Ican’t believe I’m writing my last story for the last magazine issue I’ll publish. It’s been two years and a half since I wrote “Campus Brief” as a Cub-Reporter. Along with the many articles that I wrote as an ST Reporter, I have been writing “Whistle” as the Editor-in-Chief. I have a fascination with “Whistle.” I can’t decorate this page splendidly like the other pages, but I can tell my own honest story through it. And now, I feel very happy and grateful while writing my last “Whistle” article.
I can still remember the first time I came to Seoul. I had never tried harder at succeeding in something in my life: I did my best to adapt to my new circumstances. I was very busy in the first semester. After the start of the second semester, I found peace of mind, and it occurred to me that I wanted to meet many people. While I was checking the various clubs in SSU, one of my friends told me about Soongsil Times, which she was part of. Soongsil Times was different from the other clubs: it had an unusual image. There were some tests regarding English during the interview, and one-week training for the new Cub-Reporters. This was not what I had expected, but I didn’t want to give up because I wanted to emerge victorious in the challenges I faced as a freshman. Finally, I have come this far, but still with a Cub-Reporter’s mindset: ready for anything.
This year, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Soongsil Times, and thanks to this momentous occasion, I now face new challenges. This occasion puts immense pressure on me as Editor-in-Chief, but there is a saying that goes: “If you can’t avoid it, enjoy it!” After all, it might not have been a coincidence that I was the 30th member of Soongsil Times rather than the 29th or the 31st, and that I am the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief as the magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary. Also, thinking positively, I need to remind myself that this difficult mission I have to carry out is an invaluable opportunity for me in my campus life. I’m lucky to have spent two and a half years in Soongsil Times, and to have been its Editor-in-Chief once upon a time.
I also really wish to thank all the people in SSU for their support.
Finally, allow me to briefly introduce the cover story of our 153rd magazine issue, the last ST issue to be published in 2012. This issue introduces Soongsil Times’ 30-year history, activities, achievements, people, publication process, etc. These can provide interesting and meaningful information for the Soongsilians.
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we promise to work harder and to make the magazine better. We ask for your continuing interest and patronage.