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5 things to start your week: Oscars Edition

5 things to start your week: Oscars Edition

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

#OscarsSoWhite Sparks Social Media Feuds

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

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

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 a masterpiece

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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