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Artificial intelligence shapes future lifestyle

The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), or the ability of smart technology to make decisions without any human input, has recently transformed engineering. Artificial intelligence has paved the way for breakthroughs such as autonomous cars, flying drones, and computer-aided diagnosis. On Jan. 4, Mark Zuckerberg… Keep Reading

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COEX receives threat from ISIS

Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS), a terrorist group that gained notoriety in 2014 for its mass killings, abductions, and beheadings, threatened to bomb COEX, a large shopping mall complex on Oct. 25. In an alleged posting on social media, the group threatened… Keep Reading

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AP Capstone program to be offered at SIS

From the upcoming school year, rising juniors and sophomores will have the opportunity to enroll in two new AP courses—AP Seminar and AP Research—aimed to help students cultivate independent research skills, teamwork, and communication. According to CollegeBoard, the AP Capstone program, the collective label of… Keep Reading

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Parents fatally beat teen in New York church

When Lucas and Christopher Leonard failed to answer questions during what the police believe was a counseling session at the Word of Life Christian Church on Oct. 11, the two were severely assaulted. Police investigations have accused their parents, Bruce and Deborah, of severely whipping… Keep Reading

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Wall-E: A prophecy come true

By Daniel Shin and Eric Song In 2007, Andrew Stanton envisioned a world full of big babies “because there was no reason for them to grow up any more.” Based on this imagination, he directed and released “Wall-E,” a harsh, yet thought-provoking film depicting obese… Keep Reading

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Comfort Women: Forgive but not forget

By DANIEL SHIN and ERIC SONG There is nothing physically imposing about Eva Kohr. Her frail body and sorrowful, tear-laden eyes give the impression that even the smallest breeze can blow her over. Even so, not even the strongest storm of winds could do such… Keep Reading

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Lotte family feud stirs controversy

The Lotte family recently garnered negative publicity regarding its legal issues and radical nationalism. Controversy first sparked in January when Dong-joo Shin, older brother, was stripped of his title as vice chairman of Japan Lotte Holdings, due to suspicion of unproductive work. Six months later,… Keep Reading

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College student illegally enters North Korea

In an attempt to bridge the relations between the two Koreas, New York University student Won-moon Joo made the decision to breach national law and cross the North Korean border on April 22. According to the New York Times, Joo crossed the Yalu River from… Keep Reading

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Korean Prime Minister resigns after corruption scandal

Before committing suicide on April 9, Wan Jong Sung, former chairman of now-bankrupt construction company Keangnam Enterprises, revealed in a telephone interview with the Kyunghyang Shimun, a Korean newspaper that he had bribed politicians and senior officials, including Prime Minister Wan Koo Lee. Though Prime… Keep Reading

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Kenyans express grief over the Garissa massacre

When five gunmen broke into Garissa University College in Eastern Kenya on the morning of April 2, they launched the nation’s deadliest attack in 17 years. The armed militants, who were later identified as members of the Al-Shabaab, killed 142 university students, three soldiers and… Keep Reading

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Save Our Society: Introductory Letter

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 2015. Nearly two and a half decades ago, an American science fiction film called Back to the Future II was released in theaters. The main characters use a time machine to travel back and forth in time: between 1985, the… Keep Reading

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China, Japan agree to hold talks

Holding formal talks for the first time since May of 2012, Chinese President Jinping Xi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took steps to improve Sino-Japanese relations on Nov. 10 at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting held in Beijing, China. The high-level dialogue followed… Keep Reading

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North Korean leader reappears amid tensions

Making his first public appearance in more than five weeks, Jong-un Kim, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, inspected a newly constructed residential area for scientists on Oct. 14. According to the BBC, this visit quelled rumors of his removal from power. The speculation started… Keep Reading

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Umbrella Revolution unfolds in Hong Kong

In response to last year’s pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress proposed an election reform on Sept. 26 that would hand supervision of candidacy to the Chinese government. The public outrage led to massive demonstrations and the mobilization… Keep Reading

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Students show doubt towards feminist campaign

Launching the HeforShe campaign, British actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 20. In her speech, Watson focused on the widespread misconceptions of feminism in an attempt to redefine it as the “belief that… Keep Reading

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