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Vacation? More like Stay-cation

Vacation? More like Stay-cation

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
March 7
Filed under Opinion

The current situation of the media is in chaos with lots of controversial issues being discussed. It is hard to read happy news on the media these days. A lot of readers love to read about controversial opinion articles and give their opinions, but this week’s column will be broaching a subject that...

Whitewashed Diversity Still Unsolved in Hollywood

Whitewashed Diversity Still Unsolved in Hollywood

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
February 22
Filed under Opinion

Although movies and TV shows have seen an increase in African American actors, there have still been plenty of movies where white actors played people of color and society just went along with it. America is such a diverse melting pot that there is still a long way to go before we see equal representation...

Beyoncé, Babies, and Boss Ladies

Beyoncé, Babies, and Boss Ladies

Imogene Wofford, Entertainment Editor
February 9
Filed under Opinion

Beyoncé made the world stop…this past week with the press release that she and Jay-Z, husband, are expecting twins. The announcement was a simple, yet stunning, photograph from her maternity shoot that captioned, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over....

After the Fact…

After the Fact…

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 17
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Well, this election certainly escalated quickly. And then it exploded into a glorious, orange, blonde-haired cloud. Donald Trump, Republican nominee and Democratic Satan, has won the presidential election, though people would have to be living under a rock to not hear that startling news. The...

A Vote is Never Wasted

A Vote is Never Wasted

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 3
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Dad, why did the school get torn down?” “Because I didn’t vote.” “Dad, why did those nice, tan people go away?” “Because I didn’t vote.” “Dad, why did they let that mean person in the big, white house?” “Because we didn’t vote.” While this might not be...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness: SELF Realization of the EGO

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness:  SELF Realization of the EGO

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor
November 2
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Lead.er.ship begins with leading the SELF before leading others; the Personal before the Professional; Life before Business. Mind.ful.ness is the awareness of the...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part V: ‘Devil’s Knot’ and ‘Sinister 2’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part V: ‘Devil’s Knot’ and ‘Sinister 2’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter
November 2
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Back in 2013, while working on Deliver Us from Evil, another movie called Devil’s Knot was released through VOD (video on demand) and got a limited theatrical run on May 9. Based on the real case of the West Memphis Three, in which three teens were accused of killing three eight-year-olds in a suspected...

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter
October 29
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

I have often heard the phrase “pain is temporary, GPA is forever.” The phrase circled my head last week as I studied for midterms at 2 a.m., running on highly caffeinated coffee and little sleep. Now that the exam-ridden week is over, I wonder if GPA truly does follow students around forever. Throughout...

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 29
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In “Legally Blonde,” Elle goes as a bunny to a masquerade. The iconic outfit is a corset, fishnets, and bunny ears. The fluffed up headband serves as the only identifying feature of the costume. The scene does show an example of a costume that highlights the body and not the outfit, and looking...

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter
October 28
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

October, the month when the leaves change from green to orange, the pumpkins are brought out in the open, and the weather gets a tad chilly. Most of all, its when the Horror genre peaks with movies like Dracula (1931). Some might prefer classics like Frankenstein (1931), or the more recent fair like...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part IV: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part IV: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter
October 28
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

With three films under his belt, including the successful ghost story Sinister, Scott Derrickson collaborates with film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer (whose extensive resumé includes the television crime drama CSI and the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise) and screenwriter Paul Harris...

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