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Black representation matters

by Ellyse Logan, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The media reflects the values of the society around it. For the longest time, black voices and stories were not valued or represented. As representation started happening for the black community, it was filled with hurtful ster...

The 2019 Oscars were truly monumental

by Natalie Borton, Contributor

March 6, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards may have been one of the most monumental Oscars to date.  The night was filled with groundbreaking firsts, catered to all audiences and showcased diversity in the film industry for a...

Hollywood must stand up for all victims

by Sydney Karlos, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

For the last couple of years, the dark side of Hollywood has made front page news and opened the eyes of film lovers to what is really happening behind the scenes. The film garnering so much attention this award season is Bohemi...

Let people grieve Glee star, Mark Salling’s, death in peace

by Maya Parella, Contributor

February 21, 2018

Controversy erupted across social media about whether  Mark Salling deserves sympathy following his suicide. Salling, who is famous for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox TV show Glee, hanged himself at a river near...

All manipulators need to be condemned

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2018

Recently, people in the entertainment industry have shown more solidarity than ever before, however, this solidarity is because of terrible circumstances. Attendees of the Golden Globes on Jan. 7 wore black to protest sexual...

Sexual assault issue always swept under the rug, needs to be aired out

by Julie Cappiello, Contributor

October 18, 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s recent sexual assault accusations bring to light the sexual assault conversation once again. The same conversations come up every month. Gun control, racism, sexual assault — the list goes on. Instead of...

Academy Awards should seek to diversify award nominations

by Taylor Simmons, Contributor

February 24, 2016

Over the past month, Hollywood has been in an uproar surrounding the controversy over the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscar nominations. This is the second year in a row that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences did ...

Film industry lacks diversity, and that’s a problem

by Marissa Ochoa, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2015

Major blockbuster hits are coming soon and every moviegoer should be excited, but beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood lies a very prevalent dilemma. Although movies can rake in big bucks for all people involved, people in the...

Aztec alumni hit Hollywood

by Nick Knott, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2014

When people think of famous Aztecs, many picture some of our spectacular sports athletes such as Kawhi Leonard and Tony Gwynn. However, many celebrities in the world of Hollywood got their start right here. The San Diego State...