|▲ Big Naughty is performing surrounded by students (Source: Student Account @posty.___ provision)
The university's festival, 'Hwayangyeonhwa,' was held from October 11th to the 13th. The name of the festival, 'Hwayangyeonhwa,' means 'the most beautiful and happiest time in life,' and a university student council member said, "We chose the name 'Hwayangyeonhwa' because we want the 2023 Hwayangyeonhwa Grand Festival to remain the most memorable moment in the lives of our students."
Over the course of the three days, there were booths from the General Students' Association, numerous departments, and clubs, as well as a number of independent booths. Among them, the General Students' Association hosted a variety of food and merchandise booths, tarot cards, and face painting, as well as additional activities such as, "making bead rings," "throwing a baseball," and, "nailing challenge.” The club booths included the self- built car research club, SKID's electric racing car display and club introduction, the photography club APC's film camera shooting, and the Christian club CCC's waffle sales. In addition, various other clubs operated festival booths and welcomed visitors, including current students. The department booths, which can be considered the core of the festival, were also thoroughly prepared. Majors and departments from the College of Economics & Business, College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Mechatronics participated in this year's departmental booths, and a total of 23 different types of booths with various characteristics, including autonomous and bar booths, were successfully organized.
While the booths were held in the parking lot of the University athletic field, clubs, departments, individual performances, and the Changwon Citizen Song Festival, were held on the athletic field. Meanwhile, the lineup of artists who visited our university during the three- day festival was also colorful with an array of musical performances. BIG Naughty and Woodie Gochild performed on the first day of the festival, December DK and Kim Na Young performed on the second day, and H1- KEY and SOLE performed on the third day, lifting the atmosphere of the University Festival. To hear details more about the festival, I interviewed a student who attended the festival.
Q. Please introduce yourself.
Baek: Hello. I'm Baek Soobin, a third- year in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, majoring in Smart Green Engineering.
Q. Did you attend any of the performances at the Grand Festival, and if so, which team did you watch?
Baek: I watched the performance of 'Phoenix,' a cheerleading club at our university.
Q. Could you please elaborate on your experience watching the team's performance?
Baek: I think Phoenix showed the kind of enthusiasm that only college students can show. The way the leader led the cheer and the students in the audience responded with the same enthusiasm, made me realize that I was at the festival.
Q. If you participated in watching artists perform, which artists did you watch?
Baek: I watched a performance by 'Big Naughty.'
Q. Please elaborate on your experience watching that artist's performance.
Baek: I didn't know much about Big Naughty, but I was glad that the artist led the atmosphere well and I could sing along with the songs easily. I was also impressed that the special equipment on the stage was accompanied by soap bubbles, and I think that will be my best memory of the performance at the university festival.
Q. What was the atmosphere like during the festival?
Baek: If I had to summarize it in one sentence, I would describe it as 'a feeling of being left with a page of youth.' While participating in the festival, I felt grateful that I was able to have this experience after entering university.
The successful conclusion of the festival can be attributed to the efforts of all members of our university. In particular, the General Students' Association helped organize the festival by setting up garbage and smoking booths in designated areas, and the students did their best to prepare booths and performances to promote harmony. It is hoped that the students enjoyed the festival and left with glorious memories of their university life. Please look forward to next year's festival.
By Jo Ah-bin, cub-reporter email@example.com
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