PyeongChang Olympic: Is it worth it?

Sally Minseo Kim, News writer Hosting the Winter Olympics for the first time, South Korea put a large amount of effort in preparation and actively advertised in attempt to gain Olympic visitors However, tension on the Korean peninsula and high priced tickets and accommodation have been met with a dismal ticket sales.    It has been reported that out of 1.6 million tickets only 655,000 … Continue reading PyeongChang Olympic: Is it worth it?

Effects of Technology on Students

News Writer, Tivan George Technology, the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, has developed throughout the years, often changing lives. So how will its advancement affect the 21st Century students? From the invention of the computer to the creation of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. This also opens up new possibilities for the 21st Century students. Rikumu Shigeta, … Continue reading Effects of Technology on Students

#Metoo Movement touches the heart of the community

Alice Park, News Editor The #metoo movement went viral in October over social media, and provided a powerful platform for victims to share their stories. A month later, sexual harassment and assault are still major problems and everyone, not only victims, has been affected. Actress Alyssa Milano, who amplified the #metoo movement, said on Good Morning America, “What the ‘Me Too’ campaign really does—and what Tarana … Continue reading #Metoo Movement touches the heart of the community

#TakeAKnee: Are athletes role models or entertainers?

“Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their country.” These were the words of President Donald Trump, criticizing the ongoing National Football League protests. Athletes had taken up kneeling or raising a fist, in an act of defiance against the traditional ‘right hand over chest’ during the anthem. Such protest first began in 2016, when former … Continue reading #TakeAKnee: Are athletes role models or entertainers?

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.

World to Blame for Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Jun Woo Kang, News Writer Before anything, I would like begin with an old saying often attributed to the great expert of human evil, Joseph Stalin. “When one man dies, that’s a tragedy, when a thousand men die, that’s a statistic.” Large numbers can often feel cold and distant, and even kind of comforting because they do not feel like “people.” I think that … Continue reading World to Blame for Syrian Refugee Crisis

Gun Policy: The Big Problem

Hanna Nam, News Editor Guns, Guns, Guns. What is the Problem? Guns. Guns, guns, and guns. And yes, I am going to talk about something that possibly one of the most controversial issues in America. These small or large items can be an instrument for personal safety or weapons of destruction. The debate and controversy over gun usage and rights continue as deaths caused by guns … Continue reading Gun Policy: The Big Problem

Various views of Lionel Messi’s Ballon D’or

On Jan. 12, 2016 a historical event was held at Swiss Chirii Congress House. One of the top soccer players in the world, Lionel Messi, won his fifth Ballon D’or award of his career. Various opinions about whether Lionel deserves this award circle around soccer enthusiasts within the GSIS community. Dash Lee believes that Lionel Messi deserves the award, “I love it because I personally … Continue reading Various views of Lionel Messi’s Ballon D’or

The Distortion of History

By: Matthew Choi, News Writer British author, George Orwell once said in his book 1984, “Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.” This quote perfectly fits what the South Korean government is attempting to do with their latest policy changes. On Oct. 12, the South Korean Ministry of Education announced that the government would begin … Continue reading The Distortion of History

The Wear of A War : North and South Korea

By Victor Jeong, Co-Editor-in-chief The two Koreas are no strangers to conflict. Reminders of just how brittle the barrier between both worlds consistently appear, and before anyone can forget that the these two countries are at war, another headline pops up. With tensions reaching another all time high, it’s clear that in a war of kindred countries, both time and tear has taken it’s toll. … Continue reading The Wear of A War : North and South Korea