The Black & White

Voting is a responsibility

Voting is a responsibility

Mason Lillegraven, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

2016 is turning out to be one of the most polarizing elections in American history. I frequently hear people expressing their distaste for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the whole “lesser of two evils” concept. Many people would rather not vote all together because of the immense drama...

We lack an ounce of nuance

We lack an ounce of nuance

Edin Sehic, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

“FDT” or using its intended title “F**k Donald Trump” by YG & Nipsey Hussle is a song that only could have been born of this political climate. A culture of dichotomies, dramatics and tabloid-driven stories that aim to be topical and more extreme than the last.  There's a complete lack of n...

Make-up is not just for girls

Make-up is not just for girls

Cameron Mitchell, Guest Writer

May 26, 2016

I started wearing concealer about a year ago and in the past month I have started wearing foundation and adding eyeliner. Many people have commented on it, saying things like, “Wow, your makeup looks on fleek today,” or, “Are you wearing eyeliner? That is so cool.” While most people have s...

Academy Awards continue to exclude minorities

Academy Awards continue to exclude minorities

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

For the second year in a row, all 20 of the nominees for acting categories in the Academy Awards are white. All of the directing nominees are men. This has become a sad pattern by the Academy, although perhaps the Academy isn't completely to blame. Perhaps we need to look to Hollywood as a whole, which...

Risks of online shopping

Risks of online shopping

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015

The click of a mouse. That is all it takes these days for a new item to show up at your doorstep.  A new era has come upon the American population, an era of cyber shopping.  Anything from a new water bottle to a prom dress can be purchased instantaneously and conveniently, and all you need are some...

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”: a satisfying sequel

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”: a satisfying sequel

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

Warning: May contain spoilers! As I mentioned in my "Daredevil" review, I love superheroes. I also love dark stories rather than colorful, made-for-kids things. Luckily, "Age of Ultron" pandered to both those loves, giving me an experience very different from when I saw the first "Avengers" back...