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?

VASE trips challenge student growth

Kaitlyn Lee, News writer Over spring break, many upper secondary students participated in Vision, Action Service, Evangelism (VASE) trips and grew academically, socially, and faithfully. Each student had unique experiences stating, “you learn how to be more modest” and “God was always there.” The VASE trip to China visited a small province area called Yanji near the North Korean border and served God at Yanbian … Continue reading VASE trips challenge student growth

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

The internet’s freedom and censorship leaves for an uncertain future

By: Matthew Choi, News Writer The internet is an archive with endless amount of information on everything you can imagine. In the internet realm, everyone has a voice unlike in real life (IRL).  The internet has become a reliable form of communication around the world, due to its speed and accessibility which cannot be matched. Due to this, any form of news is rapidly spread. … Continue reading The internet’s freedom and censorship leaves for an uncertain future

America’s activity in East Asia creates waves

By James Ahn, News Writer North Korea’s missile testing has caused the US to stir in East Asia. Through America’s presence, Japan, China, and South Korea increase discussion as the US works with Japan to create a missile defense program.  The missile defense program was implemented in Japan soon after the US considered North Korea’s missile testing a valid threat. The system currently being used … Continue reading America’s activity in East Asia creates waves

Annual military drill sees combat shelling

By: Matthew Choi, News Writer On Mar. 27, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Armed Forces along with U.S soldiers began the largest military exercise between the two countries since 1993. The yearly twelve day military exercise is called Foal Eagle and tests the ROK and the US forces’ ability to respond quickly and decisively in case of an invasion from North Korea. Foal Eagle is … Continue reading Annual military drill sees combat shelling

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STEHLO, Becoming the Hopeful Light for Ailing North Korean Children

By Grace Shin, International school students have united as  Sending Them Every Hope and Light Organization (STEHLO) members to fulfill their amalgamated purpose : aiding the ill, indigent North Korean children. STEHLO’s President, Junior, Hannah Kang shared her motivation for initiating the organization. “I decided to help because there is a movie called Crossing. It’s about a North Korean father and child trying to come … Continue reading STEHLO, Becoming the Hopeful Light for Ailing North Korean Children

Weighing in on the uncertainties of North Korea and new leader, Kim Jong-Un

By: Jaho Koo, News Editor On Mar. 30, North Korea announced that the sixty year old Korean Armistice Agreement was over, and it has now entered a state of war. To exemplify their claim, the North has cut the only phone line that existed between itself and South Korea.  The North appears to have decided to cast aside all means of peaceful talks, and prepare … Continue reading Weighing in on the uncertainties of North Korea and new leader, Kim Jong-Un