Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Southern California graduate. Sophia resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.


No coddling allowed

Q&A | Promoting higher education that celebrates what is true, not comfortable
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/09/18, 12:22 am

Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, has been watching the growing demand for “safe spaces”—places where students won’t be challenged by ideas that aren’t liberal or radical—on college campuses. In 2015 he criticized this phenomenon in an online article (“This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!”) that quickly went viral and drew the attention of mainstream media. His new book on the same issue, Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth, came out in August 2017. Here are edited excerpts of our interview in Los Angeles.

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Finding my voice

Language | Confessions of a foreign-born journalist
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/05/18, 01:53 pm

I have a confession to make: As a print journalist, I prefer to hide behind written words. I like to sit behind a laptop and stick words on page, so that readers can read those words in their own minds with their own voices—not mine.

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Counting the homeless on a hill of mansions

Homelessness | My night as a survey volunteer in the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/30/18, 12:21 pm

Last week I experienced something that, based on my eight years of living in Los Angeles, is really quite extraordinary: Try as I might, I couldn’t spot a single homeless individual within 6 square miles.

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