October 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

What's an achievement you are proud of?


“I wrote a journal about neuroscience on Public Library of Science(PLOS) with my team, composed of other students and a teacher to guide us. We are students and we had limited resources, so we gathered data through internet and developed a theory, rather than conducting experiments ourselves. After the journal was submitted, all I felt was a relief that the work is finally over.
To other students who want to write academic journals on PLOS, I want to say that putting high effort will get the readers interested in the journal.”



Yoonsung Roh (Junior) of Seoul Scholars International




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Friday, October 20, 2017

Has senioritis hit you yet and what motivates you to keep going despite it?



“I don’t think senioritis has kicked in yet for me. There are definitely days that I don’t want to get out of bed and would rather stay home and cook. However, my classes this year such as AP US Government and AP Art are a lot of fun and are giving me a little something to look forward to each day. What ultimately motivates me are my parents and a future college education. I’m a first generation student whose parents unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to earn a four-year degree. Their past made them realize that if they couldn’t get a college education, then their 4 daughters must. Their journey in the States hasn’t been easy but they’ve persisted through challenges so that they could send all four daughters to college. They’ve been successful with two, so only two more to go! I’ve realized that me going to college is in a way repaying my parents back for all that they’ve done for me. I’m fulfilling a dream that they once had. So, this is why I get up everyday and go to school. It’s my duty to make the most out of the public education system.”



Rachel Jeong (Senior) of Chantilly High School







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Friday, October 13, 2017

Are we too dependent on computers?


"Appearance of cellphones caused decline of usage of computer among people. Therefore, I don’t think we are too much dependent on computers. Although computers are widely used for many handful functions such as online shopping and gaming, as cellphones technology developed and more gadgets are added, there is no doubt that people use cellphones than computer because of its convenience. Lastly, people tend to prefer to use cell phones than computers for various reasons. For instance, computer's size and lack of mobility. It is true that computers are widely used around the world. Computers, however, have many disadvantages than cellphones and leads to the conclusion that people are not dependent on computers, but they are dependent on cell phones."



Um Sunho (Freshman) of Yeoksam School






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Saturday, October 7, 2017

What kind of person I want to be



"I would like to be a person who is kind to others. Since I have a bad temper, I am usually mad at others when things do not go in my way. Because of this, there were many mistakes that I have done in the past. If I have this problem fixed, I might be a better person than I am now. This is why I would like to be a kind person."



Sam Park (Sophomore) of Fayston Preparatory Seoul School







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Sunday, October 1, 2017

What inspires your artwork?


“Having a cultural background from Korea and Japan and being an international kid opened up my mind to different types of perspectives and world views. Being a TCK may make it difficult to find an identity. The question of identity is something that TCKs need to constantly search and look for their entire lives. Because this question shapes not only who I am but also my daily life and the people around me, it’s a question that is on my mind so often. This makes me portray it on my artwork so much. The things that are on your mind come out in every way you express yourself. Because art is one of the main ways of portraying myself, I portray the questions about identity and myself through my artworks. I like to see how an artwork was created, and I search about its history and background. Because they’re so interesting to me, my works tend to refer to a lot to the works I’ve learned in art history. Art history talks a lot about the political, economic, and social issues that occur in a certain period. Some of these issues are still going on today, and one of the ways to readdress those ideas, bring them to attention, and raise awareness is to stylize art history into my artwork. I translate society’s issues through my artwork.”

Sunny Lee (Senior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul (South Korea)




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