SKT Speaks: How & Why He Changed the HAFS Festival

Youngbean Kim  ‘18 , Naeun Lee ‘19 This year’s HAFS Festival that took place on May 25 has been interesting indeed. The juniors and the seniors would know how drastic the changes were: Newly stylized “Participatory Booths” such as Noise Karaoke were run by performance clubs. Fashion Show and singing competition among teachers were introduced.…

5 Guys, 200 Cams: School Rules and ADT

Youngbean Kim, ’18  /  Chanho Kim, ’19 A group of seniors calmly walk down the path towards the school dumpster at the corner of the field. Behind the dumpster, the exchange occurs; an attempt of hungry students to satisfy their regular need for outside food. Excited, they hurry back up to the dorm with their plunder.…

NOP: Needs Organized Planning

One NOP participant reflects on the irksome lack of planning behind the overall event Goeun Han ‘19 The Night of Passion (NOP) is undoubtedly one of the most interesting HAFS events, especially for the school performance clubs; their one and only official “showtime.” After several drastic reforms by the school, this year’s NOP on May…

Ending Private Tutoring on Our Campus

Jae Young Jung ‘20 Tutors have become a developing problem for HAFS. The news of private tutoring on campus spread quickly and vastly, and soon every student was aware of the tutoring inside the school. This led the students to become more conservative when discussing whether they are receiving private education, although the demand for…

HAFS Lacrosse: Keep Lax To The Max

Sungho Park ‘20 On May 27, the Lacrosse Kodiaks and the Lacrosse Strikers successfully completed the Korean National Lacrosse Competition, with the Strikers ranking first in the women’s division and the Kodiaks ranking second in the men’s. Seven schools participated in the men’s division. The Kodiaks played against Incheon Haneul High School, Gyeonggi Academy of…

Report: Private Tutoring Inside School

Inseo Yeo ‘20 Recently on HAFS Confession Page, tutoring inside school facilities incited huge controversies among students. They complained about and condemned the students who were taking private lessons inside school. “How can you possibly think that taking private lessons in school, which is run by all students’ money, is okay? I get it that…

Extreme Changes in the CSAT Policy

Do Hyun Kim ‘19 President Moon Jae-in, elected as the 19th president of Korea, announced that there will be dramatic changes in college admission system. One of his main education policy is changing the relative evaluation college scholastic aptitude test (수능) into an absolute evaluation system. Although the government is quite firm about its position,…