Read On – Editor’s note

Greetings from the Autumn 2012 Editorial Board! The November issue of Varsity looks at books and bodies. First off, we explore Hong Kong’s reading culture. In...

Information to Opinion

Living in a materialistic modern society, we believe our life is constructed by things we can see, hear and touch. Many of us are...

Democracy in China’s Shadow

Just before the autumn term began, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) announced its framework for the Chief Executive election in 2017. The...

Varsity April 2011 – Editor’s Note

Hong Kong Mosaic At some point in life, most people will ask the question, “Who am I?” Ethnicity may play a part, the place they...

Reimagining Public Space – Editor’s Note

Public space is a crucial element of a city’s liveability. In crowded Hong Kong, where land is maximised for commercial and residential use, the...

20 Years Later – Editor’s Note

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover and transition from a British colony to a special administrative region of the People’s...

That Which Divides Us – Editor’s Note

The year 2016 will be remembered as one marked by conflict and rupture. Britons voted to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum,...

Varsity March 2011 – Editor’s Note

Beyond Education March is the month of exams. Form seven students struggling with the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination are not alone. Primary six students...

November 2017 – Editor’s note

Few of us pay much attention to prisons and prisoners. But this year has seen a number of prominent figures put behind bars. Former...

Young People Speak Up

Just over a year ago, the movement against compulsory national education in Hong Kong’s schools galvanised the city. Support for the campaign came from...

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K-Wave on Campus

The number of South Korean students in Hong Kong's universities has more than doubled in the past five years. Varsity learns that rankings, Hong Kong popular culture and the China factor are among the draws bringing them to Hong Kong's campuses.

Taking the Play out of Playground

You can't cycle, skateboard, make loud noises or even lie on benches in Hong Kong's public playgrounds. These rules are made to ensure safety, but they limit free play. Varsity looks at why playgounds are no longer fun, and what some people are doing about it.

November 2017 – Out of sight, out of mind

A rare spotlight has been shone on prison life lately, a result of so many prominent Hong Kong figures behind bars or facing prison...