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Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Delon Johnson, Special Contributor

October 13, 2016

In the crux of social calamity, the emergence of a movement specially tailored for black narratives has made itself ever prominent. These accounts shed light on what being black in America means. These narratives articulate the trials and tribulations that blacks are faced with living in today’s society....

Dread-ful Discrimination

Dread-ful Discrimination

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016

In the age of cultural diversity, it is hard to believe that miniscule factors, such as hairstyles can disqualify a person from earning an honest living. Sadly, however, discrimination against natural African-American hair is a reality in the professional world and entertainment business. Take for...

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Cinema Spotlight - Scott Derrickson (Part 2): 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'

Manuel Ramirez, St

October 13, 2016

When we last left Scott Derrickson, his debut film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, was a success. It performed well at the box-office, won Jennifer Carpenter an MTV Movie Award for Best Frightening Performance, a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film (Saturns are basically the Oscars for all that is sci-fi,...

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

October 6, 2016

For over six weeks now, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the Star Spangled Banner before games in protest of “a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” has stoked the flames of many a social media flame war. Three weeks later, after the tragic shooting...

Yeezy Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Dallas

Yeezy Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Dallas

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016

World famous artist, rapper, singer, designer, and entertainer Kanye West took the (floating) stage at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sept. 22, while on his Saint Pablo tour promoting his latest album The Life of Pablo. Before he even ascended onto the floating stage, the crowd tried to coa...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor

October 6, 2016

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness and other words are purposely written in etymological style, as well as SELF and other words written with all capital letters to ameliorat...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part I: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part I: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

October 6, 2016

Throughout the month of October the Cinema Spotlight will shine on Horror filmmaker Scott Derrickson; every week I’ll be looking at all five of his movies and conclude with his recent work, Doctor Strange, in theaters Nov. 4. Having worked on a couple of horror-related and direct-to-video projec...

Newest Season of ‘American Horror Story’ Isn’t Quite What I Expected

Newest Season of 'American Horror Story' Isn't Quite What I Expected

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2016

This season’s American Horror Story is “My Roanoke Nightmare.” Every season American Horror Story has a different theme: season one was “Murder House,” season two was “Asylum,” season three was “Coven,” season four was “Freak Show,” and season five was “Hotel.” The first...

‘Sully’ & ‘Snowden’ Steal September

'Sully' & 'Snowden' Steal September

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

September saw the premiere of two biopics that centered on ordinary men who did the unthinkable. Both made headlines and became the subject of debate as their actions were questioned as either heroic or harmful. Sully recounts the “Miracle on the Hudson” and the eponymous airline pilot who sa...

International Student Insurance Woes

International Student Insurance Woes

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Take a look at these numbers: 750, 846, and 947. Guess what these are. They are the amounts of money international students have paid for school insurance premiums during the fall semesters of 2014, 2015, and 2016. You can figure out how the premium significantly increased. Insurance premiums were a...

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