LEARNING THE BASICS OF KOREAN ARCHERY

One of the fields that Koreans are strong at and are proud of is archery. However, a sports field called Korean Archery has some notable differences from what most people know as “archery,” such as difference in distance from the archer to the target and difference in required equipment, which leads to the ultimate difference…

GIRLS CROSS OVER INTO THE REALM OF FLAG FOOTBALL

As the boys’ flag football team, Hwarang is easily one of the most well-known sports teams at HAFS. Following this long-time tradition of flag football at HAFS is Wonhwa, an up-and-coming sports team of girls’ flag football, established only this year. Wonhwa originally started off as Hwarang Girls, acknowledging its ties to the boys’ team…

BACK TO BUNDANG MIDDLE SCHOOL, 2016 ALMA MATER VISIT

On May 30, 2016, four HAFS students, who are graduates of Bundang Middle School, visited their past middle school as part of the “Alma Mater Visit.” The purpose of this program was not only to promote HAFS, but also to give advice as returning alumni. Despite it being lunch time when the event started, 48…

TAEBAEK MOUNTAINS RUN THROUGH TIME

  Taebaek Mountains. This majestic mountain range that make up the backbone of Korea is often referred to as the nation’s spine. It also happens to be the title of one of the greatest literary saga of Korea. Set in the time between right after Korean Liberation and the end of the Korean War, Taebaek…

I SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER

“I did something but I should have done better” was the most prominent response of HAFS students to the question, “What is your opinion on your action on Parents’ Day?” Many interesting trends such as this were seen in the recent survey conducted by HAFS Harbinger via Facebook. From the results of the survey, it…

HAFS COMFORTS THE COMFORT WOMEN

Nanum connects Hafsonians and the Comfort Women We have all heard of the Comfort Women; the victims of the gruesome World War II. Up to 200,000 women are estimated to have worked as comfort women in Japan’s military brothels, most of them being Korean. Until the end of World War II, Korea was under Japanese…