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Sound Art – More than Noise

In a noisy city like Hong Kong, it is easy to block out the different sounds that make up our auditory experience. Varsity meets a group of artists who are trying to teach Hong Kongers to listen again, and to find the art in sound.

A good deal : Rice with two dishes

Takeaway shops selling rice with two dishes are thriving amid the pandemic.

Snapping Me, Myself and I

From schoolchildren to celebrities to presidents, anyone with a smartphone can and does take selfies these days. Some people go to extreme lengths and exotic locations, such as from high altitude and even space, to make their selfies more creative and unique. Varsity looks at selfie culture and the different reasons people have to snap their own images.

Covering the Community

With the spread of the internet, newspapers around the world are suffering from falling advertising revenues and shrinking circulations. District newspapers, which were once an important source of local news and information in Hong Kong had nearly all disappeared by the end of the 1980s. But a renewed interest in community and neighbourhood in community in the city has led to revival of district papers. Varsity meets the people behind them.

The World is your Racetrack

Attracted by routes that take them through city centres and past scenic sights, more and more Hong Kong runners are participating in overseas marathons.

Dream To Be Star

Young Hongkongers set their sights on becoming the city's next idol.

The Unsung Heroes of the Music World

Not all singers perform for fame and fortune. Demo singers are unknown and usually uncredited, yet they are often the first artists to interpret and and record a song. While backing singers provide the harmonies that can complete and elevate an arrangement. Varsity lifts the veil on these unsung heroes of the music industry.

Shining For My Stars

Mirror fans design products to support their idols.

Read All About Me!

Hear the real-life stories of living 'books' at Hong Kong's Human Library events.