Valerie’s Views: On conforming to pop

For some people, pop is an ironic indulgence. It’s reserved for jam sessions in the car with the squad or lit-as-fuck college party playlists. Amid the increasing relevance of social media and the concurrent growth of digital noise, identities validated by exclusivity now demand greater interest in niche genres. A
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Will new Psy dance inspire another Sproul flashmob?

Remember last semester when Mario, Luigi and Toad showed up on the steps of Sproul Hall for a little dance-off and then one of the biggest flashmobs in the history of the campus erupted into Gangnam Style? We sure do — and it looked way better than the Harlem Shake. Psy
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5 hidden treasures of K-pop history

The explosion of the “Harlem Shake” viral videos this month have made us at the Clog nostalgic. For some reason, coordinated group seizures don’t have the same effect as coordinated horse trotting. And as Psy’s “Gangnam Style” falls lower on the U.S. Billboard 100 (48 as of this week), many
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An inside look at the Harlem Shake flashmob

Last semester, we got a much anticipated Cal “Gangnam Style” flash mob with Mario, Luigi and Toad sexying it up on Upper Sproul. So obviously, we needed another flash mob soon for whatever video would go viral next — and of course a trio of stellar Cal students delivered by
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