Language, Thought, and Arrival

Language, Thought, and Arrival Jungmin Bae, ‘19   In an archetypal ET moment in the film Arrival, linguist Louise Banks puts her hand to the glass separating the humans from the extraterrestrial heptapods. A moment later the heptapods do the same. This gesture conveys an instantaneous understanding, a psychological connection that allows the two remote…

Ethical Vegan: How You Can Make a Change

Ethical Vegan: How You Can Make a Change Seunghee Lee, ‘19   We all say that we are against animal cruelty. We all say that we love animals. We acknowledge that products in the market from cosmetics to medicine are manufactured through unethical process. But we never do anything. An Ethical Vegan is one who…

Healing Korean Musical 빨래

Healing Korean Musical 빨래 Jean Kwon, ‘19   Musicals have become a familiar form of entertainment in Korea. Not long ago, a majority of Koreans felt some distance from musicals, as they only thought of huge productions such as Les Miserables and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. These pieces have foreign backgrounds and unfamiliar plots…

Moana’s Escape From Cultural Stereotypes: Did It Succeed?

Moana’s Escape From Cultural Stereotypes: Did It Succeed? Se Eun Kim, ‘19   Disney has made significant efforts over the last few years (a period of Disney animation that is often called the “Disney Revival Era” or the “Second Disney Renaissance”) to eliminate much of its previous stereotypes. It had portrayed an African-American princess Tiana…

The World Scholar’s Cup in Jeju

The World Scholar’s Cup in Jeju YEOJIN JUNG, ‘18   The Jeju regional round of the World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), a never-ending yet annual event that happens globally, took place across two days, January 13 to 14. What one would mainly think about when given the phrase “World Scholar’s Cup” are the cute little stuffed…

Welcome to HAFS Life

Welcome to HAFS Life YOUNGBEAN KIM, ‘18   You’ve been through it all. Three years of intense middle school studies and projects, as well as prepa-ration to apply for HAFS. You’ve written your re-sume, reviewed your activities and finally ridden the bus over the HAFS hill for the interview. Weeks after the suffocating interview, you…