Motivated by the fear of poor grades, and consequently stoked with stress, we seek refuge during the finals season. But frequently, it seems something has got to give: during this season, it is students’ health that begins to suffer.
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.
Even though the power of many modern monarchs has been diminished through constitutional and parliamentary checks, there are several reasons to believe that sustaining the legacy of the throne itself comes at a price.
In modern times, the principal role of a constitutional monarchy is to represent stability and promote national pride; it is a fine tradition that has adapted to modern needs while retaining the dignity and majesty of historical kings and queens.
Beginning with US President Donald Trump’s Twitter rants that labeled media outlets criticizing his first year in office as “fake news”, the term has circulated rapidly; it was even named as one of Collins Dictionary’s Words of the Year in 2017.
As the page grows larger, it may eventually spread its wings to become a much needed hub of ideas. Ideas worth sharing will be celebrated while controversial ideas will provide a rare opportunity for discourse.
Behind the thinly drawn veil of online anonymity lurks a foul beast, the kind that manifests itself in a reprisal of psychotic behavior that often includes foul language, hate speech, and personal attacks.
It is time to awake from the trance of Olympic fever and recognize the darker side of this global event. Not a beacon of achievement and cooperation; instead repeatedly marred by corruption, politicization, and enormous costs.
Life at KAIST is an extraordinary one; in the rather remote area of Daejeon is a community of a diverse population of students and faculty. KAIST has over 900 international students from 95 different countries. This month, three international students at KAIST — Louis Alen, Farid Razai, and Johannes Müllers — were invited over to the Herald clubroom to share their college experiences in this new country.
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.
More recently, Seoul is seeing one-day Korean culinary classes sprouting up across the city, aimed at providing foreigners with a more immersive cultural experience through their own takes on bibimbap or tteokbokki.
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.
There comes a time when an undergraduate student is faced with the decision of whether to continue education at a higher level or bring to a close to the academic chapter in their life. Those who choose to follow the former route know all too well that the decision to study in graduate school bears a burden of responsibility.