Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters won the recent Israeli parliamentary election amid allegations of corruption, increasing radicalization and an opposition party led by three senior generals. It would seem, considering the exact same parties involved in the previous coalition are likely to create this following one, too, this election was inconsequential, and it showed how
Author: Jason Morganbesser
Former vice president and possible presidential candidate Joe Biden was accused of sexual misconduct on March 29. Despite speculation to the contrary, Biden’s campaign has endured while sustaining barely a scratch from this debacle. In a poll by Morning Consult conducted between March 25-31 (largely before the allegations came out), Biden was expected to get
“Us,” a horror-comedy with undertones of societal commentary, is an archetypal film for its director, Jordan Peele. Embodying both his strengths and weaknesses, “Us” reveals Peele as a wonderful comedy writer and horror director. However, “Us” suffers from not being able to effectively transition from one tone to another and its discomfort with ambiguity. “Us”
Political campaigning is often galvanized around not parties or ideas but individual candidates. The popularity of personalization as a campaigning strategy is not surprising, as most people are more easily attracted to a person than an idea. Just as celebrities are used in marketing to sell products, charismatic politicians are frequently used to sell ideas.
Drug specialists from Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) visited ninth grade students to talk to them about the damage caused from drug use and prevention strategies from Jan. 7 to 11. These lessons were given during students’ English or Science periods. The effort is part of FCD’s nationwide campaign against drug usage. The three representatives
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has called a snap election for April 9, in the midst of a concurrent corruption investigation into the Prime Minister’s personal affairs. The investigation was prompted from a group of cases wherein Netanyahu gave promises to put forth legislation favoring owners of newspapers in exchange for positive news coverage.
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” based on the book by James Baldwin, exemplifies the pitfalls of director Barry Jenkins’ literary, sprawling directorial style. Even with his great passion and purpose, all that Jenkins manages to accomplish is to show that the “un-filmable” novel this movie is based on is just that. In fact, the translation
Harvard Westlake (HW) freshman boys’ basketball team competed against Loyola on Friday the 11th. HW won with a score of 64-57. This makes their season win-loss record 14-5. The game was packed with fans on both ends of both teams, and the HW JV and varsity teams watched and cheered on the HW boys freshman
“The Favourite,” with its pitch-black humor, stylized cinematography, and aggressively cerebral mood and plot, is both a beauty and challenge to watch. For any other director, this movie would be an offbeat departure, shocking for its weirdness. However, for Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite” is surprising for the opposite reason – it is actually shockingly ordinary
The American political system is one of the most unrepresentative in the democratic world; in the latest Presidential election, despite how incredibly contentious it was, only 55 percent of the population voted. The November 2018 midterms showed even more apathy among Americans, with only 50.1 percent, a scant majority, having voted for their representative in