Korean Pop inspires new club on campus

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Gangnam Stylin’: Psy performs at the Washington DC Jingle Ball concert at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

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With the love of listening to Korean pop music since 2009, undecided major Omar Alonso decided to make a club that will unite people who share the same interest as he does.

“It was pretty easy (to make the club official). A lot of the International Students Association Club (members) signed (the petition). They’re really cool people, so they helped me out with that part of the club process,” Alonso said.

He explained that any student who has an interest in Asian culture will enjoy the club.

“Everyone can join. Even if you are not into K-pop, I can find some aspect of Korea that everyone will enjoy,” Alonso said

Radio broadcasting major Peter Choi went to the first meeting, “I hope this club will teach people more about K-pop and Korean culture and let everyone know that there’s more to K-pop than just Psy.”

This will give fans a chance to meet other fans and learn more about K-pop culture. Alonso hopes that this will lead others into making life-long friends.

For the K-pop club meeting attendance, Alonso said that there was less people participating than he anticipated.

“I really had fun talking with the few that came. It was really fun talking with people that had the same interest as me,” Alonso said.

The club will feature different kind of activities. As club president, Alonso plans to show club members in meetings how to learn choreography from different K-pop music videos. He also mentioned that he will teach some Korean language to members and have trips to Koreatown.

But not all members are familiar with K-pop, “I have no set plans since the members are all so different in terms of how much the new about it. I prefer to see what they want to do,” Alonso said.

He hopes that this club will be the most popular one on campus.

The K-pop Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Fine Arts Building (FA) 53.