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In Retrospect: Dracula (1931)

In Retrospect: Dracula (1931)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
July 5, 2017
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By now, the figure of Count Dracula has passed way beyond familiarity. The idea of a Transylvanian King of Vampires has reached the point where archetype has become cliché. If the current expression of the vampire myth in pop-culture means anything, it is that we have ceased to take it seriously, and...

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
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Wait until Dark is a 1967 thriller, starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, that tells the story of Lisa, “the World’s Champion Blind Woman”. She suffers her condition as the result of a bad car accident that happens off-stage before the curtain opens. Since then, she’s been attending blind...

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
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Harry Faversham has a problem. As a peer of the realm, growing up during the reign of Queen Victoria, certain obligations are expected of him. This means he is saddled with the pressure of “great expectations”, all of which are meant to bring honor to his family name and glory to the British Empire,...

Where to transfer? Knowledge is power

Where to transfer? Knowledge is power

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
April 5, 2017
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Houston Community College’s motto is ‘start here, go anywhere.’ Tis the season when many students are determining where they will go to school in the fall. With all the excitement and anxiety surrounding transferring schools, one crucial thing is missing: reliable information. Decisions on wher...

‘I Am Not Your Negro’

‘I Am Not Your Negro’

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief
March 7, 2017
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Being raised in Oakland, California — home of the Black Panthers — one might be safe to assume that I’ve always been black and proud. Truthfully though, becoming comfortable within my own skin and the use of my own voice has been a learned process. I was not allowed to watch movies like “Th...

GOP sinking ship

GOP sinking ship

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
April 3, 2016
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I truly believe this presidential election has the potential to implode the Grand Old Party. House Speaker Paul Ryan got it right in a rousing speech to the House interns and members of the media earlier this week, when he bemoaned the state of the party and of American politics in general. “All ...

The perfect-shape myth

The perfect-shape myth

Marium Abid, Contributor
April 1, 2016
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Did you wake up this morning and felt uncomfortable in your own body? Did you stare at your reflection in the mirror and pondered over the shape of your body? Or in fact, did you even see yourself in the mirror or were you just too ashamed to look at your own reflection? Did you feel like hiding instea...

It’s no longer funny

It’s no longer funny

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
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There is no way an educated person can possibly believe Donald Trump will be an effective president. We used to think this was funny, and we would cringe at his racist statements and joke about them on Twitter. However, a man who was slow to disavow the Ku Klux Klan, promises to ban Muslims from en...

Are you armed?

Are you armed?

Thomas Hopkins, Staff Writer
February 27, 2016
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There’s been much ado and confusion regarding the new law legalizing the open carrying of handguns, and the new law legalizing the concealed carry of guns on college campuses. Unless someone is breaking the law, you will never see someone other than a law enforcement officer openly carrying a firearm...

Latino turncoats

Latino turncoats

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
February 15, 2016
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America is becoming more and more progressive overall, despite recent evidence to the contrary. Anyone who wasn’t a white land-owning male 200 years ago didn’t have a right to vote. Eight years ago, we elected our first black president. Anti-sodomy laws were upheld in Texas until 2003, ...

Evolution of Valentine’s Day

Evolution of Valentine’s Day

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
February 14, 2016
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What is it about Feb. 14? Why is it that this day of the year, Valentine’s Day, is associated with love? Millions of Americans and others across the world flock to buy greeting cards for their partners, make dates, and profess their love in the most expensive way possible. What does it all mean? We...

Trump Ruins Everything

Trump Ruins Everything

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
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Donald Trump’s business failures are well documented. As you would expect from a world famous businessman with his fingers in so many pies, some endeavors were bound to fail. However, thanks to his famously big mouth and infinitely bigger ego, Trump ruins everything. Here we explore my personal...

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