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Academy Awards Best Picture Movie Review: Brooklyn

Alex’s Rating: 4/5 Going into this movie, I expected a simplistic period piece that would not leave much of an impact. I was wrong. There is a level of depth in Brooklyn that I did not expect. This is not just a placeholder in the Best Picture category, but a worthy contender. ...

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Media Assault

While a jury deliberates the fate of Jian Ghomeshi, a lynch mob is already tightening the noose around the media, blaming its coverage for potentially making it more difficult for victims of sexual assault to come forward. The criticism stems from the day-to-day reporting of the trial. The most pronounced ...

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Academy Awards Best Picture Movie Review: The Revenant

Rating: 4/5 There has been a lot of hype surrounding this movie. The pre-screenings, which had some audience members walking out due to the violence, the stories of the production hell that the movie and the actors went through, all contributed to the buzz. But The Revenant, which features an all-star cast and ...

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#BellLetsTalk: End the Stigma

Movements like #BellLetsTalk are necessary because the Internet tends to glamourize depression, but no one talks about the ugly side to it. Sometimes it’s more than just being sad and crying all the time. Sometimes it’s not showering for days and letting the mess in your room accumulate along with ...

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Revenge of the nerds?

A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far, far away, calling someone a “nerd” was an insult. Now, it’s quite the opposite. Let’s first take a look at the definition of a “nerd”. According to Dictonary.com, a nerd is a person considered to be socially awkward, boring, unstylish, ...

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Murder Time, Thought Time

I have a request for you, reader. I ask that you open your mind for a moment. Consider the following commentary, and think about it at the end. Listen to what I have to say and make your own opinion. That’s all you need to do. Ready? Good. What does ...

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