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A bead of shimmering sweat slowly creeps down his face.  The bead convenes and coalesces with another of its kind, streaks down his chin and then falls to the ground of the Senior Courtyard. Why would a senior be sweating? SAT? Nope.  Calc test? Nope.  College applications? Eh, maybe.  Big game tonight? Definitely not. Inability to tie a bow tie? Yes! The senior bow...
Spoilers for Ghost in the Shell are present. Connor Thomas wrote a phenomenal piece about "Racism in Film: Movies and Society Part 8." In it he mentioned that "in no other place can racism project itself across so many people's minds" so blatantly. He provided an excellent analysis of the history and overall trends set in Hollywood and some harrowing statistics....
Three months after his initial nomination by President Trump, we seem to have reached the climax of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. Both sides of the political aisle are dissecting every sentence that comes out of Kavanaugh's mouth. The media is intensely examining the misconduct allegations waged against him. With turbulent political discourse surrounding the hearings, many Americans seem...
"I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig." — Andrea Dworkin "I haven't the faintest notion what possible revolutionary role white heterosexual men could fulfill, since they are the very embodiment of reactionary- vested-interest-power. But then, I have great difficulty examining...
In no other place can racism project itself across so many people’s minds. Movies captivate young and old, man and woman, black and white. Viewed by millions upon millions and telling a wide variety of stories, movies have passed on the ideologies of their makers or the stereotypes of peoples, inadvertently or not, throughout history. In this way, movies...
“The whole point of feminism is being equal and the playing field being equal.” — Michele Elchlepp, Theology Department Co-Chair “I guess my question is, if feminist is the negative, what would be the positive?” — Anne Blackford, Mathematics Department Co-Chair “At its core, the question to ask is ‘do you believe in equal rights?’ If you do, you believe in...
The Catholic Social Teaching is an integral part of the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Encompassing issues of life, family, the environment, poverty, and human rights, the Church’s teachings, known as the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, are intrinsically political, and these teachings endorse a variety of political viewpoints across the ideological spectrum. In this series, we will...
Isle of Dogs (2018), is the newest stop-motion animation film from famed director Wes Anderson, known for such works as The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and Rushmore (1998).   Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson's second stop-motion animation film. His first, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), is an adaptation of the famous children's book written by Roal Dahl. Fantastic Mr. Fox was praised by many for its...

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