I've been reading Ewha Voice since I first got into the university. When I was a freshman it had helped me a lot to get an idea about the system of the school. And now I still depend on Ewha Voice to fulfill my knowledge with the news on and off campus. So far, it has done a pretty good job, because I find Ewha Voice's articles very objective and critical at the same time.
Nevertheless, I would like to point out some aspects that had disappointed me and I hope this can help Ewha Voice toddle to the next level. First of all, there isn't any particular space for readers to participate. Aside from reader's critique, there should be a space for readers to write their own article from their perspective. In every major newspaper there are spaces where citizens have the opportunity to write. And these articles satisfy other citizen readers because they come across the same issue or event.
Second, compared with The Ewha Weekly there are many articles that carry the same issue. The Ewha Weekly comes out every week and Ewha Voice comes out once a month. Eventually lots of articles that are on Ewha Voice had been already printed by The Ewha Weekly 1 or 2 weeks ago. It isn't interesting to read the same issue again especially when the content too has no difference. I would like to read an article that has Ewha Voice's color in it, that is distinguished from other newspapers.
In spite of all the effort and time the journalists of Ewha Voice put in, not so many students read Ewha Voice compared with The Ewha Weekly. Furthermore, some students don't even know what Ewha Voice is. I think Ewha Voice should advertise more to Ewha students to popularize this useful newspaper. Ewha Voice really helped enrich my university life by introducing useful articles such as "EBS Space" and providing information by interviews with exchange students in "Broader View." I hope to read more of these kinds of articles that glow Ewha Voice's color.
- By Kim Ji-young (English Lang. & Lit., 2)