racism in America

Hollywood should embrace POC, women in popular roles

Hollywood should embrace POC, women in popular roles

09/27/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  Known for its glamorous stars throughout the years, Hollywood never had trouble casting the perfect person for the perfect role in films and TV shows. However, after recent controversies in the acting industry surrounding fan outrage at casting people of color (POC), moviegoers need to leave their ignorance […]

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 06/20/2018 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These words, iconic and once defining of a nation, were penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883. Then, 20 years later, they were mounted on the Statue of Liberty as part of a poem called “The New […]

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

04/05/2018 Duke Staff Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and unless you follow social-justice issues closely, this event may have slipped under your radar. (To be fair, the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters dominated most of the news cycle.) However, King’s teachings feel more pressing now than ever. Not […]