|▲ Students’ stage performance of Daedongje, held both online and offline|
From November 10th to 11th, the Daedongje of Changwon National University was successfully held. Daedongje is a festival of CWNU. It has created unforgettable memories for students through various programs every year. However, due to the influence of COVID-19, the 2020 Daedongje could not be carried out. Students who did not enjoy the festival, which is only once a year, ended the year feeling regretful. Accordingly, CWNU conducted the 2021 online Daedongje, using real-time YouTube broadcasting in accordance with the COVID-19 policy.
The 2021 Daedongje held the E-sports semifinal, final, and online Room Escape on November 10. E-sports had prepared a, ‘Campus of Legends,’ that played the popular game, ‘League of Legends’. On the 10th, the third and fourth place matches between the, "Romantic," and, "PC Room VIPs," teams, and the final match between the, "No Dia Can't Win," and, "We are Gganbu," teams were held. In addition, the "E-room" general students' association prepared a match prediction event before conducting E-sports, so that students who did not participate in the game or were not familiar with the game, could participate in E-sports and receive prizes as well. Online Room Escape consisted of Kakao Talk's open chat room function. Room Escape was a way to enter the open chat room through a link, see the problem on the screen, and follow the password to the next room. Room Escape consisted of five stages, and was conducted twice in total.
On November 11, enrolled students’ stage performances and an event, “On a Starry Night,” were held. The student stage performances were conducted in advance, with 99 visitors' applications for fully vaccinated COVID-19 individuals, and live YouTube broadcasts, were conducted simultaneously. The student stage performances consisted of a total of 10 stages, where each student and club showed the results of their hard practice on the stage. Students talented in various fields such as singing, dancing, rapping, and DJing had time to showcase their talents through the stage as a medium “On a Starry Night,” a radio-type event, was held in a way that sent out the stories of enrolled students through a broadcast. Students sent stories from various fields such as college life, love, daily life, and invited comedian Jang Dong-min, as a radio host to introduce the stories, share the stories of the students, and talk with them to help solve their problems.
Kim Eui-jin, a sophomore in the Department of Food and Nutrition at CWNU, who watched the Daedongje, said, "My school life was boring because of COVID-19, but this year I was happy to attend the Daedongje.” “I felt that it was a festival that CWNU students worked hard to prepare for, and I think I made good memories while enjoying the festival with my colleagues." Unlike the Daedongje, which had been held so far, the 2021 Daedongje was held online, and the efforts of schools and student associations that tried to help students participate in various ways, could be seen. At the same time, however, there were regrets about the limitation of the number of people and the way the event was held, due to COVID-19. We hope that COVID-19 restrictions will ease a lot in 2022, so that we can participate in the 2022 Daedongje face-to-face.
By Jung In-hee, cub-reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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