Author: An Ah-hyun

Seniority’s complex

Many college students are interested in making personal connections. These can consist of friends, professors, and the senior (선배)-junior (후배) relationship. This last one is considered especially important. In Korea it is a virtue when seniors show consideration for juniors,…

More than a magazine

A vendor sells The Big Issue outside Kangnam Station. (PHOTO: An Ah-hyun)

Have you ever seen men selling magazines in front of subway stations? They often wear red jackets with name tags shouting, “Hello. This is The Big Issue!” Until recently, these magazine vendors were homeless. The company that publishes The Big…

“I want to be a mentor.”

Professor Chung Indon, who has worked at Kangnam University for 30 years, returns to the university this year after taking sabbatical. He is teaching two courses this semester: ‘Understanding of English and American cultures’ and ‘Myths and Literature’. During his…