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The Dongguk Post: A Place for New Challenges and Passions.

   
The Post is where I intend to meet new challenges in my university life. When I applied to the Post first, my written English was poor. I applied because I was attracted to the idea of uncovering and reporting on new information.
I have already spent one semester at the Post; it has been a most valuable experience. Take an episode to talk about my new reporting skills: the day when I covered the nationwide university students’ rally.  It was a massive outdoor rally. Usually I would only watch such a thing on TV ? but there I was at that time as a reporter for the Dongguk Post! Actually, it was the luckiest thing that have happened to me as a reporter.
Even though life with the Post has been difficult, it is still an ideal place for experiencing  valuable life lessons.

by Choi Deok, Post Reporter


 

What is the Post? Some say the Post is just an English campus newspaper. However, the Post means more than that to me. The Post has given me many things. For example, intimate friends, respectable seniors plus a cozy office for working on my reporting. Also, I have accrued some priceless experiences and memories while working here. Although my time as a cub reporter is in its early stages, I have joined already a publishing project, hiked on Mt. Buk-han, visited Nak-san temple as a volunteer and walked up N-Seoul tower with the Post family.
I know many hardships will occur, but I will have to overcome them.
If I immerse myself in the life of the Post, it will lead me to a successful reporter’s life. I hope the Post will always require my new-found skills. Moreover, I will work hard to improve my English.  For example, I am now taking classes in the Language Institute. This, along with my passion for reporting, will hopefully aid me in my dream of becoming a professional reporter.

by Bak Je-jun, Post Reporter


 

"You are so brave and wonderful and you've come so far. I'm so proud of you!" It is so embarrassing to say it openly but I really want to pat myself on the back for overcoming all the procedures and adversities of becoming a reporter. I'm so thrilled and touched at this moment. I feel like I’ve made myself a millionaire with a bank account full of money. Where else would I have felt such a sense of achievement if I had not entered the Dongguk Post?
But the Post has sometimes made me stressed and confused, like an adolescent. It may be difficult, but as long as I try to overcome such anxieties, I'm convinced I will get improved. So, like Don Quixote, I will pursue the roads untaken and have faith in silence.

by Park Ji-hyeon


 

When I first entered our university, I wanted to find something mentally challenging and satisfying. But, my daily life was so boring and repetitious. After some time quietly despairing of this pattern, I finally got a lucky exit. I saw an advertisement for a Dongguk Post cub reporter. For some time I have wanted to work for an English university newspaper which had a strong system and a long history. So, here now is my wished-for work-place! Several days later I received a text message saying that I had successfully passed the interview. At that moment, I saw a gleam of hope in my meaningless university life.
I started in this positive way and six months have flown past. I tend to avoid new experiences because of fear. But now I try to face new situations and solve them step by step. Also, a reporter's job carries a certain kudos. I feel I have changed and no longer fear or avoid challenging new experiences. I have made up my mind. I will do my best until my life as a POST reporter comes to an end.

by Bang Hye-jung


 

I started to worry about my future when I was in high school. I was uncertain about which major I should choose when I went to university. After I entered DU, I submitted an application to The Dongguk Post. After joining it, I talked to a lot of people who told me about their lives. Also, my experiences here helped me to contemplate the wider world. As a consequence, I am thinking of becoming a translator of Korean literature into English and other languages. I have become a new person. The Post has instilled in me a sense of responsibility and duty to my co-workers. I'll do my best to fulfill my responsibility.

by Yun Seon-ju

The Dongguk Post 43  .

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