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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shakes hands with South Korea’s Foreign Minister Park Jin. (Source: News 360)

NATO Secretary General asks South Korea to provide arms for Ukraine

Hannah Yi, Copy Editor | Feb 22, 2023

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg requested for South Korea to grant direct exports of lethal weapons to Ukraine on Jan. 30. Although Korea has sent direct exports of nonlethal supplies to Ukraine,...

Googles blog page introducing its new chatbot Bard.

Alphabet shares drop 7% after unsuccessful debut of Google’s new chatbot

Joseph Chun, Design & Production Editor | Feb 10, 2023

Shares of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, tumbled 7% after the unsuccessful debut of Google’s new chatbot Bard. Google hosted an event on Feb. 8 that live-streamed a presentation of Bard’s capabilities...

US shoots down alleged Chinese spy balloon

US shoots down alleged Chinese spy balloon

Paul Moon, Managing Editor | Feb 10, 2023

An alleged Chinese spy balloon, which Beijing claims is a weather balloon that flew off-course, was shot down over US territory in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4. The Langley...

Itaewon tragedy memorial site surrounded with banners

100 days since the Itaewon tragedy

Erin J Choi, Reporter | Feb 10, 2023

On Feb. 4, a day before the 100th day of the Itaewon stampede, families of the victims marched the streets of downtown Seoul. Nearly 5,000 people joined the march, which began at Noksapyeong Station—near...

Source: McIntosh

Online SAT begins

Danny Donghyun Han, Reporter | Feb 8, 2023

On Jan. 28, the online SAT pilot test happened around the world. In Korea, testing took place at Chadwick International School and other SAT centers near Seoul. Many students went to different testing...

From left to right: Daniel Holz, Sharon Squassoni, Mary Robinson and Elbegdorj Tsakhia. Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Feb 6, 2023

On Jan. 26, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that our world is a mere 90 seconds away from midnight, or how close we are to destruction due to technology of our own making. The Doomsday...

On Jan. 7, five Memphis police officers fatally beat Tyre Nichols

Tyre Nichols’ death sparks protests

Jack Lee, Reporter | Feb 6, 2023

On Jan. 7, five Memphis police officers fatally beat Tyre Nichols, a 29-year old Black man, after he was detained for reckless driving. On the 26th, all five officers were fired and charged with various...

‘Squid Game’ actor faces trial

‘Squid Game’ actor faces trial

Jennifer Kwon, Reporter | Feb 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 | Jan 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 | Jan 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 | Jan 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 | Jan 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...