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K-Pop culture can create a new internationalism—cultural studies prof

K-Pop culture can create a new internationalism—cultural studies prof

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The rise of Korean pop (K-pop) boy group BTS has revealed a possible “new internationalism” as fans associate themselves with their idols while expressing their views on social issues, a cultural studies professor said. Kyung Hee University professor Alex Taek-Gwang Lee said BTS member Park Jimin’s issue in Tokyo Dome proved the potential clout of the group’s fans who engage in social issues while promoting unity and belongingness. “It would be true that BTS fans voluntarily participate in any social issue and a political agenda under the name of BTS supporters... They use BTS as a chance to practice global solidarity and to recognize transnational citizenship with this kind of activity,” Alex said during a lecture on K-pop and nationalism last Friday. Park sparked controversy whe
Artlets urged to be ‘disciples’ in AB’s 125th anniversary mass

Artlets urged to be ‘disciples’ in AB’s 125th anniversary mass

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES AS THE Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) marked its 125th anniversary, the department has indeed been beneficiaries of God’s unending grace, Fr. Christopher Jeffrey Aytona, O.P. said in a eucharistic celebration on Monday. “Let us not forget that the principal purpose of Catholic liberal education is still to form disciples, people who know Christ, follow Christ, and make Him known. Not excellence in education, as important as that is [and] not equipping students to have successful careers, however valuable they may be,” Aytona said. He added that one of the goals of liberal education is to open the mind of its students to the reality of the world, to learn from its truth, and to contribute to the advancement and development of society. AB Regent Fr. Rodel