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Trump’s bleak inauguration speech promises power to the people

John Bozick, Social Media Editor

January 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

 After a night of protests and a lackluster inauguration concert, Donald J. Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States. Taking the oath shortly after the clock struck noon on Jan. 20, President Trump vowed to us...

Political Focus: ‘Obamacare’ repeal process

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the final days of the Obama Administration, many people are looking back at the legacy the 44th president of the U.S. will leave behind. However, one of the biggest accomplishments of his eight years in office may be undone...

“Moonlight”: A glowing masterpiece

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Each year, one or two films are created that transcend the confines of a movie-going experience and become a work of art. Films like "Moonlight" bring together various parts, like pieces of a puzzle, and craft a film that can...

Drew’s Review: Is rock ‘n’ roll dead?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

All right, before you throw off your Metallica t-shirt in a blind rage, let’s try and approach this question with some semblance of pragmatism. First, we have to find a reasonable definition of what “dead” actually means....

Remembering a visionary: Connecting MLK’s ideals to today

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and educated at Boston University, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was made a household name across America by a boycott in 1956. Known today as the face of the civil rights movement that climax...

“La La Land”: An ambitious musical that delivers on all fronts

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In 2012, Damien Chazelle penned and directed the film "Whiplash," which garnered five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. I found this film to be a bleak masterpiece based in music with strong performances. Upon discovering...

Drew’s Review: Music to look forward to in 2017

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As virtually every rapper dropped an album in 2016, it can be difficult to drum up the same amount of excitement for the new year. Luckily, for those who can’t get enough hip-hop in their daily lives, music’s landscape has ...

Political Focus: five states enter new year with ‘bathroom bills’

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

January 10, 2017

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In the first days of 2017, five states have introduced new legislation limiting access to public bathrooms to the gender assigned at birth, not preferred gender identity. The “bathroom bills” fuel the debate surrounding transgender...

Drew’s Review: Top 10 rap songs that have their own dances

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Crank That,” Soulja Boy Tell 'Em “Milly Rock,” 2 Milly “Teach Me How to Dougie,” Cali Swag District “Walk It Out,” Unk “2 Step,” Unk “It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc “Stanky Leg,” GS ...

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