Nicole Hur

  • February 16, 2021By Nicole Hur

    Omeleto is not your average YouTube channel. Home to a growing number of acclaimed short films recognized by prestigious organizations from the Oscars to the BAFTA awards, the Omeleto YouTube channel consistently churns out high-quality films that “have a reputation among viewers for delivering the best storytelling experience.” From brilliant scripts that explore the nonsensical

  • July 18, 2020By Nicole Hur

    Provided that you saw Jeannette Walls today, an American writer and “Park Avenue socialite” (as nicknamed by The Oprah Winfrey Show), you would never guess that she grew up in an unstable, poverty-stricken household. As Walls climbed up the social ladder—thanks to her journalistic merits—she hid her complicated family history from peers and other social

  • July 8, 2020By Nicole Hur

    Tiktok, a social media app that allows users to create short videos in a variety of genres from comedy to aesthetic montages, has revived stereotypes to mainstream culture. You have probably heard the terms “e-girl” or “VSCO girls”—“e-girls” (electronic girls) being the edgy, cool girls who rock unnatural hair colors and bold eyeliner, which sometimes

  • April 15, 2020By Nicole Hur

    I have often felt isolated as an English-speaking poet in Korea. Although I am fluent at Korean, I lack the ability to comprehend Korean poetry, which closes me off from local poetry communities. For many of my classmates, poetry is a dreaded subject at school—a den of stress, especially when we are assigned to write

  • March 30, 2020By Nicole Hur

    Sometimes, school can be a prison. As Peter Gray writes in Psychology Today: “Children hate school because in school they are not free. Joyful learning requires freedom.” Perhaps I am not the only “burnt-out teen” who has felt the oppressive presence of high school. Isabella Bruyere—my muse for this article—chronicles her frustration with high school

  • March 28, 2020By Nicole Hur

    I have always been confused by cultural appropriation. As Jenni Avins says, “I find… the idea that I ought to stay in the cultural lane I was born into—outrageous.” I wondered why people would entitle culture to themselves, limiting the opportunity for cultural exchange. I remember when Karl Lagerfeld hosted the 2015/16 Chanel Cruise collection

  • March 25, 2020By Nicole Hur

    Thanks to hawkish panic buyers devouring masks despite limited production, hospital staff who are truly in need of coronavirus protection are being forced to reuse masks over extended periods of time. Emily Farra, a senior writer for Vogue Magazine whose sister works as an intensive care unit nurse, expresses her anger over the absurd circumstances:

  • March 3, 2020By Nicole Hur

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the Netflix series ‘Next in Fashion’.  You cannot miss a Minju Kim design. A classic “Minju Kim look” stars ruffles, tulle, organza, patterned fabrics, and an oddly pleasant clash of colors. Sounds loud, right? Although her apparel may sound like an overwhelming patchwork of material, Minju has a way

  • March 3, 2020By Nicole Hur

    Even amidst the “unfashionably early” arrival of coronavirus in Italy, Milan Fashion Week dominated the fashion scene with a range of bold looks, from classy black dresses to gem-colored gowns cascading down runway floors. Some, according to THE CUT, stretched fashion boundaries by using the coronavirus “as an opportunity for a selfie in a surgical