Once the school semester starts, it seems like you don’t have the time to read something outside of class. Numerous PowerPoint slides and heavy textbooks anchor you down on your reading. The textbooks have sheltered you from what happens beyond school. Forging for readings and news yourself becomes troublesome. That is when The Granite Tower (GT) magazine can come in handy. It is concise and informative. The magazine has various building blocks of concrete articles and news glued together with a unifying theme represented in a cover story. The recent September issue dealt with water, a familiar yet important topic, along with current events around Korea University (KU) and in Korea. The cover story of the issue shatters the misconception that Korea is a water deprived nation. Other articles update the readers about events that are relevant to them.
However, The Granite Tower (GT) is yet to be a masterpiece. It has room for improvements. Direct translation of Korean words into English without any detailed explanation may confuse the readers. More active interaction with the readers can enrich the magazine once more.
This magazine weighs tenths of a textbook but with ten times more information about current events than a typical textbook. This “healthy” reading is available in almost every building around campus. Grab one and start reading. That’s how you put your spare time into good use.