We often say that ?ne should chastise a willing person.?However, if one is doing an excellent job, there is no need to chastise. One should rather applaud. Following this maxim I must say, the Ewha Voice is doing a great job; there is no need to scold them. But since I was asked to write a critique, I will try my best to be critical.
Out of three positive aspects of the Ewha Voice, I would like to first mention its overall form, especially their use of words. I am surprised that the students actually make the newspaper. I believe, of course, that also proof editors and advisors put much effort into this publication. Secondly, I would like to point out its layout. The well-arranged layout of the Ewha Voice truly make readers want to read it. Lastly, I would like to compliment the Ewha Voice? homepage. I?e heard that it has received some outside assistance and for this reason, it is operating very well. (*editor? note: no assistance outside Ewha Voice is received for the homepage.)
Now come the negative aspects. I am very careful about using the word ?egative,?because they are related to the positive characteristics mentioned before. I only wish that more Ewha students would read and participate in the making of Ewha Voice. To encourage this, the Ewha Voice should hold more events such as the Essay Contest. Second, how about introducing a series of famous writings or poems. Of course these should be in the public domain. Third, there should be more columns related not only to school events but also events not related to studying English. For example, a column on foreign cultures and events would be great. Fourth, book recommendations or movie reviews would provide Ewha students access to helpful information.
I thank all people who are working so hard to publish the Ewha Voice. I hope they do not forget that they are a source of information about our school to other countries. Instead of chastising willing people, I would like to encourage them as if I were giving them sweet flowers.
-By Professor Seo Eul-o (Law)