▲ Choi Ji Won (11, Business Administration), Editor-in-Chief
October is a historical month for Korea. Starting from the National Foundation Day on the third, there is also the Hangul Day on the ninth. Though not all of these days are national holidays, they should still be duly commemorated as a memorable day. However, this seems not the case. Take our magazine for instance, and not many know what the Constitution Day stands for. Though this would be hard to generalize, as most reporters have not been fully educated in Korea, it still reflects a small facet of reality.
As such, our reporters reached a consensus that the historical education should be the cover story for our October issue. Interestingly, soon after deciding on the topic, I was asked by the Editor of another college English magazine to fill out a survey on historical education in Korea. When I told her that we are also writing on that topic, editors popped up from here and there to say that they are also thinking of it. It turned out that around five magazines were also planning on writing about the same topic. Funny how our minds work.
While working on articles centered around history, our office went through a “historical” change as well. We normally do spring cleaning every semester. This time, we had to take care of old issues that were taking up most of the office. Almost 10,000 copies were all taken downstairs and the rest neatly organized on bookshelves. We also started up The Granite Tower (GT) library, with books ranging from the field of economics to plain novels.
Greeting the new cub reporters with a fresh cleanup, we hope to lead on the history our seniors passed on to us. As Winston Churchill once said, “study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”