Tweeting the Umbrella Movement

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.

Greetings from Cambridge

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.

The Early Days of Varsity Magazine: Remembrances

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.

Opening up your “market”

Choosing Varsity and improving her English has brought unexpected benefits for senior financial reporter Piano Ho who was a managing editor of the 2011 Spring Board.

Telling Human Stories

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.

Break through all the Obstacles

Macau Mak was Editor-in-Chief of the 2015 Spring Board. He's currently working as an Executive Officer for the HKSAR government (but is secretly training to be a martial arts superhero - ed.)

Panel Discussion – Telling Hong Kong Stories

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...

An Ode to Varsity

Varsity is a place where friendships are made, and 2011 Spring Board editors Melanie Leung and Rebecca Wong remain good pals. Here they share their feelings and thoughts about Varsity in rhyme.

Hello from Zhuhai

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.

Send Love, Send Varsity

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.