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Jaehyun Hong, a first-year fascinated by philosophy, is a staff columnist for The Herald. She currently studies remotely from Minnesota. When she isn't at her courthouse internship, she can be found baking, appreciating classical music or chatting with her twin sister. Jaehyun writes a biweekly column on her experiences as a first-year student.

Articles by Jaehyun Hong (4)

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.