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Why We Need More Positive Disability Representation in Media

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer May 7, 2021

  The media that we consume — TV, books, music, painting, photography and more — is a vital part of how we communicate ideas and express ourselves to others. Naturally, people are often drawn...

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Continues the Unsurprising Trend of Bad Video Game Movies

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 3, 2021

  Hollywood bigwigs are not shy about producing live action films based on popular video game franchises as a money grab. Since 1993, there have been forty live action video game films, each rather...

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Long-Awaited 2021 Oscars Leave Much to be Desired

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor April 28, 2021

  The 2021 Academy Awards left viewers with much to talk about. The first in-person awards show of the season strayed from Oscar norms in many ways, but, for better or for worse, still managed...

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Ten Years Later: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer April 26, 2021

  It’s been over 10 years since the cult classic “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” first hit the big screens. The film’s tenth anniversary should have been celebrated last year, but it was...

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Do We Still Need Awards Shows?

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor April 25, 2021

  The season of awards shows typically takes place during the first few months of each year. During this time, there is usually a lot of buzz about who has been nominated, who has been snubbed...

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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor April 25, 2021

  One of the final contenders for the upcoming Academy Awards is “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” a Lee Daniels film following the life and career of jazz singer Billie Holiday. Based...

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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Tells a Story of Brotherhood Marred by the Violence of the Vietnam War

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor April 24, 2021

Warning: Contains spoilers for "Da 5 Bloods."   "Da 5 Bloods" is a painfully raw display of the brutality of the Vietnam War and its aftermath on a group of men who fought in it. The film follows...

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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘One Night in Miami…’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 23, 2021

Feb. 25, 1964, has forever been branded as one of the most exciting and controversial events in boxing history. Florida exploded as 22-year-old Cassius Clay walked away with the title of World Heavyweight...

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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Celebrates 1920s Blues

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer April 20, 2021

  Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman shine beyond measure in George Wolfe’s film adaptation of the 1982 play by August Wilson. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” released on Netflix on...

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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Soul’ Explores the Meaning of Life with Groundbreaking Representation

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor April 18, 2021

  Pixar’s latest film, "Soul," is a whimsical yet philosophical exploration of human life, finding a purpose and making the most out of your time spent on Earth. “Soul” features Pixar’s...

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