Seize the day, make your lives extraordinary.” This quote from Dead Poets Society makes me look back on my life. I’ve always been a kind of model student who worked hard to achieve good grades and tried to behave submissively to my parents and teachers. But since entering college, I have tried to find things that I truly enjoy doing. However, I’m still not sure about what I really enjoy even though I’m already in my third year. I’ve tried to participate in a variety of activities to broaden my scope of experience during my college life. Working as a student reporter for The Hanyang Journal is one of those activities. John Keating, the teacher played by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society said, “Seize the day. Because believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die.” We can learn a valuable lesson from this quote — we should focus on the present and treat every moment as a priceless thing.
Heading towards the end of 2020, all of our reporters have tried their best to write quality articles during the period of publishing the 348th edition. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health Care has raised questions about whether the state has a proper basic medical system. We focused on the deaths of delivery men and the hazards of electric scooters which have recently become prevalent in our society. We also wrote about the demands for a protective supervision act in Korean society related to the release of child rapist Cho Doo-soon. The Hanyang Journal endeavors to constantly look at things from diverse perspectives and to deliver unbiased voices. Each and every reporter has tried to fulfill the responsibility that a college press reporter should uphold.
At the end of my tenure as Editor-in-Chief, I propose everyone make more efforts to forge your own ways. We should find our own voice and find our own path in life. Trust in our own beliefs is vital and can only make our lives more extraordinary.