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Influenza season hits South Korea

Influenza season hits South Korea

Everlyn Chong, Reporter | Feb 8, 2024

Since temperatures began to drop, the flu has become increasingly common among the SIS community. However, since the past month, things took a turn as influenza type A and type B have become prevalent...

King Charles diagnosed with cancer

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Feb 8, 2024

King Charles III of the United Kingdom was diagnosed with an unrevealed form of cancer on Feb. 6. This discovery was made after a seemingly innocuous visit during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate.  Many...

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania at a luncheon in Washington, DC.

John Fetterman departs from progressive label

Chelsea Kim, Social Media Manager | Feb 5, 2024

Under fire for his controversial statements on Israel and immigration, John Fetterman of Pennsylvania has publicly rejected progressive ideals from his past campaigns and garnered right-wing support despite...

Bae Hyun-jin was attacked last week. (Source: KBS News)

Teenager attacks South Korean lawmaker

Hannah Yi, Copy Editor | Feb 5, 2024

A 15-year-old attacker struck Bae Hyun-jin, a lawmaker and member of the governing People’s Power Party (PPP), in the head with a blunt object on Jan. 25.  According to surveillance footage, the...

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Youtuber Jin Jarim under scrutiny for unethical sales

Danny Donghyun Han, Reporter | Jan 29, 2024

Popular YouTuber and streamer Jin Ja-rim faced backlash after announcing on Jan. 13 that she would be opening her own Tanghulu shop next to the popular Tagulu chain Wangga Tanghulu.  Initially, the...


Apple halts sale of Apple Watches during holiday season

Taerin Kim, Reporter | Jan 26, 2024

Apple paused its sales of Apple Watches models both online and offline in December due to a patent dispute with health technology and consumer electronics company Masimo Corporation.  While many companies...

Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Japan lands a spacecraft on the moon

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Jan 25, 2024

On Jan. 19, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully landed two lunar rovers, LEV-1 and LEV-2, on the moon with the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) lander. This made Japan...

(Source: Business Insider)

Gypsy Rose is released from prison

Christie Hwang, Copy Editor | Jan 25, 2024

After serving eight years in prison, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was released on parole on Dec. 28, 2023. The news of Gypsy Rose’s release has sparked a controversial debate online, dividing social media users;...

Source: Military Times

Tensions escalate after Kim Jong Un announces North Korea will no longer pursue unification goals with South Korea

Everlyn Chong, Reporter | Jan 25, 2024

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un declared that the country will abandon reconciliation with South Korea in the Supreme People’s Assembly in Pyongyang on Jan. 15.  Recently, tensions between North...

Dog-eating banned in Korea

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Jan 24, 2024

On Jan. 9, South Korea's parliament passed a bill banning the breeding, butcher, and sale of dog meat. The ban passed with 208 votes in support and two abstentions and will be enforced starting in 2027....

Kate Middleton hospitalized after abdominal surgery

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Jan 24, 2024

Kensington Palace announced the hospitalization of Catherine Middleton, Princess of Wales, in the London Clinic, on Jan. 17. The 42-year-old had undergone “planned abdominal surgery” in the largest...

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Korean First Lady investigated for stock manipulation

Grace Lee, Reporter | Jan 24, 2024

Korean First Lady Kim Keon-hee is facing allegations of manipulating the stock prices of Deutsch Motors Inc., a Korean BMW car dealer. On Dec. 28, 2023, the South Korean National Assembly approved a proposal...