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Students voice opinions on possible TikTok ban

Everlyn Chong, Reporter | Apr 15, 2024

The long conflict between the US government and TikTok broke out when the House of Representatives passed a bill on March 13. The bill forced ByteDance, a Chinese internet company, to decide between two...

Joe Biden faces criticism for his proclamation on Easter

Joe Biden faces criticism for his proclamation on Easter

Taerin Kim, Reporter | Apr 15, 2024

President Joe Biden has been facing criticism from users of social media and Republicans for his proclamation supporting the transgender community on Easter Sunday, with some suggesting that this was a...

Source: Goshen News

Koreans vote in legislative elections

Hannah Yi, Copy Editor | Apr 15, 2024

Koreans voted for a new 300-member National Assembly in South Korea’s 22nd legislative election held on April 10.  254 members were chosen directly through voting with one lawmaker representing each...

Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX Fraud: The Future of Cryptocurrencies

Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX Fraud: The Future of Cryptocurrencies

Waan Choi, Copy Editor | Apr 15, 2024

On March 29, Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder of the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding investors of his company and ordered to forfeit $11bn to compensate victims....

Source: OpenAI

OpenAI announces Sora, a video generator

Eric Hyunseung Cho, Copy Editor | Mar 19, 2024

On Feb. 15, OpenAI unveiled Sora, a system that generates videos based on a prompt. OpenAI’s demonstration included short, high-quality videos created in minutes. Video examples included a woman walking...

Source: USA Today

So why rest on Samil Day?

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Mar 19, 2024

Watching the news of the sheer number of people traveling to Japan on Samil Day, one can only imagine whether those same travelers are aware of the historical context behind Samil Day. Even within SIS,...

(Fubao with zoo keeper Kang Cher-won)

Fubao to be returned to China

Christie Hwang, Copy Editor | Mar 19, 2024

Fubao, the cherished panda born and raised in Everland amusement park, is being prepared to return to China as her fourth birthday is just around the corner. Born on July 20, 2020, Fubao was the offspring...

Doctors protesting

South Korean doctors engage in mass protest against government plans

Chelsea Kim, Social Media Manager | Mar 19, 2024

Following the government's announcement on increasing medical school admissions from 3,058 to 5,058 starting in 2025, over 9,000 doctors walked out to hold a mass anti-government rally. As a result, surgeries...

Thomas Creech, infamous serial killer, awaits execution

Thomas Creech, infamous serial killer, awaits execution

Subeen Shim, Reporter | Feb 28, 2024

After nearly 50 years of jail, Thomas Creech,, has been ordered to be executed this Wednesday by Judge Jason D. Scott.  The serial killer is 73-years-old with one of the longest time spent in prison...

Source: Doctors News

Doctors protest capacity increase in medical schools

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Feb 28, 2024

Ever since the Yoon administration’s plan to increase the number of available spots at medical schools by 2000 students, dissatisfied doctors, particularly those affiliated with the Korean Medical Association...

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President Yoon vetos Itaewon tragedy special bill

Danny Donghyun Han, Reporter | Feb 15, 2024

On Jan. 30, President Yoon vetoed a special bill appealing to those who lost a family member in the Oct 23, 2023 Itaewon tragedy where several people were pushing and shoving to reach the bottom of an...

(Source: The Independent)

South Korea’s latest trend: eating toothpicks

Christie Hwang, Copy Editor | Feb 8, 2024

A recent trend of eating toothpicks has taken over South Korean social media. The green toothpicks seen at almost every restaurant in South Korea are now being fried, boiled, and cooked for consumption. South...