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‘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...

Drew’s Review: It’s time to rethink Run the Jewels’ position in rap

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Run the Jewels rendered virtually all music publications’ year-end lists useless with the release of “Run the Jewels 3” on Christmas Day. This release marked the third album in four years for the hip-hop super-group, fe...

Millennials vs. everybody

Ethan Fogle, Intern Reporter

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the NBA is looking into the possibility of fans paying to watch the final five minutes of NBA games. “Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingl...

Tender truth: An argument against abortion

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week, our nation paused to commemorate a great American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This past Sunday, we remembered the beginning of a new battle for human rights that began only five years after Dr. King’s death....

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