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‘Squid Game’ actor faces trial

‘Squid Game’ actor faces trial

Jennifer Kwon, Reporter | February 2, 2023

Oh Young-soo, the actor who played Oh Il-nam in Squid Game, has been held in trial for indecent assault this past week. He has been regarded as one of the best stage actors in South Korea, appearing...

ChatGPT. Source: Medpage Today

A deep dive into ChatGPT

Joseph Chun, Design & Production Editor | January 31, 2023

ChatGPT, a chatbot released by OpenAI on Nov. 30, 2022, has impressed users with its ability to understand and respond to human language in sophisticated ways, including answering questions, translating,...

South Korean citizens sweeping snow in freezing weather

South Korea’s temperature reaches record low this winter

Cherlin Kim, Managing Editor | January 28, 2023

On Jan. 24, South Korea hit its record-low temperature of minus 39.3 degrees Celsius in the north and minus 25.5 degrees Celsius in Seoul. The country continues to face extreme weather conditions due to...

US Plans to send Abrams Tanks to Ukraine

US Plans to send Abrams Tanks to Ukraine

Jennifer Kwon, Reporter | January 27, 2023

On Jan. 24, the US finalized plans to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine. Though the Biden administration has not officially announced the exact number of tanks and weapons that will be sent to Ukraine, America’s...

Travelers from China stand in line for COVID-19 test Source: BBC Korea

COVID-19 cases surge in China, lead to Korean policy changes

Andrew Shin, Reporter | January 26, 2023

On Jan. 9, China faced a resurgence of COVID-19 cases with over 13,000 patients testing positive for the first time following the loosening of COVID-19 lockdown policies in early December 2022. The resurgence...

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Views differ in Paektu Mountain’s potential eruption

Jack Lee, Reporter | January 19, 2023

Drying land and trees surrounding the Paektu Mountain sparked rumors online that it may erupt in 2025 after its latest eruption in 1925. “Whether the volcano erupts or not depends on its seismic activity,...

Andrew Tate gets arrested in Romania

Andrew Tate gets arrested in Romania

Paul Moon, Managing Editor | January 19, 2023

Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and internet personality known for his controversial views about male dominance and female submission, was arrested last month in Romania on rape and human trafficking charges....

Destruction in Ukrainian city of Kherson caused by incessant shelling attacks

Shelling attacks in Ukraine cause serious hazards

Sophie Choi, Reporter | December 5, 2022

As conflicts between Ukraine and Russia persist, continuous shelling attacks since Nov. 19 on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has caused extreme devastation for the country. This is the largest...

Migos rapper Takeoff has been shot dead at 28.

Gone too early

Eric Hyunseung Cho, Reporter | November 29, 2022

Earlier this month, Takeoff, a rapper part of popular group Migos, was shot and killed outside a bowling alley in Houston. He was only 28. Takeoff is just one young rapper that have died due to drug overdose...

Kim Jong-un’s daughter makes first public appearance during missile test

Kim Jong-un’s daughter makes first public appearance during missile test

Jennifer Kwon, Reporter | November 29, 2022

On Nov. 21, the world was shocked to see Kim Jong-un hand-in-hand with his presumed daughter on his visit to their launch site for nuclear missiles in Pyongyang. Because North Korean media is heavily...

Latest China factory fire explosion kills 38

Latest China factory fire explosion kills 38

Jennifer Kwon, Reporter | November 29, 2022

On Nov. 22, a fire at a factory in Anyang, Henan Province killed 38 and injured two people. This is the latest fatal industrial accident to hit China.  A fire broke out in a plant belonging to a private...

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Large scale firings occur across tech companies

Andrew Shin, Reporter | November 29, 2022

After Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, fired nearly half of its employees soon after buying the company, tech giants like Meta, Amazon, and Stripe followed suit by laying off employees throughout November. Musk’s...