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Nick Su Chair of houses
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HEADS OF S.O.
新聲，取自王昭君之“新聲代故”，原是指新人代 舊，有著濃濃的無 奈與失望，但我們將雜誌取名新聲，是希望大家能夠說出自己的心聲，讓 大家新的聲音給學校注入新的活力。這裡的新聲是希 冀，更是開啟校園 新時代的一個標誌。 我們雜誌的創辦宗旨是“以文會友，暢所欲言”，為學校與學生搭建一 個交流的平台，方便大家了解學校的動向，校園裡的活動以及周遭人們的 想法。 新聲，將與大家共成長，真正做到我們的“新聲代故”。 總編 林荻
“New Voice”, the first ever bilingual platform wherein students of all year groups are welcomed and invited to reveal their inner thoughts, to speak out their opinions, and to be heard. If you ever had a wish to express yourself, to shout out what you think, YCIS can now provide with the perfect opportunity and to inspire more aspiring minds within our school. This new magazine will include many diverse aspects including news, reviews, interviews and much more, where students are given the freedom to put into words their thoughts on current world events, or even merely just on a recent album they have heard. We hope that “New Voice” will encourage all to think further, and will provide to you, the Yew Chung students and faculty, a new source of entertainment and will act as a doorway to many new and exciting things. —— “New Voice” Chief Editor of English Department Jasmine Harris
Director: Nicky Mc Callum, Peter Wu Chinese department Chief editor: Linda Lin writers: Jason Huang, Gaven Cao, Shirley Dong, Patricia Chen, Nick Su English department Chief editors: Jasmine Harris writers: Kitty Lai, Sunny Wu, Richard Kong, Ryan Cheng, Ellisa Lin, Christy Ho Design department Chief editor: designers: Photographers: Printing:
Lon Y Law Tracy Su, Alexander Zhuang Henry Shum, David Yang Arthur Shen
林荻 Linda Lin 《新聲》雜誌中文部總編 | Chief Editor (Chinese department) of “New Voice” 該正經時忘吃藥，該文藝時是說糙理兒，我不過是想安靜地思考人生罷了。大家好，我是耀中的第一 本校園雜誌《新聲》的中文部總編林荻。應學生會周會長發起、邀請，我們組建了這個校園雜誌團 隊，希望為大家平靜的校園生活增添一些不一樣。 Hi, I’m Linda from 12A, a nice and kind person with a good heart, also the editor in chief of Chinese Department of New Voice. We build this team on Nicky’s invitation and we will cooperate with Student Council to bring school some different elements.
Jasmine Harris 夏欣 Chief Editor (Egnlish department) of “New Voice” |《新聲》雜誌英文部總編 Hi I’m Jasmine Harris from 12B and I believe that good music and books are good for the soul. I’ll be your editor for the English edition of “New Voice”, I know that the magazine will serve as a sort of meeting point between all year groups, where everyone can have the opportunity to voice out their thoughts regardless of who you are. I hope that you’ll have fun reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed producing it! 大家好，我是來自12B的夏欣，我一直相信好的音樂與書籍會讓我們的靈魂深處都為之感動。我將擔 任雜志的英文部總編，我也相信雜志將作為聯通全校各個年級的紐帶，讓每個人都有機會發聲，告訴 大家你是誰和你的想法。我們非常享受制作雜志的過程，更希望大家能夠享受閱讀的快樂。
羅朗懷 Lon Y Law
《新聲》雜誌藝術總監 | Artistic Director of “New Voice 喲，你好。 我是來自12C的羅朗懷。我是耀中雜誌社的設計師。換句話來說，就是排版雜工。不過， 我身為雜誌社的一份子，我會盡力做好我的工作讓你看看什麼叫IB art student !
Hey there, I am Lon Y from 12C. You will probably know me if you are an art student… since there aren’t a lot of male art students that love anime. I am the boss of “layout and design department in Yew Chung News association”, which basically means I am doing everything that relates with design. I will strive to bring you the best.
introduction to our
胡嘉傑 Peter Wu 《新聲》雜誌副總監 | Deputy Director of “New Voice” 我是12E的胡嘉傑，將以學生會的名義，對報社的運行以及出版內容進行建議監督。作為 學校雜誌的創始組織，學生會將毫無保留地為《新聲》提供人力與財力支持。我也會負責 娛樂與國際新聞部分。《新聲》是耀中第一個學生雜誌，她將成為學生暢所欲言，瀏覽新 聞，掌握時勢的平台。 I am Peter Wu from 12E. Under the name of Student Council, I will supervise the operation and the content published by the magazine. Student Counil will provide labour and financial support to “New Voice” without any remains. I will also help with the Entertainment and International News Sections. “New Voice” is the first magazine created by Yew Chung students. It will be a platform where people can express their opinions and read news. Best Wishes to “New Voice”. 吳梓詠 Esther Ng 新聞提供者《The Pulse》 | News provider from “The Pulse” 大家好，我是十二年級C班的吳梓詠。我一直都對新聞學很感興趣，所以才會在The Pulse 工作和幫New Voice寫文章。在空閒的時間裏，我喜歡練習瑜伽、發白日夢去旅行和看 書。 Hello everyone, I’m Esther Ng from 12C. I’ve always been passionate in journalism, so that’s why I work at The Pulse, and help contribute to New Voice. In my spare time, I practice yoga, fall under the spell of wanderlust or snuggle in my armchair to read a book.
現在的人們常常會說，歲月是一把殺豬刀，在所有人的身上留下深 刻的印記。時光匆匆而逝，似是出弦之箭般永不復返。人生在世，又有 幾次新生？是產房裡我們發出的第一聲啼哭，亦或是苦難過後破繭成蝶 的覺悟？ 對為人父母來說，他們的新生是抱在懷中輕聲哄著的那小小的一 團；對學生來說，新生是背上行囊踏上屬於他們的征途；對大人們來 說，新生或許是徹夜加班后在家中睡個昏天黑地。 有人或許會覺得這些不過是我們的日常生活，平淡無奇。不過是眼 睛一睜一閉，一輩子就這麼過去了。 戲劇源於生活，卻高於生活。我們的生活中並沒有偶像劇里的浪漫 邂逅，遇見一個白馬王子然後開啟幸福人生。更多的是結束一天的工作 學習后一家人一起享用的晚餐，是與伴侶白手起家的相伴。 所以我說，對每一個人來說，每一天都是新生。 我們每天在不一樣的清晨中醒來，遇見不一樣的人，發生不一樣的 事。或許是今天的雞腿還有剩，或許是作業多 到完不成，或許是學校多了個雜誌叫《新聲》。 總有一天我們會老去，會離開這個世界， 但這也並不是一個生命的結束， 而是新生命的開始。 不沉醉于過去，嚮往著未來， 跟落日說再見，在日出之時再 擁抱一切。
THE THE NEW NEW BIRTH BIRTH OF OF THE THE NEW NEW VOICE VOICE
Esther Ng For the past several months, you may have played host to a small emerging thought bubble in your mind. Your idea may have been about the better use of space in the school library, allowing students access to the fitness room, changes to the uniform policy or many others. However, because your idea was still in its uncertain state, you thought it unworthy to share with others and left it at the back of your mind. Or in another scenario, that thought bubble might have already shaped itself into a well-formulated proposal. But you hesitated when you tried to put it on pen and paper. Your idea was so rare, and perhaps so daring, that you though others would dismiss it as a fantasy rather than an achievable dream. Once again, the thought is locked away, waiting for its moment to shine. “New Voice” welcomes all ideas. Whether or not it will blossom in the end, we believe that all ideas are priceless, that they should be given consideration and the opportunity to be explored and to mature. There is no requirement for how these ideas are to be packaged; the only requirement is respect for the opinions and suggestions made by other readers.
“New Voice” is not simply a suggestion forum, it is a place where ideas from students can be shared with and heard by the rest of the Yew Chung community. Other readers may be able to offer their own flare of imagination and suggestions to your idea, helping to build it into something possible. All juniors and seniors are welcome to join in these discussions on school life, as there is no age limit to thinking outside the box. Although the idea to create “New Voice” was conceived by the student council and several other Year 12 students, the magazine does not represent any particular student organisation or year group. It is representative of the entire student community in Yew Chung.
“New Voice” hopes that all students will actively embrace this opportunity to engage themselves in healthy debate and discussion about school life, facilities and policies.
Introduction Theme articles
c o n t e n t School news & complains
Film • music review
New Voice • Vol 01
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Individual writers’ opinion does not stnad for the position of New Voice magazine 攢文者不代表《新生》雜誌的立場
BIG SHOUT OUT!!!
YC's Got Talent 2015
This is it! The most thrilling event everyone is looking forward to - YCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got Talent 2015! With the various talents showcased by Yew Chung students, I bet all of you went to see it. If you miss the first auditions, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry, you can come to see at least the Final Auditions at the end of March. Please come and join us and see how our students come out of their comfort zone and show off their talents!
TEDx YCIS HK Ideas Worth Spreading Almost a hundred people filled the auditorium to watch the first ever TEDx YCISHK. Organized by Mrs. Poon and other dedicated students, TEDx YCISHK invited four speakers who all had interesting ideas that they wanted to share with the audience. Euan Seow, a promising young computer programmer, shared how he expresses himself through coding and how he overcame obstacles to achieve his dream. Dr. Lyso, Vice Principal of YCIS HK Secondary, spoke about how you should help those in need and ask yourself "Why can't we do more?", no matter how big or small, you can always make a difference. Johnson Li, an aspiring young piano player shared how the little things matter and being meticulous in what you do can make a big difference. Gabriel Hackman, an alumni from YCIS HK, shared his first hand experience of finding his identity and what matters most is how you identify yourself, not what others call you. Apart from the speakers, there were also a few other highlights of the event. At the Blue Gallery, popular food vendors provided snacks and refreshments, and a few of our teachers and students played Jazz. Karan Chainrai, one of the organisers of the TEDx event, told The Pulse that it was one of the most inspirational events that he had witnessed and was proud to be a part of it.
一年一度的運動會對於一些同學，尤其是女生來說是一種折磨，要在大太陽 底下曬一天還必須參加至少兩項的運動項目。介於以上兩個原因，有些機智的同學 想盡各種辦法來讓運動會變得更加有趣，變成一個跟朋友們玩鬧放送的機會。這些 辦法不外乎就是剛好錯過自己的比賽項目，帶了許多許多的零食到體育場或者乾脆 遲個一兩個小時然後買些外賣再到場地。有的時候看到他們有那麼多好吃的，我也 是很羨慕的啊！ 其實運動會是一個全校一同狂歡的日子，大家不論年級高低，都會為了自己 所在的團隊拼上一把。既然如此，何不把這個PARTY辦得更加有趣，真正做到全民 參與呢？
會場過於混亂————在運動會開始後，場面較為混亂，主要體現在：觀眾席學生 們並沒有待在自己的house區域中而是到處亂竄﹔跑道旁聚集的人數過多﹔項目集合地點 並沒有明確標識。校方可能需要加入更多的項目，讓學生們的時間更加緊湊﹔製作一些醒 目的標示，讓學生們更容易的找到報到地點。同時，校方應安排一個house中同年級的學 生坐在一起，這樣可以保證每個人聊天找的到任一起，吃東西找的到人分享。在商店的使 用方面，應設定時間段。在運動會剛開始一段時間，學生不可以去商店。在半個小時後或 一個小時後才被允許。此規定可以防止運動會一開始全場便陷入混亂。
啦啦隊————作為在體育比賽進行中為選手加油助威的組織，啦啦隊有必要成為 運動會的一員。在啦啦隊的鼓勵下，原本鬥志昂揚的一方也許會更加勇猛﹔在啦啦隊的鼓 勵下，原本怯懦的一方也許會激發出身體的潛能，調動一切運動細胞來奮起反擊。在啦啦 隊的人員方面，可以通過學生們與老師的投票作為參考。4個不同的house之間也需要不 同的啦啦隊服裝，從而展現出自己的個性。針對與男女生之間的不同，男生看到女生們給 他們加油或許會有想要表現得更好的想法，但女生卻不儘然，所以我們有必要將增設男子 啦啦隊列入考慮範圍之內。
娛樂性體育項目————在去年的運動會中，所有項目都屬於競技性體育項 目。儘管競爭很激烈，但美中不足的是部分學生並沒有參加他們所報名的項目。原 因很簡單：「運動天賦」不足。在這種情況下，如果想贏得很多的house積分，有點 不可能了。與其贏一點點積分，不如不參加，省得丟臉。而如果校方在運動會中加 入一些娛樂性體育項目， 在學生玩的開心的同時也賺取到了積分，何樂而不為？
Senior students and junior students in collaboration
One of the issues within our school is that there is not much interaction between senior students and junior students, as students tend to stay within their own year groups. This may not deemed to be a big problem as everyone is content with socialising with their own circle of friends and classmates, however this may bring some disadvantages. There is the possibility of students’ social skills decreasing, and junior students will also miss the opportunity to gain help and support from senior students. On the other hand, as more experienced learners, senior students can always assist junior students in terms of academics or other areas, so we believe that interaction between the two groups should be further encouraged within YCIS. In order to achieve this, there should be more meetings and events between them, so junior students may be able to feel more at ease around senior students and will approach them for help. Already the new CCA system, where the activities are made compulsory and are held during school hours, has forged friendships between year groups. Meetings can also take place with the aid of the student council, whereas the house can take charge of organizing fun events so that junior students would like to join these. Previously, the house had already attempted to organize such events (e.g. Running man), which turned out to be successful, and we hope to see more of these events in the future. If more of events are organized, it is likely to bring about a harmonic interaction between seniors and juniors, which is beneficial for the school’s well being.
眾所周知,學校共有三大學生組織，Student Council, Prefect以及House。學生會負責籌 辦活動，搜集民意並向學校提出建議，修改學校的規章制度。Prefect則不用說，早上Assembly,學校各種活動少不了他們。這兩個組織的重要性也是毋庸置疑的。與House相比，他 們好像顯得更重要。 我們隻有每年在Sports day和Founder’s day才會想到House的存在。除此之外, House 就好像是沒有存在過。我認為，House的建立是一個非常好的想法，但是學校好像並沒有對 它放有很高的重視度。總而言之，我們缺少一種對於House的歸屬感。
港島區的Island School在House的設定方面可以算是一個典範。在這所學校裡, 一共有 6個不同的House, 每個House都有一個獨特的名字, 這些名字都是來自於各個領域的名人, 例 如愛因斯坦, 達芬奇。 他們甚至每個星期都會有一天是讓大家穿著House的衣服來到學校。而我們學校一年這樣的 機會不到五次。 學校本身作為House的開創者, 應該多給House一些發展的空間。比如, 專門設定每月一次 的“House日”, 讓House開展各類競賽或是活動。（例如是籃球比賽，K歌比賽等。） blue 以上就是我對學校關於House提出的一點小小建議。 house unicorn yellow house sabertooth red house phoenix green house dragon
The The Music Music Scene Scene
Discovery College has the Battle of the House Bands, Renaissance College has Amplify Rock Concerts, International Christian School has Cabarets and Jazz Cafes, Island School is the host of their Battle of the Bands/Vocalists, which features a musical showdown between all five ESF secondary schools. Even YCIS Shanghai has their own Battle of the Bands event. So where are our own school bands? Where are our drummers, bassists, vocalists and guitar players? Other than our annual music concerts and violin, cello and piano filled showcases, we don’t seem to have much of an edge to our music scene. The truth is more students in our school are trained in classical instruments. Many Asian parents have their children learn classical instruments at a young age. You have probably never had a friend who played electric guitars when they were 5 years old, but for many Asians, they probably would have already mastered the basics of piano at that age. This occurence is as bizarre as it can ever be. Many parents believe that this as a way to get ready for their child’s university applications. Playing musical instruments show how well-rounded their child is, and it is a brilliant way to gain achievement awards in their child's in other areas outside school. Classical instruments have exams that are verified all across the globe, and are internationally recognised by many universities. Those ABRSM music grade certificates are the direct representation of your musical talents, which is why many parents train their children rigorously in these classical instruments. This is a completely difference case for instruments such as electric guitars and keyboards. Mozart played his classical piano more than 250 years ago, whereas electric guitars and bands only became popular mainly in the 80’s. There are exams available for these rock instruments at the Trinity College of London and Rock school, but their awards aren’t accepted everywhere by universities. Today, everyone seems so invested into classical instruments, the rockier and grungier side of music seem to have disappeared completely within our school, and causing students to miss out on a completely different, brilliant side of music.
We need a stage where students can rock out with their guitars, jam on their bass and hammer on their drums. When it comes down to it all, it is up to the students themselves to create their own high school music scene.
INTERVIEW THREE HEADS OF S.O.
In the first issue of “New Voice”, we interviewed the three main faces of our student leader groups. They shared their unique perspectives on our school life and answered questions that were never answered before.
Setting: School Library Interviewer: Ben Yuan, Althea Lai Interviewees: Matthew, Nicky, Nick
採訪地點：學校圖書館 採訪者：袁諾，賴靜靜 A= 賴靜靜 《新聲》作為學校的第一本雜誌，在第一期請來了 學校最主要的三個學生組織的領頭人，希望他們分 享一些經驗與想法，并解答一些大家感興趣的問 題。
A: Althea, M:MATTHEW
As one of the most important people of the prefect team, your post has always been regarded as one of the dullest positions. You and your team are always ex pected to take great responsibility in taking charge of the students’ behavior at YCIS. Taking into account all the previous factors, how do you and your prefect team try to perform your duties under all that weight?
My job always leaves people with the impression of being dull and dry, but the truth is otherwise. We, the prefect team as a whole, actually have helped run many in teresting activities. For example, although one of our jobs as prefects is to help en sure that the primary Open Day runs smoothly and prevent any accidents from oc curing, we also play with our “young pupil friends” at the campus playground. I would say that it is a great experience working with my friends and classmates.
What will your guys do when there is bullying?
We actually do not have frequent encounters with bullying or similar incidents during school or after school hours. But if we do, it is very difficult for us to decide whether the students push and shove each other for fun or whether they are really having serious spats. Even if we were met with a bullying situation, it is equally hard for me to prevent them to stop and resolve the situation with perfect impartiality.
I can merely say that the prefect team has many academically outstanding and also attractive girls, like the current head girl Daisy. I know that although many people have different roles to play among the prefect team, there are still many chances and opportunities for members to communicate and interact with each other. Is there anything interesting or amusing for you to share with us?
Yes, as you said, there are many beautiful girls among our team and I really appreciate the time I spend with them. But that doesn’t mean that I treat them with any priority, I judge all my members with equal eyes. When we renewed the school bulletin board, those girls played an important role to fill the board with many color ful elements and that was a really memorable moment, at least for me.
The last question, when we decided to use you as one of the front elites for the first edition of “New Voice”, we received overwhelmingly positive responses from students. Among them are fellow girls who are curious about your state of relation ship. In order to give them a few clues, can you briefly talk about your “preference” when it comes to girls?
I don’t have a girl since I take the IB course as my top priority, and it is so nerve-racking I hardly have any extra time. But I guess I would like a girl who is respectful to both her parents and relatives, strong-minded and independent.
Thanks for your excellent devotion. We hope to see our promising prefect team bringing up Yew Chung to a whole new level of both fun and harmony!
作為學校監督管理學生行為規范的學生組織PREFECT其中一個管理者而言，你的職 位可能是在本次的封面人物中職位最為“枯燥無味”的那個，而且你們PREFECT TEAM要承擔的責任也是無可非議的，那你是怎麼在這相對枯燥的工作中擔當起重任 的？
許多人認為head prefect的工作是枯燥無味的，其實未必是這樣，實際上有許多活動 也是挺有趣的。比如，在小學的開放日跟著小朋友們一起玩遊戲也是挺有趣的。就算 當天我們的任務是維護風紀，但也會看情況辦事，總體來說，我們與小朋友們是玩得 十分開心的。
聽說你們PREFECT裡面有很多學霸美女，比如說今年的head girl Daisy, 她在十二年 級的男生圈子裡面不敢說是鼎鼎大名，但是也絕對可以說是追求者眾多。 你們兩個 雖然在PREFECT 中分別擔當不同的職務，但是相信你們也有在一起交流，互動的時 間。我們非常好奇（八卦）你和她之間有沒有發生什麼有趣的事情？
當然prefect team中有許多美女，但在共同合作中，我們都會一視同仁，並不會有什 麼特殊的事情。但她們特別喜歡美術，負責prefect的公告板時，也會有許多有趣的事 情。
當然也會閒聊一些事情，像我不隻是prefect的領導者之一，也同時作為12年級的學 長，所以我可以解答一些她們在IGCSE中遇到的難題，也會給她們一些建議。例如， 將來可以選些什麼科，考試需要注意的問題。
最後，在我們准備用你作為我們耀中新建報社校刊的第一刊的封面人物的時候，我們 就聽到了強烈的正面反響，其中有一部分的耀中婦女集團的同志們非常關心你的感情 狀況。在此，我僅代表報社裡所有女同胞的名義想問你你現在是否已經在戀愛感情當 中，還是你有喜歡的想追求的？總之，可以請你簡單說一下你的擇偶標准嗎？
首先當然是沒有女朋友啦，現在暫時來說還是要專注於學習，IB嘛，也是挺大壓力 的。我的擇偶標準就是要有孝心，能照顧長輩。有主見，獨立的女孩 感謝你接受我們的採訪，也祝願prefect team 越來越好， 讓耀中成為一個更和諧的校園！
NICKY MAC CALLUM
A: Althea N:Nicky
其實做學生會是出於自己想要做些什麼的心情。其實就是感覺往年學生會做得不夠 多，覺得自己當學生會的話可以做到更多的事情，但是很多人都跟我帶有一樣的想 法，卻不去做。然後我覺得我自己會做，所以就試試。其實辛苦是有的，但讓學生 開心，我們自然也就完全沒有關係。當付出的努力得不到學生們的認可的時候，的 確產生過放棄的念頭。因為我知道我們長大以後，就會像東坡詞裏寫的一樣：「回 首來時蕭琴處，歸去，也無風雨也無晴。」
其實有幾個不同的原因，第一是有時需要做苦力，大家都是同學，我不能因為是會 長而自己指示其他組員做，所以我認為這種情況是跟他們一起做，這樣他們也不覺 得自己是被當成苦力對待。第二種情況，在做一些活動時，確實會不大放得下心。 像是上學期都是一些大活動，所以會一直都在，但是下學期來看，我會試著多放 手，讓大家都分擔一些，但也會把基本要求說清楚。就算如此，也不代表我會什麼 都扔給別人做。還有一個原因，因為自己為學生辦的活動期望很高，所以擔心別人 做得不夠好，我也得負責，所以我會確保事情是否做得好。可能會有點完美主義， 所以要求會比較高，會反復確認事情是否做好。
學生會有七個不同的人，如果都是一樣的人就會沒有新意，所以一開始就會找七個 不同性格特徵和思維方式的人，這樣我們開會的時候就會有七種不同的想法。比如 一開始競選學生會時發的卡片，就是Ryan想到發印有我們資料的名片，Christy就 覺得發照片比較好，最後綜合再加一些有趣的想法才做成的。我們有不同的文化背 景，使得點子更加多元化，也更加有新意。再加上我們之中有不少「學霸」，大家 腦子動得快，使得電子的數量質量都有保證。
關於這一點，絕對有事實依據的。我們當初約定的更好的運行小食部、更便宜好玩 的聖誕舞會，就算在聖誕舞會上我們是有虧本的，但更重要的是我們完成了我們的 承諾，也帶給學生們更好的回憶。我們除了做到了當初承諾的事情，甚至做了當初 沒有承諾的事情，比如running man，是學生們想要玩，所以我們也辦了這個活動 。最主要是學生們能因我們辦的活動而感到開心，如果有學生因為想要回來學校玩 running man而想要快點開學，那就是我們學生會的成功。
其實，學生會的主旨中的確有改善學校一些設施這一項，但為什麼我們好像辦其他 活動多過這一項呢？是因為我們學生會，包括其他年級代表也認為學校在這一點上 已經做得很好了，在學校設施方面的確是給學生提供了很好的學習環境。硬是要說 有什麼不太滿意的地方，就是飯堂的價格，覺得同一個價格，學校可以提供更好的 伙食。
How you feel about being the president of student council? Do you have hard time when you need to give consideration to both student council and to studying?
I believe the former student councils have done the outstanding jobs but I do believe there’s a huge space improvement. I wanted to do something new to enrich students’ lives. This prompted me to take up the role of the student council’s president. As I have mentioned before, I believe that I could do something more; many others hold the same ideal but they refused to go one step further. Finally, I decided to set my heart and take up the role of president. As one of the members of the student council, I try to cooperate with other members in order to provide the greatest service to the students. However, it is common that students would not be satisfied or even disagree with our proposals and activities, and those experiences really push me to wards the brink of giving up the job. For example, I remembered at a con ference we had a while ago and we discovered that there were an unthinkable amount of things left to do and this really struck at our team as a whole.
I would say that IB is a nerve-racking course to learn, and the position of the president of Student Council is another tough task to undertake. How ever, you have decided to put them all in your pocket at the same time. Have you ever had the thought or whim to give them up? And have you tried to make any compromises? And what is that?
Honestly, I am not a model student and I can say that I meet the basic IB course requirements. However, I decided that I should put more attention towards my studying and use the time that others spend socializing to do my job in the student council. Ideally, I would find a perfect balance between those two, but that is normally not the case. When I tune myself to the student council my mind is so fully packed with it that it wouldn’t stop.
As the current president of student council, do you have any suggestions on what aspects to improve on when it comes to the daily life at school?
Among the chief principles of the student council, there is actually one dedi cated to the improvement of the school’s infrastructures. However, for us we primarily put our attention on having new activities to enrich school life. That’s because other student organizations and former student councils have im proved the school’s infrastructure up to a high standard, giving our students a good studying environment. But if I were to be really critical about it, I would say that the school should serve better quality foods to make up for the high price.
Thanks for your cooperation! “New Voice” wishes the student council a good run this academic year, and for them to be able to create fulfilling memories for both the students and teachers at Yew Chung International School!
A: Althea N:Nick
As a well-known student in Yew Chung, you own the title of the Red House Cap tain. On top of that your influential public speaking tactics leave audiences with a deep and long-lasting impression. Now that you have been chosen to be one of the front elites for the first edition of “New Voice”, I believe you have something to say, don’t you?
I am really honored and appreciative that so many students leave such positive feedback for my public speaking skills. I also want to say that it is the school that gives me these opportunities for me to hone my skills.
You have done many speeches, are there still some people who give you suggestions to improve your speech?
I do hear many people saying that my speeches are too long. People have even said that the school has made new regulations to restrict the time of each an nouncement to one minute and the content to be squeezed into only one page of PowerPoint! As a result, I always take several announcements and present them at the same time so that I can have more time to express myself.
Everyone has noticed that in your presentations or announcements you make frequent mentions of your girlfriend. For example, you have previously recalled the masquerade experience between you and your girlfriend to promote students to go for the Christmas ball this year. I’m sure that your girlfriend is a rather big part your life, so would you call yourself a “hen-pecked” person?
Like many people, I have my own undesirable history so to speak, and I was once a quite plump. I became too excited when seeing someone I liked and I followed her so closely that I frightened her away. Similarly, even when we became closed friends, she still wouldn’t agree to a relationship and that really affected me. As a result when I arrived in Hong Kong, I soon started to jog back and forth from school to my home everyday and climbed hills almost every weekend.
As the current Red House captain, do you consider yourself as being committed to something that you feel quite comfortable and qualified with, or something that is outside your comfort zone?
I would say I am acting within my comfort zone since I was the Red House vice-captain last year and I’m quite familiar with the basic procedures. However, one notable difference is that I have to come to school every Tuesday at 7:30 to conduct presentations and that is quite out of my comfort zone. But Dr. Lyso has helped not only me, but House as well; he always gives good advice so we don’t have to do things in a roundabout way, which increases the efficiency of our work. Because of this, I feel that I am under less pressure than last year..
Thanks for your participation and patience. We hope that Red House can have another wonderful year. Go Red House!!
你在YC是一個“家喻戶曉”的人物，Red House captain是你的一個身份，而除此之 外，相信你的“特殊的演講技巧”在大家心目中也留下了很深的印象。作為YC的名人 以及這個雜志第一刊的封面人物，你有什麼感覺？
我第一次演講應該是在幼兒園了，演三隻小豬最笨的那隻。然後在耀中的第一次演 講就是在year 9 Pre-IGCSE的時候，繼而到現在早會的時候會被CMED拉出來演 講，所以是不斷有更多機會給我鍛鍊，從一開始的生澀緊張，到現在比較自如的狀 態。也有老師給了我很多建議，我也會在每次的演講過後做一個總結，看看能否做 得更好。總體來看，我還是比較滿意現在這個狀態。
目前的確有投訴說我的演講太長，學校原本沒有這個規定，現在就有每個通告隻能 講一分鐘，而且只能有一頁powerpoint，所以有時候能有幾個通告給我講，這樣我有 多些時間發揮，也是挺開心的。
在我的黑歷史裡，我有過很胖的時候，那時候見到喜歡的女生也會過於熱情，整天 追著人家跑，最終都被我給嚇跑了。或者就是另一種情況，變成了很好很好的友， 就是不會喜歡我。來到香港之後，我每天跑步回家，跑山坡，不帶八達通，幾個月 後就減下來很多。而且知道一味地追對方，不考慮對方的感受，這樣是交不到女朋 友的，還會帶給對方困擾。
你覺得社長對於你來說是一種“act within the comfort zone”還是一項新挑戰？
目前來講還是在能力範圍之內的，因為去年有做過副社長所以關於社團如運行還是 比較熟悉的。現在因為負責每週的社演講，所以每個星期二都要在7:30前到學校， 這個來說是比較 “out of the comfort zone”的。但有所不同的是，今年有了Dr. Lyso，可以多一個人做決策，所以很多事情不用兜圈子，能比較容易實現，所以總 體來說，是比去年要輕鬆些的
謝謝你的仔細回答，希望你們的Red House能在今年的HOUSE ACTIVITY 中更進一步！
ISIS 從ISIS殺害日本人質事件看日本 陳譜鈺 從ISIS殺害日本人質事件后續看日本 前段時間，因為日本政府未答應恐怖組織ISIS 的條件，沒有支付兩億美元贖金，兩名日 本人質慘遭殺害。此前，日本政府為營救兩名人質，動用各種資源，奔走呼號，竭盡努 力。此後，沈痛反思，提出應強化自衛隊的主張，引起世界關註。 日本政府為營救人質使盡千方百計，隻壹點，沒交出贖金。IS恐怖武裝組織的行為是背離 人類文明的基礎尊則，逆反世界潮流而動。如果日本政府支付贖金，有可能人質獲釋，但 負面影響可能極大，會助長ISIS囂張之焰，斷不可取！ 日本政府方面檢討人質營救失敗，原因是為自衛隊的管制所限，無法展開行動，進而提出 解除半個世紀的約束，休憲強軍，強化自衛隊。日本政府的主張，立即成為世界的高度關 註。鑒於二戰，日本軍國主義給世界，尤其是給亞洲國家和人民帶來的慘重災難，人們壹 致對日本心懷戒備，堅決反對日本軍國主義幽靈復活，此次日本政府借人質事件，意圖加 強軍備，發展軍力，推動軍隊走向日本境外。此事受到各國反對，實在情理之中。 然而，從另壹角度分析，二戰結束後，在國際社會監督之下，日本已實際走向民族整體， 民主理念，民主秩序，已深入日本社會，日本要回到二戰前狀態難度極大，包括美國在內 的國際社會也不允許。換言之，經過幾十年的民主浸染，日本國民的民主自覺和平意識已 存在，其國內極少數還殘留軍國主義思想的人並不能改變歷史發展的方向。 同時也須看到，日本半個多世紀的經濟和科技成就十分顯著，日本提出要成為正常國家， 有其基礎和緣由，不能正視這點，就不能冷靜正確應對未來態勢。 綜上，對日本政府借人質事件提出的主張，應予可觀的觀察分析，當然應當保持足夠的警 惕。如果說任由日本政府按其主張發展下去，可能將產生，難以預測的巨大風險。那麼化 解風險的應對辦法，應是加強與日本政府的溝通，充分表達人們的擔憂和訴求，二是加強 國際社會的系統，緊密各種制衡力量，讓日本政府時刻感受到國際社會的強大壓力。 三是當前及今後相當壹段時間，反恐將是各國壹致的目標。各國應團結壹起，發揮各自作 用，日本完全能在反恐中，發揮自己作用。在此基礎上，對日本政府的壹些合理的要求應 給予理解。
What should Japan do?
Last month, the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh shocked the world, causing outrage around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, President Shinzo Abe did not decide to accept ISIS’s demands for pilot Sajida al-Rishawi nor the $200m ransom. He merely called the beheading a “heinous act”, and has said that he would work with other countries to bring justice to the beheaders of Goto. Though this may seem like a needless sacrifice, especially when the beheading could have been prevented, it was actually what Abe needed to do. Many people forget the way in which ISIS works. Media has always been a way in which ideas and thoughts can be influenced. Even everyday media seeks to present an image or influence ideas, or at least does so without active intention. For example, advertisements wish to present an image of their product that will make that product attractive to its target market. ISIS’s videos are no different, intentionally or otherwise, as they cause fear and influences decision and thought. In fact, in an analysis by the BBC, they state that through the fear deployed by these videos, it has caused Jordanians to question the air raid policies that later caused the burning of Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh. ISIS needs to win a media war, but more importantly, so does Japan. Wars on terror are now characterised by the media landscape. Charlie Hebdo, as an example, is seen as an example of free speech against terrorism, and one of the major motives behind republishing the cartoons are to stand up against violence. Comparatively, Japan at the same time cannot appear weak against ISIS and submit themselves to their demands or show themself to be influenced by ISIS’s use of media. In the media war, to show which side is the strongest, they must be willing to sacrifice a few lives. However in the end, war costs lives, and this is no different. Similarly, ISIS is trying to win a media war; by committing violent acts; it is acting as someone that stands up against the so-called “enemies of Islam”. Japan cannot risk letting itself become yet another victim of ISIS. But whether Japan can bring Goto’s murderers to justice is another question. Japan must do this, or it seeks to present itself as a country willing to sacrifice its citizens’ lives. The landscape of international politics may not result in cooperation that Abe desires. Very few others hold stakes in this issue, and it remains to be seen whether Japan can change the situation. In fact, it is possible that it may not happen and the defeat of ISIS by diplomatic or military means may be the only way. In the end, as Japan tries to act, the shockwaves of the event have already affected many, and Japan’s decision to not do anything will be constantly questioned.
霧霾，不光彩的中國標誌。中國經濟連續十五年的高速發展，毫無疑 問地讓民眾生活水平得到了極大的提升，但是華麗的數據背后，是慘不忍 睹的環境污染與破壞。縱橫九千裡，338個城市中，201個城市空氣指數超 標，40個城市嚴重超標，東北，華北，華中，華南，川蜀，秦川，無一倖 免。在沉重的輿論壓力下與實實在在的民生威脅前，中國政府決定治理霧 霾，並以霧霾為契機，對粗放型中國經濟進行一次全面的改革升級。但是， 全面改革就意味著矛盾激化。 鋼鐵冶煉，典型的高污染，高耗能型行業進入寒冬。在國家強制整治 下，大量的鋼鐵企業或因無法負擔昂貴的環保設施，或因行政強制命令，被 迫關停，面臨破產。再加上全國經濟增速放緩，海外需求疲軟，行業形勢更 是雪上加霜。中國鋼鐵第一大省河北省，經濟增速僅為6.5%，遠低於平均 水平。企業關停的背後，是大量人員的失業和數目驚人的銀行壞賬。而經濟 結構轉型升級，也非一朝一夕所能完成。從某種意義上說，環境治理，非常 貴。 中國經濟形勢並不樂觀，堅持環境保護，需要毅力與魄力。 2014年8 月，中國經濟數據令人失望，工業產值，資本投資，零售業，房地產增長率 全部低於預期，這是十五年來的第一次。銀行系統的收緊貸款，政府的逐漸 放手，外資企業的撤資收縮，都意味著中國企業將面臨一次大規模的優勝劣 汰，中國經濟將承擔前所未有的壓力，在這種情況下，以犧牲部分產能為代 價，堅持治理環境，是需要魄力的。但是，貴和難，不等於不做。 中國還有超過一億貧困人口，經濟發展絕對不能停滯，但是，發展的 最終目的，就是為了讓人民有一個更好的生活水平，享受更好地生活環境。 治理環境一定會有代價和陣痛，但是，當我們仰望湛藍的天空，呼吸清新的 空氣，也許，我們會慶幸，當時的堅持。筆者認為，找到經濟發展和環境保 護的平衡點很重要，以環境破壞為代價的經濟發展也許就是本末倒置。 中國能堅持得住嗎？
香港流感防衛戰告急 死亡人數已超SARS！ 胡嘉杰 這個冬天，香港爆發五年以來最嚴重的流感，死亡人數已經達到304人，已經超過 2003年SARS的死亡人數。香港特首梁振英表示，特區政府已經在防疫和抗疫工作方面，已 做好足夠准備。但是，港大微生物學系講座教授袁國勇接受表示，今年流感病毒出現基因 轉變，患者感染後有更大機會出現炎癥，這種情況通常數年便出現一次，預計這次的死亡 人數達300至400人。 流感在香港每年都會週期性出現一次，但由於今年流感病毒（H3N2）發生變異，對 人殺傷力強，可迅速在人體內大量繁殖，因此此次死亡人數較高。但是，香港食物及衛生 局局長高永文表示，近日的流行病學數據顯示本次流感高峰期可能已經“見頂”，但不排 除是受新春避免求醫的習俗影響，呼吁市民與醫療體系應繼續提高警覺。 香港流感本次主要針對老年人與長期病患者，但是，何文田的一所學校以及灣仔的 兩所學校疑似相繼爆發流感，所幸目前感染患者情況普遍穩定。 正如大家所見，耀中也為預防流感採取了措施，但是更為重要的，還是學生自己謹 慎小心，保護自己。 《新聲》在此為大家提供一些預防流感的注意事項： 1. 保持室內空氣清新，不讓細菌滋生。勤開窗通風，讓空氣流通。 2. 勤曬衣服被褥，要勤洗手，生活用品勤洗刷，勤消毒。 3. 盡量少到公共人群密集的場所，如不抵觸，可以選擇戴口罩。 4. 如有不適，當盡快前往醫院就醫，不要拖延。
—The new slang word flood across the Chinese Internet Ellisa Lin Have you noticed that the word “duang” has spread all over the internet over the past few days? Massive numbers of the hashtag “duang” has appeared on instagram, weibo and many other Chinese Internet forums. The word “duang” (pronounced “dwong”) originated as the imitation of a sound that appeared in a shampoo advertisement, where famous Hong Kong actor, Jackie Chan was featured.
Chan has been the spokesperson for this shampoo for many years. During the advertisement, after the usage of the product he described his hair as just…. duang! This advertisement was recognized as one of the most classic Chinese commercials after its release in 2004. However, the word “duang” did not become viral at that time, and instead has resurfaced after eleven years. Someone on the Internet found this nonsensical word hilarious, and recently created a musical parody of the new Mandarin hit song, “My Skating Shoes” featuring a voiceover of Chan in the commercial. The constant “duang” sound appeared throughout the parody, and this brain washing soundtrack caused the be lated reaction of the public in regards to the advertisement itself to rise.
Anti Parallel Traders Scuffle Broke Out in Yuen Long
Clashes have recently happened in Yuen Long, near the China border where 400 protestors, mostly teenagers against parallel traders abusing visa obligations held protests. The protesters originally marched on peacefully, as a show of their discontent with parallel traders from mainland China misusing visa obligations. However when the police started interfering, the attempted to contain the situation by forcefully using pepper sprays and batons. Violence soon erupted, resulting with many injuries, the worst case being a female protestor who was left heavily bleeding when hit by a police baton. As a result of the chaos, many shops were shut down and traffic of the main roads was halted for a brief period of time. Early on Monday, a police spokeswoman has said that 36 people aged 13 to 74 have been accused of possessing offensive weapons, assault, disorder, and fighting. The demonstration was really a mirroring of the recent resentments against Chinese tourists and is ripples from the Occupy Central movement, where the police displayed a similar show of force. Demonstrators complained it was the increasing overflow of parallel traders who started inflation and congestion within New Territories. Some protestors even raised the Crown Colony flag during the scuffle, calling for greater independence from China and Hong Kong nationalism. "There is a lot of anger from other people on Chinese smugglers because we just don't like how they drive up all the prices, drive up everything, create a lot of chaos, and we aren't benefiting from it,'' said protester Kelvin Lee, from Hong Kong Indigenous, one of the two groups that organized the demonstration.
Monthly Free Talk 每月吐槽 Nick SUU & LINDA~
門衛大叔好萌，簡直耀中男神！怎樣接近男神？ NICK: 第一，抱歉我的審美還跟不上時代，請先告訴我是哪位大 叔。話說十二年級也有個叫大叔的挺萌的要不要考慮看看。
校服總是能把我的肩膀襯托得如漢子般寬闊，一定是因為校服上衣太寬! NICK: 你這句話讓那些穿了校服還看不到肩膀的男.生怎麼活！！！
從進耀中以來就一直有一個疑問，Mr Beenney到底有沒有女朋友？ Mr Beenney: “I don’t know, I can’t remember.”
為什麼學生會成員的人數一定是單數，這樣就一定會有一個人落單啊！ LINDA: 為了拯救單身狗
我覺得耀中最吸引我的地方就是line paper隨便拿 LINDA: 我同意，這就是為什麼我家裡有了一座line paper 山
我常在不經意間弄到學校的盆栽，學校是不是需要換點質量好的了？ LINDA: 不要怪盆栽！不過是你力大無窮
為什麼有些人胡吃海喝依舊苗條，我喝口水都胖三斤！為什麼有些談笑 間就十個A Star， 我都成了圖書館形象代言人了，還屬於“has great room for improvement”？！ LINDA: 少年，相信我，每個人都是不一樣的，包括大腦結構。
以下兩個問題將由你們回答！(fb見～) or (email@example.com)
Our school uniform makes my shoulders as wide as mountains. NICK: That statement hurt guys with no huge shoulders
I have a question since I’ve been a YC student, does Mr. Beeney have a girlfriend? Mr. Beeney :“I don’t know. I can’t remember.”
Has Mr Matuk tried our canteen foods? What does he think? ehh....
Why number of SC members is always odd number? LINDA: Because that will give you more different collocations
I think the most attractive part of Yew Chung is that we can get free line paper every time, everywhere. LINDA: I agree, that’s also the reason why I have a mountain of line paper in my room.
School’s potting are easy to be knocked down, I think school should change the potting with better quality. LINDA: Don’t blame potting, it’s just because you have super power
I just want to ask why somebody is always eating but still slim, I’m getting fat just because I drink a cup of water? And why somebody can get ten A Star with good social life and good quality sleep, I just get “have great room of improvement” when I spend my whole life in library? LINDA:
Trustme young boy, everyone has their own life and everyone has differences, including of brain structure.
You guys will answer the questions below! (see you on fb~) or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Is the average height of guys in our school over 5’8”?
Why do foreigners in our school can speak much better Cantonese than I do? It sounds so wrong.
MOVIE REVIEW Kitty Lai d *may contain mild spoilers* “So, are we going to stand here all day? Or are we going to fight?” -Harry Hart The spy comedy “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a good choice if you are looking for action, comedy and relaxation all rolled in one. Harry Hart (Collin Firth), top agent in the secret intelligence service, sponsors the talented young rebel Eggsy (Taron Eggerton) to participate in the Kingsman selection. Meanwhile, billionaire Valentine intends to use advanced technology to conduct a massive culling of the human race. The plan is soon discovered by Harry who is killed as a result. Now Eggsy not only has the task to avenge his friend and life mentor, but also to save the world from destruction. The movie is definitely a good choice for the holidays or even the weekend. The plot of the movie is not only tightly constructed, graced with witty and humorous lines, but is also deeply thought provoking. On one hand, Valentine manipulates human beings to kill one another by the emission of sound waves, betraying the modern technology by the abusive use of electronic goods. On the other hand, Eggsy’s determination to keep on living proves to others that one may succeed regardless of one’s class or origin. In addition to the captivating plot, the charming costumes stayed in my mind even after watching the movie, as the agents insist on wearing classic and smart suits even when fighting. All the attractive wear and detailed accessories on the agents, together with their black-rimmed glasses make them look stunning and refined. However, there is excessive violence in the movie, although it is neither gory nor bloody; the director included a scene towards the end in which peoples’ heads exploded into fireworks was surprisingly humorous but yet no less disturbing. Be mentally prepared before watching this fantastic film.
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Firstly, all of the New Voice members want to thanks Principles, thanks for supporting us and giving us a chance. Then, we want to thanks Ms. Zheng, thanks for giving useful suggestion and helping us to improve. We also want to thanks The SC and The Pulse, thanks for giving us selfless assistance. Finally, we want to thank you, who are reading this sentence now, thanks for opening this magazine and giving us confidence. At this point, we promise that we will do our best to give you guys a awesome school magazine and make your school life more interesting! ── All Members of “New Voice"
首先，《新聲》雜誌的所有成員想要感謝校長，謝謝校長對雜誌的支持， 給了雜誌一個誕生的機會；其次，我們想感謝中文部鄭老師，謝謝鄭老師 對雜誌的建議，用自己的經驗為我們雜誌出謀劃策；再次，我們想感謝學 生會和The Pulse新聞社，謝謝他們無私的幫助，讓雜誌內容更加豐富 最 後，我們想感謝正在讀這段話的你，謝謝你打開了這本雜誌，這將給予我 們信心與力量。《新聲》雜誌社所有成員在此像你們保證，我們將為盡我 們最大的努力，給你們呈現一個最佳的校園雜誌，讓你們的學校生活更加 生動有趣! ── 《新聲》所有成員
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