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Jaehyun Hong, a first-year interested in philosophy, is a staff columnist for The Herald. Hailing from Minnesota, she can be found listening to Lo-fi, chatting with her twin sister or cooking new recipes. Jaehyun writes a biweekly column on her experiences as a first-year student.

Articles by Jaehyun Hong (7)

Hong ’24: Brown should require COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: Brown should require COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall

March 30, 2021 9 comments

Recently, Rutgers University announced that, religious and medical exemptions aside, it will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall. Even with the end of the pandemic in sight, Rutgers has not taken for granted that its health situation on campus will get better. […]

Hong ’24: What culture shock can tell us about the first-year experience

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: What culture shock can tell us about the first-year experience

March 12, 2021 0 comments

As first-years’ midterms come and go, most of us feel stressed. For students like me who are on campus for our first full semester, midterm stress may be exacerbated by homesickness and irritability.

Hong ’24: The Nuts and Bolts of First-Year Orientation

Opinions

Hong ’24: The Nuts and Bolts of First-Year Orientation

February 4, 2021 0 comments

As a first-year, I often hear upperclassmen ask, “What is it like? How are you taking it?” Although I can’t speak for my entire class, here’s my take as a first-year on campus: From my one online class in the fall to a full course load on campus, my first-year spring has been challenging so far.

Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

Op-eds, Opinions

Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

November 19, 2020 0 comments

Taking my first college class, a seminar on essay writing, completely online has left me wondering how different my experience was from an in-person one. I found myself even less motivated than I was my last semester of high school when the pandemic first hit.

Hong ’24: The coronavirus has warped time. Here’s what you can do about it.

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The coronavirus has warped time. Here’s what you can do about it.

November 11, 2020 0 comments

Eight months have passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, but sometimes it feels like we never left March. Among fear, anxiety and mind-deadening boredom, the pandemic has upended our sense of time.

Hong ’24: The challenges of engaging with digital communities

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The challenges of engaging with digital communities

October 21, 2020 0 comments

In three days, 300 clubs, 300 Zoom links. A daunting Google Spreadsheet.  Over the three-day Brown Student Activities Fair, I joined a scant nine of the 300 some student activities links. I ended up leaving nearly all Zoom calls thinking, “I’d love to join on campus, but I won’t join virtually.”

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

October 8, 2020 0 comments

In late August, I rode the train — the light rail — through Minneapolis. Collapsed buildings, piles of rubble and boarded-up stores blurred past my window. Minneapolis, which I had known for a decade, was a city that I had never seen before: It was ravaged.