Ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Savannah lower their booms to start work on several container ships. Garden City Terminal has nine container berths and nearly 10,000 feet of contigious berth space. (Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton)
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Testing the Waters

By Alex Vanden Heuvel @TheVandenHeuvel The author would like to thank the Terry College Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Dr. Marisa Pagnattaro, and the Georgia Ports Authority Manager of Communications, Edward Fulford, for information related to this article. The Port of Savannah is not the sort of divisive issue that drives political discourse…

Source: The Epoch Times
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Review: Hell or High Water

By Uma Kasibhatla Although nominated for Best Picture and three other awards in the 89th Academy Awards, “Hell or High Water” is one of those movies that somehow skated under everyone’s radar.  The movie was only released in a limited amount of theaters but still managed to capture nominations at the season’s biggest award shows,…

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Review: Hidden Figures

By Shuchi Goyal When Katherine Johnson, one of the three leads of “Hidden Figures,” joins NASA’s Space Task Group as a human computer in 1962, she is the lone black woman in a room of white men. She receives a terse welcome and is told that the standard workplace attire for females includes a knee-length…

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Fences: Inspiring and Honest

By Zoë Smith Denzel Washington, a two-time Academy Award-winning actor, has never failed to impress through his work and contributions to the film industry. Even though he has made a name for himself as an actor, having starred in films such as “Malcom X” and “Glory”, he has continued to explore other aspects of his…

Source: blog.thefilmstage.com
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Arrival: Not Your Typical Alien Invasion

By Zoe Li Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, “Arrival” is expected to be one of the best films of the year. What is not expected, however, is what a film about extraterrestrials can reveal about life here on Earth. Based on the novella, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, “Arrival”, directed by…

Source: Health Affairs
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OPINION: The Consequences of Defunding Planned Parenthood

By Zoe Smith Zeroing out federal funding for Planned Parenthood has serious implications for taxpayers and U.S. women that everyone should be aware of. The Republican party’s transparency concerning such issues, however, has been lacking. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has stated repeatedly in the press that defunding Planned Parenthood is part of the Republican Party’s agenda in…

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Review: Moonlight

By Ashton Jones-Doherty To try to simplify “Moonlight” into different talking points would be to destroy the magic that its director Barry Jenkins has created; it is not just a film about identity, drugs, mass incarceration, homosexuality, being black and male in America, motherhood, fatherhood, or anything as simple as making dinner. It is a…

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Review: “Lion” Roars with Gentle Storytelling

By Priyanka Ghosh At face value, “Lion” is reminiscent of a Charles Dickens novel–a little boy who, separated from everything he knows, evolves and changes as he embarks on a journey he never asked for. It’s a story that with a little more drama and a little more exaggeration would have played as unrealistic. Yet, Garth…

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