Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

Sophia Lee

Multiple identities

Lifestyle | Asian-Americans foster faith on campus through both multi-ethnic and Asian-specific fellowships
by Angela Lu Fulton & Sophia Lee
Posted 11/02/12, 01:00 am

Three days before fall semester at the University of California–Los Angeles began, a student group fair gave campus organizations recruiting opportunities. Between booths representing Feminists on Campus and UCLA Republicans, representatives of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship—which is half Asian-American—passed out fliers about upcoming events. Meanwhile, Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC) members huddled in a group praying for God’s guidance in their evangelical mission. 

Read more

PhotoStock/Getty Images

Food and loathing

Health | Eating disorders wreck lives and families, but grace can heal the physical, mental, and spiritual wounds
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/02/12, 01:00 am

Within the last decade, awareness of eating disorders has exploded, and pictures of women with spines jutting out like spikes and arms hanging like rails have become common. If Angelina Jolie shows up with veiny arms, tabloids speculate about her weight. The disease fills gossip columns, but the deeper stories remain misunderstood. I’ve gone into five of those stories. 

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Ahn Young-joon

Popularity of 'Gangnam Style' catches Koreans by surprise

Music
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/17/12, 11:20 am

The Korean pop music industry (K-pop) is booming (see “Pop religion” in the current issue of WORLD). Although the tightly choreographed and heavily produced style is hugely popular in Asia, it has been slow to catch on in the United States.

Read more