her a sense of belonging to Hong Kong and allowed her to contribute to the community here.
John Yip, an editor from the 2012 Spring Board, travels the world as a flight attendant and senior wedding organizer. He sends us birthday greetings while on a job in Zhuhai.
Rachel Cheung is a reporter at the South China Morning Post. She was the Chief Editor of the Fall 2014 board and played a major role in coordinating Varsity's coverage of first the class boycott and then the Umbrella Movement.
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