All posts by Logan Graves

Operation Varsity Blues

As the largest college admissions cheating scandal is at the spotlight of news, many celebrities and CEO’s are under fire as they are accused of paying their children’s way to top universities in the US. Collectively paying $25 million to a college admissions counselor named William Singer, the case is under full investigation as it is reported that the universities had no knowledge of the wrongdoing. Instead, it was coaches and staff that were keeping this secret under wraps.

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Surprising Moments from the 2019 Oscars

The most prestigious and respected award show of the season has come and gone once again. The Academy Awards, better known as ‘The Oscars’, took place this past weekend at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Attended by the years most talked about actors and actresses, directors and production teams, there was plenty to talk about during the live red carpet and telecast. It seems the most buzz worthy moments were two surprising wins in big categories.

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A Name and Religion is No Excuse for Misidentification

A once in a lifetime opportunity was ruined for activist and journalist, Noor Tagouri, when she was misidentified in printed copies of American Vogue. As a motivational speaker who is passionate about women’s rights, as well as the rights of minorities in America, Noor is hoping this opportunity will be an eye opener for society on the natural blind glance that occurs when it comes to those of other religions and race.

The video that shows Tagouris reaction to seeing the glaring mistake on her feature in Vogue went viral on Instagram and Twitter, fully bringing light to the issue. She posted the heartbreaking clip paired with this long caption. (@noor on Instagram; @NTangouri on Twitter) Continue reading A Name and Religion is No Excuse for Misidentification

Highlights of the 2019 Golden Globes

Award show season is upon us as the Golden Globes have kicked off the new year with a night full of homage, solidarity, and congratulations. Held on January 6th, the prestigious ceremony recognizes actors, directors, and production teams for their work on movies, TV shows, and soundtracks from the previous year. The Sunday night special always promises mass amounts of Hollywood celebrities, couture fashion, and memorable moments. These are some of the highlights of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards.  Continue reading Highlights of the 2019 Golden Globes

How Our Society is Not in Unison

The 21st century has seen a lot of growth and evolution when it comes to societal norms, everyday trends, and new controversies. In the last decade, popular technology and social media platforms that we have access to have exploited topics such as rape and sexual assault, female stereotypes, and the toxicity that is evident in our way of life. This awareness has sparked debates all around the world regarding our government system’s decisions as well as the media outlets unnecessary humanization of criminals. It is obvious that both are falling behind society’s expectations.  Continue reading How Our Society is Not in Unison

Defy Media Ceases Operations

If you are a regular Youtube watcher, or somewhat familiar with popular networks like Clevver or Smosh, then you are probably aware of their sudden halt on all media and productions. Last Wednesday, many entertainers from the channels announced that their parent company informed them of a full shut down without notice, effective immediately. This comes with shock and confusion for the millions of subscribers, as well as over 100 employees and content providers. While there are no definitive reasons for the mass layoff, some of most popular members of the companies have spoken out on their point of view. Continue reading Defy Media Ceases Operations

Megyn Kelly Controversy

NBC news correspondent and talk show host Megyn Kelly is facing backlash after a comment made on her Tuesday morning segment. The particular episode featured an all white panel, as they were discussing the evolution of Halloween costume trends as well as college universities placing rules on student costumes. It was then that Megyn Kelly shared her opinion on blackface, referencing scrutiny that celebrities have faced in the past.  Continue reading Megyn Kelly Controversy

Everything to Know about ‘A Star is Born’

If you believe that Lady Gaga’s career peaked at the time of ‘Poker Face’ and her infamous meat dress, then you haven’t seen A Star is Born. Acting alongside Bradley Cooper, the movie depicts a genuine love story with toxicity and hardships wound within. As the fourth remake of the timeless Hollywood love story, the two leads have made this modern era version something that will go down as the most iconic.

The film follows Jackson Maine, a popular rock ‘n’ roll singer who is slowly losing his love for his craft. Following one of his shows, he meets Ally, an undiscovered singer-songwriter performing in a karaoke drag bar. Performing her rendition of the classic La Vie En Rose, the two old souls meet and slowly begin their journey together. Throughout the movie, Jackson and Ally face many triumphs and tragedies, including record labels and rehab, confidence and chaos.  Continue reading Everything to Know about ‘A Star is Born’

1 Year Anniversary of the Biggest Shooting in US History

It has been a year since Las Vegas experienced the biggest mass shooting in modern American History. During the closing night of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, Jason Aldean’s set came to a sudden halt when random and continuous gunshots were heard in the venue. It was later discovered that this open fire was coming from a 32nd floor window of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.  Continue reading 1 Year Anniversary of the Biggest Shooting in US History