Kim Sung-soo, a suspect in the recent murder at an internet cafe in Gangseo-gu on October 14, 2018, tried to reduce his sentence by insisting he needs psychosomatic medicine and is currently submitting a certificate of depression. He argued he committed the crime because he is mentally disabled and the reason he killed the man is just computer games. In the National Petition, there were even articles saying that Kim should not be given a reduced sentence because of his mental disability. Then, what is a mentally disabled person and why do people disagree with reducing their sentences? The ment
The death penalty has not been used in Korea since December 30th, 1997. According to a public opinion poll in 2015 by Gallup Korea, 63% of people agreed with using the death penalty and 27% of people disagreed. This shows that most Korean people think that the death penalty must be used again. The reason for this is the many cases in which the court didn’t impose the ultimate penalty on very serious criminals. Despite this, some people still think that the death penalty should never be used. Pros As the number of indiscriminate murders has recently increased, the idea of using the death penal
Every human being always tries to be happy. Recently, the way to pursue happiness has changed. Many Koreans have preferred to be happy with small and certain things. This is called ‘So(小) Hwak(確) Heng(幸)’ in Korean. This trending concept for how Koreans enjoy their lives these days was selected as a 2018 keyword by the Seoul National University Research Institute of Human Ecology. According to the big data analysis of Nielson Korea, the buzz around this trend has been big with more than 451,780 uses of the tag on Instagram and increased mentions everywhere. So Hwak Haeng means small but certai
●Director : Ol Parker ●Starring : Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Meryl Streep ●Running Time: 114 minutes ●Release date: August 08th, 2018 One of the most popular films, Mamma Mia has released the second in its series in 10 years. In the first series, Dona’s daughter, Sophie grew up with a single mother and wants to find a father. She finds 3 nominees for her father, but no one knows who the real father is?even the mother. The new Mamma Mia , Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, is about Dona’s (Meryl Streep) youth before Sophie was born and the meeting of Sophie’s 3 fathers. The Mamma Mia Series has re
As important as actors and actresses are, the place setting is also very important in a movie or drama. Many producers show indefatigable zeal in choosing appropriate places, which is why the existence of location managers is important for movies. A lot of sites could qualify as settings, but universities are especially loved by many staff as there are many buildings to utilize, are easy to compose a story around, and it is easy to control the public entering the during vacations and weekends. While many producers are using universities in their works’ background, Keimyung University is often
Have you ever heard of the ‘Garbage Island’ in the Pacific Ocean? It is a collection of garbage from all around the world. The most important thing that we have to know is that most of the garbage consists of plastic. These pieces of plastic are a serious environmental hazard, so the whole world needs to find a solution to this global problem. According to statistics from the National Statistical Office, Korea generates ten million tons of plastic waste per year. It means annual plastic use per capita is about 132 kg. Most of the plastic waste is generated from everyday things like cosmetics,
The official website of the GAZETTE was updated. The sections are: KMU news, People, Society, Culture, Readers Corner, KMG Terminate and an electronic version of the GAZETTE can be downloaded as a PDF file. The website address is http://gazette.gokmu.com or you can find it through the KMU homepage.
In Korea, there is a word ‘3po sede’. The neologism means the generation that gives up dating, marriage, and children. As the word expresses, Korean youth do not have a good view of marriage. In addition, they don’t think that marriage is necessary. According to the National Statistical Office, the marriage rate decreased to 5.2 marriage per 1000 people. These days, for many reasons, Korean youth has a tendency to stay single. Pros Recently, non-married people are increasing noticeably. In fact, statistics show that annual marriage trends are decreasing year after year, and one out of five m
The 18th Asian Games were held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia this year. It is the largest sports festival in Asia and the world's second largest general competition in terms of participating athletes. For this competition, Indonesia selected a bird of paradise ‘Bhin Bhin’, Bawean Deer ‘Atung’, and Javan rhinoceros ‘Kaka’ as mascots. These mascots symbolize strategy, strength and speed. Indonesia expressed the energy released through the sports competitions during the period with the slogan the “Energy of Asia". In the Asian Games, there were not only Olym
The Keimyung Cultureful Festival was held on October 1 and 2 by the 36th Whole Club Union. The 3 events called ‘the Truth, Justice and Love’ were opened in 3 different places, around The Bauer Hall and the Main Stadium, and in front of the Main Gate of KMU. Also, on the Red Block streets in front of the east gate, there were concerts. Many students enjoyed the festival by participating in the events and eating snacks from the food trucks and booths.
●Location: PlaceAround Namgang ●Dates: October 01,2018 - October 14,2018 ●Website: http://www.yudeung.com/ Have you heard about Yudeungs (Lantern) Festival? The Yudeung Festival in the Nam Gang River in Jinju originates from the Siege of Jinju during Hideyoshi’s invasions of Korea which are considered as the greatest period of suffering for Koreans. Releasing lanterns to signal to the civilian resistance to Japan and rescue troops outside the castle was used as military tactics to prevent the Japanese army from attempting to cross the Nam Gang River. Moreover, it was used as a method to commu
The 6th Hyundai Motor Group Drama & Music Festival for Universities, which is Korea’s largest scale fesitval, was held on September 2. 23,000 students and 75 teams from 65 universities participated in this festival. Urine Town’s musical which is a team from the Stage Play and Musical Department at Keimyung University won the grand prize for the best individual director prize, and the bronze trophy for group performance at this year’s University Musical Festival which was the biggest ever. Also, these awards are more meaningful because all of the professors from the Stage Play and Musical D