It’s no secret that franchise films have dominated the box office for years. The top 10 highest grossing movies of all time are coming from the biggest franchises in the world, except for “Titanic.” However, while I was extraordinarily entertained by franchise films when I was younger, I felt more inspired by events such as the “French New Wave.” This event took place in the 1950s-60s and helped revolutionize how movies are made. It all started when certain French directors including Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and many others felt like they were seeing the same kinds of movies over and over again’ this enabled them to decide to change that. Director Francois Truffaut stated the following during the “New Wave”: “The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.” This meant his intention, along with the list of other directors, was to make filming more complex and create absorbing adventures that had legitimate artistic integrity.”
On Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., in the Betty Tipton Room, Eastern’s Freedom club hosted a rally called UnDocurally in support of immigrant rights. The rally brought awareness to the current political climate that is threatening the undocumented community. The Supreme Court case has to make a decision to continue or rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, before June. Many people believe that the decision will be made within two months due to the Presidential election. Freedom at Eastern, the activism club on campus for undocumented rights, sought to unite administration, faculty, the DACAmented community that will be affected by the Supreme Court decision, and allies together to stand in solidarity. The rally emphasized that this was an issue that affected everyone whether one has status or not, or whether one cared for immigration issues, gender issues, and/or political issues.
Fiorella Beccaglia Opinion Editor President Trump arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to discuss denuclearization with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, capping off months of threats and weapons tests. After the two leaders met in June, 2018, tensions eased dramatically—the North stopped testing nuclear weapons, and the United States stopped […]