NETHERLANDSTwo Consecutive Days forRemembering Victims In the Netherlands, May 4th is the Dutch National Remembrance Day. The day is reserved for the victims who died in war, peace operations, and a variety of other military conflicts. People fly the flag at half-mast and hold m
Submersion of the Sewol ferry has put all citizens into great depression. Since there were so many students on the ferry, most people feel regretful even now. Looking at the disgraceful accident, the cause lies on frigidity towards safety. Most people are unaware of small safety regulations in every
HONG KONGOccupied by Two Countries, England and China At first, Hong Kong was part of China. It was one of China's islands. However, Hong Kong was occupied by very few residents because the land was desolate, except near the ocean. Hong Kong was used as a trading port. The a
“A 22-year-old Korean female college student was killed in Australia during a working holiday. One month later, a 28-year-old Korean man was also killed in Brisbane while he was studying abroad during his working holiday.”1 These news stories are reported frequently, especially during university vac
EUROPENo Difference in Europe Recently the highly reputable medical journal The Lancet published the findings of the largest European study ever performed on the health eff ect of fine dust. The research, involving 367,251 Europeans in 13 countries, revealed that the health effe
Every season, most young adults in their twenties are busy planning a backpack trip. Traveling to another country can be exciting, but traveling domestically can also be interesting. Distinctive local areas such as Suncheon, Busan, and Jeonju are quite unique. In order to promote domestic travel among young adults, the railroad company started Rail-ro. It offers exclusive train tickets for young adults, recommends accommodation facilities, and introduces travel routes. Rail-ro seems to offer a lot of benefits, but there are disadvantages. Why does the system not substantially help youth in their twenties travel around Korea?
One university student decided designed an on-line service with little up front capital that would allowhis 2003 alma mater yearbook to be shared amongst friends. Even though he was a typical universitystudent, he had the Midas Touch merely with creativity and the spirit to challenge. In 2007, he faced a classactionlaw suit, which had serious repercussions. However, he sagaciously overcame hardship, and he soonbecame one of Times magazine’s Person of the Year. Can you guess who it is? It’s Mark Zuckerberg, CEO ofthe Social Network Service, Facebook. Also recently, in Korea, “Creative Economy” has become hot topic;thus, vitalization of the young’s startup became a government authorization subject. Then, are we keepingon top of the schedule for cultivating junior Zuckerberg?
Imagine yourself exiting the subway station to meet your friend. Suddenly you notice it is raining and realize you don’t have an umbrella. As you walk to the nearby convenient store to buy an umbrella, you see ‘Umbrella Rental’ and directions to an office. Excitedly, you ask the staff employee for an umbrella. However, the individual responses with “Sorry, we’re all out. ” You look at the umbrella stand that should contain umbrellas. It is empty. You might wonder, “What had happened to all the umbrellas?” Unfortunately, a majority of them were likely lost by those who borrowed one and some might have just never been returned. Although the umbrellas are public property, people do not seem to care. Do the empty ‘Conscience’ umbrella stands mean that people are losing their conscience?
While you laugh at a well-dressed awkward couple on a blind date, sitting in a restaurant not saying a single word, you secretly realize that it could be you in that seat in the future. For all-women’s university students, blind dating is a requirement course for anyone before graduation. Yet it is a natural campus tradition to have these unnaturally random meetings. Could this be a universal tradition? Let us listen to what the exchange students at SMU have to say about the dating cultures of their countries.
Korea is one of the countries with cities that never sleep. It is a rare phenomenon that most shops and services are open around the clock. In Korea, however, 24-hour opening is considered as a natural trend. Whenever you need something, you can get everything regardless of the time of night. Whenever you are hungry, although it is dawn, you can use a 24-hour delivery service of almost every kind of food. Have you ever experienced a delivery service at midnight? Or, have you ever used a café as a place to study all night? If you have, you are one of the people who are enjoying Korea’s ‘never sleep’ culture. In the night, lights are spread out over the city and none of them are going to sleep.
Taking place on December 19, the presidential election is only a month away. Only people over the age of 19 are eligible to vote. Through an election, we choose a person who will lead Korea for five years. By a leader, Korea can grow more or be degraded more. So it is the most important election because throughthis, the president who is a leader of Korea will be decided. Since the pro-democracy movement, people in their twenties are not the generation who have received attention in the political world. However, since the financial crisis, this generation is the one are damaged directly as they are called the “Generation of 880 thousand won.” After this, they thought, “Nothing will change unless we act,” so they started to act through SNS and Daum Agora. However, still this kind of act did not really bring actual change...