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Lost in diversity: what we have forgotten

Globalization – humanity has obsessed over this idea of worldwide interaction involving the politics, economies, and cultures of different nations. Globalization has often been linked with westernization, and globalization has come to mean the spreading of western ideals and thoughts. However, now the focus has… Keep Reading

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The road(s) not taken

By Jaeha Kim and Ariel Lee “So wait, are you pre-med, engineering, business, law, or arts? You have to be one of those five, right?” With this question we know it has begun: yes, college apps are now in season. Even before the extended investigations… Keep Reading

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Athletes shine despite Olympic controversies

Millions hovered in front of their TV, computer, and smartphone screens from Aug. 5-21, as they viewed athletes showcasing their hard work over the past four years. On the screens were 11,544 athletes from more than 200 countries, all making their way to a single,… Keep Reading

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Pokémon Go sparks interest and confusion in Korea

Hopping onto the trend of virtual reality (VR) entertainment, software development company Niantic released its augmented reality (AR) game “Pokémon Go” in selected countries on July 6. A real world spin-off of the timeless Nintendo game Pokémon, the smartphone application has been released on both… Keep Reading

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Idealog: Optimism

By Diana Nakyoung Lee The optimist. A person who calls the glass half-full. A happy-go-lucky, don’t-worry-be-happy kind of guy or girl. A mysterious—almost mystical—creature rarely found in SIS hallways. In the context of everyday conversation, the word “optimist” has become somewhat of an umbrella term… Keep Reading

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Action plans post-THAAD deployment

The South Korean government’s decision in early August to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) has aroused strong opposition for its disregard for citizens’ rights. North Korea is dangerous in that they occupy nuclear weapons that can potentially cause harm; but how far… Keep Reading

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In defense of stardom: tabloid blowup

A single mistake, especially what could have been a split-second lapse of judgement, should not result in a loss of friends. We are more compassionate than that. When we, normal people, make an insensitive comment, we acknowledge what went wrong and apologize for our actions.… Keep Reading

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New coaches focus on team chemistry

By Yejune Park Filling in the spaces of the coaches who left the previous year, Morgan Miller, history teacher, joined the girls varsity volleyball team as its new coach. Tyler Miller and Jennifer Miller, both science teachers, were welcomed to the varsity and junior varsity… Keep Reading

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Syncretism in law: the new controversy

On the path to globalization is a colorful and clamoring intersection. Everyday, people from hundreds of different countries reach this crossroad and meet a wave of ideas completely novel or foreign to them. It is too early to tell whether globalization will be beneficial or… Keep Reading

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Closing Pandora’s Box & other gifts

We Koreans are a gracious people. Imbedded within us is the instinctive need to give gifts. In the Western world, gifts are most often given during birthdays, Christmas, and bridal showers; in Korea, showing up with a bundle of gifts to eat lunch with someone… Keep Reading

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