Hong Kong’s Mental Health Woes

Living in a cramped city, with soaring stress levels caused by work and family pressure, Hong Kongers are vulnerable to mental health issues. A...

Turbulence Ahead? – Editor’s Note

Varsity April 2018 Issue - Editor's Note

Varsity December 2011 – Editor’s Note

Bygones are not bygones Be it universal suffrage or the minimum wage, Hong Kongers hotly debate the big issues every day. We show our interest in...

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...

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...

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...

Hong Kong’s China Fix?

Ever since the handover, Hong Kong’s greater economic integration with the Mainland has been touted as an engine for future growth. But in recent...

Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

Hong Kong experienced its hottest summer last year since Hong Kong Observatory records began in 1884. This January was the wettest since records began...

Varsity November 2011 – Editor’s Note

Orientation or Disorientation? Orientation camps, or o’camps in Hong Kong’s universities are much more than orientation programmes. Over the years, they have become almost like...

An Uninhabitable City

In 2012, Hong Kong was ranked the world’s most liveable city according to the Economist’s annual liveability index. By such reckoning, Hong Kong should be...
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