Rolling with film

Digital cameras began to outsell film cameras in 2003 and nowadays most of us take more photos with our phones than with cameras. However, some young people are rediscovering the magic of analogue shooting in a digital age.

Picking Your Own Food

Hong Kong has abundant wild plants because of its location in a sub-tropical climate zone. This makes it an ideal environment for foraging for food and medicinal plants, but most people have lost the traditional knowledge of how to identify and use the rich natural gifts in our environment.

Marijuana as Medicine?

The medical use of marijuana has been legalised in an increasing number of countries and regions, including Canada, Australia and some states in the US. Research shows the drug has some medical benefits but it is still completely prohibited in Hong Kong and advocates are not hopeful of any change in the law here soon.

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.

Learning to be a Boss

A study finds that most foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong do not feel they have saved enough money when they return to their own countries, and end up having to work overseas again. Varsity looks at how some domestic workers are learning to save up to realise their business dreams at home.

Please Like, Share and Monetise!

Being an influencer, also known as a KOL or key opinion leader, seems to be a fun job, but Youtuber So Lok-sin says that behind the glamour, is a lot of hard work. Varsity speaks to different influencers to find out what they do on a daily basis.

VR technology – a gimmick or the future?

Virtual reality - or VR - has been touted as the future for some time now, and many big-name corporations have invested millions of dollars. Yet VR hasn't quite taken off as expected. Are we on the cusp of the breakthrough that will make VR seem like a necessity?

Don’t Trust the Label

Huge amounts of food items are thrown away because their labels say they have "expired", but in fact they are still edible and pose no health risks. Varsity looks into Hong Kong's confusing label policies.

Learning by looking

Picture books seek survival in Hong Kong By Crystal Wu The winter sun shines down warmly on the families gathered for a reading activity at the spacious...

A Proverb Speaks A Thousand Words

The Cantonese language has many evocative folk sayings and proverbs where a few Chinese words can convey a long message in a vivid and concise way. As the social context in which these saying arose changes, some are beginning to fade out, but this has drawn attention to the need to preserve them.

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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.