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Review: Gender Revolution, Overcoming Ignorance

Review: Gender Revolution, Overcoming Ignorance

Gender identity used to be so simple. It consisted of male and female and nothing else. Nowadays, there are hundreds of gender identities to choose from. It may seem like a sudden change, but gender has never been just blue for boys and pink for[Read More…]

August 8, 2017 0 comments Opinion

‘Fate of the Furious’ offers fun, jam-packed adventure

  Family, betrayal and crime is jam-packed into the latest in the “Fast & Furious” movie series — “The Fate of the Furious.” The movie opened in theaters April 20. Director, F. Gary Gray has made the eighth movie of the series. Even after the[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Review: ‘CHiPs’ is cinematic highway to Hell

Review: ‘CHiPs’ is cinematic highway to Hell

  “CHiPs?” More like “chirps,” because that is exactly what I heard at the movie theater, crickets. “CHiPs” is a movie remake of the TV show that first aired in 1977, a show my grandfather watched about California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers who solve cases.[Read More…]

April 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

Traveling broadens experience, acceptance

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Although originally made as a joke to a friend, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” allows for a multiplicity of meanings.[Read More…]

April 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

Remembering history preserves future’s path

As a history major, I’ve had a few people dismiss my area of study. People have told me that history is boring, or questioned why I chose it, their words betraying a “Who cares?” attitude. My favorites are the ones who just come right out[Read More…]

April 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
An Enchanting Imprisonment

An Enchanting Imprisonment

The story of an older, scary looking guy who holds a small teenage girl hostage until she ultimately agrees to be with him is the type of plot you’d expect to see on the latest episode of the crime show “First 48.” However, once you[Read More…]

April 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Character or Caricature?

Character or Caricature?

LeFou as first gay Disney character criticized unfairly When I asked my go-to Disney-movie-marathon buddy if she would go see the new live action “Beauty and the Beast” with me, she said, “No.” Now, this girl and I did an end-of-term project based entirely around[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

Boring vacation leads to self-reflection

Around this time of year, social media sites become replete with pictures and videos of spring break vacations. Whether one goes on an exotic trip to another country, or chooses to stay home to visit with family and friends, the goal is usually to make[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Representation in media can inspire

Representation in media can inspire

Viewers who tune in to Sesame Street this season may notice the addition of a new Muppet, the precocious, four-year-old Julia. Julia is different from other Muppet children in that she sometimes responds to inquires with shouts of, “Play?” and sometimes seems more absorbed with[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Cuts threaten everyone’s favorite ‘Street’

Cuts threaten everyone’s favorite ‘Street’

I’m not going to act like a ’90s kid and say that “Sesame Street” was my childhood, but I’d being lying if I said it didn’t have a connection to the educational show which premiered on Nov. 10, 1969, according to the Muppet Wiki (Yes,[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion