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Swan Song

 Five semesters have flown by since I first entered into the Post as a cub reporter. When I look back on those days, my reporting life seemed an endless chain of interviews and meeting deadlines. To exaggerate a little, my brief memory as a cub reporter in 2007 seemed to be filled with a frantic running around campus looking for ‘accident stories.’ But out of this, I met all kinds of people and learned to turn their stories into interesting articles and interviews. Another notable story was, when I visited a waste disposal site to report on the actual condition of separate garbage collection in DU. I have worked hard, and without regret, for the Post for over five semesters; yet, on a personal level, the results of my efforts will always seem insufficient.
 The Post gave me many precious gifts. First of all, the newsroom environment coaxed me into working extra-hard on my English and it also encouraged me to do my best in every situation. Whilst working, I learned to meditate on myself. Thanks to the Post, I became a better and a much maturer student. The Post was my stepping stone to the outside world.

By Kwak Gyu-ryeong, Editor-in-Chief

 When I first came to the Post two years ago, I was too young and inexperienced. Now I am so old that I have to retire. I have participated in the publishing of 13 Post editions, from the 358th issue to the 370th. To paraphrase a famous saying: as a student, I have seen more than I care to remember, and care to remember more than I have seen. I have been busy every day, reporting and taking classes as a reporter and as a student. In the past two years, I have had some special experiences and have got to know four priceless colleagues and friends. We have become steadfast friends, both in joy and in sorrow. My reporter’s life, however, was not happy all the time. Sometimes, it made me exhausted. Now looking back on my campus life in the Post, the pain of the past has been replaced by bitter-sweet nostalgia. The pain I felt at that time is now also part of cherished memories.
 My official term at the Dongguk Post has come to an end; however, my memory of the Post will always stay with me.

By Kim Na-eun, News Desk Editor

 People say there are three important chances in everyone’s life. I think working as a student reporter at the Dongguk Post was one of the three chances and an important turning point in my life. About two and a half years ago, I was a naive and immature freshman. After joining the Post, my life started to change and I became stronger and maturer as I was working as a student reporter. I might have missed lots of precious opportunities if I were not a member of the Post. Of course there were many hard and stressful times also but I could overcome them thanks to my magazine peers. I think they are one of the most precious things that I got from the Post. I went through hard times and happy moments with them and made so many memories together.
 I still can’t believe that I’m writing Swan Song now and I should retire soon. I want to appreciate to professors who helped and supported us and friends and juniors who always have been with me by this chance. They were the sources of power that made me keep going even if I was stressed out or in a difficult situation.
 The Post was the biggest and the most important part in my campus life. It made me strong and helped me to have wider view toward the world. I will always keep my memories with the Post in my mind whatever I do.

By Lee Min-jeong, International Desk Editor

 Time flies. It seems just like yesterday when I entered the Post. Now, I have to prepare for the end of my Post life. To begin with, I found working for the Post very tiring because I had to write an article in English, learn format design, hold English essay contest and interview many experts and students. As time went by, I started enjoying myself. As a reporter of the Post, I could learn how to write an article, share ideas with many people and get to know how important teamwork is. If I did not become a post reporter, I might have missed so many precious experiences.
 Of course, all experience is precious; the most valuable thing that I got from the Post was good relationship with friends and juniors. Whenever I had a hard time, my friends encouraged me to try again and to be a better reporter. I would like to express my gratitude to my friends and juniors. During the two and half years, I was very happy with them and I will not forget all of things that I experienced in the post.

By Lee Soo-jin, Social Desk Editor

 I barely remember how I entered the Post. It happened as if Alice fell into Wonderland. But I remember the first week- called ‘hell week’ -at the Post. Such tasks as interviews and writing articles were unfamiliar to me. I felt all this was beyond my capacity; thus, I wanted to give up being a reporter at times. As time went by, however, I’ve got to find my mission and started to enjoy my job, especially writing articles on culture, my major field.
 Life as a student reporter was like a dream. I met many interviewees who were leading experts on their fields. Their voices had great power and it inspired me to become a reporter with my own voice and insight. Furthermore, I met many valued friends, seniors and juniors who always revitalize me. Most of all, the Dongguk Post made me find myself. I realized once again how I could socialize with people and express my thoughts in writing. I also learned ‘Confidence’ and ‘Passion’ from the pride of being a student
reporter.
 After spending two and half years, the girl who fell to the Post is now about to get out of it, ready to step into the world. I believe what I experienced at the Post will show me the way towards my dream.

By Jun Ji-min, Cultural Desk Editor

The Dongguk Post 42th  www.dgupost.com

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