KAIST has many partner universities around the globe where our students go to for exchange programs. Karlsruhe is a city in southwest Germany that has many renowned universities, and among them is the prestigious Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a research-oriented school similar to KAIST.
Unless you have been living under a rock these past few weeks, then you would have probably listened to Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories. Even cafes and stores that turn on music really loud outside are playing its title track “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams.
How many times have you breathlessly powerwalked along the endless road to the West Gate only to discover that none of your friends have arrived yet? Can you count the number of times when all your teammates arrived on time for a group meeting? Have you ever lied to your friend that you’re “on your way” when you’re actually still in your room getting ready?
In 1994, Kurt Cobain from the famous grunge band Nirvana wrote in his suicide note, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” Later on in January of 2006, The Strokes made their debut with their first album Is This It.
Dear readers, do you have absolutely nothing productive planned this winter break? Are you afraid that while your friends will be busy doing internships or research, you’ll end becoming a couch potato all vacation? If you were like me and missed all the deadlines for internships, work, and winter courses, you’ll be anticipating for the semester to end but dreading the white, cold months
Dear Readers,Have you ever thought about the cleaning ladies working here on the KAIST campus? They sweep and wipe the hallways and bathrooms in our dormitories, department buildings, and libraries. Most are very friendly to students and appear to have little complaints about their job. However, if we look into their realities, hardly anything seems to be as heartwarming as their expressions.
Dear Readers,Firstly, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Ji Ha Kim, and I am the new Editor-in-Chief of The KAIST Herald. I’d like to begin by thanking our readers in your continued interest in our newspaper.This issue of the Herald features a look into the band and music culture of our very own school.
Howl Atthe Moon is a music bar located in Gung-dong. Unlike most bars located in and around Eoeun-dong, KAIST’s main drinking neighborhood, Howl Atthe Moon offers more than just an alcoholic getaway. The main concept of the bar is that you can request and enjoy music other than the usual K-pop played everywhere else.
The beautiful cherry blossoms that glorify our campus this time of year have officially marked the start of spring. April is the month when we KAIST students are filled with warmth and hope through strawberry parties, the Spring Festival and the wonderful weather. This year, however, this burst of spring can also be felt through something else: Busker Busker.
“Taxi Together” is a smartphone application that allows KAIST students to car-pool or split taxi fares with others. Developed by three of our university’s students, the application’s iPhone version was launched last September with plans to launch the Android version as well this semester. The KAIST Herald met with one of the creators of Taxi Together to find out more.
The long-standing debate on students' rights to smoke on campus has risen to the fore again. Following a recent post on the ARA online forum that complained of smokers, those critical of smoking and its harmful effects have clashed with others who defend the students' rights to free choice. The KAIST Herald exmaines the two sides of the debate.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that your jawline were a bit sharper, your eyes a little wider and your nose slightly smaller? Most people, myself included, aren’t completely satisfied with how they look. It is not a bad thing.
xkcdxkcd is, according to a slogan on its website, "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language." The creator of the comic series and the website is Randall Munroe, a programmer and former NASA roboticist. xkcd has a cult following for incorporating science and mathematical jokes into real-life, everyday situations in a humorous manner. The website updates every Monday, Wednesday a
"Set my DVR to record The Big Bang Theory. The whole world is watching this thing and I need to know why." When a character from a TV show makes a reference to another TV show (and especially if that character is Scrubs' Dr. Cox), then you know you have to check it out for yourself. If you are an engineering student, you have probably watched or at least heard of the American TV show Th
Summer. Can’t you feel the excitement just by looking at that word? Especially after a grueling semester, everyone has at least something to look forward to during the summer vacation, whether it is sleeping in all day long or traveling to a foreign country. For me, it was this year’s Jisan Valley Rock Festival.Held at the Jisan Forest Resort in Icheon City, this year’s festival
At KAIST, it’s not uncommon to find yourself working day after day, constantly fulfilling each task just for more to pile up again. It’s not that you feel so bad that you want to throw it all away; you’re just bored and tired of the seemingly endless routine that has become your life. If this is the case, perhaps Beirut’s The Flying Club Cup could be the fresh breeze you ne
Although the official school year begins in February, KAIST accepts around 70 new students every fall semester. Better known as “hoogies,” these fall-matriculating students have never had an entrance ceremony. This year, however, a welcoming party was organized for the hoogie class of 2011.This is not the first time that a welcoming party has been held for the hoogies as the first such
KAIST President Nam Pyo Suh, in an exclusive interview with The KAIST Herald, discusses his views on the tragic deaths of five members of the KAIST family last April, and gives considerable insight into the plans he has for KAIST to deal with all the recently raised problems.