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The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

Sreya Kumar and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 23, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Stan. The term originated from rapper Eminem’s 2000 hit of the same name, merging the words “stalker” and “fan”. It has quickly evolved into a label young fans on social media proudly use, denoting the prestige their obsession with a figure in pop culture comes with. The term is common on...

Cat’s out of the bag: KPOP, my ultimate weakness

Cat’s out of the bag: KPOP, my ultimate weakness

Helen Chao

September 21, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, Print entertainment

have got to say, I used to be proud of my individuality. Emotionless toward boybands, whose skinny-jean tightness and adolescence are dictated by record companies. One Direction? Meh. Kpop? Ehh. They're just Asian, "Ken Barbie Dolls" in unlimited edition, with phenomenally clear skin and tight jeans! ...