“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.
Not many students, let alone members of the public, would expect a significant number of people from a scientifically oriented institution such as KAIST to have a serious interest in the social sciences.
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.
While Korea was getting ready to welcome the coming spring, another surprise guest arrived in the form of the “2012 Indian Film Festival.” The Indian Film Festival (IFF) is an annual event organized by the Embassy of India in Seoul with the help of CJ’s CGV and is supported by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India.
Dear Readers,What comes to mind when I ask you about bravery? More specifically, what about your own sense of bravery? Indeed, I dare myself to pose this one final question: do you have any said bravery to speak of?In asking these questions I do in fact intend to provoke you, dearest readers.
The latest changes to KAIST's undergraduate academic requirements see the Freshmen Design Course (FDC) become optional for future incoming freshmen. While those departments that believe in the FDC's importance may obligate their students to take the course, enrollment numbers are expected do drop significantly. The KAIST Herald discusses.
KAIST students were surprised to find out that the figure skater who won a gold medal in the 93rd National Winter Sports Festival is a sophomore at KAIST. The KAIST Herald met Hyunseo Park, the gold medalist, to hear more about her figure-skating life and how she managed to handle both figure-skating and her studies.
February 9, a press conference was held by the undergraduate and graduate student representatives outside the Student Center 2 Building. Undergraduate President Dohan Kim and Graduate President Chan Park called for the expeditious passage of an important bill at the special session of the National Assembly’s Education, Science and Technology Committee (ESTC) held the next day.
With more and more students from across the world interested in building satellites, KAIST is embarking on one such journey. To know more about this exciting news of the KAIST Satellite, The KAIST Herald met with Professor Hyochoong Bang, from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, who is on his way to realize this dream.
“Our publication will not be a mouthpiece for any political party, government or President,” stated Le Figaro’s Journalists’ Society in an open letter to their editor this month. This was a surprisingly bold move in one of France’s leading rightist newspapers.
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.
A combination of lip-synching and audio dubbing, the lip dub technique is usually used to make music videos. Individuals or groups of people lip synch and then their movements are dubbed over with the audio of the song. Recently, lip dub became a new international trend in college promotional films.
The Award Ceremony for the first KAIST Invention Exposition was held on November 19 in the ChungMoonsoul Building at KAIST. The topic for the Invention Exposition was coming up with solutions to relieve discomfort and tiredness that could result from studying and working for long periods.
Among the KAIST population’s many desires was a demand for the establishment of a bakery on campus. It was also one of Urinuri’s pledges that was left lingering for almost a year. Last month, the students’ hope was finally realized as Artisee Boulangerie was launched at the East and West Cafeterias. Freshly baked goods are now sold at the East Cafeteria Kitchen.
The competitive Undergraduate Student Council elections on November 23 gave victory to Do Han Kim and Seung Hwan Kim of All in One, making them KAIST’s 26th Undergraduate Student Council President and Vice President, respectively.
The tripartisan Undergraduate Student Council elections on November 23 have proven very close, with a difference of only 43 votes between the winner, All in One, and Tomorrow, the runner-up. Although the 53.15% turnout was similar to last year’s 52.88%, the interest shown by students towards the elections is nonetheless commendable.
Audition programs are everywhere. Not to mention audition programs to find musical talent, most notably Superstar K by Mnet and Star Audition by MBC, there are many other programs that search for the next great anchor, actor, model, designer and even the person who can lose the most weight.
Pro: University Should be an Open Intellectual SpaceBy Sou-yeon LeeRecently, KAIST made the headlines with its rejection of I Am a Ggomsu, a popular talk show, to be held in the auditorium on campus. I Am a Ggomsu is a podcast in which four men talk about current social issues, often making sarcastic comments about the current administration. Thus, numerous suspicions arose as to why KAIST decline
One of my plans for last summer vacation was to visit many towns in my country. However, when I arrived at the city’s train station on the day of my first trip, the scene hardly looked different from where I had departed two hours ago; the same Angel-in-Us Coffee, the same Dunkin’ Donuts and the same Misoya. This was not what I had expected to see.