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Kim Yu-na to Promote Youth Olympics in Norway

Source | 2015/08/30 | | Permalink

Figure skating star Kim Yu-na has been named as a promotional ambassador for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, the International Olympic Committee said in a press release on Thursday.

Kim, currently visiting Lillehammer, will meet aspiring young athletes as well as other Norwegian figure skaters, and also attend a workshop there with them...More

Schools Wrestle with Mobile Phone Use

Source | 2015/08/30 | | Permalink

A case for storing smartphones in class at a high school in Seoul

Students are back in school after their month-long summer vacation, and teachers are once again struggling to crack down on the use of mobile phones.

At the discretion of their principals, most middle and high schools collect mobile phones from students in the morning and return them when school finishes at around 5 p.m. to create a quiet learning environment...More

No. of University Students Drops for 1st Time

Source | 2015/08/30 | | Permalink

The number of students at four-year universities has dropped for the first time due to the low birthrate and government restructuring of universities.

According to Education Ministry data, 2.11 million students attend four-year universities, down 0.8 percent compared to last year...More

'Open' marketplace to be held at Jamshil Station underground plaza

Source | 2015/08/30 | | Permalink

The Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation will hold the first cultural and festival marketplace at Jamshil underground plaza at Jamshil Station in southern Seoul for two days from Friday. Over 50 companies are joining including social enterprises, merchants at underground shopping complex at Jamshil underground plaza, fair trade companies and environment-friendly companies. They will sell environment-friendly and fair trade products under the theme Global Village Fair...More

Reasons why hip-hop music is popular

Source | 2015/08/30 | | Permalink

Hip-hop is the 21st centurys rock. Young music fans discussed about overseas rock bands, such as Pink Floyd, Metallica and Nirvana, in the 20th centurys elementary, middle and high schools. But young generations in the 21st century are talking about rappers such as Kendrick Lamar, Beenzino and Black Nut. Instead of electric guitars and amplifiers, they want big headphones, a turntable and a microphone.

How has hip-hop become the mainstream of music for young generation?...More

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