A Philosopher Rapper

Mastamic, who is best known for his annual Rap Up series, shares how he became a rapper, and how Hongkongers are still failing to appreciate local hip-hop culture.

Chilled Under Fire

Hong Kong-born reporter for CCTV news, Sze Ho-wai tells Varsity how he stayed calm while being held hostage in war-torn Libya.

Saving Homeless Cats

Volunteer cat rescuer Lisa Olausen has saved thousands of cats in Hong Kong out of her love and care for her furry friends.

Attitude the Key to Conquering Altitudes

John Tsang Chi-sing, one of Hong Kong's top mountaineers talks to Varsity about the life lessons he learned up on some of the world's highest and most treacherous peaks, and on why you can never be too old to achieve your dreams.

Cecilie Gamst Berg’s Canto Crush

She's just crazy --- about Cantonese that is. Meet Cecile Gamst Berg, the Norwegian who has made it a life mission to make Cantonese a world language, starting with her unconventional language classes and outlandish online videos.

Recording Hong Kong Culture

Vivienne Chow, one of the most well-known cultural journalists in Hong Kong, talks about how she records and preserves local culture through journalism.

Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Leung Kin-ping never set out to be an actor, then he spent 30 years in supporting roles at TVB and now the hit movie Ten Years has finally made him a star.

Running into the Light

Kim Mok Kim-ming lost his sight as a teenager. But instead of letting his blindness hinder his life, Mok has become a trailblazer for the blind in the fields of information technology, social work and athletics. Next, he plans to take on the 100 kilometre hike, Trailwalker. Varsity catches up with the 'Fearless Dragon'.

Galaman and the Armpit Revolution

Meet Johnee Lau Kwun-yiu, the young creator of Galaman - or Armpit Man - Hong Kong's baddest superhero. Lau tells Varsity how getting a bad grade in his public exams led him to first to question his own ability, and then on a journey to discovering his talent for animation.

Educating Idealists

Chow Po-chung is not interested in the academic rat-race, where publications are the currency of fame and promotions. Instead, he counts his achievements by the number of students he has taught who have gone on to be leading members of Hong Kong's social movements.