A Brief History of Asian Pop Music in America

A Brief History of Asian Pop Music in America

Sophie Moore, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

Ever since the early nineteenth century and the Victorian Era, Asian culture has been regarded as very “fashionable” or intriguingly “exotic” in Western culture. If one were to look into a European noble’s palace, one would see certain rooms dedicated entirely to imported porcelain, art and furniture from the East. But in the modern era, another aspect of specifically east-Asian culture has become particularly mainstream: pop music.

Why the Release of Black Panther is Perfect for 2018 (No Spoilers)

Why the Release of Black Panther is Perfect for 2018 (No Spoilers)

Anna Sagrillo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

2017 was a year full of disputes and tension, ultimately leading to discord in the United States. Friction between political parties challenged the strength of political foundations. The new POTUS drew the world’s stability into question. Now, in 2018, people everywhere fight for their rights and equality as they struggle to redefine themselves and change. The film Black Panther triumphs over disputes, tension, and inequality, illustrating the journey of a man trying to preserve his people, culture, and identity.

The Internet: Helping or Hurting the Creativity of Future Generations?

The Internet: Helping or Hurting the Creativity of Future Generations?

Gloria Lee, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

The Internet has evolved greatly in the last few decades, creating social media platforms to communicate on a worldwide scale and providing multiple gateways for any type of art piece. As convenient as it is, the widespread ubiquity of the Internet presents a few problems regarding artistic originality.

Life Cycle of Memes: Where They Go After Their Time in the Spotlight

Life Cycle of Memes: Where They Go After Their Time in the Spotlight

Sophia Moore, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Ah, yes. Memes. A staple of the Internet generation. We can’t live without them. Some notable memes that have popped up over the years include Pepe the Frog, salt bae, Kermit, the confused Persian cat, Confused Math Lady, and the most recent and perhaps most deadly meme: Tide Pods. But, from where do these Internet treasures arise?

Rising Talent Spotlight: Lena Pak, Young Multimedia Student Artist

Rising Talent Spotlight: Lena Pak, Young Multimedia Student Artist

Lena Pak, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

It’s no surprise that many MHS students excel in the arts. This month’s artist spotlight features Lena Pak, ‘21, who is already making her mark on the school and in the Minnetonka community.

Minnesota Tradition Explained: Origin of Pickle Ornament Competition

Minnesota Tradition Explained: Origin of Pickle Ornament Competition

Colette Benoit, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

The Pickle Ornament Tradition is a Christmas tradition where one of the parents in the family hangs a glass pickle ornament on the tree, and whichever child in the family finds it first receives an extra present. It is also rumored that the child who finds it will receive good luck for the next year.

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