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#OscarsSoWhite: Lack of Diversity in Nominations Sparks Controversy

#OscarsSoWhite: Lack of Diversity in Nominations Sparks Controversy

Eugenia Gavrilova
February 10, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase, United States

On January 14th, 2016, the Oscars sparked criticism throughout the nation following the release of an all-white major nominees list for the second year in a row. In response, two prominent African Americans in the film industry -- Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee -- announced the following Monday that they ...

“We All Dream in Gold”: Oscar Nominations 2016

“We All Dream in Gold”: Oscar Nominations 2016

Neha Harpanhalli
February 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

It’s that time of year again. The list of nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, was announced on January 14, 2016. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted for the second time b...

BBC Sherlock’s Christmas Special The Abominable Bride – Strange but Somewhat Endearing

BBC Sherlock’s Christmas Special The Abominable Bride – Strange but Somewhat Endearing

Ashley Kim
January 8, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV

After a two year hiatus, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have finally put together a Christmas special so bizarre that it will make you laugh, cry, and confuse you all at once. When it was announced that BBC Sherlock’s Christmas special would feature the detective and his blogger in Victorian times, I had ...

Dublin High School’s Instrumental Music Department Performs at the 8th Annual Winter Concert

Dublin High School’s Instrumental Music Department Performs at the 8th Annual Winter Concert

Michelle Yun
December 30, 2015
Filed under Community, Reviews, Showcase

[**Images courtesy of Davyne Parks Bradly (Facebook)] Musicians filed off the stage back to the instrumental room, grinning at each other, some relieved that it was finally over, others wistful that it couldn’t have been longer. Tonight was the night that the String Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Band ...

A Timeless Tale About the True Meaning of Friendship: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A Timeless Tale About the True Meaning of Friendship: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Ashley Kim
December 29, 2015
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Jesse Andrews’ masterpiece Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was one of the best books I’ve ever read in a long time. The cynical humor made me laugh at almost every page, and its down-to earth tone made this book relatable. Also, for our filmophiles, its movie adaptation won two awards at the ...

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Jennifer Liu
December 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Despite the fact that we’ve found ourselves smack dab in the middle of holiday season, there’s still an overabundance of procrastinators who haven’t yet discovered the perfect gift; or, in more honest terms, haven’t even started looking. But don’t worry, I won’t judge; in fact, due to genuine empa...

Star Wars: A Future That Works

Star Wars: A Future That Works

Neha Harpanhalli
December 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the largest opening weekend in North America. The highly-anticipated seventh installment in the beloved sci-fi franchise had already scored $57 million during preview shows on Thursday, December 17, and a whopping $238 million over the weekend, while playing a...

2015 Grammy Nominations

2015 Grammy Nominations

Jianna So
December 19, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Grammy season is finally here. Thankfully, the nominations are not as disappointing as they have been in the past. Kendrick Lamar leads all artists with eleven nominations, including album of the year, song of the year, and best rap album. Lamar’s racially charged album To Pimp a Butterfly made w...

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Maddie Davis
December 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Warning: This review contains spoilers for basic plot information of The Hunger Games book trilogy and movie series. The long awaited Mockingjay Part 2 has finally arrived, thus drawing the hunger games movie series to a close. Many famous and award winning actors and actresses have joined together...

Fear the Walking Dead TV Show Review

Fear the Walking Dead TV Show Review

Audrey Nuñez
November 14, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, TV

Note: This review contains some spoilers! This past August, Fear the Walking Dead, a TV show spinoff and prequel of the show The Walking Dead, premiered on the AMC network. The season opener begins with a young man named Nick, who awakens in an abandoned church where he discovers his friend eating a bloodied corpse. He flees into the street outside and is hit b...