[알림] 중앙일보 학생기자 모집
2009년 시작해 역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자(JoongAng Student Reporter: JSR)를 새롭게 모집합니다. 대상은 2024년 봄학기에 활동할 31기 고등학생과 13기 중학생 학생기자입니다. 학생기자는 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체의 활동 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제를 기사로 작성하면서 창의력과 비판적인 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리하고 지도합니다. 학생기자가 매월 제출하는 기사는 심사를 통해 중앙일보 매체(지면, 교육포털 웹사이트, 영어뉴스 웹사이트)에 게재됩니다. 프로그램의 모든 과정이 온라인으로 진행돼 한국 등 해외에서도 참여 가능합니다. ▶활동 기간: 2024년 1~6월 (6개월간) ▶지원대상: 중·고생 (2024년 봄학기 기준) ▶지원서류: –신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 –기존: 지원서 –에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원방법: 웹사이트(jstudentboard.com/join-jsr)에서 온라인 신청 –이메일: email@example.com ▶신청마감: 12월 10일(일) ▶온라인 오리엔테이션: 12월 16일(토) 오후 2시(서부 기준) ▶참가비: 고등부 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러 / 중등부 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러(독자 자녀 50달러 할인) ▶문의: 중앙일보 교육연구소 (213)368-2577 류정일 기자 firstname.lastname@example.org중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 교육연구소 고생 학생기자
[알림] 2024년 봄학기 중·고생 학생기자 모집
2009년 시작해 역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자 (JoongAng Student Reporter: JSR)를 새롭게 모집합니다. 대상은 2024년 봄학기에 활동할 31기 고등학생과 13기 중학생 학생기자입니다. 학생기자는 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체의 활동 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제를 기사로 작성하면서 창의력과 비판적인 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리하고 지도합니다. 학생기자가 매월 제출하는 기사는 심사를 통해 중앙일보 매체(지면, 교육포털 웹사이트, 영어뉴스 웹사이트)에 게재됩니다. 프로그램의 모든 과정이 온라인으로 진행돼 한국 등 해외에서도 참여 가능합니다. ▶활동 기간: 2024년 1~6월 (6개월간) ▶지원대상: 중·고생 (2024년 봄학기 기준) ▶지원서류: – 신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 – 기존: 지원서 – 에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원방법: 웹사이트(jstudentboard.com/join-jsr)에서 온라인 신청 – 이메일: email@example.com ▶신청마감: 12월 10일(일) ▶온라인 오리엔테이션: 12월 16일(토) 오후 2시(서부 기준) ▶참가비: 고등부 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러 / 중등부 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러(독자 자녀 50달러 할인) ▶문의: 중앙일보 교육연구소 (213)368-2577 알림 학생기자 봄학기 고생 학생기자 중앙일보 학생기자 봄학기 기준
[알림] 중앙일보 중·고생 학생기자 모집
2009년부터 시작해 역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자(JoongAng Student Reporters: JSR)를 새로 모집합니다. 대상은 2023년 가을학기에 활동할 30기 고등학생과 12기 중학생 학생기자입니다. JSR학생기자는 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체의 활동 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제의 기사를 작성하면서 창의적이고 비판적인 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리하고 지도합니다. 학생기자가 매월 제출하는 기사는 심사를 통해 중앙일보 매체(지면, 교육포털 웹사이트, 영어뉴스 웹사이트)에 게재됩니다. 프로그램의 모든 과정이 온라인으로 진행돼 한국 등 해외에서도 참여 가능합니다. ▶활동 기간: 2023년 7월~12월(6개월간) ▶지원대상: 중·고생(가을학기 기준) ▶지원서류: -신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 -기존: 지원서 -에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원방법: 웹사이트(jstudentboard.com/join-jsr)에서 온라인 신청 -이메일: firstname.lastname@example.org ▶신청마감: 6월 11일(일) ▶온라인 오리엔테이션: 6월 17일(토) ▶참가비(독자 자녀 50달러 할인): -고등부: 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러 -중등부: 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러 ▶문의: 중앙일보 교육연구소 (213)368-2577중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 학생기자 고생 학생기자 중앙일보 교육연구소
한인 학생 명문대 10곳 합격 화제…본지 학생기자 출신 타일러 김
“자랑스러운 손자가 되고 싶어요.” 본지 학생 기자 출신인 타일러 김(한국명 김세현·18·플라센티아 파크뷰 고등학교 12학년·사진)군이 최근 하버드, 예일, 프린스턴, 스탠퍼드, 콜롬비아 등 명문대 10곳에서 수리경제학 전공으로 합격 통지서를 받아 화제다. 그는 “많은 명문대에서 합격 통지서를 받아 너무 기쁘고 감사하다”며 “신중하게 나에게 가장 맞는 대학을 고를 것”이라고 전했다. 김 군은 최대한 자신이 좋아하는 것을 정확하게 파악하기 위해 노력했다. 이를 위해 UC샌타바버라 리서치 멘토십 프로그램에서 수학적 역학 연구 참여, 캘스테이트 풀러턴에서 대수학 구조 분석 공부, 절대치 수학경연대회 공동설립 등 다양한 활동을 펼쳐왔다. 또 그는 오는 5월에 풀러턴 칼리지에서 수학과 준학사 학위를 받을 예정이다. 김군은 “수학에 흥미와 열정을 느꼈다”며 “내가 좋아하는 과목이다 보니 자연스레 관련 봉사 활동 및 인턴십 등에 활발하게 참여했다”고 말했다. 그는 이어 “자신의 관심사가 중심이 되고 수상 및 경력은 그 뒤에 따라서 와야 한다”며 “억지로 하는 것은 절대 열정을 이길 수 없다”고 강조했다. 1980년대에 이민 생활을 처음 시작한 조부모는 김군의 동기부여에 가장 중요한 부분을 차지했다. 그는 “할머니, 할아버지께서 자식과 손주들에게 더 나은 환경과 삶을 위해 어려움을 마다하고 이민을 택하셨다”며 “그분들에게 자랑스러운 손주가 되고 싶다”고 말했다. 조부모와 어렸을 때부터 친밀한 관계를 유지해온 김군은 미국에서 태어나 자랐지만 한국 문화에 관심이 많고 한국인으로서 자부심을 가지고 있다고 전했다. 그는 “어렸을 때 할아버지가 한국 노래, 음식, 문화를 많이 접하게 해주셨다”며 “중학생 때 스타토크(STARTALK)라는 프로그램에 참여해 한국어 및 한국 문화에 대해 공부했다. 한인으로서 한인사회에 이바지할 수 있는 사람이 되고 싶다”고 말했다. 다른 사람과 지식을 공유하는 것을 좋아하는 김군은 또래 친구들과 관심사를 공유하고 싶어 중앙일보 학생 기자 프로그램에 참여하게 됐다고 설명했다. 그는 “관심사를 공유하고 기사로 작성해 널리 알릴 좋은 기회였다”고 전했다. 김군은 대학 진학 후 컴퓨터 공학 및 수리경제학을 공부할 계획이며 미래를 발전시킬 수 있는 새로운 응용 프로그램을 개발하고 싶다고 포부를 밝혔다. 김예진 기자 email@example.com아이비리그 학생기자 본지 학생기자 중앙일보 학생기자 대학 합격
[알림] 중앙일보 중·고생 학생기자 모집
2009년부터 시작해 역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자(J Student Reporters: JSR)를 새로 모집합니다. 대상은 2023년 봄학기에 활동할 29기 고등학생과 11기 중학생 학생기자입니다. JSR 학생기자는 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체의 활동 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제의 기사를 작성하면서 창의적이고 비판적인 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리하고 지도합니다. 학생기자가 매월 제출하는 기사는 심사를 통해 중앙일보 매체(지면, 교육포털 웹사이트, 영어뉴스 웹사이트)에 게재됩니다. 학생기자의 모든 과정은 온라인으로 진행돼 한국 등 해외에서도 참여 가능합니다. ▶활동기간: 2023년 1~6월(6개월간) ▶지원대상: 중·고생 ▶지원서류: -신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 -기존: 지원서 -에디터 및 부에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원방법: -웹사이트(www.jstudentboard.com/join-jsr) -이메일: firstname.lastname@example.org ▶신청마감: 12월 9일(금) ▶동영상 오리엔테이션: 12월 17일(토) 오후 3시(서부기준) ▶참가비(독자 자녀 50달러 할인): -고등부: 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러 -중등부: 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러 ▶문의: (213)368-2577학생기자 모집 학생기자 모집 중앙일보 학생기자 교육포털 웹사이트
미술·영상 공모전 9일 마감, 학생기자 모집 10일 마감
[알림] 제41회 중앙 학생 미술·영상 공모전 뱅크오브호프가 후원하고 중앙일보가 주최하는‘2022 중앙 학생미술 및 영상 공모전’ 참가 접수가 5월2일(월)부터 시작됩니다. 수상자 171명에게 장학금 총 9000달러를 지급합니다. 1980년 시작돼 올해 41회를 맞이하는 중앙일보 학생미술 및 영상 공모전은 차세대 한인 학생들의 창의력 계발과 미래 예술가 발굴을 위해 마련한 미주 아시아계 최대 미술 축제입니다. 특히 올해는 1인 미디어 시대를 맞아 영상부문을 신설했습니다. ‘한국 문화의 다양한 관점’이라는 주제로 한인 MZ세대와의 새로운 소통 창구를 마련하기 위한 것입니다. 신청, 작품 접수부터 전시회까지 모든 과정은 온라인으로 진행됩니다. 작품 등록 마감일은 6월 9일(목)이며 자세한 대회 내용은 홈페이지(artcontest.koreadaily.com)에서 확인할 수 있습니다. 그림과 영상을 통해 본인의 예술성과 창의력을 표현하고자 하는 학생들의 많은 참가 바랍니다. ▶미술부문 -참가대상: 유치부~고등부, 총 5개 부문 -작품주제: 자유 ▶영상부문 -참가대상: 8학년 이상 -작품주제: My Perspective on K-cultures ▶작품마감: 6월 9일(목) ▶요강 및 작품접수: http://artcontest.koreadaily.com ▶참가비: 1인당 20달러 (뱅크오브호프 고객 50% 할인/ 10명 이상 단체 접수 10% 할인. 중복할인 불가) ▶타이틀 스폰서: Bank of Hope ▶문의: 중앙일보 교육연구소 213-368-2577 [알림] 중앙일보 중고생 학생기자 모집 역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자를 모집합니다. 대상은 올 가을 학기 기준 고등학생(J Student Reporters, JSR)과 중학생이며, 고등학생은 28기, 중학생은 10기로 활동하게 됩니다. JSR 학생기자들은 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제의 기사를 작성하면서 창의적, 비판적 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리, 지도하는 방식으로 운영됩니다. 학생기자가 매달 제출하는 기사는 심사를 거쳐 중앙일보 지면과 교육포털 웹사이트(www.EduBridgePlus.com)에 게재됩니다. 학생기자 프로그램 전 과정은 온라인으로 진행되므로 타주는 물론 한국 등 해외에서도 참여할 수 있습니다. ▶활동 기간: 2022년 7월~12월(6개월) ▶지원 대상: 중·고생 ▶지원 서류: -신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 -기존: 지원서 -에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원 방법: -웹사이트(www.jstudentboard.com/join-jsr) -이메일(email@example.com) ▶신청 마감: 6월 10일(금) ▶동영상 오리엔테이션: 6월 18일(토) ▶참가비: 중등부 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러/고등부 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러(독자 자녀 50달러 할인) ▶문의: (213)368-2577알림 중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 학생기자 고생 학생기자 학생기자 프로그램
[알림] 중앙일보 학생기자 모집
역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자를 모집합니다. 대상은 고등학생(J Student Reporters, JSR)과 중학생으로 고등학생은 27기, 중학생은 9기로 활동하게 됩니다. JSR 학생기자들은 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체 활동 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제의 기사를 작성하면서 창의적, 비판적 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리하고 지도하는 방식으로 운영됩니다. 학생기자가 매월 제출하는 기사는 심사를 통해 중앙일보 지면과 교육포털 웹사이트(www.EduBridgePlus.com)에 게재됩니다. 학생기자의 모든 과정은 온라인으로 진행돼 미국 뿐만 아니라 한국 등 해외에서도 참여 가능합니다. ▶활동기간: 2022년 1월~6월 (6개월간) ▶지원대상: 중·고생 ▶지원서류: -신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 -기존: 지원서 -에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원방법: -웹사이트(www.jstudentboard.com/join-jsr)에서 온라인 신청 -이메일: firstname.lastname@example.org ▶신청마감: 12월 10일(금) ▶동영상 오리엔테이션: 12월 18일(토) ▶참가비: 고등부 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러 / 중등부 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러 (독자 자녀 50달러 할인) ▶문의: (213) 368-2518알림 중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 교육연구소 중앙일보 지면
[알림] 중앙일보 학생기자 모집
역사와 전통을 자랑하는 중앙일보 학생기자를 모집합니다. 대상은 고등학생 (J Student Reporters JSR)과 중학생으로 고등학생은 27기, 중학생은 9기로 활동하게 됩니다. JSR 학생기자들은 커뮤니티 및 학교, 자신이 속한 봉사단체 활동 소식 등 다양한 이슈와 주제의 기사를 작성하면서 창의적, 비판적 사고력을 키우게 됩니다. 학생기자는 중앙일보 교육연구소의 저널리즘 전문 인력이 관리하고 지도하는 방식으로 운영됩니다. 학생기자가 매월 제출하는 기사는 심사를 통해 중앙일보 지면과 교육포털 웹사이트(www.EduBridgePlus.com)에 게재됩니다. 학생기자의 모든 과정은 온라인으로 진행돼 미국 뿐만 아니라 한국 등 해외에서도 참여 가능합니다. ▶활동기간: 2022년 1월~6월 (6개월간) ▶지원대상: 중·고생 ▶지원서류: -신입: 지원서, 자기소개서, 사진 -기존: 지원서 -에디터: 지원서, 추천서 ▶지원방법: -웹사이트(www.jstudentboard.com/join-jsr)에서 온라인 신청 -이메일: email@example.com ▶신청마감: 12월 10일(금) ▶동영상 오리엔테이션: 12월 18일(토) ▶참가비: 고등부 신입 400달러, 기존 300달러 / 중등부 신입 250달러, 기존 200달러 (독자 자녀 50달러 할인) ▶문의: (213) 368-2518알림 중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 학생기자 중앙일보 교육연구소 중앙일보 지면
중앙일보 학생기자단 17기 출범
"학교 소식은 저희가 제일 먼저 보도하겠습니다." 미 서부지역에 있는 학생들을 중심으로 구성된 17기 중앙일보 학생기자단(JSR)이 출범했다. 학생 에디터 13명을 포함한 60명의 학생기자단은 지난 17일 LA중앙일보 갤러리에서 진행된 오리엔테이션에 참석해 기사작성 관련 교육을 받고 기자증을 받았다. 이들은 봄학기가 시작되는 오는 1월부터 6월까지 재학중인 학교와 지역 소식을 취재해 기사로 작성하게 되며, 선발된 기사는 중앙일보 신문과 학생기자 웹사이트에 게재된다. 특히 학생 에디터들은 학생기자들과 조를 이뤄 그룹 프로젝트를 이끌며 리더십도 배우게 된다. 찰리 글릭 편집장은 "학생들이 취재 활동을 통해 저널리즘 정신을 배우고 지역사회 이슈에도 참여하는 리더가 될 수 있도록 이끌겠다"고 강조했다. 한편 이날 오리엔테이션에는 지난 16기 기자단 중에서 선발된 우수 기자 시상식도 진행됐다. 장연화 기자 firstname.lastname@example.org
[JSRC 학생기자] Be a Student Diplomat at Model UN
You can be a Student Diplomat at the Model UN Conference! Hyelin “MaryAnn” Shim Since summer break is coming, Many high school students are making plans for their break. To the students who are struggling with that problem or have great attention and interest in worldwide social issues, I highly recommend to participate in Model UN, also known as MUN. So, what is the Model UN? It’s literally a “model” of a UN conference. Each student becomes a delegate of an assigned country and a committee member such as Security Council and General Assembly’s committees including Disarmament and International Security Committee, Special Political, and Decolonization Committee, etc. Also, this is a simulation of an actual UN conference; the students should wear formal clothes and cannot use first person pronouns. For example, “This delegate” or “Delegate of Republic of Korea” is used to represent oneself rather than “I”. Regarding procedures of conference, each committee has at least two agendas about recent world issues. To begin with, participants pick the agenda they want to talk about. After they pick the agenda, delegates present their position. Then, like-minded countries’ delegates cooperate with each other to write a resolution, which can equally benefit all of them. At the end of the conference, there will be an award during a closing ceremony. Participants who show distinguished talent or remarkable ability to be future diplomats during the conference will be awarded by secretariats and chairs. Generally in the Model UN conference, the delegates can only use English. However, since the huge number of Model UN conferences, some Model UNs provide not only Korean committees, but also Chinese or Japanese committees. Furthermore, if you are a beginner participant of model UN, some organizations or conferences offer a workshop or training program. So, you do not have to worry about anything. If you are interested in global social issues or debating contests, the Model UN will be a valuable and memorable experience to you. Inner City EAT & READ YoonJi Kim On April 17th, Key Club members from Glenbrook South High School served lunch and read books for students in William H. Brown Public School, located in Chicago, IL. On the previous day, the club members spent hours to prepare over one hundred lunch bags. Each of the bags included a sandwich, some juice, and a bag of chips, and 50 books were donated by one of the teachers from GBS. Before the event started, the principal of Brown Elementary School had a brief speech in front of the club members. The principal informed that 95 percent of the students were African Americans, and over 90 percent of the students were receiving free lunch. He let the volunteers recognize that most of the students are experiencing economic problems, and she pleaded with the club members to give the kids hope and encourage them during the event. First, they paired up, and the Key Club members read the books There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! and Green Eggs and Ham for the kids, yet some kids, who loved to read, read the book by themselves. After 30 minutes, they had lunch and also had conversations about their family, friends, and school. The time flew, then the time to say goodbye came very soon. Some kids said such words as, “Can’t you not leave? Can you come back again?” Everyone felt bad to be parted and promised to come back again. Through this activity, the kids learned hope, and the Key Club students also learned something. They used to have a bias about the inner city; that it is very dangerous and poor. But this activity totally changed their perception of the inner city because the kids from there were as normal as the kids from their neighborhood. More than the purpose of the event, it became an enormously great time for both the Key Club members and the kids. Hopefully, it will be a good motivation for the upcoming days of each one’s life. Exchange Students Have International Dinner Meeting Hyun Jie Jung Exchange students from the agency of DMD had international dinner meeting on April 12th, 2015. The meeting was hosted at Belvidere Community Center in Belvidere, Illinois. More than 25 students from Korea, China, Thailand, and other countries and their host families were in attendance. The most important aspect of the meeting was that the students needed to prepare a dish to share from their home countries to serve other people from different countries while beverages and table service were provided. Many students say that it was their first time ever to make food by themselves. Caroline Hong, a Korean exchange student, said, "I usually help my family for dinner, but I've never made something on my own." She also mentions that sharing dishes with her friends from different countries is such an awesome idea. During the meeting, the exchange students talked about their lives in America and shared their best memories that they had here. Most students mentioned their host families while talking, which made the host families happy. Some boys drew lots of laughs from the audience by talking about the girls in America or the possession of guns. The exchange students and the host families had lots of fun talking to one another and learned more about different cultures. They also learned about their departure, when to leave, and what to do from the area representative. Tony Le, a Vietnamese exchange student, said that it was a great time to share experiences of the past year and prepare for departure. The exchange students are now ready to share the memories that they just made during the meeting to their families back in their home countries!
[JRC 학생기자] International Students Helped Feeding Hungry Neighbors
International Students Helped Feeding Hungry Neighbors On March 14th, 2015, international students from the agency of DMD in the Rockford area volunteered by packing up food at Northern Illinois Food Bank to help feed their hungry neighbors. Northern Illinois Food Bank is a nonprofit organization trying to solve hunger by providing nutritious meals and innovating feeding programs for those in need in the northern part of Illinois. The organization gets donated canned food, which is then boxed up and shipped to local food pantries. Fourteen exchange students from Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil, and other countries gathered at the food bank at 9 a.m. The students inspected, sorted and packaged southwestern corn for more than two hours with their area representative. Many students say that time just got away from them since they did their best, even though the volunteer’s work was overwhelming and tiring. The students packed up enough to feed 3,283 people; the labeled cans will be distributed to outlying communities and neighbors in need. The volunteer work had a deeper meaning since all of those who worked hard were from all around the world. Ava Xu, a Chinese exchange student who is a junior in Rockford Lutheran High School, enjoyed volunteering. She said, “Providing food for more than 3000 meals was very meaningful. It was such a great opportunity to help out my neighbors.” Not only helping out the community from hunger but bridging the cultural barrier, the volunteer work of the international students was such a memorable experience. Suicide Prevention App? On March, 5, 2015, Korean government spent 300 million dollars innovating a suicide- prevention initiative. South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates of any developed country. Suicide is the fourth most common cause of death among South Koreans, and the numbers are especially high among young people. Student suicides tend to increase around November, when high school students take college entrance exams. Students often study intensely for years to prepare for the College Scholastic Ability Test, which can determine their career trajectory and even affect future prospects for marriage. To reduce the number of students from suicide, South Korea’s education ministry announced plans for a smart phone app designed to screen students’ social media posts, messages and web searches for words related to suicide. It will only notify the parents when both the students and parents downloaded the app on their phone. However, the effectiveness of the app is controversial. A major cause of student suicide is disorder in their family. Even students are reluctant to use the app because it may take away their privacy. The government faced criticism for not addressing the fundamental problem of the country’s suicide problem: academic pressures and the stigma of mental health treatment. Various factors can lead to the suicide of student South Korean students report high levels of depression and stress anxiety; much of it caused by the demands of the country’s hypercompetitive education system. Revolutionary smart phone Samsung launched two new products that are called Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge. Samsung released Galaxy S 5 in 2014, but it fell short of expectations. In 2014, Apple overtook Samsung at smart phone sales in the premium smart phone market, and Huawei also overtook Samsung in low-priced market. However, Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge are more different than any of Samsung’s smart phones. New Galaxy models have hidden Samsung cards. The most different thing is Samsung changed the material of smart phone. We can now select color of Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge. The colors include white pearl, black, sapphire, gold platinum, blue-topaz, and green-emerald. We can charge the battery of new models of Samsung by using wireless charger. Furthermore, Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge are the first smart phones that have Samsung pay. Galaxy S 6 Edge has both sides curved surface display, so we can enjoy cubic effect. However, there are disadvantages of new models of Samsung. First, Samsung uses an all-in-one battery instead of a disadhesion battery. As a result of this change, Samsung loses a big advantage. Second, while capacity of existing Galaxy series are not limited, capacity of Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge are limited. We cannot put the SD card in the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge. Lastly, new models are not waterproof. The smart phone market is gradually growing lager nowadays. As a result, smart phone companies have to make revolutionary smart phones, which are better than before. So, the competition of companies is intense. We are expecting for new smart phone.
[JRC 학생기자] Unique Christmas trees of the whole world
Unique Christmas trees of the whole world Yeseul Im Christmas day, December 25th, is the day when the entire country is caught up in a festive mood. Many people decorate Christmas trees. The Christmas tree is one of the symbols of Christmas. Here are some examples of unique Christmas trees in the global village. In America, there has been a famous Christmas tree put up in New York in front of Rockefeller Center since 1933. It is decorated with 45 thousand bulbs, and this year its height is 25.9 meters. This tree is a 90 year-old spruce from Norway. Also, in Time Square, there is a large digital Christmas tree that is 62 meters tall. The digital tree will be displayed until January 13th of next year. In Brazil, there is the biggest tree on water in the world. It is placed in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro. This city is also famous for Statue of Christ the Redeemer. The height of tree is 85 meters, and its weight is 545 tons, having 3.1 million bulbs hung on it. A tree has stood every Christmas since 1996. It is showed until January 6th of next year. This year, close to 200 thousand people were gathered in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to enjoy the magnificent fireworks during the lighting ceremony. Also, this Christmas tree on water in Brazil is in the Guinness Book of World Records. In Japan, there is a 23 meter Christmas tree which was made by 1,100 people. In Osaka city in Japan, 1,100 people dressed as Santa Claus played Christmas tree with red and green boards. The participants were clerks and their families from the shopping mall near Grand Front Osaka(the northern Osaka station.) They completed a ‘Human Christmas Tree’, 13 meters width and 23 meters length on the stairs of square. In Vatican City, there is a simple tree at St. Peter’s Square. Different than the other luxurious trees of the world, the Vatican tree is festive without big, fancy decorations, reflecting Pope Francis’ frugal character. It has humbled tourist In Russia, there is not a Christmas tree but a Christmas ball. The Christmas ball is in Moscow, and its height is 11.5 meters. The height of lights that decorated the ball are about 9.5 kilometers. It has been applied to be entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest Christmas decoration in whole world. In Lebanon, there is a golden tree. Its height is 29.5 meters. This tree which is located Byblos, in northern Lebanon, is decorated with not bulbs but 2500 golden colored iron leaves. The Wall Street Journal featured the Lebanon tree as one of its Christmas trees of world. Donation culture, Is It Ready? Jae Hyun Shin The end of 2014 is coming closer. Since it has been an eventful year, a lot of people have spent their time with both laughter and tears. Even though 2014 was full of tragedies, people are finding their own ways to close the year with warm hearts, such as donating or providing sponsorship. Movements trying to share what people have are spreading more and more which is making this winter very meaningful. In Korea, we can easily see the Salvation Army’s collection stations not only in subway stations but also in downtowns, such as Myeongdong, every winter. Salvationists ring their bells as a wide range of people, from the young to adults, wait in line looking forward to helping others with their own money. One anonymous man donated a million won over the last 4 years. This man left only a letter written saying that he wants this money to be used for the poor and the development of Korea. The media calls him “the Angel of Sinwaldong,” because the only information that we know from his letter is that the place where he lives is Sinwaldong. Inspired by the “Angel of Sinwaldong”, the number of individual donators is increasing in this society. According to a survey made by Hunet, an education website of office workers (www.hunet.co.kr), about 81 percent of worker respondents answered that they donated for the society this year. Also, there are a number of different ways to help the needy such as educational service activities. Actually, the number of individual volunteers increased in 2014, soaring up to more than 3 times the number of volunteers in 2011. This kind of atmosphere is making our society a warmer place to live. Still, however, there is a long way to go to reach a mature “donating culture.” Even though the donation of the citizens has increased, it is a small amount compared to other developed countries. For example, Korea’s average amount of donation is only 0.9 percent of that of US. Experts say that even though individuals have started to make a donation more, the amount still needs to increase. Some say that they avoid such endowment because they think that charity organizations lack transparency. This means that the operation of such donating organizations should be surely guaranteed. If these conditions are fully satisfied, Korea will soon have mature donating culture. A lot of people are looking forward to confronting a maturity of such a culture.
[JRC 학생기자] Time to Change For the Students
Time to Change For the Students Jae Hyun Shin Last week was the end of one of the biggest festivals in Korea, the “Suneung.” It benefits not only students but the whole country. A few weeks after, the report card containing grades that students’ entrance exam will come out. This will decide where the students will be studying for the next four years, and the students can begin envisioning their ideal campus life. According to a research, however, many university students are regretting their choice of major and suffering from the stress that comes from a gap between ideal and reality. According to one research made by the website “Saramin,” 78.4 percent of those who were surveyed replied that they are regretting their decision of major. The survey was taken from 484 university students to find out whether they were satisfied with their campus life. The biggest reason behind the dismal results was that the students felt that what they were learning was truly different from what they had wanted to study. Also the students answered that their majors did not fit their personalities. Many students added to their answer that their major has a low employment rate. Experts say that this situation is happening because the students have to enter university relying on their Suneung grades. Then students are taking the name value of the university as the most important factor, even though the major doesn’t fit them, and they have no choice but to enter the school. In addition, people mostly assert that the lack of education related to aptitude may be the main cause of the problem. Teenagers in Korea have to concentrate on studying subjects such as math and English to get high scores on the Suneung test. Most of the teachers and parents do not realize the importance of the students knowing what they really want to study in the future. This has led to schools not providing enough opportunity for students to discover their ideal college major. There has always been a claim in Korea that the way of education should change for both students and the future of the country. The statistics that are coming out like the survey above shows that we do need a reform. Have a soft winter with Boxing Day Yeseul Im The Boxing Day is for sharing the hope of 2014, and it is held with the city of Seoul and Good People in Cheonggye Plaza on November 29th. ‘Good People’ that is NGO of Food for the Hungry International is going to deliver 18 thousand gift boxes to neighbors in need such as neglected class of people on last year. Also, 150 volunteers are going to deliver the gifts which are wrapped with great care. All of the gift boxes together are worth 1.8 billion won, 100 thousand won per a box. Inside, the gifts are comprised of dried seaweeds, sesame oils, glass noodles and more. 6000 of the boxes are going to be given by Good People, and others will be given by food charity NGO such as Food Bank. The Boxing Day is a sharing campaign with private organizations and companies to help neighbors in need. The event will be held from 3:30p.m to 5p.m. The event of this day will be scheduled introduce for event, celebrate performance, declaration of the opening and greetings, guest’s demonstrate, load up the gifts into a car and clean up. Especially, it is focused on the president and the director of Good People, the senior deputy mayor of Seoul, the president of CTS, and the president of Community chest of Seoul, and the president of Seoul Council on Social Welfare. These special guests will be attending in a donation ceremony at 4p.m. The Boxing Day has been known throughout from Europe, and it comes from the tradition that the lords of in old times Europe gave their local people gifts which contained grains on December 26th and 27th. Today, there are retail stores that may sell the goods to remove the inventories in U.S.A, U.K etc. After the Boxing Day for sharing hope, it will also be held ‘The Korea Christmas festival in 2014’ with having a huge Christmas tree lighting ceremony. IMEA District 9 Senior High Festival Jonathan Suh The Illinois Music Educators Association(IMEA) District 9 Music Festival for high school students occurred at Hampshire High School on November 22, 2014. The IMEA is the governing organization of music education in Illinois. It has divided the state into nine districts, with Naperville and surrounding areas belonging in the ninth district. On October 7th, high school students in the district gathered at Addison Trail High School to audition for a spot in one of the three ensembles: orchestra, band, or chorus. The results were sent to the students afterwards. On the morning of the 22nd, students arrived around 7:30 AM at East Aurora High School. After rehearsal throughout the morning and afternoon, the concert began in the gymnasium. The band performed under the direction of Stephen Pratt. The chorus was led by Dr. Brad Holmes, and the orchestra was conducted by Allan Dennis. Students will be selected from each of the districts’ ensembles to perform in the All-State(and possibly All-State honors) music festival, which will be held in Peoria over a four-day period in January of next year.
[JRC 학생기자] IHSA Scholastic Bowl Season Opens Up
IHSA Scholastic Bowl Season Opens Up Jonathan Suh The Illinois High School Association(IHSA) Scholastic Bowl season for Wheaton Warrenville South began on October 20th with matches against Glenbard North and Naperville North. Wheaton Warrenville South will compete next at the New Trier Solo Tournament on November 1st. Scholastic Bowl is an academic competition similar in concept to Jeopardy. Two teams of five play against each other and answer trivia questions on a wide variety of subjects, including art, music, history, geography, science, mathematics, current events, and pop culture. Students use what are called buzzers to indicate that they have the answer. Teams can “buzz in” on what are called tossup questions. On tossup questions, any type of collaboration between any two people is forbidden. An answer must be an individual effort. If one team buzzes in correctly, they receive three bonus questions, for which the team can then work together and discuss. The Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers, coached by James Stankevitz, will compete in the DuPage Valley Conference. The Tigers opened the season with two DVC matches hosted at Naperville North. In the first game, the Tigers played against Glenbard North and took the early lead and dominated throughout the 24 questions, winning by the score of 410 - 60. In the second match against Naperville North, the Tigers again took an early lead but could not hold on, and the match ended in a 290 - 510 loss to the home side. Scholastic bowl has a very long season, beginning in October and ending in March. The Tigers will next compete on November 1st at the New Trier Solo Tournament, followed by another DVC match against Lake Park on November 3rd. Hope for happiness Yeseul Im A yellow duck, which has suddenly appeared, is booming in Korea. Rubber Duck(Photo) is a super doll that is made of yellow rubber. It is 16.5ⅹ19.2ⅹ16.5 meters, and the whole setup weighs about a ton. Since Florentijn Hofman created Rubber Duck in 2007, it has been exhibited in 16 countries, including Australia, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and it has been exhibited at the Seokchon Lake in Seoul, Korea, since October 14, 2014. Rubber duck is becoming famous for its pretty and cute appearance with visitors averaged 50,000 per day. The reason for the exhibit’s popularity but there is also a deeper meaning. It gives hope and dreams to all Koreans. Hofman was sending the message to Korean: “I hope that all Koreans who are sad due to many disaster have a chance to share their joy and hopes and to heal the wounds their hearts, through the Rubber Duck campaign.” Rubber Duck has become even more popular in Korea than expected. It even has a parody and an episode on social networking site. Celebrities have visited Seokchon Lake and have uploaded commemorative photographs with Rubber Duck. Also, Rubber duck products have been selling like hotcakes. However, it is also attracting some unwelcome attention as well. There are accusations that there are political motives in bringing the Rubber Duck project to Korea at this delicate moment. There are also suspicions that a corporation intervened to change the exhibit place from Han gang to Seokchon Lake. Although there are voices of concern, it is the important to remember that Rubber duck has brought happiness and joy to Koreans who are sad due to many disasters and the people’s exhaustively harsh lives. In addition, it is certain that people are impressed by Hofman’s good intentions. Rubber Duck has gathered spin-offs as much as a crowd. Last year in Hong Kong, 8 million people came to the project, and the profits from entrance fees alone total around tens of billion won in Beijing. A fake Rubber Ducks have sprang up like mushrooms. The project Rubber Duck will remain at Seokchon Lake until November 14, 2014. Ready For the Warm Winter? Jae Hyun Shin The winter is coming closer and closer. We can notice it from the cold weather outside and the people wearing clothes in layer. Arrival of this season means that exciting events, such as Christmas and winter vacations, are also waiting for us. The cozy atmosphere of the holiday will delightfully greet us. But there are people who can‘t enjoy themselves because of external restraints. They have to worry about their survival. To spend a more worthwhile winter, sharing what you‘ve got with those people might be one of the best ways. The organization “Save the Children.” can warm up your winter. The aim of “Save the Children” is saving children's lives, fighting for their rights and helping them fulfill their potential. The fund was first started in England by a woman name Eglantyne Jebb in 1919. Since people including most of the children were going through hardship because of the World War I, she wanted to help them by providing relief and food. She also wanted to promote their rights. The Organization has since developed into the world's leading independent organization, with 29 member countries and 120 places of business around the world. Last year I had an opportunity of making a hat by knitting for a volunteer work. It interested me because it was different from the usual activities that I've done while volunteering. In Korea there were a lot of people joining this activity. The knitted hats and blankets were sent to Bangladesh and other countries. Not only knitting for the newborn, there are also other moves that are being done for the children. The typical example is “Every One” campaign. The “Every One” campaign is done to prevent child death. The campaign has set up health and nutrition programs, such as training clinics for pneumonia and diarrhea. These campaigns are not only to protect people’s health, but they are also held for children's education. The “Rewrite the Future ”campaign benefited the more than 10 million children suffering from armed conflicts. Most of the participants, including me, have had a chance to think about the children living in bitter conditions. It is easy to forget how much we have to be thankful for compared to these children who always have to surviving day-to-day. By taking part in these volunteer works and sponsoring the volunteering, I hope all the people in the countries can have a warm winter.
[JRC 학생기자] We Want to See You in Hanbok
We Want to See You in Hanbok Yeseul Im Celebrating the superior beauty of Korean historic dress, Hanbok Day was held on October 4th in the town in Hanok, Jean-ju. Blending the historic and the modern, the festivities included singing, dancing, games, and even a Hanbok flash mob. For those who wanted to hear traditional music, there was a Pungmul band, playing the Daegeum flute and percussions. Fair-goers also got to play Tuho, an ancient game of accuracy, and Jegichagi, a game where players try to hit a small object called a jegi with their feet. There was also hoop-rolling, archery, and traditional folding fan making. A 10%-30% discounts at the restaurant and café was offered to Hanbok wearers, and, for those who did not own their own, Hanbok costumes were available to rent for 10,000 won. The Hanbok Shop made an extra 3,000 garments for the occasion. The festival was hosted by the Traditional Contents Laboratory and the Hanbok Advancement Center. Presiding at the festivities, Park-sesang, commented, “We have to find Korea in Korea. My ultimate goal is that the Hanbok Day will be a national festival with all of Koreans, including overseas Koreans.” The festival began in 2012, when the planning committee conceived of a simple goal: ‘Let’s fill up a town of Hanok with our clothes for one day.’ The celebration of traditional Korean culture and dress is now celebrated in Busan, Ulsan, Daegu, and Daejeon. This is the third year of Hanbok day, and it is now held in five cities at the same time. Are You Happy? Sarah Hahm Yes, we are privileged. Students that attend international schools are indeed privileged and have access to numerous opportunities that other students do not. Yes, we appreciate our education. Although we may complain from time to time about our teachers or the homework or the assessments, we know that our parents are working extremely hard to pay for our unique and top-notch education. Yes, we are stressed. We are, in fact, so stressed that during finals week every single stall in the girl’s bathroom is filled, each stall containing a sobbing teenager, breaking down from the overwhelming pressure that has accumulated since the first day of the semester. Yes, we love our friends and our families, but we have forgotten how to love ourselves. This is the trouble with highly competitive international schools. When prospective students and parents peer into a classroom of an international school, particularly East Asian schools, they see the bare surface level of the institution. They see a classroom with a very small student to teacher ratio. They see students engaged in conversation. They see the most advanced teaching technology in these well facilitated rooms. What they do not see is the all-nighter a student has just pulled to finish his essay, the rings of fatigue that circle the students’ eyes from late nights of studying worrying, the anxiety that trickles down these students’ fingers as they try to gain confidence in their work and in themselves. The trouble with international schools is that while the opportunities and possibilities are endless, the competitive, diverse nature of the schools have the tendency to make students overly stressed. In these schools, the culture is for the majority of students to achieve their absolute best. The most valorized students of the school are the ones who can juggle three varsity sports, lead a school charity club, get perfect SAT scores, and all while maintaining a near perfect GPA. Because the culture of most international East Asian schools is a mix between the host country’s culture and the students’ cultures, students find themselves in a huge melting pot, trying to figure out what goes where. The hard-hitting questions about identity and “who am I” hit close to home for many of these Third-Culture-Kids attending these schools. If you ask the question, “are you happy?” to a student at an international school in South Korea, their answer may trouble you. But never forget that these students are strong, well-built, well-trained, and well-equipped for their futures. We know that high school is another passing period and that we have full lives ahead of us. We love what our schools are able to offer us and we enjoy our friends and the close relationships we have with teachers. We appreciate the way that many teachers go out of their way to help a student in need. All we ask for is a decrease in the pressure to be absolutely perfect from parents, teacher, and peers.
[JRC 학생기자] “King Lear” at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
“King Lear” at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Kireem Nam A production of “King Lear” would not be complete without a storm and its accompanying tragedy. Chicago Shakespeare Theater's performance of one of Shakespeare's most renowned masterpieces does not fail to deliver. “King Lear” tells the story of the aging King of England who decides to divide his land among his three daughters based on the extent of their love for him. His eldest two daughters, Goneril and Regan, shower him with empty flattery, while his youngest, Cordelia, stays silent because she refuses to express the sincerity of her love with such cheap words. Furious, Lear disowns and banishes Cordelia. Meanwhile, Edmund, the handsome and ambitious illegitimate son of Lear's counselor, Gloucestor, schemes to take his legitimate brother Edgar's power and wealth. He convinces Gloucestor that Edgar actively plots his murder, causing his father to disown Edgar, who survives by hiding in plain sight and disguising himself as a homeless madman. Goneril and Regan, who now have their father's land, find no further need for him and do not welcome him in their homes, casting Lear outside as a torrential storm rages. This last filial betrayal causes Lear to go insane. All the while the two sisters begin to turn on each other as they compete for power and Edmund's love. As France declares war on a divided England, Cordelia returns to restore her father's throne, and Edgar waits to reclaim his honor and take revenge on Edmund, the audience is shown exactly how low a man can fall. Larry Yando stars as King Lear in an exceptionally emotional performance, spinning a believable tale that begins with a comfortably secure and confident Lear surrounded by opulence and ends with a weeping, broken old man who has lost everything that has ever defined him. Contributing to the incredible experience is an immersive and credible array of special effects. Accompanying the dramatic storm effects and real rain is a heart stopping climax to the first act in which the entire set falls around Lear, signifying his descent into insanity. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents an emotional and unforgettable performance of Shakespeare's masterpiece “King Lear,” which plays through November 9th. Love yourself, believe in yourself Yeseul Im On September 24th 2014, there was a special lecture at the University of Incheon. The speaker was Kim-Jo Kwangsu, a film director. Kim-Jo Kwangsu introduced himself to students as a homosexual, but he delivered his lecture as a human, not as a sexual minority. Kim-Jo Kwangsu said that happiness is the feeling we get when we do what we’re interested in, and therefore, we have to affirm ourselves. He cited an example from his story, how he came to love and affirm himsels. He said, “The reason I am speaking is that I am gay. To be more concrete, more than 1.7 million paying customers went to watch the movie Roaring Currents. However, only 52,000 went to watch my movie. That would not be the case if I were a heterosexual male.” Naturally, Mr. Kim-Jo had many difficulties until he recognized himself for what he really was. He had grown up believing he was heterosexual and had looked down on them before he found out that he was homosexual. Nevertheless, he affirmed his sexuality, and he realized that he will be able to be happy. Lastly, he said, “I feel a slight discomfort but I am not unhappy. I’m happy because I’m gay. Do not forget it. Love yourself, believe in yourself.” WWSHS Tigers Play in the Neuqua Valley Boys Soccer Tournament Jonathan Suh The annual Neuqua Valley High School Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Tournament was held on September 13th. Every year, Neuqua Valley High School hosts a soccer tournament for the boys junior varsity programs in the Chicagoland region. Wheaton Warrenville South High School competed along with other schools such as Maine South and Benet Academy. Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers opened the tournament playing against Metea Valley High School. The Tigers came out with a 2-1 victory, with goals made by Carlos Rosas and Mac Mleczko. In the second game, they were defeated by the home team, Neuqua Valley, with a score of 0-2 in a feisty match that saw multiple yellow cards being handed out. In the third and fourth place match against Maine South, the Tigers were down early in the first half until Josh Balon scored to bring the game to a tie. In the second half, while the Tigers dominated and had multiple chances, they could not catch back up. The match ended 1-1, and the Tigers won 4-2 in penalties. Goalkeeper Brian Jones was the hero with two critical saves apiece in regulation and during the penalty shootout. The Tigers, who last won the tournament in 2012, took third place. Neuqua Valley defended their home turf with the tournament win, defeating their opponent in the final match. Wheaton Warrenville South JV1 program continues its season with an away game against Geneva on September 27th.
[JRC 학생기자] People Visiting Korea, No Cons?
People Visiting Korea, No Cons? Jae Hyun Shin Increasing numbers of Tourists from all over the world are visiting Korea. Compared to the 919,000 visitors in 2012, more than 1,004,000 people came to Korea for their temporary stays during the past year. This growing rate is making the Korean government and businesses concentrate on attracting more tourists because of potential monetary gains. Since the travelers can actually contribute to the domestic economy, they are having a strong influence on the Korean society. Some people, however, express their concerns related to such a situation. To start with, the upcoming holiday Chuseok, which is one of the biggest events in Korea, is expected to bring in a large number of tourists. People are especially looking forward to Chinese travelers called ‘Yorkers’ visiting Korea during this time. To meet the demand, Lotte World’s department stores and the head office in Busan, Jamsil will only be closed the very day of Chuseok. According to the officials in Jeju, more than 24,000 people, including foreigners, are projected to visit the island. Since there might be some inconveniences, Seogipo-si is running a special emergency operations room from September 6th through the 10th. Many organizations are making programs only for the visitors not only for the holidays but also for the weekdays. Korea Tourism Organization cooperated with Korea Exchange Bank and Lotte World for a marketing initiative to invite more foreign tourists. The influx of such visitors from various countries is sometimes noted as the main reason that local people experience discomfort. One of the issues brought up in Korea was related to the Chinese tourists visiting Ewha Womans University. Their constant disturbance, such as taking pictures of the students without their permission and interrupting the ongoing lectures by making noise in front of the classrooms, enraged the entire school. Even though tourism is helping most of the industries to flourish and is develop due to the tourists, as long as the inconvenience exists, the development won’t last long. It’s time for the entire nation to not only try to enlarge the number of people making a visit to Korea but also every quality of their experiences. Giving to the late Kiwoong Kim’s honorary graduation certification Yeseul Im The late Kiwoong Kim, studied municipal engineering in Incheon University, finished the four-year course in February this year and left English certification for graduation, was unexpected accident. He had worked in passenger ship which named Sewol-Ho as a part timer to earn his own allowances since he was discharged from the army. It was known that he had boarded to work at part-time job. He had a fiancé who had worked as a crew in Sewol-Ho. Although the ship was sinking, they evacuated student and passenger first. For this reason, they were not able to escape in the ship. Koreans were to express their feelings of shock and regret that their bodies were discovered because they were about to get married. Gwangsook Kim who is the late Kiwoong Kim's mother said sadly, “I just wish that they live happily in heaven. I feel my heart break when I heard the news.” An administrator in University of Incheon said, “We decided to give him an honorary graduation certification though the late Kiwoong Kim was not able to receive his degree. But we lament for his death also have to pay tribute to his noble sacrifice spirit” His mother received his University diploma in his behalf. 1,137 people were granted a degree(26 doctors, 158 masters and 953 bachelors) in this graduation ceremony.
[Student Reporters] Changing Seasons Bring Rise in Colds
In April 2011 the number of students who caught colds dramatically increased in Asia Pacific International School (APIS) due to the influence of rapidly changing seasons. Although flowers started to bloom and forests once again found their colors the overall health of APIS students has weakened. Ms. Julie Jung the school officer stated that the statistics show more students were absent because of sickness in April than students did in March. Also according to the research approximately five students caught a cold in a single class and one or two students missed school due to the sickness. Ashley Chang, a victim of the influenza said "I had a horrible time and I still have not recovered." The trend also influenced the nurse room. Ms. Kim the school nurse claimed "Use of Tylenol and fever reducer greatly increased in this month." How are the changing seasons making people vulnerable to viruses? The answer comes from the huge difference of temperature between day and night. Our body uses up more energy than usual to adjust to the rapidly changing environment and when our stamina weakens it provides a perfect environment for viruses to flourish. Therefore we should try to prevent colds during the change of the seasons with five simple strategies… 1. Washing hands frequently 2. Exercising regularly 3. Getting deep sleep 4. Ventilating regularly 5. Wearing warm clothes However make sure you are not socially isolating your friends just because they caught colds!
[Student Reporters] Going Camping for Calculus and the Great Outdoors?
Rivers flowing through the mountains snow falling throughout the day trees in every direction. Most people see these sceneries only when they are camping not when they are studying for AP exams. AP Calculus students at the Los Angeles Center for Studies held a Calculus Camp on April 7 to 10 to study for the exam. Most students study individually or sometimes in small study groups. However at the Calculus Camp students all gathered in the cafeteria and cabin in a larger study group. The camp was arranged by the Calculus Club and many students found it to be helpful. Ruby Kim sophomore said "It was more fun than I expected because we got to ask each other questions and benefit from them." Kim believes that the camp helped her get more attention than in a classroom and learn from her peers. Everyone can benefit from using this method of studying because they can review by teaching others and learn new things from others. The Calculus Camp was also a unique way of studying because students were able to enjoy camping with their friends while learning. It was not as tedious as studying regularly because they were able to do activities like hiking between the study sessions. Kim said "Calculus Camp is very hard to manage so it's impressive how it was managed at LACES. Other schools might not have a club that arranges it." The camp was a special experience for students at LACES because they got an opportunity to enjoy Calculus while studying for the exam. The camp itself consisted of busy schedules for each of the four days. Kim said "I didn't realize that I could get so much studying done in one day." These schedules helped students benefit the most from the camp by encouraging them to work hard every day. Many students like Ruby Kim who attended Calculus Camp think that it was an effective way of studying for the AP exam. Other schools can also use this method of studying to help students get higher scores on the AP exams.
[Student Reporters] "물 아껴쓸래요"
지난 4월 과학의 달을 맞아 한국과학창의재단의 주최로 과학탐구토론대회가 열렸다. 이 대회는 학교 대회 지역 대회를 통과한 대표들은 전국 대회에 참가한다. 오는 5~6월에 걸쳐 진행될 지역 대회를 준비하고 있는 황룡초등학교 5학년 대표 황태웅.박민주.유지원 세 학생을 만났다. 1. 과학탐구토론대회에 참가하게 된 이유는? 황: 예전부터 물에 대해 탐구해보고 싶었는데 이번 대회가 좋은 기회가 될 것 같아서 참가하게 되었다. 좋은 친구들과 팀이 되어서 재미있을 것 같았다. 박: 탐구토론대회는 창의과학축제 중 한 종목이었는데 이런 대회가 있다는 것을 처음 알아서 어떤 대회인지 궁금했다. 유: 그냥 과학탐구대회가 아니라 토론대회여서 어떤 대회일지 궁금했다. 2. 학교대표로 뽑히기 위해 어떤 노력을 했나? 황: 책을 읽으면서 이런저런 지식도 쌓았고 알게 된 것들을 보고서와 프레젠테이션으로 만들기도 했다. 박: 처음에는 물 부족에 대한 자료 조사를 하기 위해 여러 가지 책을 읽었다. 그 다음에 실험을 하고 보고서와 프레젠테이션을 만들었는데 힘들었지만 재미있었다. 유: 매일같이 책을 읽으면서 퀴즈도 내고 실험을 하면서 사진도 찍었다. 공부를 하면서 얻은 정보를 가지고 보고서와 프레젠테이션도 만들었는데 밤늦게까지 만들었을 때는 졸리기도 했지만 보람 있었다. 3. 토론대회를 하면서 얻은 것은? 황: 물 부족에 대해 많은 지식을 얻었다. 토론이 어떤 것인지도 알게 되었다. 박: 물에 대해 많은 지식을 얻었고 토론을 직접 해보면서 어떤 것인지도 느낄 수 있었다. 다음에 또 토론을 하면 잘 할 수 있을 거라는 자신감도 생겼다. 4. 대회를 하면서 느낀 점은? 황: 이렇게 많은 물이 낭비되고 있는 줄 몰랐다. 앞으로는 세수하고 양치할 때 물을 받아서 아껴야겠다. 박: 나도 물을 아껴야 된다고 생각했다. 팀워크도 길러졌고 생각보다 많은 것을 배울 수 있었다. 정말 재미있었다. 유: 앞으로 물을 더 아껴 쓸 것이다. 내년에도 친구들과 다시 탐구하고 싶다.