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Fall movie preview for college students

George Johnston // August 30, 2016

The year's summer blockbuster season bombed. Most movies were either box office disappointments or bashed by critics for being outright terrible. There were some great films like "Captain America: Civil...

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To boycott the Oscars or not – that is the question

Jesse De Mercurio // February 28, 2016

See video at end of story for student responses. It’s the biggest night of the year for Hollywood. A red carpet is rolled out. Press set up hours ahead of time. Stars we mere mortals can only dream...

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Love is color blind

Brittany Mcclintock // February 16, 2016

I’ve dated my fair share of boys. However, I’ve maybe only dated one guy that was the same ethnicity as me. My friends always joke that I only date black guys, which isn’t necessarily...

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Entertainment lacks originality

Jeff Guzman // February 13, 2016

If you look at the box office right now, a brief list of those based on a true story – or at least inspired by one - would include these movies: "The Revenant," "The Finest Hours," "13 Hours," "The...

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January 31, 2016

Within the 88 years that the Oscars has been around, the number of black actors and actresses nominated for awards is hardly noticeable. These last two years there were no black actors or actresses nominated...

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