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2018-07 09

[Student]A Step Toward Resolving Past Mistakes (2)

A briefing session on the retrial regarding a teenage boy who was arrested for violating an emergency measure in 1976, was held by the Hanyang University Legal Clinic on June 1st on the 2nd floor of Law Building II. Four students participated, all of whom are sophomores of the School of Law: Jung Ji-won, Lee Hye-lin, Lee Sun-young and Lim Jun-seong. Sophomore students of the School of Law are taking turns presenting details of the case in a briefing session held on June 1st, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lee Hye-lin) An emergency measure is the right afforded to the president that was issued in 1972 as part of Article 53 of the Yushin Constitution. At the time, President Park Jung-hee had the authority to put a ban on citizens’ constitutional rights by enacting an emergency measure. The 9th emergency measure was one of the very core clauses of the act that helped to limit people’s freedom to act. As an example, citizens were banned from any actions that opposed, distorted, or slandered the constitutional law of South Korea, and also restricted them from claiming reformation or abolition of the law. The standards for the “unlawful conduct” implied here were very vague, and it was thus exhaustively used against the people of Korea. It all started in the year 1975, when the undertrial had graduated high school and was studying to retake the college entrance exam. In 1976, the victim was drunk when he criticized the dictatorship of President Park’s administration. The boy was then taken by police officers in Daegu who did not even have an arrest warrant, and was brutally tortured. He was declared guilty during the first trial. As a teenager at the time, he was later sent to juvenile court and received the juvenile adjudication in his second trial. The victim was released a year later. In 2013, other victims who had received criminal penalties because of the emergency measure were declared innocent after the statute was proven to be against the constitution by the constitutional court. The core of this case, however is that the undertrial was charged according to juvenile law at the time, which makes the victim unable to receive a retrial. Retrial can only occur when one has been convicted, not dispatched to the juvenile court, as he was in this particular case. As a consequence of the failure of the retrial, demands for national compensation are currently ongoing through the efforts of his attorney, but so far they have lost the first trial. Since there are no more ways to help the victim according to current code of criminal procedure, they plan on executing constitutional petitions. “I signed up for the legal clinic program because I wanted to make practical use of the knowledge I acquired at school. I met professor Park Sun-ah (School of Law) who is especially interested in public interest litigation, which is how I learned about and got to participate in this case. I have heard stories about many people that still live in pain caused by our nation’s history, and I thought it would be meaningful if I used my studies to help out,” said Seonyeong Lee. Students that took charge of this case spoke about the ripple effects it will have on society if this case succeeds in protecting the undertrial’s rights. They claimed that it will be practical help to the victims if the judiciary officially admits the nation’s blunder, and it could prevent similar cases from taking place in the future. On social terms, they said that such opportunity will give us as citizens the chance to reflect on our nation’s history. Professor Park Sun-ah (School of Law) and her students in Legal Clinics course next to a banner that reads “The Boy’s Tears: a case demanding a retrial regarding the boy that violated an emergency measure.” (Photo courtesy of Lee Hye-lin) Students went on to say that for ordinary citizens who lack specialized knowledge in the field of law, expressing concerns about issues in society and sending authentic sympathy to the victims are the best way they can contribute. The vitalization of national petitions today is a very good example of the power of citizens' sympathy. Aside from the endeavors of the attorney and the persons directly involved, encouraging social atmosphere, an active civil society, a righteous judiciary, and aconscientious media are all crucial factors to successfully settling social issues. Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr

2018-06 22

[Student]Singer, Student, and Star

Many of us have tuned in for Mnet’s Super Star K for several years now. One competitor on Super Star K 4 (2012) who made it to the top 12 chose to attend Hanyang University and is now preparing to graduate. News H met Lee Ji Hye (Applied Music, 4th year) on a sunny summer afternoon at an aesthetic café in front of ERICA campus. Lee, on June 20th. She was just like any other Hanyang student, happy for her semester to finally be over. Lee was 17 when she auditioned for Super Star K, and this was her first audition ever. Lee loved music, especially playing musical instruments such as classical piano and Cello. She also loved singing from a young age, but the dream of becoming a singer did not seem like an option for her due to her parents’ disapproval. Nevertheless, Lee stepped up and participated in the audition program, wanting to see how good she was. Lee definitely made a positive impression on the public with her singing. However, there were rumors and hateful comments as well - a harsh thing for a 17-year-old student to handle. “I have still never watched a single episode of the show. But I was able to get through the hard times with my mother’s support and her positivity. We used to laugh at the comments because while they were all very mean, they also praised my singing,” smiled Lee. Through the experience, she believes she has gotten stronger and more careful about talking about celebrities or even friends on the topic of unidentified rumors. Despite the harsh criticism she has received, Lee is thankful for the experience she had, especially the Super Star K Concert in Olympic Park, which was attended by an audience of several thousand people. The high school student grew up to become a mature artist and student at Hanyang who writes her own lyrics. Lee is now officially listed as a songwriter after her recent digital single, "No Spring After All" (2017). The emotional, sorrowful lyrics are partly based on her experiences during college, especially the lessons she learned through break-ups, she had through break-ups. Lee mentioned that “the hardest part while writing a song was to confine my thoughts into a fixed melody. I didn’t want to write lyrics like all the other love songs out there; I wanted to put my feelings and thoughts into it, but it felt like it would be hard for the public to really understand it if I only told it with my own words. Finding the right balance between the two was difficult.” Lee performing on stage. She emphasizes the importance of lyrics and the delivery of emotion through them. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Like the song "No Spring After All" (2017), most of Lee’s songs are ballads. Lee commented that her voice and tone fit with emotional lines, but she has recently started listening to rock music and happy songs as part of an effort to ‘"not be too sad." Lee strives to grow as an artist. She tries especially hard to deliver emotion and sensations through her songs. Now preparing for the upcoming graduation show this October, she is looking forward to being able to impact more and more audiences in the future. Kim So-yun dash070@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-06 19

[Student]The Washington Center (TWC) Internship Program

As the school's nickname “Engine of Korea” suggests, Hanyang University (HYU) offers many programs for outgoing students to build sophisticated skills for independent thinking and to foster knowledge and wisdom through extensive experiences. The Washington Center (TWC) Internship Program is one of the school's programs which provides students with the opportunity to work as interns at desired organizations all located in Washington D.C. The center itself was created in 1975 for the purpose of connecting students and helping them to translate college majors into career paths. It is a unique program in the sense that it is available not only to Korean students but also to those from all around the world, allowing students the chance to work in a real international environment. Lim Gi-hwan (Department of Financial Management, 4th year) and Shin Jae-ah (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) are two students who took part in the TWC program in January 2017 and January 2018. Lim Gi-hwan (Department of Financial Management, 4th year) took part in The Washington Center program in 2017 and 2018. “I actually didn't know about TWC until I got a message from the school. Being able to work in the capital seemed really attractive and that's what got me to apply for the program," said Lim. Shin on the other hand, was well aware of the program since her freshman year, and applied as soon as she became a junior. "It seemed like a great opportunity to build some practical experience in the States, which I'd never been to before.” The whole process was harder than they had first anticipated. After successfully applying to the TWC program, it is entirely up to the students to apply for the final internship interview. Fortunately, the center guides them through each step and tries to match them with organizations that best matches their major, goals, skills, and most important of all, field of interest. There is also no limitation on the number of organizations one can apply for. Lim was able to work at the Department of Small and Local Development, which is a governmental organization that deals with small and medium-sized enterprises. Shin also worked at a governmental organization called the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), dealing with SNS analysis, annual reports on civic engagement, and content creation. Shin Jae-ah (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) at AASCU in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Shin) When asked about some of the hardships faced while working in the States, Lim said “I wasn't really fluent in English, so in the beginning I had some difficulties at work. So I would bring a recorder with me to work and record everything my boss or my colleagues would say, so I could replay it afterwards and practice my English.” Shin reflected on some of the moments of culture shock she had, ranging from different ways of housekeeping to living in relatively "unsafe" residential area due to recent shootings. However, Lim and Shin both emphasized how their lives in the States were enriching thanks to highly accessible and abundant museums, galleries, and academic seminars. “I used to live a very work-oriented life in Korea. After living in the States, I've learned to relax and really enjoy every moment of my life," said Shin. “After completing the program and having lived with roommates from different countries for a few months, I was able to get rid of some of the cultural prejudices I had held before working in the States," said Lim. Shin agreed that despite having lived overseas during her childhood, she realized that she was still culturally biased and was able to learn how to become more understanding of others. "It's not worth judging others. I learned to use my time on other things that are more valuable to me," said Shin. Shin (left) and Lim (right) during the interview on June 15th, 2018. Lim, graduating this semester, will be working at Hyundai Motors, while Shin will continue to complete her junior year. Both strongly recommended the program as it has helped them gain not only the experience of working overseas, but also other valuable life lessons. "I strongly encourage students to just give it a try as there's nothing to lose. It may not be the ideal work experience you've envisioned but it's important to keep in mind the possibility of finding value outside of work as well," said Lim. Shin added, "There are many students who want to work as interns overseas just because it sounds cool, but don't get too caught up in that and focus on what kind of work you really want to do. That will truly allow you to develop yourself as a person and help you grasp a clearer idea of your future path.” Park Joo-hyun julia1114@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-06 04

[Student]Beyond A Business

An art exhibition took place in the Business Administration building, starting from the 25th until the 28th of May. The exhibition was held by three students: Lee Jae-gi (Financial Management, '14), Lee Sang-Ah (Business, '16) and Ong Uk-man (Business, ‘15), who first met each other at the Hanyang New Business Development Lab. While sharing their interests in art, the three students were able to meet the goal of expanding the start-up company Picto Sales. An art exhibition was held at the Business School building from the 25th until the 28th of May, by the start-up company Picto Sales. The Hanyang Business School has established the Hanyang Biz-Lab in the form of a holding company, and has registered as an institution for field-experience by providing internship opportunities to Hanyang students. It consists of seven departments, including the New Business Development Lab (New-Biz Lab), which mainly focuses on providing support to the participating students establishing a start-up company. It was through this program that the three students were able to meet and share their ideas about the expansion of the newly started Picto Sales company. Being the third management class of the Business School’s New-Biz program, the three students have been able to further expand the Picto Sales business portfolio, which was first conceived by the second generation. The company has the chief goal of providing a transmission platform for little known artists and potential consumers who are willing to purchase low-priced works of art. By displaying artworks of unfamed authors at a relatively low price, Picto Sales tries to benefit both the artists and consumers. Lee Jae-gi (right), the team leader, was responsible for external cooperation, such as meeting and contacting the artists and galleries. Lee Sang-ah (left) had the main role of design and promotion. Although it has the form of a start-up company, Picto Sales prioritizes meeting its corporate social responsibilities over making profits. This was due the agreement of the three students to focus on providing a steady platform where artists can share their artistic creations rather than to simply sell artwork and make profit for the company. While most transmission businesses in the art industry take half of the profit from sales, Picto Sales takes only around 30 percent. Thus, while providing a platform where amateur artists can share their artwork, the company also remits a higher portion of profit to them. Prior to the current exhibition, Picto Sales has already managed to display two exhibitions outside of campus. The first exhibition was held from the 30th of April until the 11th of May at a gallery café located in Hongdae, whereas the second was held at the Kangdong Community Center from May 23rd to the 26th. Lee was careful when selecting the locations for the two exhibitions. The accessibility, parking space, and levels of collaboration were all taken into consideration. Additionally, low rental payments were a priority, as Picto Sales does not have a high budget. Although the rental fees of gallery cafés are known to be high, Lee was able to rent the location without any costs by promoting their actions of providing artistic opportunities to unfamed artists. The pamplets of the two previous exhibitions held by Picto Sales, which were designed by Lee herself. (Photo Courtesy of Picto Sales) Despite their successful exhibitions, there were hardships that Picto Sales had to overcome. The tight budget of the company resulted in the students starting from scratch. They visited over 30 places in order to find an adequate location for the exhibition, and even once the location was arranged, they had to carry the works of art to the exhibition locations themselves. The vacuum of an art major among the members was another difficulty, as they also had to learn how to deal with artwork. “Despite all three of us sharing a great interest in art, there was more for us to learn when dealing with artwork. It was through this experience that I first learned how to attach backing-paper when handling oriental paintings in order to prevent them from wrinkling,” mentioned Lee. While overcoming such hardships, the gratitude they received from the artists whose work they were displaying motivated them the most. The platform that Picto Sales is trying to construct is a wonderful opportunity for them. Aside from the gratitude received by the artists, the high enthusiasm that consumers showed towards the exhibitions was another factor that inspired the members of Picto Sales. According to Lee, despite how hard preparing the exhibition was, once they saw people finding the exhibition and showing interest towards the displayed work, their fatigue lightened. Lee mentioned how he was uaware that the purchase of domestic artwork with a foreign credit card was illegal. Having success with three exhibitions, two outside and one within campus, Picto Sales is now planning their fourth and the last exhibition in June. The three students, being the third generation of the New-Biz Lab, are now ready to pass their company to the fourth generation as their internship ends this semester. Although, it is up to the succeeding generation whether they will enlarge Picto Sales or start a new business, the three students have shown their hopes towards the further expansion of the company. While showing their concerns toward the succeeding generation having passion for art and the promotion of amateur artists, they did not forget to share their advice. "Managing a start-up company requires high levels of preparation. Although it is important to be ready in various aspects, being prepared in legal issues would especially help one to manage his or her business and to spread their passion.” Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-04 16

[Student]A Lion in the Sky

As of February 2018, there are more than 30 countries worldwide depending on nuclear power, with about 510 reactors and 160 currently in development. Moreover, there are five remaining Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) in the world. Despite the huge amount of electricity that nuclear reactors generate, the world is heading towards nonproliferation and inhibition of further development due to various security and health issues that could potentially affect everyone on the planet. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology's (KAIST's) Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) offers a scholarship to a limited number of excellent students in Korea, and Jung Yu-jin (Political Science and International Studies, Master’s program) was the first Hanyangian to be nominated in its three-year history. News H met Jung on a lovely spring afternoon. Nuclear nonproliferation One of the main agendas in the quest for international security is nuclear proliferation, due to the terrorizing destructiveness of the weapon. Although it is left in the hands of international relations professionals, many social science students face a psychological barrier when dealing with the technical aspect of the nuclear energy. Understanding the highly complicated process of nuclear division and the fundamentals of weaponizing it or using it as a power source is somewhat critical, setting a limit for social science students. The same applies for nuclear engineering students too. KAIST, one of the leading science institutes, along with Hanyang University, in Korea, founded the NEREC fellowship program aiming to co-research with social science majors in their master's or doctoral program on the issue of nuclear nonproliferation. Counting its third year in 2018, the research fellows have come from various prestigious schools, while Jung is the first Hanyangian member of the group. Jung submitted a research plan with the focus on international nuclear nonproliferation policies in relation to hegemony (leadership or dominance by one country). “The details of the paper will constantly change in the process,” mentioned Jung. The research fellows will conduct their own research until October, having monthly meetings with their academic advisors. A screen capture of Jung's personal webpage. Her biography and past experiences are well organized. (https://sites.google.com/view/yujinjuliajung/) (Photo courtesy of Jung) International politics as a life career Jung first found her interest in the field when she volunteered at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. “I was a third year Policy Studies student, who only knew that this summit was internationally significant but nothing else,” smiled Jung. By having the chance to closely observe the decision making and conference process, her academic interest in nuclear policies grew. This led her to join the Work English Study Travel (WEST) program to work in big organizations that are based in Washington D.C. “When I was working for the Voice of America, I was able to interview and march with the people who support affirmative action. The experience helped me a lot when studying American politics later on,” mentioned Jung. As such, she persued her interest in international politics and nuclear policies trying to experience as much as she could. “I decided to study further after such experiences, especially at Hanyang where the faculty is great and I feel comfortable,” emphasized Jung. She also mentioned that watching theories being applied to real life helped her to cultivate her academic imagination and still inspires her so much. Because studying and experiencing international politics is so exciting for Jung, she plans to apply to begin studying for her doctorate degree this year. “I should focus on the research project in NEREC and my graduation paper; then I look forward to working in research facilities in Korea before I set off to the U.S. for my doctorate degree,” planned Jung with sparkling eyes. Kim So-yun dash070@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-03 20

[Student]Two Chinese Goblins

From February 9th to 25th, South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. As the 23rd Winter Olympics were to be held in a country perennially making headlines with their brothers in the North, it caught the special attention of manywho wondered how the country known for its rapid growth and technology would host the international event. Luckily, South Korea’s usage of 1,218 drones and other jaw-dropping performances satisfied the high expectations of global eyes. Out of all the Hanyang Univeristy (HYU) students that participated in the opening performance of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, there were only two Chinese foreign students, Liu Tianyi (刘天艺, Department of Dance) and Chen Tianxiao (陈天笑, Graduate School of Dance), who were nominated to be part of the crew. How It All Began Liu and Chen were not just students with natural talent. Ever since they were little, they attended arts and dance schools where they would train in traditional Chinese dance everyday. Before attending Hanyang’s graduate school, Chen had majored in dance at a Chinese university. By then he was already a renowned dance prodigy, as he had started officially performing from the age of 16. His first and very well-known performance was, in fact, on the opening stage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, right when the Olympic Torch relay arrived in Yangzhou. As a passionate and talented student, he also attended a dance competition held in Korea, where he began his new passion for modern dance, and chose to study in Korea. Liu (left) and Chen (right) As for Liu, she had an exceptional interest in Korea and its culture ever since she was young. She started studying Korean when she was 14 with the help of her many Korean friends in Qingdao. Having studied traditional dance for more than 10 years, she also grew interested in modern dance after watching a performance on television. “The field of modern dance feels quite different as it is of Western origin. I really like how it allows me to use my body creatively, and as Korea is more advanced in this field, and especially since Hanyang University (HYU) is one of the top ranking schools for arts and performances, I decided to apply to this school,” said Liu. Passion for dance When asked how they first started, Chen simply replied that he has always loved dancing, and that he believed dance is the best form of language there can be. However, Liu gave an unexpected answer, saying, “when I was little, I didn’t really have a neck. My mom was worried about my short neck so she made me start dancing and stretching. Luckily, I now have one.” With laughs and jokes aside, Liu also showed her passion for dance, calling it the expression of connection between art and the soul. She emphasized how she wanted to show other students that she was giving her all everyday to get to where she is now, and to also achieve her goals in the future. "I now have a neck!" (Photo courtesy of Liu) With their drive and years of practice, the two dancers really stood out. They were recommended by Professor Son, an influential professor within the department, to perform on the opening stage of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. After months of strictly confidential practices under harsh weather conditions, they successfully performed as Korean traditional goblins alongside the world’s top ranking and renowned Korean dance group. “It wasn’t easy. Pyeongchang was so cold that it took a lot of energy just to stay focused. One of the students was severely injured while practicing and ended up having to take a long break from dancing entirely,” said Liu. Future discourse Already having gained popularity and recognition in the dance field, Chen talked in detail about his dream of becoming a choreographer. “In the future, I want to try fusing Chinese and Korean dance together. It would be interesting to see bits of traditional and modern elements in a performance. In that sense, I want to live in Korea because it’s a more efficient environment.” For Liu, despite her passion for dance, her dream is to become a Chinese-Korean translator. “I love dance, but I love Korea as well. I have been in love with the culture and language ever since I was little, and I’m now thinking about attending graduate school for this next step,” said Liu. Park Joo-hyun julia1114@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-03 19

[Student]Proud Achievements as a Foreigner

On the 1st of February, certificates were given to those on the Dean’s List of Research Records, in the HIT Building. Run by the Industry-University Cooperation Foundation, the research results of graduate school students from January to December were reviewed. Awards were given in three different categories to 12 students in total. Out of these outstanding performers, an international student stood out. Successful research achieved in another country Xing Jiuqiang (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, Integrated Master’s – Doctor’s Program) was a proud Chinese Hanyangian on the Dean’s list, as an outstanding researcher. Hanyang University (HYU) is constantly helping and supporting students to make the best research results as the future leaders of the world, as creative and talented people are required in this fourth industrial revolution era. Out of the many graduate students working and researching day and night, Xing proudly put his name on the list. Xing proudly put his name on the Dean's list. “I am so honored to receive this award, even though I went through such hardships as an international student in HYU,” started off Xing. 2018 is his sixth year in Korea, away from his home country. “I’m still not fluent in Korean and still working in my research. I am very thankful I received such a meaningful award even though I am still working on my research,” said Xing. Xing researched the biological purification of underwater pollutive chemicals using microalgae. As this is his 5th year since 2014, he has continued on his research in great depth. His professor, Jeon Byong-hun (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering), led him to try and study in a range of areas, eventually leading to Xing’s success. “I not only concentrated on chemicals, but also researched on wastewater and other pollutive substances. There are also various types of algae, which gives more chances of different results,” explained Xing. Life of an international student The life of a Chinese student in Korea was tough with a high language barrier. Xing started learning Korean in a language school in Korea, from the very beginning. “I couldn’t even order a single menu item in the cafeteria at first. I had so many difficulties to solve the basic things I needed in life,” reminisced Xing. In an unfamiliar land with an unfamiliar language, he was able to meet a reassuring mentor, Professor Jeon. “I call him my father. He was such a big help to me,” commented Xing. A picture of Xing with his lab members. (Photo courtesy of Xing) Xing started his career in the Bioenergy and Environmental Remediation Laboratory since March of 2014, following Professor Jeon. The professor came as a great help to Xing both emotionally and academically. “Even in my research, there were a lot of things I wouldn’t even have thought of if it weren't for Professor Jeon,” reminisced Xing. Xing’s life is still tough, both as a foreigner and a as graduate school student. “I come to school around 10 in the morning and go back home late at night. I used to be extremely frustrated due to the fallacies in my research. Now, I’m enjoying every single moment,” said Xing. Graduate school research isn’t something everyone can do. Therefore, even for Xing, endless trials and errors were required to proceed with his research. He had to spend weeks to deduct a result he wished. Xing commented that he is now familiar with his work and is enjoying it. Xing is planning to continue on with his research. He still has a lot to do in front of him. “I want to continue my career in molecular organisms. I want to go back to China as a great researcher,” said Xing. His dream motivated him to carry on. He, as an international student in Korea, will again try his best to achieve the best he can. On Jung-yun jessica0818@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myeong

2018-02 04

[Student]Finding Companions in What They Love

Countless Hanyangians are holding on to unique hobbies and interests along with their studies with passion. Some, with this passion, have recruited other Hanyangians with the same interests and have formed unique gatherings, which are differentiated from the preexisting school clubs in the sense that they are less formal and do not require the school’s recognition. News H met with three of these gatherings: HyES, Han-tteok and Hy-beer. Who wants to play games with me? “I actually tried to start this gathering back in 2014 with my passion towards games. I just didn’t have enough executive abilities back then,” Lee Yee-seok started off (Materials Science and Engineering, 3rd grade). However, as he came back from the army, he decided to do it promptly. HYES (formerly known as Ganking, now as Hanyang E-Sports) is a now-newly-starting gathering for people who like and want to learn various games. Already having executives and over 70 members, students are more than passionate. People are already having sudden online get-togethers through ‘League of Legends’, ‘Battle Ground’, and ‘Overwatch’. The students who aren’t so good at games try even harder since they believe that it’s a great chance to improve their skills. Lee still has a lot of dreams he wants to achieve. Lee has the big picture in front of him. He is planning on a competition within the gathering and with other school students. However, solely playing games is not what his is wishing for. “I want to motivate our members to try different games and give constructive feedback to them. Moreover, I want to produce various youtube content with all of our members’ participation,” said Lee. He mentioned he wants to change the misconceptions of students playing games. “We could create a channel on youtube or facebook, so that other people could also be interested in playing games. I’m sure playing games can be very productive,” said Lee. He also mentioned that he would like more students who are willing to play games, as he enjoys teaching his knowledge to others. “I am working on changing the prejudice on gaming. Passion is the only trait required!” Having a tteokbokki mate “I went on a two-month trip to Europe during my summer vacation, and that became a crucial motivation for me to create this gathering,” said Kwon Yi-kyong (Clothing and Textiles, 3rd grade). As she hadn’t been able to eat a lot of Korean food during her stay in Europe, she had tteokbokki (spicy stir-fried rice cake) every day for two weeks after she came back to Korea. “My parents ate tteokbokki with me at first, but they gave up as that was all I was eating for two weeks,” laughed Kwon. However, as she tried to eat tteokbokki alone, she couldn’t eat all of the fried dishes and sundae (Korean stuffed sausage) on her own. Since she felt the need to have a tteokbokki mate, she created a gathering starting with 40 people with the name of ‘Han-tteok’ Han-tteok met once every other week officially, but they had sudden get-togethers very often. “After a semester starts, it’s a great chance to make new friends and eat what they want at the same time!” said Kwon. Currently with around 80 students only within four months, Kwon introduced their unique MT as well. “We went to an MT right after the semester ended. We made four groups to make the best tteokbokki in an hour,” reminisced Kwon. "I find our members whenever I go to eat tteokbokki." She is still working on the management of this gathering. “We don’t have an official activity yet, so we’re having hardships getting to know everyone. I’m planning on making one in the near future,” commented Kwon. She is also thinking of selling tteokbokki in the school festival to better advertise their gathering. “All Hanyangians, including all international students, are welcome anytime!” Beer, there’s more than you think! When people hear the word beer, they tend to only think of it as ‘fried chicken’s best friend.’ However, there is much more you have to know about beer. Lim Sung-ju (Education, 3rd grade), with great interest towards the information of beer, started a gathering named ‘Hy-beer.’ “I actually visited Europe to learn more about beer. I first started meeting up with a couple of friends to visit pubs,” reminisced Lim. However, through coming across various clubs in other schools related to alcohol drinks, Lim decided to start one himself. Starting from the second semester of last year, Hy-beer gave me the chance to learn about different types of beer with any willing Hanyangians. Lim started with a humble mind, thinking about a lot of people who wouldn’t be interested in beer. However, 40 students applied and Lim had to make a sorrowful decision of only recruiting 20 members for better management. One week, he would buy various types of beers and open a small tasting event. The next week, they would visit a fine pub and gradually find their taste between the various types of beer. Through the repetition of these two weeks, Lim found this activity worthwhile. “As we first started this gathering, a lot of the members asked me for recommendations when we visited a pub. As they experienced various beers, they seem like they are finding their own beer,” said Lim. "I like German beer the most. They stick to the basics very well." Lim is now planning on an official recruitment this March. “I am planning to recruit more people then before, so that more people can enjoy these activities,” said Lim. He mentioned that even though he might not know beer like a professional, he is still continuing his studies. “A lot of people have misconceptions on gatherings of alcohol. However, the purpose of this gathering itself is to enjoy the mood, without focusing on the amount of beer. I wish anyone who has interest in beer, even though they can’t drink well, to join our gathering.” On Jung-yun jessica0818@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-01 21

[Student]Melody of Sincerity

"How will you financially be successful in that path?" was the question Park got most frequently after becoming determined that he would become a harmonicist. Since he was a young boy, Park Jong-seong (Department of String and Wind Instruments majoring in Orchestra Conducting, Master’s program) had many opportunities to encounter music and learn various instruments thanks to his pianist mother. The one that enchanted Park the most was not the piano, the violin, or the flute, but the harmonica. Having studied harmonica and composition since high school, Park became a talented harmonicist player and song-writer who is dreaming of becoming a conductor in the future. The thrill of impressive touchingness Park first encountered the harmonica when he was in elementary school. He only considered the instrument as a good hobby and something he could have fun with, until his harmonica teacher suggested him to participate in a harmonica contest held in Japan. Park agreed to the suggestion and ended up receiving the grand prize, which brought his teacher to tears of happiness. “The teacher is someone who is so precious and valuable to me. He is a great person of wonderful personality who was so loving and dedicating. After receiving the grand prize and seeing him crying, I felt like I repaid for all the love I’ve received from him with music. This is when I decided that I would become a harmonicist.” Moreover, lucky for Park, the contest was also a concert for professional harmonica players, the performance which further inspired him to become a harmonicist. Park saw an old Japanese harmonicist who stepped onto the stage with a walking aid due to his weak legs, his harsh breaths clearly audible during his performance. “The sound that man produced was simply mesmerizing. It was so touching that it even made me feel jealous of his professionality. At that moment, my dream became solidified,” reminisced Park. The thrill that vibrated Park’s heart that day was the pivotal event that set his path toward becoming a harmonicist. "For my song composition, the inspiration comes from my daily life." Nonetheless, his decision was not always unchanging. While in high school, he studied music composition because he thought going to a university and majoring in composition would be the most helpful stepping stone for his dream since there is no school in Korea that has harmonica as a major,. Park realized that the history of harmonica is relatively very short and there are not many songs written for harmonica. Such bitterness urged him to become a composer for harmonica music. Park almost majored in composition in one school had it not been for another school which announced that they accept any applicants of string and wind instruments. Even though majoring in the harmonica was unheard of and unprecedented, his skill allowed Park to become the first one. Park proved his skill by collecting about 10 prizes from various contests. The most memorable one of all was the pivotal contest in Japan and some others include the Asian Pacific Harmonica Contest held in China, in which Park got the first prize in three different sections and the world’s harmonica contest in Germany. Park likes to perform his own songs in the contest because he wants to express himself through the song he composed, which he believes could best convey his color and feeling. The song he feels the strongest attachment is called ‘Run Again,’ which Park composed after his mother passed away. Park was going through a great emotional slump and could not prepare for the contest. However, he suddenly encouraged himself and brushed off the dust. This song won him a grand prize! A clip of Park's performance For myself, and for the harmonica “If I have to choose one thing to do for the rest of my life, I thought it would be the harmonica because it’s what makes me happy.” The instrument is charming to Park in its smoothness in playing. “Just with the breaths I’m taking right now, the harmonica can be played. Unlike other instruments where you have to use energy or some power, the harmonica can be played very naturally.” This is what enables Park to express and convey his emotions through his songs, as the sound comes from his natural breaths. “There is one thing I want to change about the instrument. It is the fixed idea people normally have with the harmonica. Unless they see me performing, people tend to underestimate the sound the instrument can produce. I want to change such a simple understanding about the harmonica by becoming a better player who can produce greater music.” Just as Park wanted to study music composition to compose songs for the harmonica, he wanted to study orchestra because he wants to become a better harmonica player. He was seeking further studies above composition that would guide him to enhance his skills as a player and came across the idea of studying orchestra conducting. After studying conducting at Hanyang with his professor, Park became more ambitious to carry on his studying and move on to the Doctor’s degree. He not only thinks his studying will ultimately help him to become a better player but also found another goal for himself. “I wish to be an orchestra conductor who can also participate in the performance,” envisioned Park. "I will always have fun playing the harmonica and be happy with my performance." Jeon Chae-yun chaeyun111@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-01 14

[Student]Monopolizing the First Place

With the slogan ‘The Engine of Korea,’ Hanyang University (HYU) has been one of the main forces in Korea for technology and engineering domains. Having high recognition of its engineering department and other fields of technology, Hanyang has been cultivating numerous outstanding students who have the potential of becoming the future leader of the fields. In this year’s Technique Examination where five out of about 250 people are selected, four Hanyangians proudly returned with the glorious news of occupying four of the five winners’ places. News H introduces two of the four Hanyangians this week: Jeon Ui-geon (Architectural Engineering, ’12) and Cho Won-dam (Chemical Engineering, 4th year). Hard work pays off, eventually Five out of 250 sure is a fierce competition with a ruthless passing ratio. Jeon prepared for the test for almost four years and Cho for an year, the rough time of which surely paid off. When asked what is the secret of winning the competition, Jeon and Cho both gave humble yet determined answers. “I think it’s all about setting the right direction. I always tried to have the best mindset of a diligent student. No matter what I was doing or where I was, I always had my mind on the materials I was studying. By wholly fixating your mind to studying, you can draw the most out of this simple method. I even dreamed of studying in my sleep. Additionally, I relieved my stress by swimming, which helps you to clear your body and mind,” said Jeon. “For me, the reason I was able to pass the test despite the lack of time in the middle of my school semester was because I put focus on the sample questions when I was studying. By analytically studying the sample questions and figuring out the main scope of the test questions, I think I was able to efficiently prepare for the test and obtain the best result,” revealed Cho. Both Jeon and Cho were in Examination Class in Hayang, where they were funded with dormitory, studying facilities and meals. They both joined study groups to find people whom they can study with and to exchange help. They took mock tests together as a group and shared their knowledge, which turned out to be a great studying method. Both of them showed great appreciation to the group members as they were in the similar situation, which means their circumstances and emotions were highly relatable to each other. The examination is largely divided into four stages, which are carried out over five days. This year’s was Jeon’s fourth and the last test, for which he exceptionally did not have a good feeling for. “To be honest, I thought I’d pass the test every year because I had a good feeling. But this year, I had several ominous happenings such as a cockroach climbing onto my toe or breaking my glasses on the first test day, which never happened in three years. However, to overcome the bad feelings, I screamed ‘a crisis is an opportunity!’ on my scooter,” chuckled Jeon. The day before the final test, in Jeon’s dream, countless shooting stars poured onto his head, which gave him hope. In Cho’s case, once again, it depended on her perspective. “I doubted myself at first because I was so anxious. However, I regarded the test as just another test from my school, which I believe helped me to do better unconsciously. Jeon (left) and Cho (right) are two proud Hanyangians who added honor to the school. 99 percent effort, 1 percent luck Interestingly, both Jeon and Cho said that passing the examination was unexpected, not to mention receiving the top scores. They were more than glad and thankful for the result, and they confessed that they felt a little lucky. The outcome of their efforts is deeply meaningful, as their reasons for taking the test was definite. For Jeon, when he was researching for his career when he was 20 years old, he first came across the Technique Examination. Since he wanted to have a job that would greatly contribute to the interest of the public, he was convinced that he would prepare for the test in the future. On the very day he was discharged from the ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps), he went straight into the Examination Class and started studying. Similarly, Cho took the test because she was inspired by his father who is a dedicated public officer who works devotedly for the country. She realized taking the test would lead her to the most desired path that accorded with her values. There were hard times, as their journey was not an easy task. Jeon felt considerable burden as he doubted himself after failing from his first try. He confessed that overcoming that fear was the hardest thing as nothing was guaranteed for sure. For Cho, who had to attend her first semester’s courses, balancing and managing her studying for both her classes and the Technique Examination was not easy. Due to their relatedness in the contents, she was able to handle both of them at the same time. Now that they have passed the first door toward their dream, their goals have been laid ahead. Jeon wants to be a green architecturer who is well-recognized by his peers. He wants to contribute to Korea’s well-being at large, which is why he decided to take the Technique Examination at the first place. On the other hand, Cho wants to contribute to Korea’s energy field. Since Korea does not produce natural resources, she wants to contribute to stabilization of the country by excluding any turbulence caused by energy shortage. "Don't feel too disappointed and never give up!" Jeon Chae-yun chaeyun111@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju