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KATALYST K-Pop had their showcase titled “OUR WORLD EP.2: BANDIT” on April 12 in Emerson Suites, featuring 19 different dance numbers of the 23 that evening.

KATALYST K-Pop sparkles with rhythm and style

By Maria-Angelica Christakis, Contributing Writer April 17, 2024
An electrifying atmosphere took over the stage as all 17 members of KATALYST took part in their opening number, “Bouncy (K-Hot Chili Peppers)” by boy group ATEEZ. Even for those who weren’t devoted K-pop fans, KATALYST K-Pop was able to capture the audience’s attention with their lively production and eye-catching performances.
TWICE recently released their newest Ep, With YOU-th, on Feb. 23, revisiting their lighthearted sound.

K-Pop group TWICE revisits their lighthearted sound

By Clark Roque Royandoyan, Contributing Writer February 29, 2024
In the world of K-pop, one year might as well be one decade. Acts come and go. Groups are at the mercy of the fickleness of fans and the memories of the public with one bad song, or worse, controversy, a one-way ticket into obscurity. For TWICE, this is not the case. The nine-member idol powerhouse has staved off irrelevancy with over eight years’ worth of appealing music, imagery and personalities with the group offering something for everyone. Whether it be the catchy bubble-gum pop sound of “FANCY” from 2019 or a more mature take on love with “Feel Special” later that same year, TWICE’s versatility and diversity in music is proven time and time again with each new release.
From left, first-year student Leslie Duncan, senior Sherleen Vargas and first-year student Sophia Tallman perform to Blue Orangeade by Tomorrow X Tomorrow.

Electric K-pop performances rock Emerson Suites

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 19, 2023
On April 16, KATALYST K-Pop put on its latest performance, “OUR_WORLD,” in Emerson Suites set to songs and choreography by popular artists like SEVENTEEN, SHINee and Orange Caramel.

KATALYST Dance Group

By Ray Milburn January 31, 2023

Webtoons transform into Korean dramas

Webtoons transform into Korean dramas

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer February 18, 2021
Webtoons, a form of fun and nifty virtual comics designed to be read on the go, have become a fairly regular part of Western pop culture.
“BE” is an emotional and heartwarming album partially inspired by BTS’s “LOVE MYSELF” campaign and the band’s speech at the 75th United Nations General Assembly.

Review: K-pop album reminds listeners that “Life goes on”

By Jasmine Morrow, Contributing Writer December 1, 2020
“BE” is an emotional and heartwarming album partially inspired by BTS’s “LOVE MYSELF” campaign and the band’s speech at the 75th United Nations General Assembly.
Kill This Love is a powerful record for Korean pop girl group BLACKPINK. The quartet have released one EP previously but comes back strong with their new album.

Review: Album from female K-pop group is a powerful offering

By Matilde Bechet, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Four young women stand together firmly in front of hundreds of trumpets as brass blares in the background. The words “BLACKPINK in your area” ring out as the scenery quickly shifts to one of a woman...

From left, junior Angelee Chen, sophomore Julia Cohen and graduate student James Yoon dance at rehearsal for K-pop dance group Katalyst.

Clubs celebrate Korean music through dance and discussion

By Matilde Bechet, Contributing Writer October 3, 2018
“For some people, K-pop can be refreshing and new,” Dotten said. “It can be something people find fascinating.”
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