On Wednesday January 6, 2016, North Korea announced a successful hydrogen bomb test. This test was performed at Sungjibaegam and occurred on Tuesday at 8:30 P.M. The test also appeared to cause an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 that was east-southeast from the test site. This is concerning news because of the hostile relations between the United States and North Korea. On a North Korean television channel, a news anchor stated that “there can neither be suspension of nuclear development, nor nuclear dismantlement, unless the U.S. rolls back its vicious and hostile policy towards North Korea.” So the United Nations Security Council held a closed door meeting discussing potential ways to address this issue.
I grew up in the South Bronx.
What type of student were you? How would you describe yourself as a kid?
I was inquisitive, I liked school, I was interested in the origin of everything. I felt like I was pretty athletic and I would ride around New York. We would go to Central Park and do a lot of athletic things. A lot of my life was built around that, being athletic. I did a lot of work after school, I did ballet, basketball and other things. My high school was somewhat of a performing arts school. You had to choose the talent you had in 5th grade. They had theater, dance, orchestra, they also had a glee club. I decided I wanted to be in the dance class. A big motivation was that there was a girl in the class that I liked. However, I liked the class too.