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#OscarsSoWhite Sparks Social Media Feuds

#OscarsSoWhite Sparks Social Media Feuds

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions

This year the Academy nominated all white actors for the Oscars. The decision — much like last year’s — has sparked a multitude of responses on social media with a plethora of hashtags, such as #OscarsSoWhite, #drama, #seriouslythough, #OscarsStillSoWhite. Some of the responders were celebrities. An...

The “red cup” debate

The “red cup” debate

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
December 3, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Optimists see the cup as being half full.  Pessimists insist that it’s half empty.  Give the cup to an idiot, however, and they will be sure to discuss the religious implications of its decorations or lack thereof.  Yes I’m talking about Starbucks.  And when it comes to this topic, I wish we ...

The price of being a woman

Amanda Barrentine, Business Manager
August 14, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Editor’s Warning: The following may cause Bras. Tampons. Pads. Daintily scented deodorants and shampoos. All geared towards and priced for the female gender — all grossly overpriced. Zoey Freedman, a college student writ- ing for a paper much like the one you are holding now was r...

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