How about going to the State University of New York in Song-do, Incheon? And how about going to FAU (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), a German University, in Busan? Going to aforeign university in Korea is becoming a reality! The Ministry of Education & Science Technology made a measure that foreign education organizations can come to Korea freely. This is because great universities are making foreign branch schools expansively and many countries compete to hold those branch schools, so our government decided to try to occupy the global education service industry. Our government supports those foreign branch schools to lease their sites and buildings. Plus, those schools can be given 1 million dollars per a year. However, there are those who oppose this movement. Opponents insist that the fact which foreign branch schools are held is not sure. Now, the certain thing is just the State University of New York, in Song-do, and the other schools are not correct that they can come in Korea. Moreover, our real estate market is not good, so foreign schools are difficult to come in. For that reason, the Sookmyung Times researched our SMU students’ opinions on inviting foreign universities to Korea.
The Thieves, Kwanghye, Transformers. Can you realize the common factor between them? They are famous for the monopoly of movie screens. Before the movie Pieta picked up the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, only a few theatres ran the movie. The director of Pieta, Kim Ki-Duk criticized this phenomenon saying, “Small movies are unable to get a chance to screen and are dying out in this market.” On the other hand, according to the statistics by Realmeter, 45% of the audience is against establishing a rule to limit the monopoly. Let’s examine this phenomenon deeply and find out why there exists a controversy regarding regulation of the big screen monopoly...
According to a Korean dictionary, historical drama means a play or drama which brings topics from historical incidents or people. In 2010, the drama Seoul 1945 was sued for defamation of Lee Seungman.
A drugstore is a place that sells medical supplies, cosmetics, and necessities all together. A drugstore was first launched for consumers who wanted buy medicines and necessities in one place. Actually, this new spending pattern originated from the United States and some other European countries in which pharmacies have added daily necessities as items with drugs after separation of prescribing and dispensing drugs. Now in Korea, this drugstore business has grown so fast that one brand, CJ OLIVE YOUNG, generated approximately two hundred billion won in sales last year. The other brand, GS Watsons, also recorded one billion won last year. Drugstores are emerging as the hottest commercial item in Korea. However, there are some concerns about it.
Have you ever heard about Myvlar or Mercilon Tablets? How about NorLevo or Firstrel? The former are the names of contraceptives (birth control pills) and the latter that of postcoital contraception (morning after pill). Until now, consumers can buy contraceptives in pharmacies without any prescription, but they should get a doctor’s prescription to buy postcoital contraceptives. However, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) announced the new guideline on the 6th of June, this year. According to this new plan, before the end of 2012, the law will be switched so that contraceptives will become prescription drugs and emergency contraceptives will become over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. The fact that morning after pills doesn’t have certain side effects, according to KFDA, and that many pharmaceutical advanced countries put them on OTC drugs served as the main background reasons to adopt this plan. At the same time, the decision that long term use of the birth control pills has a possibility to affect the female hormone contributed to the new plan, too. On this matter, the Korean Pharmaceutical and Medical Association, churches, civic groups, and consumers display a conflict of opinions. Now let’s hear the Sookmyungians’ voices about this hot controversial topic.
Fame, 200 Pound Beauty, Elizabeth. What do you think of when you see these musical titles? If you’ve each respectively pictured Tiffany from Girls Generation, Kyuri from Kara and Kim Junsu from JYJ, then congratulations, you’ve helped fulfill the intentions of the musical production agencies. More and more musicals and movies are starring idol stars in the place of professional actors nowadays. Some think it’s smart. Some believe it to cause damage in the musical and movie development regarding the quality of its production. Let’s take a careful step backwards and examine this phenomenon.
With elections coming in April, now we have to think about whom to vote for in the election. Many candidateswill come with various election pledges and the election campaign will on, soon. In today’s society, people areconcerned about politics than ever, especially in the twenties. Therefore, The Sookmyung Times (SMT) heardstudents’ opinions about the election campaign.
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