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
Right-wing populism is on the rise around the world and it shows no signs of stopping. In France, the National Rally (RN) has risen from a fringe Holocaust-denying party to the largest component of France’s delegation to the European Union and the second-most voted for party in the presidential election. In Italy, a Eurosceptic, anti-immigration
How two opposing views of art affect the quality of two incredibly different films
“Crazy Rich Asians” is an odd sort of movie. It’s the sort of thing that might usually play as a television soap opera, and in that regard, it is forgettable. However, forcing what would usually feel sappy, sour and annoying in separate 20-minute segments into one 2-hour experience only manages to create one of the