Education

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

In April of 2021, I started using an application called Yeolpumta, (열품타) developed by UnCheon Baek, on a daily basis. In Korean, the application name is an abbreviation for "Yeoljeong pumeun taimeo" (열정 품은 타이머), which means "Enthusiastic timer" in literal translation....

Column: A COVID-19 summer in bear country

Column: A COVID-19 summer in bear country

On a hot summer day, you stand waiting in a seemingly endless line of people for a scoop of ice cream at a local’s favorite. But wait, they aren’t 6-feet apart? You sneak a look behind you and find yourself staring bug-eyed at a blaring rock concert that's packed with...

Column: After all, a girl can dream

Column: After all, a girl can dream

It was a Wednesday morning of the year 2015, when the usual announcement sounded on the rusty speaker in my daily 5th grade life. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen … raise your right hand over your heart ... ready, begin,” was the usual morning routine. It was spirit...

Opinion: School grades are overrated

Opinion: School grades are overrated

Educated people throughout history like Thomas Jefferson, Aristotle and many others were not given “grades” in school. Now, in a world where college acceptance rates are shrinking, good grades are more vital than ever. What used to be a major accomplishment is now a...