"A student just graduating from high school asked me how to become a foreign correspondent. She was aggressive and quite daring." Being determined, she approached the professor without hesitation and in a positive manner. She had long dreamt of becoming a foreign correspondent and strived to culti
In 2014, vice-principal of Dream School received a presidential citation in the field of education. She has devoted herself to the refugee students from North Korea for several years. Spending time with the North Korean students, she has learnt the true meaning of purity. The Sookmyung Times met Lee
If asked to name a female scientist, whose name would first come to mind? You may think Marie Curie, the well-known scientist who won the Nobel Prize twice. Would any Korean names come to mind? Can you name any female scientists? Most of you might think that there are few well known Korean female sc
What do you do when you have a 2 or 3-hour break between classes? Relax? Study? Have you ever considered watching a movie at the theater in SMU Main Library? The theater in the library named Eun Won Hong Film Archives shows a movie at 2 and 7 p.m. every day. One professor has been recommending movie
Do you know the difference between ostriches and meerkats? Ostriches tend to hide their heads underground when they encounter enemies. Ostriches believe they are hidden as they cannot see their enemies, but this is not the case. Meerkats, on the other hand, are guards, always looking about their sur
People live with roughly 60,000 thoughts a day, but how many of us really concentrate on obtaining what we want earnestly? The famous third law of motion, according to Newton, states for every action there is an opposite reaction. If you continue to worry, fear, and only complaint, you will be losin
Edward G. Bulwer says, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In other words, a person’s words can cause people to change their opinions on a large scale whereas a sword can only change a person’s opinion by force, which often only results in the person’s death. Phrases are more effective than violen
Most of us have dreams in mind. Whenever we think about our future, we admire to be something or someone. But acquiring those dreams are not always easy. There are many obstacles that we should struggle with. However, there is one student who overcame the big obstacle to achieve her dream. She surmo
On a sunny spring day, one professor told his class that there are too many important moments we lose. A student decided at that moment to live every moment doing her best. She spent her entire university life pleasing herself and stepping forward to her dream. Now, in spring of 2014, the student ha
Merely said in passing, “Why don’t you try it? They only select girls,” led to her becoming one of the 2013 winners of Google’s Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship winners. An Hyesoo (AN) has always pursued opportunities in different areas and is not afraid to pioneer undeveloped paths. The Sookmyung Ti
What does insignificant mean to you? Do you make light of small things, regarding them as minor mistakes or common events in daily life? As Heinrich’s law shows ‘Insignificance is never insignificant,’ observing and discovering insignificance beautifies a person, making them unique. Thus, the Sookmy
She became an announcer after graduating from the Department of Painting. It may sound odd, but she is indeed working as an announcer for MBN. She is not only an announcer, but an artist that goes thr
In the summer of 1998, during the US Women’s Open Championship, a golf ball is hit into the very edges of a pond. It is the last hole that will decide the winner of the entire match, yet the ball is nowhere near it, barely holding over a few strands of grass before tumbling into the water. What should a player have done? She should have received penalty points and started all over again. What did Pak Seri do? She started to take her shoes off. At the age of 20, her barefooted swing brought her to victory in the 1998 US Women’s Open. She has won in 24 LGPA tours, 5 Major tournaments, and was the youngest player to have ever had her name in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Many female golfers, so-called Seri Kids, started to appear after Seri’s astounding achievements in golf history. Her character is allegedly known to be tough as nails, yet it is in this disposition that we can find a face we can look up to as a role model. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) would like to introduce the golf princess of Korea and sister to all, Pak Seri (SERI).
There was one weather caster who, instead of plainly saying “It will rain tomorrow,” used the words, “Do not hang out the washing tomorrow!” It is the very first female weather forecaster of Korea, Lee Iksun (LEE). After taking the KBS audition by chance and succeeding in getting the job, Lee’s popularity as a weather forecaster surmounted any famous celebrity back then. She was the definition of celebrity. What could have been her charm that brought the entire population to her side? She had once said that forecasting the weather “requires an abundance of sensibility and affection for people.” During the interview, just the mere question of what SMU meant to her brought tears to her eyes, as she spoke of how she loved each and every junior. Lee consistently shows a pure sensibility, in and out of work, that draws people towards her. Is this not reason enough?
What is your dream? There is a person who answered “Announcer” to this question for over ten years. She hosted a festival of universities in front of many people when she was only in middle school. Thirteen offcampus activities in two years, the youngest successful applicant for open recruitment of SBS announcer, and a model of Sookmyung University—those are words that come before her name. As you imagine, she is Jang Yewon (Jang), who became an announcer of SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) in October. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) met Jang, who wants to be a “Wannabe Announcer. ”
Until 1995, there was no concept of shoppinghost in Korea. Nobody knew what she did. People were afraid to take challenges in a newtype of job. However, Yoo Nanhee (Yoo) is notafraid of being the first to take the challenge tobe a shopping host. She became the first Koreanshopping host, and she continuously made manyfirsts in her life.