If the Tables TurnedBy Wednesday afternoon, my hands are stained red. I’ve been serving as a Korean class TA this semester, and it’s an endless stream of grading quizzes and workbooks. The students, some conducting graduate-level studies far beyond my capabilities in science and engineering, struggl
51.9 percent. That’s the proportion of people in the UK who voted to leave the European Union (EU) back in the summer of 2016. The barest two percent over the halfway mark threw the country into the rough seas of political turmoil, a storm from which the nation is yet to emerge. If it ever does, the battering winds of international disagreement and public dissatisfaction are ensuring it will never be the same.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.