Category: The Voice of GMU Korea

George Mason University Korea is Being Born Anew

BY YOUNGSEO PARK, REPORTER George Mason University Korea is busy saying farewell to autumn with an overall building renovation. Walls, tables, and chairs in global lounge are being relocated and now the “Marvel Lounge,” once on the first floor, is…

Unique Coffee Culture in South Korea

BY YA-EN SIE, REPORTER In South Korea, a cup of coffee is more than a drink, it is a part of people’s life culture. Despite the bitter taste of coffee, each cup of it carries different meanings to different people. “A…

Sexual violence against women is rampant in North Korea

BY SANGWON LEE, REPORTER Human Rights Watch (HRW), a US-based international NGO that investigates human rights issues worldwide, released a report titled “You Cry at Night but Don’t Know Why” to divulge the rampant practices of sexual violence in North…

Su-neung: The Day South Korea Falls Silent

BY HAEUN CHOI, REPORTER On a special Thursday in November, South Korea stops. Airplanes do not depart, most of the workforce’s call times are delayed, and traffic is non-existent in busy cities. The only ones who are moving around are…

Hollywood’s New Trend: “Asianization”

BY SANGWON LEE, REPORTER August 2018 was “Asian August” for Hollywood. “Crazy Rich Asians”, the first all-Asian cast in a Hollywood film in 25 years, became an unexpected box office success, grossing $170.8 million in the first 30 days after its…

Two Mason Korea Students Back from United Nations

BY HAEUN CHOI, REPORTER Haseung Joung and Seihoon Lee, both freshmen global affairs majors, represented Mason Korea in the 2018 WFUNA College Leaders at the United Nations: Korea Program from this April to August. As one of the 25 selected Korean…

Are Yemenis in Jeju Fake Refugees?

BY HYUNSEON KIM, REPORTER “Fake Refugees Go Home Right Now!” is what a group of protesters were shouting on June 30, at the Gwanghwamun square, an emblematic place for civil protests in South Korea. This time, protestors were opposing Yemeni refugees…

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Considering Study Abroad to Mason Korea?

Meeting with Mason Korea Coordinator, Grace Lee BY YA-EN SIE, REPORTER Grace Lee, the Mason Korea Campus Coordinator at Fairfax, takes an important role in helping students with study abroad within the Mason community. Lee works closely with University Life, especially…

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GMUK Student Interns at SK Innovation

Showing the Way to Korean Global Companies BY SEIHOON LEE, SECRETARY Minseong Kang, a sophomore majoring in management, recently finished his two-month internship at SK Innovation, a petroleum refining company. SK Innovation is part of the SK group, one of the…