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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…

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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…

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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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Has “drain the swamp” been a success?

By Vaibhav Kumar  During the elongated campaign season, Donald Trump promised a variety of unique proposals along with a different pattern of governing. His most salient campaign issue was to “make our government honest again”.  He would accomplish this by trying to “drain the swamp,”a phrase that originated when President Reagan used it in 1983 to…

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Voter Fraud: Big Claims and Small Facts

By Torus Lu President Donald Trump tweeted a shout-out to Gregg Phillips, an activist who claims to have documented evidence of over three million fraudulent votes from the election this past fall. This followed a push by the administration to crackdown on voter fraud.  On January 23, President Trump told Republican and Democratic lawmakers that…

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