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What’s the Deal with the Controversy Surrounding ‘Joker?’

This is one of the first few images of the film that was released to the public. From this photo, many people could tell that it was going to be a darker movie and political concerns were already being formed about the effects of this film on impressionable teenagers.

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

“Joker” just recently hit theaters on Oct. 4 with overwhelmingly positive audience reviews, but not without an enormous controversy and backlash from critics. Several professional film critics have accused this movie of being politically incorrect and irresponsible. “Joker,” which originally e...

Dismaland: A Bemusement Park

Theme parks are usually fun for the whole family, but Dismaland may not be suitable for children. Photo is a screenshot from video in article.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

The street artist “Bansky” recently opened his “bemusement park” in Britain. He has called it “a theme park whose theme is: theme parks should have bigger themes. To get one thing straight, “Dismaland” is not an amusement park; it is a political/social art museum. A map and a video summarizing th...

Depressed Pilot Allegedly Kills 140

Germanwing plane gets destroyed during flight across France, leaving 150 people presumably dead. The plane crashed near the foot of the Alps of France on March 24 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “We do not know much about the crash yet, nor do we know the cause.”

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

A Germanwings airplane crashed near the Alps of southeastern France on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The plane began decent in the treacherous foot of the mountain around 10:30 a.m. eastern stndard. Manuel Valls, prime minister of France, informed reporters that the people aboard the flight, containing 144 p...

Friday Links: Ukraine Violence

Protesters and police began to square off as violence increased in the streets

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014

Back in November, protesters took to the streets to protest Ukrainian President Yanukovych’s decision to create closer ties to Russia rather than the European Union, as well as to protest an increasingly powerful government. While the protests started out peaceful, the police began to crackdown on ...

Teenagers and Communism

A look into the archive of one of the many blogs I have observed, the URL being “red-american”, if anybody might be curious to witness one small example of this odd and sudden surge of disillusioned socialists.

Joley Odom, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

As an atypical American teenage girl I avidly asses a spectrum of different outlets, social and news-based, specifically on the internet. As someone who frequents the website, I have noticed a certain trend among adolescents and young adults ages 13-25: communism. Now, I'm not exactly sure...

Friday Links: Obamacare Website Issues

Critics of the website for Obamacare point to flaws in the design of the site itself rather than the amount of users visiting it

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013

On October 1st, the website for Obamacare went live and shortly thereafter encountered several technical issues such as users being unable to sign up and server crashes. Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary for Health and Human Services, claimed that President Obama did not know about any of the potential issues with ...

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