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Black Eyed Peas & the Exuberance of Youth

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While some of us were busy debating the value of Coachella, high school kids have reminded us not to underestimate their passion for blatantly commercial music. According to an article from the Daily News, area students submitted 10 million text messages for a chance to win a concert with the Black Eyed Peas. Controversy ensued, audits took place, a school was disqualified and San Fernando High ultimately emerged victorious. Not surprisingly, the contest was sponsored by a wireless company. Times have changed. We still rememember sitting in our student council sponsor's classroom endlessly filling out postcards to win a radio station contest with Stacy Q. "Two of hearts. Two hearts that beat as one."