[Insert Celebrity Name Here] is Not an Activist: capitalizing on activi$m really $ucks
Arts & Pop Culture / Politics & Current Events

[Insert Celebrity Name Here] is Not an Activist: capitalizing on activi$m really $ucks

by Anna Godek The question of celebrity culture and what role it should play in our lives is highly debated. Part of the reason that celebrities hold sway in our culture is that many of them are also artists whose work has the power to affect our lives and be meaningful. And art is certainly … Continue reading

Was Cassian Andor Anything Like Me? Negotiating Mexicanity in Star Wars
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Was Cassian Andor Anything Like Me? Negotiating Mexicanity in Star Wars

by Viri Garcia I grew up watching minorities and characters of color die on screen. Most often, these were African Americans. Every time my mom and I would watch a movie with African American characters, such as Scary Movie, The Shining, Resident Evil: Extinction, Kill Bill, and X-Men: First Class, I remember my mother saying, … Continue reading

Why Am I Watching This? musings on niche competition shows
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Why Am I Watching This? musings on niche competition shows

By Olivia Bono Sitting at home this past winter break, I stared half-interested at the screen as my dad flicked through channels. Usually our go-to idle viewing is somewhere between the History Channel, TNT, or Syfy. This particular day we went with the History Channel. It’s not news that the History Channel has produced some … Continue reading

The Ungraspable Light: poetry and the myth of progress
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The Ungraspable Light: poetry and the myth of progress

By Jessie Brofsky There’s a room in the Tate Modern museum in London that displays contemporary art about destruction. On one side is a steel model of a basic apartment building, a rectangle built up and not out. On the other side are photographs depicting the stages of cities falling to the ground in clouds … Continue reading

Final Girl Karla…Sort of: progress we’ve made in intersectional/non-white representations of girl power and female strength in the U.S. Teen Slasher horror genre.
Arts & Pop Culture / Short & Sweet

Final Girl Karla…Sort of: progress we’ve made in intersectional/non-white representations of girl power and female strength in the U.S. Teen Slasher horror genre.

By Christopher-James Llego Art by Abby Hailu The Final Girl (n): The virgin girl; the female protagonist; the girl who fights and kills the murderer; the one the audience roots on for during the final act of the film. List of Teen Slashers featuring a black Final Girl: I Still Know What You Did Last … Continue reading

Everyone Should be as  Excited as I am for the Last Season of Pretty Little Liars: here’s five reasons why
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Everyone Should be as Excited as I am for the Last Season of Pretty Little Liars: here’s five reasons why

By Aurora Rojer 1) They randomly fast-forwarded five years in the middle of last season and now everyone in the show is a grown-up. That obviously means more sex and drugs and alcohol (excellent). But it also means that the older fans (me) don’t feel like such losers watching a TV show about high schoolers. … Continue reading