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by Chloe Chin, SHC Media Team

Shun Hing College (SHC) held its first-ever virtual High Table Dinner on 9 April 2021. Professor Ying Chan, Master of SHC, described the short-but-sweet virtual banquet as “magical.” SHC residents shared a meal and celebrated the evening via Zoom from Hong Kong and other countries. Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at HKU, was the evening’s special guest.

The Dinner started with the Master’s speech on an exceptional year. She applauded the residents’ and tutorial staff’s efforts in creating splendid “Shun Hing moments” amid a global pandemic. Professor Chan acknowledged that…

by Grace Tsang

No one can break the bond between a human and a dog.

MTR ride = napping time. Photo credits by the author.

Many people are deeply touched by the film Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004). It tells a story of a guide dog from its birth to the end. The film vividly depicts the warm-hearted dog’s life journey and the love he has encountered along the way.

However, in reality, not many people realise that we can build a close relationship with intelligent and faithful guide dogs and help visually impaired people at the same time. Outdated laws and low public awareness remain the…

by John Andrew G. Evangelista

Manila’s skyline. Source: Wikipedia

As I gazed over Metro Manila’s skyline through the aircraft’s tiny window, a daunting feeling grew inside me. I realised that I just left my home to pursue doctoral studies for four years. During the last months of preparing for my move to Hong Kong, the excitement that I felt was mixed with fear. I am excited because I know the kind of learning that The University of Hong Kong offers, but I am also scared because my knowledge of living in this city remains scarce.

Moving to a foreign country for whatever purpose stirs…

by Po-Yu Liu

Financial observers may have noticed that the stock price of Tesla grew by four times in the past year, and the cost of Bitcoin increased by five times in the past year. A more recent example, the stock price of GameStop, grew by eight times within a week from $43 on Jan. 21, 2021, to $347 on Jan. 27. These stocks can be risky, and their prices are volatile. For example, GameStop fell from $225 to $90 in just one day on Feb. 2. …

by Anchit Mishra

I’ve always been interested in sports and exercise, but a few years of neglect had left me physically unfit and dissatisfied with the shape I was in. While I used to play basketball in high school, even simple physical activities became tough once I started living a sedentary lifestyle. I weighed 105kg and was hardly able to even jog for 1km.

Today, I’ve come a long way — I run regularly, my health has improved, and I’ve also helped start a running club in Shun Hing College to encourage others to try out running as well.

Screenshot from Death Stranding. Photo credit: User Ultrakickass


By Erica Widjaja

When one asks about the underlying source of inequality in the workforce, many people– and until recently, myself included –still believe that gender discrimination is to blame. In the past, that was accurate. Important facets of workplace prejudice in the 1950s were cultural and social gender norms which regard women as unequipped to participate in the labour force, thus rendering them to restrictive homemaker roles. Other factors also fueled the gaping chasm between gender earnings, such as lower education rates, lower workplace participation, and major undertaking of low-paying, “feminine” jobs by women.

Photo by Standsome Worklifestyle on Unsplash

But that was almost seven…

by Anushka Tewari, SHC Media Team

SHC News Team’s guide on how to bring in the year of the Ox!

Photo credit: Ying Chan

The Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Hong Kong, with the city adorned in red and gold lanterns and the air ringing with excitement and auspicious greetings.

The festival’s date changes every year as it is determined by the lunar calendar, falling on the second new moon after the winter solstice on December 21. This year marks the Year of the Ox which starts on the 12th of February…

by Swapnil Joshi

Mauricio (right) and I

My exchange semester in Finland had a rather unusual start. I vividly remember stepping out of the airport at three o’clock in the afternoon and looking up at the dark sky, feeling weird and a bit out of place. The airport was relatively quiet, so I nervously took the train and made my way to my designated apartment. I was about to meet my new housemate for the first time — but I had no idea who he was, or what he’d be like. As I entered the apartment, a guy in his early 20s erupted in…

by LIM Hui Yuan, SHC Media Team

Zooming into the new semester, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming semester.

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Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) announced last December that courses will be delivered in hybrid or online mode. Similarly, all final exams will take place online, unless otherwise noted.

The second semester’s add/drop period will be from January 18 to 16:00, February 1, 2021. The detailed schedule will be as follows:

by LIM Hui Yuan, SHC Media Team

Jasper, aka “Professor Paws”, during his visit at SHC in 2019. Photo by SHC Media Team.

Jasper, HKU’s beloved therapy dog, passed away due to complications arising from his age and size following a leg surgery on Sunday 10 January 2021.

“He was at peace in his final moments and is in a better place now with his brother Cooper,” shared his parents on Jasper’s Facebook and Instagram accounts on Tuesday.

The 12-year old English sheepdog was rescued by Gary Chin, the HKU Libraries’ public relations and development manager. Jasper’s calm yet amiable personality led him to become the first certified therapy dog on campus. …

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