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Movie Review: ‘The Photograph’

Movie Review: 'The Photograph'

Ebony Purks, Staff Purks

March 4, 2020

This past week, I saw “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie. The film, released in February 2020, follows two heartfelt love stories: one between Mae, the movie’s protagonist played by Issa Rae, and Michael Block, played by Lakeith Stanfield, and another between Mae’s mother, Christina, an...

Two can be as bad as one

Jessica Salinas

September 20, 2017

In an excerpt from Plato’s “Symposium,” Aristophanes recounts a Greek myth on the origins of love. According to ol’ Aristophanes, humans were once four-legged, four-armed and double-sexed. Fearing human beings were becoming too powerful, the deity Zeus sliced them in half, facing inward so the...

Does it go down in the DMs?

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Samantha Ceballos

February 1, 2017

Social media is great if you want to share a special moment or just to get a thought off your mind (and maybe cause a political debate). A strange trend has emerged that I had not experienced until recently: “sliding in the DMs.” This phenomenon has killed the idea of romance and makes me fear op...