Civic Awakening – Editor’s Note

When police cleared, Causeway Bay, the last of the occupied areas, in December, the 79-day Occupy Movement finally drew to a close. The occupation...

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...

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...

For the Greater Good

We are often told it is more blessed to give than to receive. And Hong Kong people certainly live up to the saying. Hong...

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...

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...

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...

A Brewing Cultural War

I have lived in Hong Kong since I was born. Throughout this time, I always thought my hometown was really a diverse and intriguing place....

A Place Called Home

Home is, as they say, where the heart is and this issue of Varsity begins by looking at some of the places Hong Kongers call home.

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For 25 years, we have been trying to tell Hong Kong stories that matter. Here is what some of our readers and fellow storytellers...

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.

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.