Being a member of a certain university in Korea means more than simply being able to receive educational services at that school. Usually, the university becomes one’s first impression in society and acts as social capital. The Korean word “hakyeon”1 clearly shows this function of a university. Some
Nearing Sogang’s 15th presidential election, many students protested that the undue proportion of Jesuits in the board of directors grants them too much influence on school management. Many students suspected Jesuit priest Park Jong-gu was unofficially nominated as the president and that Park’s elec
Sogang’s March is full of the evergreen spirit of youth. Freshmen look this way and that and ask for directions to their first lectures as seniors exchange warm greetings. The brisk pace of students and their excited voices merge into a veritable buzz of expectation for their coming semester. Such e
Ever since the emergence of the Namyangju project crisis in 2016, the board of directors and the Jesuit foundation have been fiercely criticized for their incompetence and self-righteousness. Skepticism over the unofficial selection of the new president of Sogang University is one of the most import
Over two hundred and fifty giants have successfully endured our rigorous yet prestigious training and call themselves proud alumnus of this company. The Sogang Herald has a strong alumni presence not only in Journalism, but also in Academia, Finance and Other Professional Services, Public Service, a
They’ve gone through it all - or at least they’d like to think so. Senior Editor Lee Byung-ho (13, American Culture) meets with Heo Yoon-seok (10, Computer Science/16, Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering), Lee Seo-hyeun (12, Religious Studies), Kim Min-jae (14, Art & Technology), Hwa
Four Matriculations. Four Freshmen Orientations. Four Initiations. This is my third year in Sogang, and I have had the distinct (but somehow painful) honor of participating as both student and journalist in this institution’s largest celebrations. Being part of these gala somehow makes one sentiment
Editor’s Note:Throughout the history of Korea’s painful past, it was students, especially university students, who took on an important role and the lead in forging society’s path forward. Student participation in the ‘60s and the ‘90s concentrated on democratization, but what is the role of students today in the 21st century? Due to technological advancements, communication among the masses has become easier, such as through Twitter and smartphones. Due to the Internet, our access to information has been made easier and people have become more educated and aware of social issues. The Cover Story will focus on the various aspects of student participation in Korean society.