Within the past few months, the 91st Academy Awards have been a headline topic for various controversies, including: the hiring – and eventual firing – of comedian Kevin Hart as host, the restrictions of live performances of “Best Original Song” nominees, the proposed introduction of a new “Popular Film” category, and, most recently, the decision to not broadcast four of the awards categories. This recent decision was announced last week, claiming that the televised Oscar show will not include the awards categories of “Cinematography,” “Film Editing,” “Live Action Short,” and “Makeup and Hairstyling.”
Happy Black History Month! In remembering and celebrating Black heritage, we should acknowledge those who have influenced media and music as we know it, as well as those who are currently impacting the entertainment industry.
The series is well-made and supplemented by interviews with journalists, investigators, victims, and lawyers on the case, as well as archival footage from news casts and the trial itself. It allows viewers to see the nuances of the ‘70s, a time period that allowed Bundy to get away with murder for so long, but it ultimately resulted in his capture and death.
It was a sad day in the city of Los Angeles when Dodger pitcher legend Don Newcombe passed away on the morning of Feb. 19, 2019 at the age of 92. Newcombe had been battling an unannounced “lengthy illness.”
Newcombe broke into Major League Baseball (MLB) after pitching two years from 1944 – 45 in the Negro League with the Newark Eagles. He then was scouted by the Dodger Organization. Newcombe played two years with the Nashua Dodgers in B Baseball from 1946 – 47 and was called up to play with the Montreal Royals in 1948 in Triple-A Baseball. In 1949, Newcombe finally made his big break and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the middle of the season, after having a stellar 2.56 Earn Run Average (ERA) at the beginning of the season in Triple-A.
When I first heard about the Shane Dawson conspiracy theories on YouTube, I was full of wonder and anticipation. I watched so many of his videos as a kid; from his vlogs to challenge videos, I always knew if I clicked on a Dawson video I would be entertained.
Whether it is a clever costume for Halloween or the perfect set of presents for Hannukah, I love celebrating holidays to their fullest extent; Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether I am with someone or not, I love to spread the love on Valentine’s Day. There are very few times when it is appropriate to bake heart-shaped sugar cookies and pass them out to all of your friends or dress up in all red with sparkling, cupid-shaped sunglasses and bright red lipstick. Without Valentine’s Day, I would have to do these things completely unprompted and that might be, well, weird.
Over time, Black History Month has served to appreciate generations before us and the struggles they have faced. There are education systems based solely on the Civil Rights Movement of the ‘60s, and countless museums dedicated to the artwork of African Americans throughout time.
Researcher for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and author Sahm Venter is visiting Whittier College to speak to students about living under apartheid, the life of Nelson Mandela, and the letters that Mandela wrote throughout his time in prison. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, she gave a talk based off the findings of her book, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela. Prior to the books release in July of 2018, little was known about Mandela’s private correspondances during his 27 year long prison sentence.
With Whittier College set to turn 132 years old this year, the oldest and smallest Poet on Campus, Friday the Squirrel, turned 135 this past Monday. Nestled safely in a display case on the first floor of the Wardman Library, Friday is often overlooked by most students, yet he holds a great significance to the history of the College.