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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...

2016 Oscar nominees are #SoWhite

Illustration by Brittany England/The Pioneer

Briana Wharton,

January 28, 2016

For the second year in a row, no African Americans were nominated in any of the top six Oscar categories by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Not surprisingly, there’s been an uproar of criticism at the lack of diversity being recognized in American film. It’s upsetting because ...

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