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Drew’s Review: More socially conscious artists in 2017?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The first week of February unofficially marked the first point in 2017 when the amount of newly released music has outpaced the consumption habits of music fans. Sampha released his debut album, “Process;” lead vocalist fr...

The birth of the Islamic State – ‘Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS’

Simon Albaugh, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The history of the most notorious international terrorist organization is proof of the devastation that can result from minor but consistent mistakes. Joby Warrick’s “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” released Sept. 29, 201...

‘Hell or High Water’: Thrilling bank heist film draped in generational poverty

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"I've been poor my whole life, like a disease passing from generation to generation. But not my boys, not anymore.” - Toby Howard (portrayed by Chris Pine) In 2015, writer Taylor Sheridan struck gold with his screenplay "...

Drew’s Review: Migos release sophomore album, ‘Culture’

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As I sit here writing, Migos is the biggest act in hip-hop, and possibly all music. The lists of which artists are the best are rather consistent, but the biggest and hottest can change from moment to moment. Right now is Migos’...

Remembering black history: Racism, slavery and Frederick Douglass

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When President Barack Obama took the oath of office eight years ago, it was widely hailed as a great symbol of how far we have come as a nation with respect to race relations. Yet, today a man who once hesitated to denounce the ...

Political Focus: Trump’s claims of voter fraud

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Though President Donald Trump was elected by the Electoral College, he lost the popular vote by a greater margin than any other previously elected U.S. president. This margin of almost 3 million votes has fueled Trump’s allegations o...

Anime fans gather for Ohayocon 2017

Cheyanne Kramer, Web Editor

January 24, 2017

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I've never been to Ohayocon and have heard extremely mixed reviews. Either the convention is completely amazing or absolutely horrible. I decided to go this year and see what it was like for myself.  First and foremost, this convention (held at...

Political bias of tragedy reporting should be for the victims’ well being

Simon Albaugh, Reporter

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Nobody needs to be prodded into remembering the last time former-President Barack Obama stated his position on increased gun control in the wake of a mass shooting. While this isn’t a direct call from the media for such legisla...

Political Focus: Race relations and the Trump presidency

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump’s election win has come with concern from many different communities fearing for their safety and rights. Political Focus has examined the concerns of many immigrants and members of the LGBT community in articles since the election. Inauguration Day has come and gone, and the nation...

‘Westworld’: A Cerebral Blend of Genre

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"If it's such a wonderful place out there, why are you all clamoring to get in here?" - Dolores Abernathy, portrayed by Evan Rachel Wood Jonathan Nolan, brother of Christopher Nolan, and his wife Lisa Joy worked together...

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