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Fishing for ‘Bait’ Amid Oscar’s Diversity Push

Fishing for ‘Bait’ Amid Oscar’s Diversity Push

By Trishna Rikhy and Trishna Rikhy

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

The push for diversity may be redefining the nature of "Oscar bait."

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The 90th Academy Awards was meant to be an extraordinary event for various reasons. Film in 2017 seemed to represent the gradual shift in America’s culture.

Behind the Scenes of Viral Content

Behind the Scenes of Viral Content

By Emma Hernando, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

How much thought did you put into the last thing you retweeted, shared or direct messaged? Odds are that in the split second between seeing content and sharing it, you didn’t consciously think of all the factors that went into that. Most people would assume that they click on content simply becau...

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

From Meryl Streep fiery Golden Globes speech to Marlon Brando's 1973 Oscars boycott, WSN explores the lively, and mostly recent, history of celebrity political demonstrations made on television.

Hollywood’s Turbulent Relationship with Asian-American Actors

Hollywood’s Turbulent Relationship with Asian-American Actors

By Abe Selby, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

A passionate look at Hollywood's turbulent relationship with Asian-American actors.

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"Moonlight" is an Oscars frontrunner, but "La La Land" is poised to sweep at the awards show.

On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Viewers must also demand original films with nontraditional diversity.

The Oscars Being Self-Aware Doesn’t Change the Fact They’re Still Racist

The Oscars Being Self-Aware Doesn’t Change the Fact They’re Still Racist

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There’s only so much celebrities can accomplish by saying what has already been said a hundred times. If the Academy was hoping that the social consciousness on display Sunday night would exonerate them, they were sorely mistaken. The problems run much deeper than that.