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You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Culture, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Bill Cosby. Woody Allen. Harvey Weinstein. Louis C. K. Kevin Spacey. R Kelly. The list of men in the spotlight who have been accused of sexual assault is ever growing. It has become a frequent topic of discussion on whether or not these men’s works can be separated from them and ...

BAFTAs and Critics Choice’s and SAGs, oh my!

BAFTAs and Critics Choice’s and SAGs, oh my!

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

January 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

With awards season already here, it’s important to keep up with all the nominations that feel as if they are coming out non-stop. So I’ve compiled three different lists of nominations -- the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Aw...

Golden Globes shake up Oscars race

Golden Globes shake up Oscars race

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

January 8, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

The Golden Globes. One of the most important awards shows leading up to The Oscars. The choices of The Hollywood Foreign Press greatly affect the voters of the Academy Awards. Meaning if the HFPA decides that a film should win, it will most likely get an Oscar Nomination. However, there was a bit of...

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

Dani Wilson, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Culture, Movies, Opinion, Personal, Showcase

“Honestly... it’s nice talking about her like it’s normal. Like it’s not some tragedy.” I tapped the spacebar on my keyboard to pause the Netflix show, noticing the few stray tears escaping down my cheek. I took a deep breath and wiped one away. I wasn’t crying because I was upset. I...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Personal, Showcase

Every year I get the same looks of confusion and almost disgust as I tell people that I don’t enjoy the holidays. “How could you not like Christmas?” “Do you just not celebrate?” “Do you hate holidays?” Questions endlessly pour from people’s mouths as they are stupefied by my aversion to the...

Marvel drops ‘Avengers 4’ trailer, title

Marvel drops ‘Avengers 4’ trailer, title

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

December 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

Oh. My. God. Marvel just released the Avengers 4 trailer and people are losing their minds. While the trailer doesn’t give fans much to work with, there is still enough to make people get excited. We start by seeing Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) abandoned and running out of supplies on a spacesh...

Movies to watch this holiday season

Movies to watch this holiday season
Winter

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

November 16, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

R.I.P Stan Lee

R.I.P Stan Lee

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

November 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

Earlier today, comic book writer and legend, Stan Lee died at the age of 95. If it weren’t for Lee, many of the books and films we are used to now wouldn’t exist. Many take comic book movies for granted. However, before Marvel started their three-phase plan in 2008 the only Superhero movies were ...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Midterm Elections

Here’s What You Need to Know About Midterm Elections

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase

As the date for Midterm Elections creeps to the end of today. The two nominees are Rafael Edward Cruz and Robert Francis O'Rourke. As Cruz is part of the Republican party, he would be described as a heavy conservative with libertarian leanings. Regarding economic policies, he supports free trade. He is s...

Why You NEED to Vote (Yes, Even in Midterms)

Why You NEED to Vote (Yes, Even in Midterms)

Dani Wilson, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News & Features, Opinion, Showcase

November 6, 2018. Around 10 a.m. Midterm election voting day. Part of the population of the United States is on their way to the polls. A fraction of them will go later, trying to sleep in as late as they can. And, finally- a decent chunk will not vote at all. I understand the distress. You ...

‘First Man’ aims for the Moon

‘First Man’ aims for the Moon

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

October 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

We’re all taught about Neil Armstrong in school. We’re told that he was a great American hero who helped the U.S. win the Space Race. He said that oh-so-famous quote -- “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” -- people still talk about today. And yet most don’t know as much as th...

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