Varsity visits two independent bookstores in a farm and a wet market to learn how they swim against the current of mainstream book retail market.
Many small charitable dog shelters provide care and accommodation for stray dogs in Hong Kong. They are mostly self-financed and receive little support from the government. Varsity looks into some of the challenges and difficulties they face.
Despite their outstanding achievement in international competitions, Hong Kong figure skaters and short track speed skaters are deprived of a rink that meets international standard for training. They are now calling for the government to build a new rink to facilitate their training.
Varsity speaks to volunteers, residents and professionals who organise community activities to strengthen bonding and revive trusting relationship in their neighbourhoods.
Wheelchair users share their experiences of dining out and tell us how well-equiped local restaurants are to serving people with disabilities.
Parents always want to give the best to their children, be it more toys, more clothes, more books or whatever. However, children grow out of their clothes very quickly and lose interest in new just as fast. Varsity meets the parents who believe less is more, except when it comes to time spent with their kids.
Social workers say therapy animals can help draw socially withdrawn youth out of their shells, and their bedrooms. But the idea of therapy pets is still new in Hong Kong and doesn’t have the same recognition as guide dogs for the blind.
With 8 per cent of Hong Kong children suffering from allergies, many parents avoid giving their kids many types of food. Varsity explores why this may not be a good measure and how some allergy tests available in the market are actually useless.
The mainland Chinese government is in charge of Hong Kong's foreign affairs, but some Hongkongers think their views are not being represented and have taken on "civic diplomacy" to tell the world about Hong Kong, through organising city tours, as well as musical performances and protests abroad.
Co-living has become a popular topic of discussion. It is a more affordable housing arrangement, and offers a community to be part of. It's also not just for young people. Varsity speaks to the elderly and former drug users to see how co-living has benefited them.