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Resolution for ceasefire in Syria denied A resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria put forward by Sweden and Kuwait at the UN Security Council was reportedly denied by Russia. The outcry for a ceasefire has become even stronger after more than 403 people died in Eastern Ghouta on February 18th from airstrikes by the […]

Students protest the state of gun control in the wake of yet another mass shooting, sparking a new wave of politically-engaged youth. Courtesy New York Times

Parkland students’ bravery inspires others to stand up

I first heard about the Parkland shooting from Twitter. From one of the students inside the building. I was leisurely scrolling through my timeline when my heart stopped. “I am in a school shooting right now,” read the tweet from Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Aidan Minoff. For the first time in my life, I was […]

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Best Picture nominees summed up

The upcoming 90th Academy Awards have a strong roster of Best Picture nominees, briefly summarized and detailed here. “Call Me By Your Name” What It’s About: A teen on the cusp of manhood falls in love with his father’s male research assistant over the course of the summer in Italy. Other Nominations: Actor in a […]

Typhoon’s new record is notable for its wispy segments of sound interspersed with brief bursts. Courtesy National Public Radio

Typhoon’s “Offerings” a concept album on memory

The rock band explores memory loss by way of musical soundscape in their fourth studio album. “Listen. Of all the things that you’re about to lose, this will be the most painful.” Thus begins Typhoon’s fourth studio album “Offerings,” a concept album that traces the lines of memory loss in dark acoustic crooning. Kyle Morton, […]

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Ethiopia Declares National State of Emergency Following the abrupt resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the nation has declared a state of emergency. Desalegn hoped his action would end civil unrest in Ethiopia. “I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy,” […]

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SpaceX successfully launches rocket in Florida Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX successfully launched one of its most powerful rockets on Tuesday. Named “Falcon Heavy,” it was the first step to the company’s ultimate goal of colonizing Mars, according to the SpaceX website. The rocket’s success was particularly notable because, unlike other rockets, the Falcon Heavy […]

Early on the film reveals that its plot will be a blunder of pointless exposition and general boredom. Courtesy Netflix

New “Cloverfield” film a mixed bag

A surprise release, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is visually stunning but a letdown of a story. Following the footsteps of its predecessors “Cloverfield” and “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the arrival of “The Cloverfield Paradox” took the world by surprise. Netflix debuted the film’s first trailer during the Super Bowl mere hours before releasing it directly to stream. […]

Paddington’s story celebrated kindness and immigrants, a lesson the world could use today. Courtesy StudioCanal

“Paddington 2” surprisingly charming, worthwhile

While not the first film a college student would think of seeing, “Paddington 2” elicits a general feeling of wholesomeness that makes the admission price worth it. From the first scene on, I was entranced by the simple charm of “Paddington 2.” It was almost culture shock going from the saccharine, caffeinated trailers that played […]

The most recent entry in the legendary saga was met with a slew of positive and negative reviews alike. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“Star Wars VIII” a truly welcome addition

The controversial new film’s greatest strength lies in its grit and its incorporation of women. (Major spoilers follow). Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi” could have been another generic blockbuster, but instead, it’s a thoughtful piece of art that engages its audience — and takes risks by doing so. Art today is by nature political. To […]