|▲ A view of the Sports Festival held in the CWNU schoolyard|
From the 10th to the 18th of this month, the Business School, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Humanities, and the College of Engineering and Mechatronics held sports festivals in the CWNU schoolyard. The Sports Festival, hosted by each college, was divided into two categories: mini games and main events. The mini games included various activities such as mission relay, tug- of- war, board flip, and walking on the human bridge, while the main events consisted of finals in football, basketball, soccer, kickball, and dodgeball. As the Sports Festival is the most significant event in May at CWNU, many students take part in the festival to promote harmony. As well as participating in games, students were able to promote friendship by sharing meals and drinking together. To find out more details about the overall preparation and progress of the Sports Festival, The Campus Journal interviewed a student president of the College of Social Sciences.
Q. Could you please introduce yourself?
Jin: Hello, I’m Jin Dae- han, a senior majoring in the Department of Chinese Studies. I am also the 34th student president of the College of Social Sciences, ‘Raon’.
Q. This is the first Sports Festival held in four years after the ban on wearing masks was lifted. How does this make you feel?
Jin: Since all of this year's events are being held for the first time in about four years after the ban on wearing masks was lifted, there was a lot of pressure and hard work to do during the preparation period. However, we worked hard and felt rewarded when we saw our fellow students having fun during the events. We felt that we should work even harder for our fellow students, who couldn’t enjoy their school life due to COVID-19.
Q. When preparing for the Sports Festival, what did you pay special attention to?
Jin: One of the things we paid special attention to when preparing for the Sports Festival, was to make sure our students didn’t lose interest, as it was the first Sports Festival hosted by the Student Council after the ban on wearing masks was lifted. Therefore, we created various mini games with the addition of a mini game using water, because the Sports Festival was held outside in the heat.
Q. How was the atmosphere on the day of the Sports Festival?
Jin: Although it was early in the morning, it was good to see our executive committee members smiling and having fun as they prepared for the Sports Festival. Also, during the event, I could see that many students were happily participating in the games, even in the hot weather. Most of all, it felt like we had returned to normal life when I saw everyone laughing together without their masks.
Q. Lastly, is there anything else you'd like to say to CWNU students?
Jin: I would like to thank all the students who participated in this year’s Sports Festival. The presidents, vice presidents, and executive committee members of all the colleges are working hard to make school life fun. I hope you have a lot of faith in us, and we will do our best to make your school life memorable.
This year’s Sports Festival was especially meaningful because it was the first time in about four years after the ban on wearing masks was lifted. Therefore, the student’s responses were enthusiastic. Park Joo- hyun, a student in the Department of Culture Technology, said, "I'm in my fourth year, so it's been very hard to prepare for graduation. However, it felt good to hang out and participate in the festival with my school friends after the midterm." Lee Sang- yup, a student in the Department of International Trade, said, "As it was my first Sports Festival after starting university, I didn't know what to do at first. I just cheered myself hoarse and woke up, shedding hot tears at the sight of unity."
Apart from the Sports Festival, many people are trying their best in their positions to make the upcoming school events fun and safe. We hope that all students who participated in this year’s Sports Festival had a great time. Please look forward to more special events that will be hosted by the Student Council in the future.
By Park Jeong-hyeon, reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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