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No Longer White Gold. New Oscar nominations provide hope for less discrimination, more diversity.

No Longer White Gold. New Oscar nominations provide hope for less discrimination, more diversity.

Emily Worrell, Reporter

February 23, 2017

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up in just three days, no one is more ecstatic than this movie junkie. Yet, last year’s incredibly small amount of racial diversity found among major nominees caused the trending hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in protest. This was not an isolated incident. It was the second co...

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Janzen Greene, Reporter

January 31, 2017

For my January blog, rather than reviewing a movie this month, I thought it would be more appropriate to write something on the Academy Award nominees for this year.  I’m doing this not only because the Oscars is the largest movie award show, but it also gives an opportunity to look back on a few...

The Diversity Debate

The Diversity Debate

Cory Steele and Amy Zhou

January 27, 2017

Paint It White: Whitewashing in “The Great Wall” reflects a bigger problem in Hollywood January marked the beginning of the new year, but another New Year’s celebration is approaching fast; tomorrow, Chinese New Year, commences the year of the rooster. However, these early weeks of 2017 have a...

CHS students express opinions on the controversy behind historic film

CHS students express opinions on the controversy behind historic film

Janzen Greene, Reporter

October 13, 2016

"The birth of a nation” was released to thousands of theaters across the U.S. last Friday. The movie is based off a true story and is set in America during 1831. The film is about Nat Turner, the slave who historically led a uprising in hopes of freeing him and his fellow slaves. Leading up to the film...

A look at nominees in several categories for upcoming Oscars

A look at nominees in several categories for upcoming Oscars

entertainment

February 19, 2016

The 2016 Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will take place on Feb. 28. This year’s nominees, announced on Jan. 14, will be judged for the golden trophy. Currently, there are 24 categories in which movies can win awards, ranging from Best Picture to Best Sound Design. The Academy of Motion P...

Lights, Camera, Diversity?

Lights, Camera, Diversity?

perspectives

February 19, 2016

#OscarsSoWhite. It’s the hashtag we have all seen at some point these past couple of weeks as the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees has been scrutinized by millions, including actors and actresses themselves. According to world-renowned actor Will Smith, the lack of a diversity in this yea...

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

entertainment

February 20, 2015

The Oscars will take place on Sunday to honor notable achievements in cinema. The Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, will occur Saturday to recognize the worst in film. Here are the best and worst movie nominees for 2015. ...