On April 5, a demonstration against President Macron's pension reform was held in Paris, France. The demonstration lasted for three months, and protesters burned banks and restaurants in Paris. The local police shocked international society by using tear gas and clubs to suppress the demonstrators.
The world's economy is now in crisis. Import prices and consumer prices have been steadily rising, as the dollar-won exchange rate has soared abnormally. As the pandemic status gradually retreats, demand is soaring. The supply and demand of various raw materials have become imbalanced. Finally, the
Nonhyeon Station on Line 7 was sold for 900 million won, the highest price ever, to a large ophthalmic clinic, after bidding for the rights to the station name was conducted by Seoul Metro. The selling of naming rights works to allow the names of nearby companies or institutions to be included with
Now this is the era when 15 million people are raising pets. Although pet households are heading toward being one-third of all households, critics point out that the bill that regulates pets is still outdated. Animal abuse cases have become increasingly frequent at a time when it is necessary to inc
The National Assembly's plenary session failed to reach an agreement on September 29 over the Media Arbitration Act, which had been under intense discussion for a month. The floor leaders of the ruling and opposition parties held relay negotiations for three days from September 27, but ultimately fa
Can you recall the George Floyd case? A black man named George died due to the racist behavior of a police officer. For more details on the case, refer to the FEATURE of The Sookmyung Times No. 361. Just after the public was informed about the incident, people took to the streets to protest against
One year after COVID-19 was reported in China, the cumulative death toll from the pandemic has exceeded 0.1% of the world's population. Activities in all areas of healthcare, economics, education, and culture have had to be restricted, and this has resulted in a global economic downturn. A large-sca
"If Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the upcoming presidential election in November, the United States will become Chinese territory, and Americans may have to learn Chinese forcibly." These are the words that Trump spoke during an interview on the U.S. last month.
A mysterious man stands on a platform, and tens of thousands of people all dressed in the same outfits praise him. Even when the man speaks impolitely and shouts at them, the audience cries out "Amen!" and the people bow their heads like sinners. The audience is comprised of people from young childr
Fifteen years ago, a series of murders broke out in a city, which created a huge stir in the world. Although the entire nation put forth an earnest effort to solve the murders, the statute of limitations expired, and for 15 years the criminal went unpunished for the horrific crimes. The detective in
Mrs. A from Vietnam has lived in South Korea for nine years. She wakes up early in the morning and then gets her child up, who was born to a Korean husband. Mrs. A is a naturalized Korean citizen in Korea, but she still feels she is treated as a foreigner. She ignores the feelings and heads out to t
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” This was the statement written on the khaki-colored jacket worn on June 21, 2018 by U.S. First Lady Melania Trump during her visit to an immigrant children's camp in Mexico, Texas. The media voiced various perspectives on the intent of wearing such clothing, and the
Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Sebastian Kurz, Prime Minister of Austria, and Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. What do they all have in common? Yes, they are all leaders of their respective nations, but more importantly, they are all young politicians.
Recall your school days. Do you remember the class discussions to plan for a good year with new friends and teachers? What were the meetings like? In general, students freely exchange suggestions about changes they wish to see in class and rules made accordingly. A meeting similar to those class dis
In 2011, there was the Oxy humidifier sterilizer scandal that overturned the nation. People were extremely angry and fearful, so that great attention was placed on ‘secured safety’. The government then established the Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act. However, though th
An episode of “Infinite Challenge” that aired in May revealed the darker side of the nation’s ‘YOLO’ lifestyle. On the “Hidden Card” episode, members of the show were each given a credit card and told to take turns to make any purchases they wished. They only need to keep one thing in mind. The card
‘Please vote during the Student Union election’. ‘The deadline to cast your vote is Friday 5 o’ clock. Please vote’. These types of utterances were often heard during the early part of March inside most university campuses in Korea. At Sookmyung Women’s University, members of the Emergency Planning
Television shows such as ‘Guerilla Date’ and ‘One Night and Two Days’ are being filmed on university campuses. With the accepted idea that campuses are open to the public, Sookmyung Women’s University has also recently been the background for a shoot in which SHINEE performed. Besides being a TV sho
Kim Hyesoo, Department of Law ‘16 at Sookmyung Women’s University, struggles to comprehend the English instructions on her laptop. Still, she makes a genuine effort to understand. Why is she working at it so intensely? Is she studying English? No. She is trying to purchase some overseas products in
Describe your classroom. Most of us would likely say a professor and a room full of students. Also, a good number might say, with a great amount of certainty, that there is only one voice, talking; the voice of the professor. Sound familiar? Ironically, Korea requires students to be self-expressive