I t may be a rough path to start 2014 for the University of Seoul (UOS), but the first semester of the year has begun nonetheless. The new Student Council of UOS, Gonggam Plus, has begun planning and carrying out several projects for this year. However, it already started facing difficulties in doing so, since the school objected to its project to hold Freshmen Orientation for this year for two days last month. Freshmen Orientation thus was held for only one day. This is not the first time the council is facing troubles though, in fact, Gonggam Plus had a lot of difficulties just coming into office this year. As explained in this issue’s Cover Story, the election for this year’s Student Council had a bunch of problems in its process from the beginning to the end. UOS itself also has a problem with running the system with reduced budget and the number of liberal arts courses.
It may not be only the school and Student Council, but we might also have our own problems to start the year or semester. Sometimes the road can get rough. However, just because you are walking down the rough road, you are not going to stop and travel back. You cannot take every rock out on the road and make the road flat for every rough road, but you can still slow down a bit and make it a little easier and smoother walk. So what do you think? Do not push yourself so hard and overwhelm yourself with the thought of resolving your problems all at once. Walk the road slowly; resolve the problems one
In 126th issue of The UOS Times, we analyzed the problems with the last election for the Student Council for 2014 in Cover Story, as mentioned above. In Society, we covered the daejaboe movement which arose as a big issue starting from the end of last year in Korean society. Also, you can check out the exciting review on the trip to India in the section Travel.