Health and K-Pop Part 8 — Eating Disorders

**DISCLAIMER: The remainder of the article contains trigger words about eating disorders (ED) and habits that may be concerning for people who are currently struggling with eating habits. If you feel like this article may not be a good read for you, but would like to know more  about the content, check out “Health and K-Pop Part 6 — Self Esteem,” which contains a similar … Continue reading Health and K-Pop Part 8 — Eating Disorders

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A Broken Hart — ‘Kevin’s Heart’ MV Review

The news of Kevin Hart‘s infidelity with his wife Eniko Parrish came as a shock to the public back in October of 2017. The two have been married since 2016 and were about to celebrate the birth of their son, so when the popular comedian took to Instagram to announce the scandal, it did not sit well with the majority of his friends and fans. … Continue reading A Broken Hart — ‘Kevin’s Heart’ MV Review

Health and K-Pop Part 7 — Isolation

As K-pop grows in popularity, people all over the world are becoming united through a common musical front. But this increase in recognition calls to mind a time before K-pop was gaining worldwide interest, a time before it was easy to find another person (either through the internet or face-to-face) who listened to the same music as you. These were the times when a new … Continue reading Health and K-Pop Part 7 — Isolation

Friday the 13th and Edward Avila

There’s a stigma around Friday the 13th concerning evil happenings. What started out as a popular chain of Halloween movies soon grew to become a worldwide superstition of terror occurring on these dreaded Fridays. But on this particular date, something awful did happen. Something happened that nobody asked for and nobody needed. Edward Avila decided to post a video about his “thoughts on the whole … Continue reading Friday the 13th and Edward Avila

Health and K-Pop Part 6 — Self Esteem

Idols are good-looking. No, idols are gorgeous. Male or female, each idol has to have some amount of attractiveness in order to make it in the K-pop industry. Many idols go through strenuous diets and workout routines to achieve the “perfect” body and it’s not uncommon to notice an idol has lost a couple of pounds in between promotion periods. They can also be spotted underneath … Continue reading Health and K-Pop Part 6 — Self Esteem

“Naturally Plastic”: An Interview with Creator Terrell Slater

Representation has always been an issue in the world of Barbie. There have been many complaints of lack of variety in hair color and body types. It seemed as though Barbie may have been taking a step forward in January 2016 with the release of “Curvy Barbie,” but nothing much has been seen from the brand since. But the community who has suffered the most … Continue reading “Naturally Plastic”: An Interview with Creator Terrell Slater

It’s a Cole World After All

In the world of K-pop, there is a certain expectation that comes along with attending a concert. It’s an expectation to be “wowed,” to be dazzled, to be blown off your feet, to have an experience that could cause a fan to label it as the “best concert ever.” It is a mighty expectation to live up to. Sometimes fans forget that the same standard … Continue reading It’s a Cole World After All

BTS Exploration Pt. 1: ‘I Need U’ MV (Regular)

Published on April 29th, 2015, the music video for “I Need U” was a concept unheard of from BTS. Sure they had songs like “Danger” and “Boy in Luv” that talked about the hardships of being a teen in love, but showing deeper struggles (addiction, abuse, depression, etc.) that are experienced in life was left untouched until the release of this music video. As far … Continue reading BTS Exploration Pt. 1: ‘I Need U’ MV (Regular)

From Hawaii to Minnesota, ChicKens Finally Get to Meet KeNNyBoy SLaY at MOA Meet and Greet

As confused shoppers passed by Tomodachi, a store on the third floor of the Mall of America, they had no idea that inside was K-Pop YouTube sensation KeNNyBoy SLaY and the WNAX crew. That’s not a surprise, though, because aside from rapper/artist Salvmaknae and the Minnesota K-pop Dance Crew (MKDC), the land of 10,000 lakes rarely receives a visit from anybody within the K-pop realm. However with … Continue reading From Hawaii to Minnesota, ChicKens Finally Get to Meet KeNNyBoy SLaY at MOA Meet and Greet

Health and K-Pop Part 5 — Post Concert Depression

SHINee, GOT7, BTS, EXO, KARD, G DRAGON, DEAN … the list goes on and on. All of these artists had or will have some kind of tour in 2017, and that is why it is so, so important to know how to handle a common tour illness: Post-Concert Depression. Post-Concert Depression (hereafter known as “PCD”) can be a tricky subject to talk about, partly because some people simply do … Continue reading Health and K-Pop Part 5 — Post Concert Depression