In less than an hour after I gained consciousness, I had witnessed (what seemed to be) my home utterly dilapidated, humans disregarding my existence, and a cat scorning me. As if that wasn’t enough, an ominous honk was now echoing from a distance.“What’s that?” I shrieked.“You can see for yourself”
HBO is known for producing quality entertainment: Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and — more recently — Chernobyl are all watched by millions. This summer, right at the end of the school term in many countries, HBO released Euphoria — a captivating representation of a troubled teenager’s life that wa
When Telltale Games employees arrived at the office on the morning of September 21, 2018, nothing of ill omen was apparent. In fact, things looked promising with high-profile projects on the horizon. The work on an adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix was in full swing, the studio had jus
Wouldn’t life be easier if everybody spoke the same language?I’ve asked myself this question countless times during my first few weeks in Korea. In restaurants, stores, or taxis, I often have trouble communicating with Koreans. This isn’t the first time I’m dealing with a communication barrier as a
From being a fraud journalist to becoming Prime Minister (PM) of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has come a long way. Although he currently represents a significant power on the world stage, he does not seem to harbor the qualities expected from such a position. Johnson is an English version of Donald
From Friday to Saturday in the first week of September, KAIST students enjoyed a variety of performances, booths, and refreshments at the 2019 KAIST Art and Music Festival (KAMF). The KAIST Herald interviewed the Head Director of the 2019 KAMF Special Planning Committee, DongJae Kang. Could you brie
Education in Your HandsBy Jaymee Palma Assistant EditorThe drone of the professor’s voice in a lecture that shall remain unnamed lulls students to sleep. 9 a.m., drooping eyelids, and slumped figures: this is the scene in many of the courses I’ve taken thus far. Traditional lecture-style classes cha
Nothing but tears came out of me. I usually shamefully hide my tears while watching emotional movies, but this time, I cried proudly and loudly. Avengers: Endgame marked the end of an era. Although I was devastated even after watching this masterpiece countless times, I held onto the hope that the h
Many startups begin with vigor, as a scrappy bunch of enthusiastic individuals pour their time and energy into what might turn into the “next big thing”. For those in charge of the ship, it is easy to get carried away with solely the destination in mind — staying true to the navigation with the expe
Thud! Something fell. I blinked. Actually, this was the first time I heard something. Apparently, I could blink as well. I turned around. Wait, had my head always been this long and pointy? I reached out my hand and stretched my legs. Since when did I have bright blue limbs? My back felt as if a sky
Your screen time is up 24% from last week.I shamefully close this notification, which reminded me that, yet again, I used my phone too much. We are all guilty of being too attached to our smartphones, whether it be because of answering messages from friends or simply browsing through social media to
With the anti-vaxx movement gaining traction and a series of measles outbreaks occurring all over the world, public uproar from both proponents and opponents of vaccines is taking over online discourse. A lookback at the historical context behind the creation of the first vaccine will hopefully provide some insight into why vaccines are required in contemporary society.
Defamation laws are important to protect individuals from harmful and untruthful information. Korean law is unique in that truth is not a defense to defamation unlike those of most countries. We weigh the benefits and consequences in this month’s debate.Don’t Look the Other WayBy Eugene Jang Staff R
9 a.m. lectures are painful. Every morning in the Creative Learning Building, freshmen drag themselves to lectures just in time for in-class roll calls. 10 minutes into the lecture, half of the students already are walking back to their dorms, and the rest refuse to make any eye-contact with the professor. This phenomenon repeats itself all year round only because the attendance here in KAIST is mandatory and affects the final GPA.
Earlier this year, I was invited to a wedding for the first time in my life. I’m sure I’ve been to some distant relative’s wedding at some point in my forgotten youth, but this was the first time I was invited by a friend. Later, sometime last month, I was invited to another wedding. If the first invitation didn’t hit me, the second one did: I’m at the age when people get married.
It is depressingly humorous to find myself imagining things before they happen, and later discovering how terribly deviant those thoughts are from reality. But what is lost through spoilers is too significant to be made possible with the level of accountability we have today.
With its April 24 release in Korea, Avengers: Endgame has stirred up quite the buzz. People from all walks of life have rallied together to celebrate Endgame and its significance as the end to the decade-long story arc of the first-generation Avengers, the Infinity Stones, and their fight against final boss Thanos.
Although gun-related violence and school shootings are issues that may seem unfamiliar to us here in Korea, for other countries around the world, it is a festering problem with no easy solution in sight. With the recent shootings in Christchurch and Utrecht, there seems to be an alarming global trend of an increase in gun-related deaths. An unsettling uneasiness about some potentially imminent danger looms over the heads of many.