El Estoque

Blackpink’s ‘The Album’ shows stagnant artistic creativity

Annie Zhang

October 6, 2020

K-pop girl group Blackpink’s first full length album fails to present musical growth despite being flavorful

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue


Tyler Cho and Irene Tang

September 19, 2020

Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry

Why Western media’s representation of K-pop is unfair

Goo Hara (left) and Sulli (right) pose for a selfie together back in 2017.

Leanna Sun

March 13, 2020

Unraveling how the media chooses to report on issues going on in the industry

Korean Club: Dancing into the new year

Students settle down as the club officers begin introducing themselves and go over a short presentation about the club. Photo by Claire Yang

Claire Yang

September 27, 2019

Officers introduce the club with a K-Pop choreography guessing game

Korean Club holds its first meeting of the new year

Photo by Claire Yang

Claire Yang

January 31, 2018

reshman Yan Zheng grins, grabbing a gift bag with various Korean treats and holding it up in excitement. Zheng decided to start off his year with a little Korean culture as he attended the first meeting of the year for Korean Club. On Jan. 4, Korean Club kicked off its meeting with a presentation rev...

BTS as a global phenomenon

BTS as a global phenomenon

Emily Xia

December 11, 2017

TS, or Bantan Sonyeondan, meaning “bulletproof boy scouts,” is a Korean boy band composed of seven members that debuted under the company Bighit Entertainment in 2013. Since then, they have become extremely popular in the United States, even receiving awards in the Billboard Music Awards and the Americ...