Beauty & protest

Christians outraged by classic remake Audiences are raving over how Disney’s real-life remake of “Beauty and the Beast” mimics the original animated picture released in 1991. However, Hollywood made sure that audiences were aware of one difference. A Deutsche Welle (DW) article entitled “Disney to feature first gay character in Beauty and the Beast,” was published in early February before […]

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That’s What Sarah Said

That’s What Sarah Said “Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd.” The sun is out, the weather is warming up and America’s signature sport is back. The Major League Baseball season kicked off Sunday with three games, and if they were any indicator of the 2017 season, we are all in for a real treat these […]

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Political holocaust comes to Hollywood

Why Tim Allen’s comments are problematic Tim Allen compares his experience as a conservative in Hollywood to being shunned by your friends, degraded by a sign on all of your clothing, constantly beaten, starved and eventually murdered. “If you don’t believe what everyone believes, this is like 30s Germany, if you’re not part of the group,” Allen said on “Jimmy […]

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Taxes revealed

Trump’s 2005 1040 finally uncovered Donald Trump’s decision to not release his tax returns haunted his presidential campaign and has followed him into his presidency.  Claiming that he is under audit, Trump refused to do what presidential nominees have traditionally done and set himself up for extensive criticism. On March 14 Rachel Maddow, who hosts The Rachel Maddow Show on […]

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Cyber bullies

Russian agents identified in U.S. hacks In the year 2014, the Sochi Olympics took place, Robin Williams died and the Ebola virus terrorized the world. It was also the year in which Russian hackers were responsible for one of the largest data breaches in history. Two Russian FSB agents and two criminal hackers broke into Yahoo and Google servers and […]

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That’s what Sarah Said

Over spring break, I had the opportunity to attend the College Media Association Spring Conference in New York. I didn’t know what to expect from a conference of hundreds of student journalists from around the country, but I am leaving with the renewed sense of why journalism is still vital. Society and technology drastically changed the way people get their […]

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Donald Trump v. Paul Ryan

Trump and the Speaker of the House Ryan have a complicated relationship The relationship between President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has been making headlines again and not because of their combined efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act. In the midst of their efforts to rally Republican support for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), […]

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Refugees and reconciliation

Minority people group continue to face little-known persecution at home Images of overcrowded boats filled to the brim with people and border fences might be immediately synonymous with the refugee crisis in Europe, but these images could also serve to represent another refugee crisis —  the one occurring in Southeast Asia. The Rohingya people are a Muslim minority living in […]

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Crime and unusual punishment

Students responsible for vandalizing historic school receive unique sentence Last year, five high school students vandalized the Ashburn Colored School, a historic black school once used in Loudon County, Virginia that dates back to the days of the segregated South, by spray-painting racist and anti-Semitic language on the school’s walls. At the beginning of February 2017, the students pleaded guilty […]

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Pipeline project continues

The Energy Transfer Partners project resumes with new administration After a five-month delay, construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has resumed at Lake Oahe marking the end of months of protest and a failure on the part of the government to enforce the law and by the media to prevent the spread of misinformation. Since Aug. 15, 2016 protestors […]

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THAT’s WHAT SARAH SAID

Few movies can make me cry aside from “A Walk to Remember” that gets my eyes watering every time. Most movies, even sad ones, don’t cause the tears to come. But the Oscar-nominated movie “Lion” had me crying multiple times throughout the movie. Going into the movie, I didn’t know what I was getting into. Before planning to go see […]

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Silence – Tim Cocker

Two students’ perspectives on the film: Spoiler Warning: This piece contains plot spoilers for Silence – Tim Cocker  “Silence,” directed by Martin Scorsese, is a film based upon of book written by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō depicting the journey of two 17th century Jesuit priests to Japan to search for their mentor who has been rumored to have denied the faith. […]

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Silence – Jack Panyard

Two students’ perspectives on the film: Spoiler Warning: This piece contains plot spoilers for Silence – Jack Panyard With interest in Christian movies growing and more faith-based films succeeding, one would expect “Silence” to flourish. The film holds an 84-percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has received praise from publications such as Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, but […]

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That’s What Sarah Said

That’s What Sarah Said On Friday night I sat in the Liberty University Tower Theater to watch the theater department’s performance of “Seussical.” The show was executed so well, bringing a smile to the face of all in the audience. Watching the childhood stories I loved come to life reminded me of the child-like wonder and excitement so often lost […]

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