Peyton Conner, Indiana University
Hallyu has inspired many young scholars to learn more about Korea beyond what is shown on their screens.
Lauren Sung, University of Georgia
Despite current attitudes toward LGBTQ+ identities being largely dismissive and negative in the country, Korea has a long and vibrant history of queerness.
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
One half of the brother-sister duo AKMU, the musician is spreading a message of positivity with her debut single.
Megan Stager, University of Pittsburgh
While K-pop remains Korea’s most popular musical export, this indie rock band is forging the way for a few other styles of music to emerge from the country.
Famous vloggers romanticize traveling alone, but it’s not everything it’s made out to be.
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
The rich diversity of Korean music isn’t limited to the country’s most popular musical export.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
Cheesy plots, eye candy, ramyeon. What’s not to love?
Kayla Morosco, Chatham University
The participation of North Korea in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics is nothing but a distraction tactic by Kim Jong Un’s regime.
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