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2017-07 19

[Student]Early Bird Catches the Market

There is an old saying “early bird catches the worm”. In this case, the early bird caught the market of software education. Son Jin-ho (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd yr) and his company Algorithm LABS was selected in one of the forty college start-ups by Hankyung’s Campus Job and Joy magazine. Focusing on Algorithm leading into successful results “I have never made it to the ranks for seven years in the regionals. I barely won the encouragement award. People like me are called ‘encouraged-ever-afters’,” chuckled Son. In 2002 when he began studying algorithm, there were not so many people studying the subject. Until he won the second prize ranking 13th in Korea Olympiad in Informatics, he never considered himself as elite in Algorithm. Even after coming to college, his GPA was never summa cum laude level. But the reason behind his recent success was focusing on one road. A professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering was looking for someone who could analyze data in his company, and Son opened his office door, trying to consult on his GPA. Son was scouted to the company as an intern, where all other employees had Ph.D. or equivalent level of education. Prior to the internship, he never knew where algorithms are used for. Through further experience in Samsung Membership program and more, he began to realize there is a demand in the market of algorithm experts. "Knowing that the education we provide will open many doors for the students motivates me the most" said Son, reminding of his students. Young CEO revolutionizing the way of software education Being taught how to program and construct the algorithm for as long as a decade, Son always thought the quality of education depends too much on the ability of individual instructors. The size of the class was too big for the teachers to give enough feedback to students, and the traditional method of education was highly passive and inefficient. Also, most of the institutions taught only coding, which does not meet the needs of the society. Therefore, Son came up with a system called ‘Flipped Learning’, which was designed to literally ‘flipp' the way of learning. Students study the rudimental concepts via online platform resembling MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and come to class no bigger than five to actually practice what they have learned already. This process enables students to freely ask questions and receives active feedback from the instructor. As algorithm questions tend to be highly complicated and require at least three hours to solve one, Son thought such style of learning would suit the condition of software education better. Son believes Flipped Learning is much more effective for the learners to completely understand and utilize what they have learned. “Students learned algorithm in this particular method for only four to five months are now winning the Korea Olympiad of Informatics.” says Son, proudly. Son is promoting his curriculum to students and parents in a classroom. (Photo courtesy to Son) Software education market’s wing beneath the wind of public education As the importance of coding and algorithm education is being emphasized now more than ever, Algorithm LABS provide a full package of original contents and platform. Attracting customers both in private and public sectors, Algorithm LABS seems like it is going to grow more in the coming year. Software subject will now substitute the Informatics subject in middle school and high school curriculum in Korea. Elementary school students will also be learn computer software starting 2019. “For the rest of the year, expanding our influence is our top priority” said Son. As a long-term goal, Son expects Algorithm LABS to provide full online courses and to even reach to the overseas market such as Vietnam “We’re still building our references,” said Son. Slow but steady, with a plausible goal and focus was how Son became the person who he is now and the way Algorithm LABS will grow further. Kim So-yun dash070@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-07 17

[Student]Future Leader of Environmental Studies

Some people are lucky enough to find what they would like to do in the near future during their studies at university. Kim Tae-hong (Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Doctoral Program) is one of the lucky ones to be able to set his career plans and continue to be successful in his field, environmental engineering. As one of the co-author of the book “Integrative Understanding of Shale Gas Reservoirs” along with professor Lee Kun-sang (Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering), Kim is already being recognized as one of the future leaders in the field. How it all started After Kim has finished writing his second research paper on methods to extract shale gas, Springer publisher, one of the biggest publishers worldwide, has offered Kim and professor Lee to write a book about shale gas. “In the United States, studies about shale gas was starting to catch fire and I was lucky to flow with the wave,” said Kim. Encountering such a huge opportunity was unexpected. “It’s such a new type of study and something uncommon in Korea. The field itself was full of uncertainty,” recalled Kim. The book itself is not only being sold in hard copies but E-book versions as well and about 2,300 copies have been sold so far. It could be viewed as an extended version of the research paper since it is where it all stemmed from. “There are not many specialists in this field of area and especially in Korea, it was all so new for us. We had to strive to find any information possible,” explained Kim. Kim has been studying this field of expertise for about ten years with the help of professor Lee. Although it has been hard work for them, Kim recalls the process of learning being filled with excitement in being the future specialist in the field. Kim recalls being filled with joy when he was offered to publish the book. There has been a lot of support for Kim from diverse research foundations which greatly helped him to continue his research. “I was able to study in the United States with the help of financial support that we were able to get. We sent many proposals and we were lucky enough to be the chosen a lot of the times,” said Kim. His latest research paper written with professor Lee in Applied Energy journal is being rated at 5.7 on the scale of impact factor, which means that in every research paper he writes, it is being quoted in 5.7 research papers by others. “Nature is about 30 to 40 and although it depends on the field of study, my paper is being quite highly quoted in our studies,” explained Kim. Current status and Future goals Kim and Lee’s research focuses on injecting CO2 into the shale reservoir, which is a very tight sedimentary rock. To simply put it, CO2 increases the pressure into the methane gas while CO2 resides in the shale also known as the carbon capture and storage (CCS) method. It is economically and environmentally beneficial in that CO2 is reduced from the air and is used to extract shale gas more than the old method. Kim and Lee are still working on the shale gas and developing the CCS method into a more accurate model. “A new project has been given from the national institute to study deeper about the CCS method to make it more economically beneficial which is what I am focusing on the most nowadays,” explained Kim. Kim wishes to study further about this field of study in the future at research centers. Since there are not much environmental factors that Korea could rely on as a stable type of fuel, shale gas is something that Korea should put more focus on.“Korea has a bad outlook regarding resource development and it seems right to me that there should be more research and development in this field to prepare for the future,” suggested Kim. As for the future researchers of Hanyang University, Kim advises them to have high hopes about what they enjoy learning about. “Someday, the lucky chance would come towards us and I prepared hard to own this moment which has resulted in this output I guess,” concluded Kim. Bright future lies ahead of Kim as a researcher. Kim Seung-jun nzdave94@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Youn-soo

2017-07 10

[Student]Thinking Outside the Circle

Creative ideas can originate from literally everything, depending on the creator’s attitude. When making an advertisement, inspiration can come from other advertisements, one’s experience or thoughts, or other people. For Kim Dong-hoon (Department of Educational Technology, 4th year), the winner of New York Festivals 2017, however, it comes from his dissatisfaction about the society. New York Festivals is one of the most well-known international award competitions for the world’s best works. Winning two Third Prizes in the New York Festivals 2017, Kim has taken a step closer to his dream. Different perspective, different approach Kim’s works by the name of ‘Cover by Artist’ and ‘Missing Models’ each received a Third Prize in the competition. ‘Cover by Artist’ is an advertisement idea proposed to the most popular digital music service in the United States Spotify, which puts the stage performance video of an artist on the space on the screen where there originally lies the cover album of the music to further promote the artist’s work. “If you use a music streaming service, the cover album takes up most of the space of your screen. I personally enjoy listening to live concert music and I suddenly thought if I could turn the idle space into a room for performance videos, this could be a means of advertising while making the service more enjoyable.” Spotify - Cover By Artists from Donghoon Lee on Vimeo. His other work ‘Missing Models’ is an idea derived from the hopes of helping to find missing children. In a poster, there are hundreds of faces of missing children clustered together. That makes it hard for people to take a close look at each one, which got Kim thinking. Kim thought about instances where people take a close look at the figure and came up with home shopping. He applied the concept to WooCommerce, a customizable e-commerce platform for building online business and inserted the missing children’s face as the models’ face in the home shopping sites. In this way, the faces of the children could be better recognized. Woocommerce - Missing Models from Donghoon Lee on Vimeo. Spotify, Woocommerce, missing children, and home shopping are all something that everyone is familiar with. Yet, no one has ever came up with these ideas so far. Kim’s way of thinking and approaching certain situations led him to devise such ideas. “I take a lot of notes in my daily life. It could be under any circumstances, really. Those little notes help me to create helpful ideas later on.” From problem to idea “When I look at advertisements, there are a lot of things that I don’t like about. In general, I see a lot of factors in this society that could be improved. What I do in that situation is that I take note of them and try to solve them in my own way, through making creative advertisements.” This is how his two award winning advertisement ideas came into being. Kim sees every problem as a potential idea for his work and use them as a source of ideas. “I don’t have a particular source of inspiration every time I make an advertisement. My daily life and every aspect of it could be my inspiration that gives me ideas.” Kim wants to make advertisements that could help solve social problems. Kim first got interested in making advertisements after watching one in one of his classes. “It was a chocolate advertisement and it was the first time in my life that I felt like I wanted chocolate just by watching an advertisement. I was amazed by how a short advertisement could convince people to change their minds.” As an Educational Technology major, Kim knows how to think from a learner’s perspective. This helped him to consider what the audience would want from an advertisement, enabling him to produce a more effective result. After making ads, being aware that random moments could inspire him, Kim became more attentive to little details of his life. "My next goal is to win next year's Cannes Lions, which is another prestigious international competition." Jeon Chae-yun chaeyun111@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Youn-soo

2017-07 01

[Student]Winners of 2017 Robofest Vision Centric Challenge

Robofest is a renowned robot competition that has started from 2000. Hosted by Lawrence Technological University in the United States, over 20,000 people have competed from 14 different countries in the last 17 years. Bae Jong-hak and Yoo Ho-yeon (Robot Engineering, 3rd year) have worked together as a team in 2017 Robofest that was held from June 1st to 3rd in Florida, and won the Vision Centric Challenge. Back to back winners Team Linker, consisted of Bae and Yoo have won the 2016 Robofest last year as well. It is the same competition with different rules. “They host the competition in the U.S. in June, while in Korea, it is held in October,” explained Bae. This time, Bae had the full support from the Department of Robot Engineering. “Our department has generously provided us with the opportunity to travel to the U.S. for free and also helped us out with the materials needed to create the robots as well. Special thanks to professor Han Jae-kwon for helping us out with the robots,” added Bae. Yoo (with the robot), Han (middle), and Bae (with the trophy) are smiling in front of the camera. Team Linker has received such a good feedback thanks to the internal software of their robot. The objective of the competition was the robot to perceive the numbers and equations through the camera and eventually reach a certain result out of it. “We put a lot of effort on the software so that when the robot gets stuck with the equations, it could move back a little instead of standing there still,” said Bae. He explained that Team Linker has prepared for the competition for 3 months and it took about one month to create the robot. “ Software of the robot took longer for us because it was more important than the hardware.” "It has been a privilege for us to participate in the competition." I – Robot After studying one more year to retake the college entrance examination, Bae found his interests in creating robots. “One of my childhood dream was to create a robot on my own,” recalled Bae. He explained that Department of Robot Engineering would be a perfect fit for those not interested in particular field of study. Since robotics requires knowledge from diverse fields, students are able to acquire engineering skills that could be applied in any type of studies. “We learn about diverse types of integrated studies and then move on focus on a certain field that catches your attention. For me, it was image recognition. I gained more interest after studying it during the competition,” said Bae. Bae wishes to create robots similar to Jarvis. In the future, Bae wishes to study more about the robots and image recognition in graduate school. “I see a lot of possibilities from the robots in that we could have a better future with them,” commented Bae. He wishes to create a home robot that would be able to handle useful tasks like Jarvis from Iron man. Bright future seems to lie in front of the winners of Robofest Vision Centric Challenge. Kim Seung-jun nzdave94@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Youn-soo

2017-06 27

[Student]Graduation Postponement and Employment Rate

The employment rate in South Korea is marking its lowest every year. The young generation is going through the so called 'Giving Up Syndrome', meaning that in order to lead an employed, sustainable life, one has to give up several factors- love, marriage, children, one's own house, relationships, and more. To find out more about job opportunities, college students are postponing their graduation. However, graduation postponement incurs shortage of faulty members per student and a lower school appraisal in accordance with student employment rate. To ascertain the correlation between graduation postponement and the employment rate, Ph.D. students of the Department of Education at Hanyang University's Graduate School, Lee Jeon-e, Yu Ji-hyeon, and Kang Young-min, have researched and grabbed their award at the symposium held by KEIS (Korea Employment Information System). News H met Yu and Kang for an analytical insight into their research. Changes in perception Graduation postponement is a term that differs from a leave of absence, meaning delaying the date of graduation after fulfilling all the graduation requirements. In the beginning of this policy’s application, a number of universities disfavored those in need of graduation postponement. “Students who need to graduate and get a job are in deep trouble nowadays due to the low employment rate and limited job openings. Since they don’t want to be idle and unemployed for years, they delay their graduation and search for jobs while retaining the sense of belonging to the school,” said Yu. However, considering these students’ circumstances, the government decided to advise universities to provide better services for students in need of postponement. Kang (left) and Yu (right) explain how graduation postponement affects the employment rate positively, using the GOMS data. Using the GOMS (Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey), graduation postponement is positively affecting the employment rate of university students. However, doing nothing during the delay would mean nothing. “It is imperative for these students to get involved in work experience like internships and professional consultations. Also, universities should run a career development center and its diversified services efficiently,” advised Kang. Both Yu and Kang referred to the case of Hanyang University as an exemplary case, considering its efforts and financial support for the Career Development Center. (To see more, click here.) Yu and Kang both suggest all colleges to run programs that can help students be employed while granting them credits. “We do worry that the concept of the university is changing- from the academic hub to an employment preparation center. However, the status quo of South Korea is extremely unstable that without such occupational preparations, the young generation can’t properly get a job,” emphasized Yu. Hopes for the Korean education system The selection of the thesis topic contributed to the winning of the KEIS Symposium. “Graduation postponement became a momentous issue for the young generation and the GOMS data have been established in 2014 separately from the leave of absence. This shows the facet of Korea’s reality,” said Kang. Being aware of the seriousness in the Korean education system and its effects on the employment rate, Yu and Kang both expressed their willingness to change the education system. The KEIS Symposium is held every year to prosper the research within the utilization of their employment data. (Photo courtesy of KEIS) Although they are walking down a similar lane, Yu and Kang have chosen different paths. In the case of Kang, she had always been interested in education itself and graduated from the Department of Educational Engineering and went to the graduate school of the same major. “As my perspective of viewing education broadened from micro to macro, my desire to research more on education was augmented,” said Kang. Now, she is working at the National Institute of Lifelong Education, working specifically on adult education. Yu, however, graduated from the Department of English Education and worked for a textbook production company. Inquiring the reasons behind the low quality of South Korean textbooks that students no longer utilize, she decided to enter graduate school at a late age. “Even though Kang and I have had different experiences, we cooperated to produce an intricate paper on a career-developing education in the hope of becoming helpful education researchers,” said Yu. Kang and Yu both dream of becoming researchers that can influence the Korean education system. Collecting preceding research papers and distinguishing the results in intricate ways to verify the correlation between graduation delay and employment was hard work. But with the help of their professor Park Ju-ho and his amendments, they were able to successfully end the journey. “We are not recommending students to delay their graduation just because our research proves a positive correlation. Making use of career development programs and multi-major policies of universities would be the most beneficial direction that we can suggest,” said Yu and Kang. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Moon Ha-na

2017-06 26

[Student]Run, Train, and Box!

With loud cheers from the audience, support from friends and family, nervous excitement throughout the body, and the tense atmosphere on the ring, the match was heated to its maximum and both players were growling with fierce spirit. An avid boxer, Kim Dong-woo (Department of Applied Physics, ERICA Campus, 4th year) has won his way up the tournament of 2017 Rookie Championship match hosted by Korea Boxing Federation and grabbed the champion’s trophy at last. Clenching his teeth and enduring extreme daily training, Kim shared his story as a newly rising champion. Spotlight on the ring “I remember the fatal blow that knocked my opponent down. I might have lost the match had it not been for that K.O.” reminisced Kim. It was at the last moment of his semi-final match that he struck a weighty blow and reeled his opponent backwards, after which Kim forcefully gave a succession of blows that finally knocked him down. “That was my favorite part of the match,” commented Kim. "My strength is throwing heavy punches." For the championship, Kim had a total of three matches at intervals within a couple of weeks. His quarter-final match was an unearned win, his semi-final a memorable win, and his final match the victorious one. After his semi-final, Kim had an injury on his left-hand ligament, which could have posed him a disadvantage. Fortunately, however, there was a one week delay for the final match and Kim gained an extra week until he healed. When Kim first steps on the ring, he naturally feels extreme nervousness sweeping over him. However, he manages to stay calm and hide that uneasiness by lightly running on the edges of the ring. “I need to show my opponent that I’m not nervous and that I’m confident. That’s the key to overcoming your nervousness.” Dramatically, Kim's opponent for the final match was his close friend who trained and prepared for this championship together. “I expected to see him at last, assuming that I would make it to the final match. We both trained really hard, so if we didn’t meet at the last match, it would mean one of us has been defeated, which is enervating,” remarked Kim. To both players, the final match was made more meaningful because they both made it to that round. "I can't stop training, because I can't get rid of the thought that my enemies are training harder." How it all began Kim first started boxing as a hobby as an attempt to lose weight after gaining a lot during exam weeks. As an uninterested starter, he never imagined becoming a boxing champion of Korea one day. After one year of training, Kim acquired his pro-boxer license and found himself completely befallen for boxing. Currently, as a senior at university, Kim is also concerned about his academics. He is facing the dilemma of either dedicating his life to boxing or going to a graduate school of physical education, only to pursue a career related to boxing. As for now, Kim's passion is directed toward boxing and he is doing what he enjoys at the moment. “I know I should care more and focus on my career at this point but I love boxing so much that I can’t stop training for it.” After his victory at the championship, he felt rewarded for all his hard work and was determined that his road to becoming the champion of Korea was further paved. Despite his family’s concerns and disapprovals, he has only reaped positive outcomes and is driven further by his growing passion for boxing. "I will not fail anyone who support me." "My ultimate goal is to become the champion of Korea." Jeon Chae-yun chaeyun111@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Sang-yeon

2017-06 20

[Student]Pianist and Songwriter, Bamhaneul

One might have felt the wanting to listen to something calm and soothing, but also desired for a much modern type of music. Kim Ha-neul (Department of Piano, 2nd yr), stage name ‘Bamhaneul (night sky in Korean)’, is a rising star piano player and songwriter of indi music duo group Mozaroot. Recently on May 24th, Kim released his first single, ‘Seounhae (sad and hurt)’ with his singer partner Hanseul. Mozaroot and their fresh acoustic music The group name Mozaroot is the combination of the words Moja (hat in Korean) and Root, sounding similar to the famous performer and composer Mozart. “It means our music is unpredictable, just like the magic hat from which anything can come out. Basically, our team focuses on the reinterpretation of acoustics led only by piano and vocals,” Kim explained. Kim's stage name, Bamhaneul was created by merging his name and his first written song about his first love, 'After ten nights' sleep', when he was 19. "We have made a moderate success, and even though this is my first single album I feel that I have completed a team project," Kim added. “The song, ‘Seounhae’ was written when I was 20-year-old. At first I thought I would get to sing the song myself, but since I worked with my partner singer Hanseul, I changed the keys to a much higher version," Kim revealed. He additionally altered the melody that suited her more and also changed the lyrics to become more feminine. Kim explaining the meaning of his group name Mozaroot. "I first met Hanseul when I was recommended to became the part of Juice Media, an entertainment management company. Her voice had a taste of a fairy tale, because she is interested in musicals, and my music had a classical feel. That's how we got together as a team, because our music fitted nicely." Kim became the member of Juice Media when he took his leave of absence and taught piano lessons for students in need. “I met the head of Juice Media there who was working as a composing instructor, and that is how I was suggested to work there.” Kim said. A multiplayer of music Since Kim is the piano player and the songwriter of the group, he spends most of his day in front of the piano. "I first start with the title of the song when I compose it, and select the lyrics that I really want to put in the song. Then I move on step by step to build up the melody of the beginning and the middle of the song, the verse, and the chorus, " Kim explained. Kim with his music sheets. The sheets contain melody and lyrics for 'Seounhae'. When writing a song, Kim sets the beat according to his intended connotation, chooses appropriate chords of major or minor, such as C major and D major, and then adds on notes and rhythms. The ups and downs of his song depend on the mood and emotions, for example, high notes for tense mood and low notes for calm mood. When the lyrics contain negative words, he prefers major chords, and for positive ones, major chords. According to Kim, the songwriter's personality is reflected in his or her songs. "Because I like playing around with my friends, there are some puns, sarcastic and black humor in my songs. The name of one of those songs is ‘니 얼굴 실화냐 (I can't believe the state of your face)', " Kim chuckled. "I also like to make my songs difficult to translate in English. I believe Korean is the language which has the power to express something well," he added. Meaningful dreams of a promising music artist Kim not only works as a member of Mozaroot, but is a popular facebook page owner posting his songs, covers, and rearrangement of original pieces. He has 20 unreleased songs and wishes to compete in the Yoo Jae-ha Music Concours, a song writing and performance competition for discovering new and talented artists, in his near future. Kim singing and playing piano at his concert. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Recently, Kim donated all of the profits earned in his personal recital and his extra money for victims enforced to work as comfort women by the Japanese military during WW2. “I think music is for expressing some things that are difficult to say in words. Due to my belief that the incident that the victims had to handle was one of the saddest events in Korean history that words cannot express, I decided to donate the earnings and planning to donate more to help people in the future.” Kim said. “I want to make a masterpiece of a song, even though I don't exactly get what it is yet. I don't want to make my song to be heard like one gulps down an 'instant food', but create it so that it can give the listener different feelings each time it is heard. Say, my idea of a successful career as a songwriter would be if my song is played in my funeral, and every person there recognize it. However most of all, I belive continuous effort is the road to success.” Kim grinned. Kim aspires to become a songwriter and compose music that recurs again and again in people's memory. Click here to visit Mozaroot's facebook page. Jang Soo-hyun luxkari@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Moon Ha-na

2017-06 12

[Student]A Woman Who Ran in Desert for Charity

‘Charity run or donation through sports’ is one of the emerging trends to financially support people who are in need of help. In Korea as well, there are increasing number of people choose to express their passion as a way to raise money for donation. One of the best examples was found among Hanyang University (HYU) students, Kim Chae-wool (Industrial Information Studies, 2nd year). From last April 30th to May 6th, Kim participated in Sahara Desert Marathon and succeeded in fundraising over 7 million won (approximately 7 thousand dollars) which was donated to Korea’s first and only children rehabilitation hospital. Message of Hope Witnessed in The Ironman Triathlon Sahara Desert Marathon is known as one of the four toughest marathon on earth. (Other three include the Gobi March in China/Mongolia, the Atacama Crossing in Chile and The Last Desert in Antarctica. This year due to the IS, it was held in the Namib Desert.) Participants, or runners have to run total 250km for six nights and seven days without any external support except for water and sleeping bag at nighttime. Other essential equipment have to be carried in personal bag packs which usually weigh up to 11 to 12kg. A lot of people surrounding Kim, her parents and friends worried of her application for this extremely challenging marathon. However, Kim simply had to do as she planned because she had a goal in her mind. The biggest motivation for Kim's challenge was from the sign of strong love and hope she saw in the Ironman Triathlon. One of the main events that motivated her to participate in this marathon traces its date back to 2015 when she volunteered as a staff in a Korean Ironman triathlon. In a sports competition where a participant has to swim, ride a bicycle, and run a marathon without a break, Kim witnessed a father on the race with his son suffering of a rare disease. “I felt like a hammer just smashed right in my head,” reminisced Kim. What Kim witnessed was a lively scene of a man running with his son in a sports competition which is even hard for a runner on his or her own could complete. “Even after the race, I wasn’t able to forget what I saw, and decided I would also be the one who can give hope to such disabled young children through my own challenge,” said Kim. Her first grand step was to participate in an Ironman triathlon herself. In the same competition where she witnessed the father and the son, she ran with the goal to donate all the participation fee for disabled children. After preparing for about a year, she could finish the cousrse and make her first donation. “But then, I thought, why stop here? there must be better ways to help more children who needs support,” said Kim. Kim posing in front of the fininshing line of the marathon. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Even on a Tight Schedule as a Working Student That idea was the start of the whole plan to run the marathon. In the following year, she encountered desert marathon via Youtube and thought it was the perfect one for fundraising. “Even if it’s little, I wanted my fundraising plan and challenge could raise more awareness of lack of child rehabilitation hospital in Korea,” explained Kim. Kim was the youngest participant out of all 110 runners from all over the world. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Of course, preparing for a desert marathon required more training for Kim and she started to work out day and night even on her tight schedule as a working student. “Before going to work, I went to swimming centers in the early mornings and during lunch breaks at work, I often skipped my meal and went for a run in a park in front of my office. It was actually really tough because I had to go to school after getting off from the work as well,” remembered Kim. Even without a personal trainer or any other professional help, she continued to push herself to a harder training. For a fundraising, Kim utilized her personal blog which she used to post her workout journeys. On her blog, she explained in a detail why she planned this donation project from the beginning to what contest she is participating. Rewards included hand-written letters on a back of a picture she took herself in the desert. As a result, more than 160 people, including Kim’s acquaintances supported the crowdfunding which amounted up to 7 million won in total. On the middle of the Hot Namib Desert Kim walking in the middle of the Namib Desert. As a nickname of the desert marathon can easily tell, Kim did encountered hardships during her seven days race. On the last course of the race, which is called a ‘long day’, participants had to run about last 80km out of the whole 250km. “The last day was the hardest, not only because of the length of the course, but also because of the pain in my knees,” said Kim. Even before coming to Namib, her knees were in a severe condition due to some hard core trainings. “I really wanted to give up because of the extreme pain but I could not give up because of all the supports I have received,” said Kim. After taking proper medication, with strongly clenched fists, she started to run back on track and was able to successfully finish the course on time. Kim’s first desert marathon race was over, but she is now preparing for her bigger plans, to run rest of the three marathons before she graduates. “I really hope better perception of donation could be spread in Korea. It is not a hard or difficult thing to do, only what people need is courage. Also, through sports donation, people can be healthy while helping people so I wish more people would give it a try,” said Kim. A bigger vision of Kim is now to run rest of the three desert marathons. (Photo courtesy of Kim.) Yun Ji-hyun uni27@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-05 22

[Student]Writing Songs of Memory

“Under the deep ocean, hundreds of unbloomed flowers…” starts the song Flower of Truth, composed by Park Soo-jung (Department of Applied Music, 2nd year, ERICA Campus). Believing in the necessity of remembering the MV Sewol tragedy, Park, as a young composer, has been writing songs about Sewol in hopes of reminding people about the incident. Collaborating with the youth musicians supporting organization Sing About Chu, Park recently presented her new tribute song Flower of Truth. She expresses her deep sorrow and regret over the disastrous event through the song. Flower of Truth Commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the MV Sewol incident, Park wrote and dedicated this song to the students and their families, as an attempt to represent the consolation and condolences of the public. The overall mood of the song is dismal and depressing as it tries to reflect the reality surrounding the incident. The underlying message she tried to convey was criticism toward society’s changing perspective of the event which grows more and more nonchalant and negligent. She pointed out the nonsensical attitude of some people, and wrote this song in compensation of those negativities. Flower of Truth criticizes the inappropriate attitute toward Sewol and its victims. “I sometimes see ridiculous remarks by people online such as ‘enough with Sewol,’ ‘I’m tired of hearing about this issue already,’ ‘It's had enough attention’ and so on. It makes me angry to see how cruel and indifferent people are.” By including the line “someone’s pain is someone’s mockery,” Park intended to reproach those who spoke improperly of the Sewol incident. Repeated in the song is the lyrics “make it bloom, make it full bloom,” by which she meant the bloom of flowers in people’s minds, the flower of truth, and never forget what happened. “I was taking a nap on the day of Sewol’s third anniversary, and I had a strange dream. In it, I was drowning in the ocean, which gave me enough fear and pain to wake up terrorized. I will never be able to imagine or understand the students’ awful horrors that they went through that day,” expressed Park. Such vividness solidifed in her mind that the pain and terror of the students, not to mention the scars left on their families, should never be overlooked and nor be forgotten. Park and Composition When composing a song, Park gets inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. The little thoughts and ideas that pass by her mind or the objects she sees develop into lyrics and melodies. For Flower of Truth, she found the melody after a shower. As a music major, she has written many songs, the most representative one being The World, dedicated to people who have low self-confidence and many insecurities, to boost their confidence and to shift their minds towards a more positive view of themselves. “I chose to major in composing music because as a high school student, the only joy and hobby I had was playing the guitar and singing along. I was emotionally going through hard times, but I was able to find comfort in music.” As a young composer, Park’s dream is to one day become a composer whose name is synonymous with great music and the music in which people find energy and strength. "I want to compose music that lifts people up." Click to watch Park's Flower of Truth Jeon Chae-yun chaeyun111@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Hye-im

2017-05 01 Important News

[Student]Hanyangian Brothers on the Soccer Field

When players flutter their sweat and passion in the air on a soccer field, the fans watch the direction a ball is heading to with bated breath. The fierce competition, earnest desire for victory, and both psychological and physical pressure are what soccer players must bear on the ground. In Hanyang University, there are two brothers who chose to walk this path- Lee Dong-hee of the Division of Sports and Well-Being and Lee Gun-hee of the Department of Sports Industry. Life of Hanyang soccer players Even though they were brothers grown at same home, their beginnings of soccer life were different. Dong-hee: I began playing soccer in my first year at elementary school. My father, who had a dream of becoming an athlete in his early age, suggested me to do so. From then, I lived with my coaches or my teammates, only to practice soccer. Gun-hee: My start was a bit different, because I had no interests in sports. When I was in my sixth grade at elementary school, I just became a goalkeeper for no reason. When I found out that I was a fast runner, I became an offense, and I began to grow my dream as a soccer player. Dong-hee: I went to a high school located in the rural area, so it was hard to be recognized by the coaches in Seoul. I had lucky opportunities to play against Hanyang University during my high school years for three times. This way, I could be scouted by my coach and come to HYU. I hope more opportunities will come to players at rural areas, because many of them have skills and efforts that deserve chances. Gun-hee: Unlike my older brother, I went to a high school in Seoul, and got accepted to Hanyang University. I thought that HYU would be a great home for me, because my brother is there and, also because of its environment. The coaches are nice and the facilities are considerate of players. I am blissful about my soccer life at HYU, except for my brother’s high temper. (laugh) Dong-hee: Just like Gun-hee said, the coach always tries to solicitude us, considering our conditions, schedules, and needs. As a sub-captain of a team, I have burdens that I have to encourage and criticize teammates at the same time. Also, managing soccer schedules and school education is another nuisance for us. Lee Dong-hee (left) and Lee Gun-hee (right) are talking about their soccer life. One year is a long run for Hanyangian soccer players. From February, Hanyang team participates in the Spring Soccer League, and the U-League (University League), until September. Also, between June and August, players compete against 16 other teams at the National Sports Festival. When most of the leagues are over, Hanyang soccer team leaves for the off-season training during the winter to constantly fit in shape. The Lee brothers on the field Both brothers take great responsibilities on the soccer field. The older brother Dong-hee is a midfielder and Gun-hee is a front-line offense. Despite the great pressure they must bear, Dong-hee is now a sub-captain and Gun-hee has already scored multi-goals at the U-league. Q. What are some aspects of each other that you want to take after? Dong-hee: My brother Gun-hee is sincere on the field. Before playing games, be manages his mental conditions and is able to calmly score at games. Gun-hee: Dong-hee embodies great fundamental skills and fitness. Even though I try to be calm when faced with the goalpost, it is still hard for me to take care of my health conditions. I am affected by the time when I play soccer, but Dong-hee is consistently good during the game, whether it is morning or evening. Q. What are your ultimate goals? Dong-hee: I want to enter a K-League (Korean League) team in South Korea. Also, I wish to wear a Tae-guk mark (South Korean Flag) on my uniform and represent my country with my brother. Fame is not what I desire, but long-lasting soccer life. Thus, I will always confront soccer earnestly, also to satisfy my grateful coach who trusts me. Gun-hee: I want to become a memorable player in the end. My favorite soccer player is Lewandowski of FC Bayern. Just like him, I want to be the best offense who results in constant scores. The two passionate brothers stand as the bright future of HYU. Parents of the Lee brothers are very proud of their sons, but try not to root for them intensely. They lower their sons’ conceit, if they have to. Under such wise parents, the Lee brothers are always immersed into soccer and practicing. “When I visited Germany from HYU, I realized that general environments such as facilities, coaches, and self-pride are different from Korea. I wish our country will someday provide such comforts and considerations for all our players,” said Lee. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Moon Ha-na