February 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

When do you feel happiness in HAFS?


"In HAFS, we have a Christian community called ‘HAYYIM’. Although this community is officially limited to one of the school’s clubs, ‘Hayyim’ is actually a church for me. The moment I feel comfort and happiness is right before worships including ‘Laud(a time for singing hymns)’ and prayer meetings in weekdays begin. Participating ‘Hayyim’ gatherings, I realize there are still a place for me to worship and praise and many precious people who can be with me in HAFS. Living in this school requires so many efforts and sacrifices, making me tired or sometimes cry. However, the moment I can truly rest is not even when I sleep or play with my friends, but actually when I spend my time in ‘Hayyim.’"




Jeanna Kwon(Senior) of Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies












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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Has Senioritis kicked in yet as a second semester senior?


"I would say that as a second semester senior, senioritis has definitely kicked in to some degree. I definitely am not as obsessed with grades as much as I was in junior year. I have definitely learned to accept a grade drop from an A to a B after taking a final or a midterm. I think that there for sure is something quite liberating about being a second semester senior. However, that being said, I still do care about my academic performance as of right now, just not to the extent where I would "break down" if my grades aren't as high."




Christine Tai (Senior) of Northwood High School 






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Friday, February 9, 2018

Would you keep in contact with your high school friends after you graduate?


“I would only keep in contact with my high school friends after I graduate if it benefits my life. I will keep in contact with my friends whom I would do business with. However, I won’t meet any other friends after graduation. Meeting such people does no good to myself, and in some cases, it might even harm my life because of their bad habits or characters.I think that only those whom I have affection on are beneficial for me. Some might be upset that I don’t regard them as helpful in my life, but I would still maintain friendship only with those who would profit me.”


Juyong Lee (Sophomore) of Seoul Scholars International











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Saturday, February 3, 2018

What advice do you wish you had while you were going through the college application process?



"I wish that I knew exactly how dangerous procrastination was. The anxiety of writing and submitting one of my essays thirty minutes before it was due was the most terrifying moment of my life. I ended up submitting it the split second before the clock turned 12 a.m. Although it worked out in the end, I know that I could have done a much better job of composing my essay while saving myself from a lot of stress. It truly helps to get started on college applications in August when the portal first opens. Even though one may think that they have copious amounts of time, the deadline will truly come faster than imagined- as cliche as it sounds. Even though one may not want to do it at the time, you will not want to do it even more later. So work now!"


Christine Kim (Senior) of John Champe High School







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