The Case for 4-day School Weeks

If you were to ask any student how many days a week they would want to spend at school, they would probably say zero. This is not possible, of course. However, there is an interesting case for reducing the number of school days in a week.  Continue reading The Case for 4-day School Weeks

South Korean ‘Hagwons’: Why are they so popular?

Most of us have heard of South Korean “academies”. In fact, it would not be a complete exaggeration to say that most Korean students have attended these institutes in some form. Commonly referred to as “hagwons,” these academies are deeply integrated into the lives of both students and their guardians. But why are hagwons so prevalent in Korea? And what are the effects of attendance on the students? Continue reading South Korean ‘Hagwons’: Why are they so popular?

Korean Athletes who inspired me at the Tokyo Olympics

This year, the 2020 Olympics took place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23rd to August 8th. Due to Covid-19, the Summer Olympics, set to happen last year, had to be postponed. In Korea, some netizens were worried about the health and performance of their national athletes. However, Korean athletes managed to succeed, winning Korea twenty medals overall. Continue reading Korean Athletes who inspired me at the Tokyo Olympics

Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

Tivan George, News Writer For a period of one week, I explored something called a “Pomodoro”. Although it is known as an ingredient of a sauce accompanying pasta in italian cuisine, it is also, in fact, a study system. This system was created by Francesco Cirillo in the early 1990s, so he could boost the working efficiency of his employees as well as himself. It … Continue reading Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

President Moon’s controversial educational reform promises to affect high school students.

Eugene Kim, news writer After the election of South Korea on May 9, 2017, Moon Jae In was chosen as the 19th President of South Korea. He has made a lot of controversial promises which affect high school students. President Moon desires to combat the common stereotype of the SKY colleges (Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei university) only being worthy of attendance. A huge … Continue reading President Moon’s controversial educational reform promises to affect high school students.

The Evolution of Cartoons

Tivan George, News writer Fantasmagorie, a french animated film by Émile Cohl, made in 1908, is the first animation/cartoon in history. From this point, cartoons have changed and evolved to suit new trends. However, as cartoon channels started to evolve according to the trends of younger children, they started to diminish in popularity. Cartoons are what children, and even adults, look forward to after a … Continue reading The Evolution of Cartoons