Kim Chung Jinyong / Society Desk Editor
First of all, I know it sounds no more than just cliché, but I have to assert that I earned a lot of things from The Sookmyung Times (SMT). When I first entered SMT, I was a young and naïve freshman who just graduated from high school. For me of that time, SMT was so stressful and I felt as I am shackled by this university group activity. I had to give up so many things which were considered important to me at that time. Whenever I went home late at night, I was always uncertain whether my choice was right or wrong. However, looking back, now I realized that my choice was right. Through 2 and a half years, which is quite long, I grew up inside and out. I obviously felt this way to not only myself, but also to my colleagues. Although I had to give up several things, in the end, what I earned was bigger than what I lost. I could continuously write English articles which improved my writing skills and English ability. All the training I got from SMT improved my knowledge and critical thinking, which are essential to my future career in journalism. Moreover, my vision became broader and I learned social ability. I really want to thank all the seniors and juniors, but the ones who I deeply appreciate are my colleagues. They are people with warm hearts and outstanding ability who always tried to understand a person like me. I guarantee that SMT will advance drastically in the near future, and I hope that one day, I would be the senior who is working as a journalist, thinking proudly about SMT.
Ahn Park Dabom / Women Desk Editor
Finally, it comes. The ending. At last the day comes. I don’t know what to say. Writing the article is easier than this. I regret that finally I write this ADIEU. It is really the end. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) was the main of my university life, so I can’t imagine life without SMT. It was so precious to me, but actually it was so hard. In my cub reporter’s days, every day I decided to leave SMT. Writing in English is so unfamiliar to me, and there are a lot of works to do including writing an article. On vacation training, every day I stayed up all night to prepare a seminar. If you don’t experience the tight schedule of training, you wouldn’t empathize. You can’t imagine how much I cried, and how much I was frustrated. However, I gained the precious memory with the co-laborers and learned a lot as well as the writing skills. Although I got in trouble every month and I disappointed myself, I finally met a satisfying result. Also, I was growing up with them. Moreover, I found the precious people who were near me and cheered me up. With SMT, I learned a lot. I can’t recite all of the things in this small page. From now, I will challenge others, and get in trouble again. However, now, I’m not afraid. My experiences in SMT would be a
guide for me.