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A worker makes a COVID-19 test kit.

Korean government loosens travel restrictions

Hannah Yi, Reporter | September 15, 2022

Since Sept. 3, negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results were not required for inbound travelers, regardless of their vaccination status. Although travelers will still have to take a PCR test within...

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Typhoon Hinnamnor hits Korea

Andrew Shin, Reporter | September 7, 2022

From Sept. 5-7, Typhoon Hinnamnor crossed Korea, approaching Jeju Island and moving near the coast of Busan. This was the eleventh typhoon of the pacific typhoon season, with rain forecasted nationwide...

Inha University freshman leaving the police station following investigation to his murder and rape charges.

Updates on Inha University’s campus rape incident

Erin J Choi, Reporter | August 28, 2022

Judicial officials reported that Inha University’s campus rape suspect pled guilty on Aug. 16 to his murder charge for pushing the victim off a campus building. On July 15, a female freshman was found...

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Democrats pass Inflation Reduction Act

Brandon Choi, Reporter | August 24, 2022

On Aug. 17, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill to lower inflation, take climate action, and expand healthcare.  “Now the government is able to negotiate pharmaceutical prices...

School year opens with record rainfall

School year opens with record rainfall

Jack Lee, Reporter | August 24, 2022

A record-high rainfall of 141.5 millimeters per hour—the most in more than 80 years— devastated South Korea on Aug. 8. This flood wrecked buildings and dismantled public transportation, impacting citizens...

Yoon and Biden hold first summit in Seoul

Yoon and Biden hold first summit in Seoul

Jack Lee, Reporter | May 27, 2022

On May 21, newly-elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden met at a summit in Seoul as part of his new Asia-Pacific economic bloc. Much of their talk focused on North Korea,...

Elon Musk’s offer to purchase Twitter

Elon Musk’s offer to purchase Twitter

Jennifer Kwon, Copy Editor | May 19, 2022

On April 25th, a Twitter press release announced at 2:50 pm ET that Elon Musk was interested in buying the app for approximately $44 billion. Musk—a highly publicized figure renowned for his successful...

Brooklyn subway shooting: How it all unfolded

Brooklyn subway shooting: How it all unfolded

Daniel Shin, Managing Editor | April 28, 2022

What began as a normal early-morning commute on the New York City metro turned into a near-death experience for everyone on board when Frank R. James, 62, opened fire on a moving subway near 36th Street...

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Publicize politicians’ private personas

Isabelle Lee, Reporter | April 14, 2022

On March 8, the prosecutor general turned presidential leader, Yoon Suk-yeol, secured his victory in the 2022 presidential election, bringing the conservative party back into power. Right before Yoon confirmed...

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A collective fight against the Ukraine crisis: SIS chimes in

Cherlin Kim, Copy Editor | April 14, 2022

Following Russia’s first attack on Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukrainian residents have been living under inhumane conditions—stripped of their homes, education, and food. The country is in desperate need...

Military sends draft letters

Military sends draft letters

Jack Lee, Reporter | April 12, 2022

This year, the Korean Military Manpower Administration (MMA) sent letters to every male Korean citizen born in 2004. Many SIS students have been the recipients of such letters from the MMA reminding them...

Graphic by Woojune Kim

From a prosecutor general to the president: How did Yoon Seok-yeol win the 2022 Presidential Election?

Bin Ma, Reporter | March 24, 2022

On March 9, People Power Party candidate Yoon Seok-yeol beat the Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung with a historically low margin of 0.73 percent. With it, People Power Party ended the streak of...