January 22, 2020

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    From Sweden with Love: Propaganda Para-Bears “Drop In” on Belarus

    Last week, a Belarusian border guard was sentenced to two years in a maximum-security correctional facility after an incident last year where he failed to report a Swedish plane illegally crossing the border into Belarus. The sentence was the first jailing by military tribunal in connection with the invasion of teddy bear paratroopers. On July 4, 2012 the unnamed border guard in question violated procedure and did not notify his unit officer that a small plane had entered Belarusian airspace after crossing over the Lithuanian border. The light plane carried two Swedish nationals and 879 teddy bears, which were air dropped into the central town of Ivyanets, each carrying pro-democracy messages such as “We support the Belarusian struggle for free speech.” Tomas Mazetti and Hannah Frey were the two Swedish citizens who carried out the stunt in order to publicize the struggle for human rights in Belarus. Both Mazetti and Frey worked for a Swedish advertising company, Studio Total, which said it was inspired by Belarusian pro-democracy activists who were carrying teddy bears with protest slogans.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    Controversial Olympian on Trial for Murder

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who earned international fame when he ran in the 2012 Summer Olympics with both legs amputated, has been charged with the Valentine’s Day murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. As he pleas that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder, fans across the world can only close their eyes and mourn the death of the 29 year old model. Pistorius was born without a fibula in each of his legs and before his first birthday both of his legs were amputated. With his mother’s motivation, he trained at a maximum level all of his life using prosthetics that emulated the legs of a cheetah.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    European Football Leagues React to Offensive Taunting

    The sounds of gas chambers, monkey cries, and fireworks going off, large groups waving swastikas, jeering opponents, and cries for players to “go back to the zoo where they came from­-no, you are not at a neo-Nazi rally; you are actually at a soccer match. Soccer, or football as it is known around the world, has been credited with its ability to provide a platform for dialogue and interaction among individuals with different cultures, economic backgrounds, and political situations. It has been called the universal language, for it is one of the only games where all 11 players on the pitch can come from different countries, speak different languages, and still work together to successfully win a game. Football has been used as a successful platform to launch political movements, education programs against HIV/AIDS, and as a tool to combat social issues such as homelessness, drug addiction, and gang violence. Even in our own backyard, it is being used to help kids get better grades in school at Pawtucket’s very own Project Goal.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    Y’all Should Listen to this More Often

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    Tim Wise’s Talk: An Ineffective Way to Seek Truth

     

  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    Thank You, Staff

    Running an organization with over 85 staff members and overseeing everything from budget, publishing, printing, and distributions week after week, while being full-time students, is a taxing job. Needless to say, we have questioned our decision to lead

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

    TASTE OF THE TOWN: YOO SUSHI, IZ IT 4 U?!

    I was quite sad to hear about the end of the revered

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.14, 2013

    We Found Love in Ray Parking Lot

      Yellow snow on our headlights

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.14, 2013

    Falling in Love

      The way the light falls on her hair The way her hair falls on her face When she laughs

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Feb.14, 2013

    Love the One You’re With

      Helen had a habit of not caring. She didn’t care about her homework, she didn’t care about her lame part-time job swiping students into the dining hall, and she certainly didn’t care about herself. Because there was this thing inside, this strange, weird thing, which she just couldn’t like. Call it a character flaw, a weakness, or an irrational manifestation of some obscure mental disorder, but something felt off-kilter, something felt “not right,” something just journeyed off.

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