Tag: South Korea
May. 2, 2014
Don’t blame the government
In my last article, I warned about how the misjudgment of authority can lead to a disastrous result. After seeing concerning news of the South Korean Prime Minister resigning over the slow initial reaction to a ferry boat sinking, I must criticize how the blame is being directed at the wrong authority.
Apr. 25, 2014
Sewol incident proves authorities not always right
The tragic sinking of the Sewol off the coast of South Korea left the victims’ families with extraordinary scars, as most of the victims in this catastrophe were high school students on a school trip. After an investigation, it was discovered that the captain ordered the passengers to stay “inside” while the ship was sinking. Furthermore, when the situation was beyond their control, the crew escaped from the ship before everyone else without telling the passengers to evacuate. Unfortunately, the high school students followed the captain’s instruction without question until it was too late for them to escape. The irresponsible actions of the crew raised a global public rage, and South Korean president Park Geun-hye has publicly condemned the actions of the crew as being “akin to murder.”
Nov. 27, 2013
Korean unification made impossible by inadequate infrastructure
For decades, the ultimate diplomatic goal of South Korea and North Korea has been reunification. Both countries assume that if they reunify, the economic, social and military strength of the nation as a whole would increase tremendously. Unfortunately, I would argue that the reunification would result in the complete opposite because of the huge economic loss and the extreme social conflict between South Koreans and North Koreans. Thus, I believe it is too late for both Koreas to even attempt reunification. I would like to discuss economic issues first because money is a key aspect of understanding difficulties of reunification.
Feb. 22, 2013
International Student Style
With fashion capitals ranging from London to Sao Paulo, Brazil, it is clear that American fashion is influenced by styles from around the world. Even just from walking around on campus, one can find a unique mix of fashion inspired by global trends. Representing over 100 different countries, many Drexel students use style to reflect their diverse cultures.