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Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

Queen B doesn’t deserve to be dethroned

Queen B doesn’t deserve to be dethroned

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Beyoncé released her most recent and extremely controversial “Formation” music video that seems to be rubbing people the wrong way. The video was released Saturday, Feb. 6 and she performed the song at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 7. The video received heavy backlash ...

Picture controversy is full of hypocrisy

Picture controversy is full of hypocrisy

Matt Murphy

October 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A picture is worth a thousand words, but in journalism, the cost at which that story comes is sometimes greater than the words are worth. It's a line the mainstream media has trouble walking during coverage of tragic events. Show too little of what happened, and the public feels cheated out of fa...

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