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UMG removes songs from TikTok

Grace Lee, Reporter | Feb 7, 2024

Universal Music Group (UMG), the largest music company in the world, removed songs from multiple famous artists, including Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, on Feb. 1. Videos that had used the songs prior...

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Mean Girls’ remake faces backlash upon release

Chelsea Kim, Social Media Manager | Feb 5, 2024

The remake of the ‘Mean Girls’ film, first released on Jan. 8, is encountering heavy criticism for its “overly Gen Z” scenes and its misleading promotion. Having generated $38 million in its first...

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‘Oppenheimer’ leads the Oscar nominations

Grace Lee, Reporter | Feb 5, 2024

The 96th Oscar nominations were announced via live stream on Jan. 23. “Oppenheimer” led with 13 nominations overall for categories including Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, and Cinematography. Cillian...

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‘Death’s Game’ series review

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Jan 25, 2024

“Death is only an ‘insignificant’ tool to end my suffering.” - Choi Yi-Jae “Death’s Game” is a web series based on a webtoon by the same name, fully released on Jan. 5. Directed by Ha...

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‘Beef,’ ‘Succession,’ and ‘The Bear,’ win big at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards

Christie Hwang, Copy Editor | Jan 25, 2024

The 75th Primetime Emmy Award Ceremony took place on Jan. 16 in Los Angeles where TV series “Beef,” “Succession,” and “The Bear,” dominated. “Beef,” a show about how a road rage incident...

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New K-Drama garners international fame

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Dec 12, 2023

Despite reaching mediocre ratings on SBS with one of its most recent episodes, scoring a 3.4 percent viewer rate nationally, My Demon is ranked second on Netflix’s Global Top Ten List as of Dec. 3. This...

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Blackpink visits Buckingham Palace

Grace Lee, Reporter | Dec 8, 2023

The K-pop girl group Blackpink attended a dinner at Buckingham Palace on Nov. 21 as a part of President Yoon Seuk Yeol’s state visit to the United Kingdom, marking them as the first female music group...

The Marvels fails to astonish

‘The Marvels’ fails to astonish

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Nov 28, 2023

On Nov. 8, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and sequel to 2019’s “Captain Marvel” titled “The Marvels” was released in Korea. The film stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers...

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: thrilling but rushed

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’: thrilling but rushed

Grace Lee, Reporter | Nov 28, 2023

[This article contains spoilers for “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”]  “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” a prequel movie to “The Hunger Games,” released in Korean theaters on Nov....

Lawsuit hits Grammy CEO Neil Portnov

Jiah Hwang, Reporter | Nov 28, 2023

The 66th Grammy nominations for 2024 were announced to the world on Nov. 11. Yet, behind the curtains was a scandal brewing on its own against the former head of the Grammy Awards, Neil Portnow on Nov....

Disney’s 100th anniversary marks an enduring legacy

Disney’s 100th anniversary marks an enduring legacy

Taerin Kim, Reporter | Nov 10, 2023

Oct. 16 marked 100 years since Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company.  To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Disney Plus released a special film “Once Upon A Studio” on its anniversary. The...

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Artists win cancelled MTV EMA Awards

Chelsea Kim, Social Media Manager | Nov 8, 2023

On Nov. 5, winners of this year’s MTV EMA Awards were announced despite the event being canceled amid the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel. MTV released a statement saying, “as fans worldwide...