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There’s still some magic left to the Academy Awards

There's still some magic left to the Academy Awards

Juan Diaz,

March 14, 2018

On March 4, the red carpet was rolled out once again for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The luxurious dresses and tailored tuxedos made their appearance at Hollywood's most famous cinema ceremony. However, the Oscars made a record for the worst viewership ratings. The 2017 Academy Award show had...

Why “Call Me By Your Name” deserves an Oscar


Sarah Williams-Cain,

March 5, 2018

The coming of age story “Call Me By Your Name”, which explores naive love and a young man’s curiosity about sexuality, has garnered attention for its portrayal of emerging LGBTQ relationships in the 1980s. For more reasons than one, this movie should receive all its Oscar nominations, and wit...

Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Louis LaVenture,

March 1, 2017

As I watched the cast and crew of “La La Land” accept the best picture award at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, I was mad. I thought about how African Americans won both best supporting actress, Viola Davis for “Fences” and best supporting actor, Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight.” And yet a...

Chiste en premios de la academia no es chistoso

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Danielle Dyer,

March 15, 2016

A pesar de ser condenada al ostracismo por los miembros de la comunidad negra debido a las declaraciones que hizo precedentes a los Oscar, Chris Rock introdujo a Stacey Dash — la actriz famosa por su papel como Dionne en la película de 1995 “Sin Pistas” — como la “nueva directora” del “programa...

Academy Awards joke not funny

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Danielle Dyer,

March 10, 2016

Despite being ostracized by members of the Black community for statements she made preceding the Oscars, Chris Rock introduced Stacey Dash, the actress most famed for her role as Dionne in the 1995 movie “Clueless,” as the “new director” of the Oscars’ “Minority Outreach Program.” Dash proceeded to take the st...

Diversity in the Academy

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Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

February 27, 2016

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received backlash for the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees via the creation of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. The hashtag resurfaced, again, alongside outrage over this year’s nominations which prompted a swift response from the Academy. This y...

And the nominees are…

And the nominees are...

Kris Stewart,
Online and Video Editor

February 22, 2015

Here's the full list of Oscar nominations: Best Picture: "American Sniper" Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Morgan, Producers "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers "...

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