Opinions

Movie review: Evil Dead

Squeamish need not apply First time director reimagines cult classic with copious gore Do blood and gore make you squeamish? Do you like your movies to have some semblance of “good taste”? Stop reading this review. You don’t want to see this movie. Evil Dead is the goriest, dismember-iest,eye stab-iest, …

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The Academy Awards

A night at the Oscars In a ceremony known as the biggest night in Hollywood, where an abundance of famous faces crowd the red carpet energized and fingers crossed for their name to be announced as one of the award winners, the Oscars not only symbolize great achievement in filmmaking …

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Searching for a different song

Increasingly raunchy music is desensitizing our generation; it’s time to find alternatives “I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain. I will stand by you forever. You can take my breath away.” Most teenagers our age have heard this song “Hero” when it was released in …

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Spotlighting the cult of relationship abuse

“I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything. But he’d been all I’d had, all this time. And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay.” Dreamland by Sarah …

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Finding Christ at Christmas

A call for a return to the true meaning of Christmas in a distracted culture Around 2,000 years ago in a town called Bethlehem, a savior was born in a manger on a heavenly night. I know what you’re probably thinking… “Oh, this is the story of how Jesus was …

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Abnormal is the new normal

“Would you look at that, just strutting down the middle of Buckeye Road in broad daylight, proud as gay peacocks,” said Jane Forrester (played by Ellen Barkin), a 52-year-old character on the comedy TV show The New Normal. “Why shouldn’t they be, Nana?” said Shania Clemmons (Bebe Wood), the great …

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Political lectures from the pulpit

Pulpit politicking raises the question of ethics In 2009, the International Revenue Service investigated James Hammond, pastor of the Living Word Christian Center (a Brooklyn Park church), for directly endorsing congresswoman Michele Bachmann, which is a violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment regarding churches with tax-exempt statuses. The court ultimately …

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Rowling should stick to the magic

Rowling’s new book doesn’t charm as much as her Harry Potter series The Harry Potter books were a common fixture in most of our childhoods. They took you away, or at least they took me away, to a magical world of witchcraft, flying brooms and loves that were stronger than …

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Hope within a twisted theme

Author Robert Venditti tells the dark story of a woman’s fight for rights in a corrupt future Rarely do books strike so close to home that you can feel chills. But that’s exactly what The Homeland Directive did to me. The Homeland Directive, written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by …

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Transfer or stay put?

Some alums discover that their college choice wasn’t their final destination Advice offered for those wondering, ‘Should I stay, or should I go?’ “It took a little bit, but after a month and a half or so I could tell that nobody stuck around on the weekends and also that …

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