Origins of K-Pop

For many people, Gangnam Style is their first exposure to Korean pop music, more commonly known as K-Pop. Psy’s song, Gangnam Style, has sky-rocketed his fame and exposed the world to this ever growing K-Pop culture. The song became so popular that it even started playing on American radio stations and has been heard throughout the world, thus establishing K-Pop

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Korean Pop: Its Worldwide Impact

K-Pop is a music genre that has grown increasingly popular since 1992, when a group called Seo Tajii and Boys incorporated elements of American music, such as rap and techno, into their songs. It was soon dubbed the Korean Wave by Beijing journalists who were surprised by the ever rapid spread of the Korean culture and entertainment. K-Pop is a

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An Idle Life Before an Idol Life

Beginning in the 1900s, K-Pop music has gradually spread globally in the 21st century and has become one of the most widely known music genres, even in America. Most people know about Psy’s Gangnam Style these days even if they just think it is a pointless video of an unattractive guy stomping dance moves that could rival those of the

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PETA: Let the Games Begin

SARAH TAHKAR Staff Writer When someone mentions Pokémon to me, the last thing that comes to mind is cruelty and abuse toward animals. However, it has been deemed as such by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). While I completely respect the plea for fair treatment of animals, I do not understand how PETA thinks that Pokémon teaches

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Strict School Rule…r?

JENNIFER THAI Staff Writer In Utah, there were two cases where complaints were made by students being banned from their own Homecoming dance due to dress-code violations. The situation brings up the question of whether the schools’ decision to ban the students from entering the dance was reasonable. Over half of the dance-goers could not attend The students of Stansbury

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Oh Administration! You’re Such a PSATease!

SYLVIA WINSTON Staff Writer “What happened?” “Why did it happen?” “Why weren’t we informed?” These are a few of the many questions that arose after the delay of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on Oct. 17. It wasn’t until recently that administrators stated why the PSAT was delayed. It started off with a couple of rumors: technical difficulties, lack

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Cross-Country Boys Rank Third, Girls Qualify for CIF Preliminaries

NATE GARCIA Assistant Sports Editor On Nov. 3, the boys’ and girls’ varsity cross-country teams entered the Almont League finals ranked number three behind the Schurr Spartans and the Montebello Oilers. Both teams needed to maintain their third-place spots in order to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) preliminaries. “I am very proud of the entire cross-country team this

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