It’s Friday night, and I walk out of the club searching for my friends. I usually know where they are, but several shots of tequila have hindered my ability to follow them. Wandering around Dunsan-dong, I get a message from one of my seniors: “COME QUICK TO GS25”. There are many convenience stores n
From the frozen pitches in Tampere, Finland to the massive old stadiums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, football leagues have special games few times every season. These are the moments when fans chant louder than usual, players cross the field at higher paces, and pressure reaches its peak. You might t
Though Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was released in August in many other countries, this latest film by Quentin Tarantino just came out in Korea.The film tells the story of a Hollywood actor trying to find his place in the sun. Rick Dalton, who is brilliantly played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is an old
Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself twice — the first time as a tragedy, and the second time as a farce. Looking at the current state of global politics, one can say that we are well past the second stage in the absurd play of politicians. Tired of electing the same faces from the same establishments, people turn to outsiders in a desperate attempt to witness some change. These desperate attempts sometimes lead to bizarre consequences that may be seen as a joke that went too far.
On November 4, 2018, blue-red-green flags were waving on the streets of New Caledonia. These flags symbolized the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front, a movement supporting the independence of the island nation.
It seems that the fall 2018 semester is remarkable for the international community at KAIST, as more than ninety undergraduate students were accepted, which is double the size of previous batches. I have personally experienced the influx of the new students, as the amount of paperwork to handle in the ISSS office has increased twofold.While guiding freshmen through KAIST, I noticed that there is s
Various reports state that almost one million Muslims are detained in Chinese “re-education camps”. The majority of them are Uyghur, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz people — Turkic Muslim minorities of China. Yet it is uncommon to see a news article reporting such atrocities.
The efforts between North and South Korea have culminated into the 2018 Inter-Korean summit on April 27 when President Moon and Kim, along with several other high-ranking officials, met the Joint Security Area of Panmunjeom beyond the de facto border.
A few months ago, Russia celebrated the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. The events that preceded and happened during the two revolutions of 1917 are described in The Empire Must Die, a new book by Mikhail Zygar.
January 7 was the D-day for the filmmakers. On that day, James Franco won the Golden Globes award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.
On the rainy Friday evening of November 17, one could see a group of international students rushing to get to the International Center (W2-1). The reason behind this so-called “sprint” was the new seminar conducted by ISSS; “How To Study at KAIST” is a topic that will never become irrelevant for students here.
On October 26, people were rushing to get to KAIST ONE — perhaps the most well-known event for the international students here. After its presentation on September 21, Turkey had passed the torch to Morocco. The representatives of the Moroccan Embassy in Korea also attended the event, giving a short ceremonial speech at the start of the presentation.
The trend of the so-called “touristification” of places, where infrastructure is being changed in favor of visiting tourists, has been growing slowly but surely. This summer, anti-tourism protests took place in Barcelona, where vandals were damaging rental bicycles and slashing the tires of city tour buses.
Recently, the Parliament in Kazakhstan introduced its proposal of using the Latin alphabet as the script for the Kazakh language. A significant amount of people had supported this idea, hoping for better interactions with Kazakhstan’s cultural neighbors: Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan.
Foreigners who teach subjects other than English while holding E-2 visas are at risk of being deported due to a new policy introduced by the Korean Ministry of Education. Several academies have been investigated by the immigration office and faced closure when it was revealed that they had employed foreign teachers with E-2 visas to instruct other subjects.