With phone cameras, it has become much easier for people to take photos like selfies or of food. Yet, have you ever made an effort to take the perfect photo? There is a club at SMU where the sound of a camera shutter never stops creating photographic art. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) met Lee Eunjeong (
One more speedy university year is drawing to an end this month. As a Sookmyungian, what was 2013 like? I am sure you would have heard and saw lots of events on campus. This year, Sookmyung Women&rsqu
There is severe conflict between Seoul and Jinju on the issue of holding the lantern festival. Jinju Namgang Yudeong Festival is a festival with a history of over 420 years. It was founded on the Battle of Jinju Castle during Imjinwaeran (The Japanese Invasion). Yudeong simply became one of Jinju’s festivals. At first, it was only a stream art festival, but it soon developed into the Namgang Yudeong Festival in October 2002. A rearing festival in 2004, its greatest moments were from 2005 to 2008. It is natural for Jinju citizens to take pride in the festival. The conflict between the cities began when Seoul started its lantern festival in 2010. The years from 2010 to 2012 were Visit Korea years, so it was a way to attract visitors from other countries. Seoul started to hold various events, and Seoul Lantern Festival was just one of them. Seoul Lantern Festival showcases approximately 30 thousand large lanterns along with its wide array of experimental programs. Seoul Lantern Festival has attracted quite a lot of visitors, so Seoul city is planning on continuing the festival again this year, but Jinju has voiced objection. Jinju claims the year 2013 is no longer a Visit Korea year so there is no reason to need for Seoul Lantern Festival to continue. With tensions rising, the festival has brought huge animosity between Jinju and Seoul.
There is severe conflict between Seoul and Jinju on the issue of holding the lantern festival. Jinju Namgang Yudeong Festival is a festival with a history of over 420 years. It was founded on the Batt
The 2013 year just seems like it started only yesterday, and yet, it is already November. Once November ends, there are only a few days left till the new year arrives. I feel exhausted. Sometimes, I t
Have you ever seriously considered unification? Some people may feel it unnecessary, but it is important for Korea and a difficult task to complete. It could be that the two Koreas have simply grown t
www.welfarenews.net Look at the main picture on this page. What do you see? Scroll down the side of the picture, you will notice two people smoking in a room. On the upper part of that same picture, t
A new semester has started. What did you do over the holiday? Compared to others, university students have relatively long vacations. As a result, many students set off on trips to enjoy their youth a
Relationships are the most important things in life. Individuals have various relations with others around them, and most people know that the world is comprised of diverse people. Nevertheless, when a person feels someone is different from him/her, distance is kept. There is a unique club that has no bias against all peoples and endeavours to have good relationships with physically and mentally challenged people. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) met with Jang Taesan (JANG), representative of the bathing club, “Happy Bubble,” to hear what he had to say about the club.
Once in Korea, there was a heated debate about whether it is appropriate to give extra credits for men who served in the military. Some supported the idea, but the other protested about it, asserting that it would be another implement to discriminate against women in the work force. However, now, a new legislation agenda that seems to be opposite to the veteran extra point system has risen. On April 16th, Shin Uijin who is a congresswoman of Saenuri Party motioned a bill to give extra-credits to mothers. The details of this bill is that the public institutions and companies with certain amount of capital should give more credits to mothers, who once gave up their vocation to raise their children, and now seeks to get re-employed. While some believe that it can be considered a way to improve women’s working conditions, others think it as a reverse discrimination or a negative impact on women. The Sookmyung Times asked SMU students about their opinions about whether it is right to give certain amount of credits to mothers when they try getting employed.
Do you know about the State Scholarship? In 2012, the Korean Government began this policy for university students who are worried about the expense of college tuition. The Korea Student Aid Foundation
We watch films in theaters, as visual aids in lectures, or at home. Yet, have you ever thought of making one? There is a group of passionate activators who are making films themselves and holding their own film festivals. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) met the club’s representative Yun Jinyoung and Lee Eunjeong (KUFCA) to learn KUFCA’s free spirit and hear their thoughts.