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Viewer’s Guide to Academy Award’s Best Picture Nominations

The 87th Academy Awards Best Picture nominations are just as diverse as any other year in Oscar history. Box office busters and quiet successes are pitted against one another for the title of Best Picture, and they sport faces both familiar and unknown, intimate and distant. This year’s nominations include American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, The […]

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The Academy’s Attack on Women

Lily Bailey Staff Writer The Academy Awards boast the power of a name, the name. Whichever films are hand selected for the role of Best Picture of the year are often selected in relation to critic and film expert opinion, making the Oscars less about public fanfare and more about critical opinion of the year’s […]

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Students Visit Center for Civil and Human Rights

Shriya Bhattacharya Staff Writer On Friday January 30, students from Agnes Scott College journeyed to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Downtown Atlanta for an afternoon filled with learning about important global issues. The trip was organized by Agnes Scott’s Center for Student Engagement and was the last event celebrated during Human […]

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Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide

Zoe Howard Staff Writer Canada’s Supreme Court has overturned a 1993 ban previously preventing doctors from helping severely ill patients to end their own lives. The court made the unanimous decision on February 6, saying the 1993 law infringed on Canadians’ rights. In the ruling, they said that they “did not agree that the existential formulation of […]

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Photo Recap: Human Rights and Social Justice Week

Sanae Lahgazi-Alaoui Staff Writer Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated on January 19, marked the beginning of Human Rights and Social Justice Week here at Agnes Scott. The week was full of activities and events, including a day of service, an honorary convocation, poetry, spoken word and more, ending with a trip to the Center for Civil […]

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Hozier: Take the Grammys to Church

Abigail Biles Entertainment Writer In a world of bubblegum pop and dancing sharks, where musicians now focus more on how many arenas they can sell out, how little clothing they can wear before they are banned from television, and where lyrics are little more than vaguely offensive catch phrases, Hozier is our savior. This year, […]

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