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5 things to start your week: Oscars Edition

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honored the best films of 2015.

Molly Curley, Assistant Digital Editor

February 29, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards honored the best films of 2015. Here's what you might have missed.

#OscarsSoWhite Sparks Social Media Feuds

After this year's Oscar nominees were announced, controversy sparked on social media.

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2016

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...

5 things to start your week: Oscar nominations, MLK Day of Service & more

Macon's annual Martin Luther King Day March attracted nearly 1,000 people.

Molly Curley, Assistant Digital Editor

January 18, 2016

Although we had a three-day weekend, it's time to get the ball rolling...Here's this week's 5 things.

"Selma" stirs discussion in thought-provoking presentation of human rights

"Selma" stirs discussion in thought-provoking presentation of human rights

February 18, 2015

In a nation that prides itself on the evolution of its civil, social and economic principles, watching the newly released “Selma” simultaneously provides one with a thought-provoking history lesson and sketches a map for future progress. Based on the historical events taking place in the early...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Black Swan is currently up for several Academy Awards.

Cameron Kunzelman

February 9, 2011

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ways. On the surface the film is about a young woman, Nina, wh...

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