Thursday, March 4, 2010

Head to the Desk

I know that it's starting to get repetitive but I can't resist: Kang Shin Who is the worst reporter in the history of journalism. Today's article had absolutely no point. "US Admissions System Saps Korean Students"...it was supposed to perhaps make that point but the article only interviewed one student. One. Uno. Hana. Un. ONE. It wasn't scripted as a 'let's follow the application process autobiography' sort of thing--based on the title, it was supposed to be following an overarching trend.

Why do I ever stray from the BBC and New York Times? Why do I do this to myself?! Mainly because the international papers rarely publish Korean news unless the North Koreans blow something up or Kim Yuna sneezes.

Today is Friday. I will try to write everyday this weekend but let's be honest, my track record isn't stellar. I am endeavoring to save more money so I am not going dancing this weekend (which happily coincides with my ankles doing terribly) and will probably hangout with local folk. There are some new teachers in the area to meet, we'll see how that goes...

4 comments:

Kyle Crum said...

I like how they blame the admission standards for schools in the US for sapping the students. My favorite quote is this: "The student has already gained early admission from Michigan State University, but she wants to study at a better-known university such as MIT or Princeton University" MSU is a pretty good school, but I guess nothing less than the best is what some people look for.

Alex said...

Also it doesn't mention that an early admission in the US is a BINDING decision. If she pulls out to attend another school, she might be denied admission to the other school when they find out and be shit out of luck for all of them. They are very serious about early admissions policies at most schools.

Christian said...

I'm guessing Michigan State, like a lot of state schools, has rolling admission. She probably got early acceptance and the subtle difference in nomenclature is lost on a Korean journalist who doesn't know the difference between early admission and early acceptance. I mean, I could've gotten into McGill in December but wouldn't have needed to commit until the end of April.

Alex said...

Hmmm, you are probably right...