Kicker: EDITORIAL High Sky and Plump Horses By Da-Hwee Kim, Editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org Autumn is often referred to as "the season when the sky is high and the horses get fat." However, there is another expression that indicates the calling of autumn. It's the "season of reading". During the semester, there will be more days when you are struggling with classes and assignments than days when you find time to relax, unlike during vacation. As a result, the time to read books will naturally decrease. Actually, if you look at the people around you, it seems that there are not that many people who read in their spare time. As an excuse for our busy lives, we tend to neglect reading at a distance. However, in fact, it can be seen that not having time is just an excuse because you can secure time to read books even if you reduce the time you spend on social media. Saying this, do I read a lot of books? Personally, I am the kind of person who loves to read books and tries to stay close to them. Even this summer vacation alone, I read at least one book a week, so I can say that I am not the type to read less. Anyway, the reason why I brought up the story of reading was that I thought about what it would be like to take a tiny break while reading these days when I am so immersed in electronic devices. Of course, there is no reason to read books, and nothing terrible happens if you don't read books. However, if you think about it, there are no elements that will be negative to you by reading a book! Rather, it may be full of things that help enrich your brain and mind! So why don't you try to bring books closer to your life starting today?
Kicker: EDITORIAL Enjoy Your Youth, Live It to the Fullest By Da-Hwee Kim, Editor-in-chief email@example.com Did everyone prepare well for the upcoming final exams? It must feel like it was just yesterday that the midterm exams were over, but after enjoying the school festival and taking classes, you won't believe that the semester is coming to an end like this before you know it. Time seems to flow so fast that I can't catch it even if I really want to. It's a little sad fact, but I don't know if I feel that way more as I get older. Maybe that's why I already have the thought that this summer will pass in the blink of an eye. I think that each of you may or may not have plans, but what I want to say is simple. That is, everyone should fully enjoy their youth. Youth, which only comes once, cannot be valued with money. In addition, we must not forget that there is only one summer of 2023 in a lifetime. That's why I hope this summer will be a time for you to experience the maximum you can enjoy as a college student and make many beautiful memories. Wishing everyone a happy and precious summer!
Kicker: EDITORIAL Ready to Run By Da-Hwee Kim, Editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org This winter has been exceptionally cold. It snowed very much and recorded a record-breaking cold snap. However, now the warm spring is just around the corner. March means a new semester for us, and it is always full of hope and vitality. If you think of this year as a running race, this month is just the starting line. A fresh start is always exciting. Of course, as time passes, you may get tired and difficult things may happen. But I hope that doesn't make you frustrated or depressed. Because there are many bright days ahead of us. I hope all of you can take a long look forward and think wisely. In the hope that you will gain strength for each day that will unfold anew, I leave you with a few quotes that will fill your soul and boost your energy. “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald “I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” — Juansen Dizon “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” — Josiyah Martin Do you feel more confident after reading these quotes? Are you ready to run now? Then let's make it great again this year :)
Kicker: EDITORIAL The Best Is Yet To Come By Da-Hwee Kim, Editor-in-chief email@example.com The end of the year is just a new beginning for us. Why? Because without an end, there would be no new year and no fresh start! When it is December and the end of the year approaches, it is quite normal for some to be anxious, especially when they have unreached goals and unfulfilled dreams. However, I want every single one of you to stay calm and positive. Because every year brings its own unique set of victories and defeats, struggles and joys! Even though this year has never been perfect for you, it is completely fine. Rather than having regrets about the past, how about preparing for the bright future waiting for us? Although no one can take back time and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a marvelous ending. Hope you wrap up this year meaningfully and say farewell to 2022. I would like to close by recommending a few songs that will make you feel good and help you end the year. Happy end of the year everyone! 😊 - End-of-Year Playlist - 🎵 Have It All – Jason Mraz 🎵 Merry Christmas Everybody - Train 🎵 Seasons of Love – The Cast of Rent 🎵 Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 30 🎵 Snowman - Sia
Kicker: EDITORIAL It’s Not Your Fault! By Sol-Hyang Park, Editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org I became a senior this year, and as the years go by, my career worries are getting deeper and deeper. I think it is not just my situation, so I would like to share some thoughts related to this. For teenagers, most of their career worries are 'study'. Some students will start from middle school, and most of them will have problems with entering college. For those in their twenties, most career concern is 'employment'. How and where to build the 'specs', and how to get into a better company even if you barely got the specs. Or, you may worry that the things you like and work do not match, or there is nothing you want to do. Me, a newcomer who has not gotten out of university even dares to offer a solution to these concerns, but there is something I would like to emphasize to myself and my peers – “It's not your fault.” It is also my favorite line from the movie “Good Will Hunting.” Of course, it is not to blame others or the environment for your situation unconditionally. In the process of grasping the reality you are in, I hope that you will not be engrossed in your problems. I also lost the strength to go further with so much self-blame whenever I was in certain situations. It is not just an individual problem that the situation has become. In a society that favors science and engineering majors - what about artistic or athletic people? What about a wandering or adventurous person like me? I still have not been able to get out of these worries, but I think the best effort is to do something and make an opportunity rather than do nothing and get frustrated. It would not be easy certainly, but wouldn't it be better to make an opportunity than to wait for it to come? As the weather is getting cold, 2022 is also entering the second half of the year. I hope that everyone will spend the rest of 2022 happily and proudly by creating opportunities for ‘you’ without blaming yourself too much. Additionally, this is my last editorial as an Editor-in-chief. Although it was a short time, the process of preparing the issue as the editor was very meaningful and happy. Best wishes for the future Herald and readers!
Kicker: EDITORIAL Revive Our Minds! By Sol-Hyang Park, Editor-in-chief email@example.com The restrictions on COVID-19 have been eased a lot - society seems to be gradually reviving. Sangmyung University is also doing face-to-face lectures, various offline events, and school festivals. However, is it the same for us inside? Some may have suffered from Corona Blue due to the pandemic, some may have become more lethargic, and some may have gotten used to boredom at home. That's who I am. I was originally an active person who liked to meet people and explore various places, but I’ve become an introvert and little bit lazy because of the last two years of the pandemic. Now that many sanctions have been eased, I feel strange to go back to my previous self. It's as if I’m stuck with COVID-19 and can't get out of it. I wonder if you have escaped well from this Corona Blue, which is a topic that has been dealt with many times in our webzine. In a way, this may not get better as easily as the rapidly changing environment. However, we need to keep going - adapt to the changing environment, get out of the Comfort zone, communicate with society and review what goals or dreams we had not achieved due to COVID-19. Let’s restore our inner vitality little by little! Still, COVID-19 is still in progress, I hope you take care and finish the semester well.
Kicker: EDITORIAL (START) Welcoming & Fresh Start By Sol-Hyang Park, Editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org In spring, with the warm weather, there are new things to do and things that you want to start. So, March seems to be the season that goes best with the word "start." March, which marks the beginning, is approaching us. For many students, March will be the month to set another goal and mindset as the new semester begins. For freshmen, March will feel like a new world is opening up. I would like to congratulate freshmen on entering Sangmyung University, despite many restrictions and difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I am very sorry that there are still limitations in energetic college life you dreamed of. Likewise, we have been working mainly online, such as releasing webzine publications or holding an essay contest, due to COVID-19. This year, I hope to do various face-to-face activities such as quiz events with students. I look forward to the situation getting better, so 2022 will be a year where we can think of hope rather than despair. March is a month of start and excitement – As the saying goes, “Well begun is half done,” -so I hope you start a healthy, enjoyable and worthwhile university life. We are also planning to do various activities this year with a new mindset. We will release a total of four publications this year, recruit new members, and hold fresh events. Please look forward to our future activities!
Kicker: EDITORIAL (Throwback & Upcoming) Throwback of 2021 & Upcoming 2022 By Sol-Hyang Park, Editor-in-chief email@example.com The weather suddenly got cold, and December of 2021 has already come. How was 2021 for you? Following last year, we have also lived under the coronavirus situation. Especially freshmen, who entered this year, would not have been able to fully enjoy a normal university life, just like sophomores. But now we are gradually accepting “With Corona,” and by next year, we may be able to have a normal university life. Before welcoming the hopeful next year, I would like to reflect on some recent news. First of all, the SM Herald held the 41st Sangmyung Essay Contest last month. Originally, we conducted the contest in one classroom, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been receiving essays online. The essay topics were metaverse, copyrights, and online lectures. You can also find these topics in this December issue. The award-winning essay will soon be released on the Webzine. Another news, like I mentioned, is the government's "With Corona" policy. It is being implemented in three steps. -In the recent first step, the operation restrictions of living facilities are eased, and the hours of using all facilities except entertainment facilities are lifted. Academies, movie theaters, performance halls, reading rooms, PC rooms, restaurants, cafes, etc. are available all day without time limit. Also, without a “Vaccine Pass,” using some multi-use facilities with a high risk of infection, such as indoor sport facilities and, karaoke rooms, is restricted. In the second and third stages, return to daily life before COVID-19 can be realized. However, if there is a rapid increase in the number of infection, the government will strengthen social distancing again. It can be possible, since we are getting complacent about COVID-19. Therefore, we must follow quarantine rules such as wearing a mask and washing your hands frequently to protect ourselves from the virus. I hope you finish the rest of 2021 healthy and happily. I also hope that the upcoming 2022 would be more hopeful and lively to everyone.
Kicker: EDITORIAL (PLANNING) The Second Resolution by Yoo-Jung Kim, Editor-In-Chief firstname.lastname@example.org After the first semester, the second semester is coming up. With the second semester as our second resolution, we are going to work harder. We will tell you our plans for the second semester in detail. The SM Herald is preparing for two events in the second semester. The first one is SM Herald Promotion Day. In case of promotion day, this year's COVID19 situation cannot be predicted. We think we'll probably choose the replacement method as an online event. We're thinking of an event where we give presents to students who solve well a quiz about our articles. The second is an SM Herald essay contest. In the case of the essay contest, it will be held in November regardless of the COVID19 as last year. Just like the conventional method, three keywords are presented to write an essay using keywords. However, some say that one of the three keywords should be decided through a vote of Sangmyung University students. We respect various opinions, and we will make efforts to hold a satisfactory event. In addition to these events, we promise to diligently write and cover various articles for Sangmyung University students which is our duty. SM Herald wants to get closer to the readers of Sangmyung University. Feel free to contact the SM Herald if you have any good comments or articles you want. *Instagram: smherald9 *Email: email@example.com Yoo-Jung Kim, Editor-in-Chief
Kicker: EDITORIAL (TURNING POINT) Mid-Summer of 2021 by Yoo-Jung Kim, Editor-In-Chief firstname.lastname@example.org June, the time of publication of this article, is the month when all the final exams are held and the end of the semester exists. We think Sangmyung University students must have had a hard time preparing for the final exam. Of course, there will be students who are resting or preparing to get a job during summer vacation after the exam. In various situations, I would like to introduce wise words to my colleagues at Sangmyung University and tell them to cheer up. 1. "Lord, let me do my best what I can and give me the courage to give up what I can't do, and give me the wisdom to distinguish the two." - St. Francis' prayer. People can't be good at everything. Each person has his or her own characteristics, and there are things he or she can do well and cannot do well. I hope all of our Sangmyung University students will recognize this and do their best to do well without being frustrated. I sincerely hope that many students can find their dreams quickly and work hard for them. 2. God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try. - Mother Teresa The goals that Sangmyung University student study will all be different. The goals are different and the degree of success afterwards may vary. I hope our friends don't meet other people's standards of success. I think it's important to try and hope to walk your own way. It's a short saying, but it gives us strength and makes us think a lot. I sincerely hope that students of Sangmyung University will have a lot of time to think or study for themselves during summer vacation. Let's be a student of Sangmyung University who prepares for the future with strength. Yoo-Jung Kim, Editor-in-Chief