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Fans of K-pop and J-pop share their passion for music

The popularity of K-pop and J-pop is increasing worldwide | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons license
How MVHS students became interested in the two popular genres
December 20, 2020
How MVHS students became interested in the two popular genres

Diving into MONSTA X’s third studio album: ‘Fatal Love’

The members of MONSTA X — Shownu, Kihyun, Joohoney, Minhyuk, I.M. and Hyungwon (from left to right) — pose for a teaser for the MV of
MONSTA X delivers a solid album that explores new genres while retaining its unique style, but struggles to differentiate itself from previous works
November 7, 2020
MONSTA X delivers a solid album that explores new genres while retaining its unique style, but struggles to differentiate itself from previous works

Blackpink’s ‘The Album’ shows stagnant artistic creativity

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

ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry
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.
Unraveling how the media chooses to report on issues going on in the industry
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
Officers introduce the club with a K-Pop choreography guessing game
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
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...

BTS as a global phenomenon

BTS as a global phenomenon
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...

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