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Bringing Color to Film
1 month ago

Bringing Color to Film

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Hollywood lacks gender, racial diversity

Last July, Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson said in an interview, “You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal …
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When Dreams Shouldn’t Come True
1 month ago

When Dreams Shouldn’t Come True

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Live-action Disney Remakes Detract from Originals

“The Lion King” (2019) marks the latest film in a recent trend towards remaking original animated films in a live-action format. By bringing its …
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The ‘E’ in Esports
2 months ago

The ‘E’ in Esports

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The ‘E’ in Esports

Why competitive gaming is not a sport

To some, the word “gamer” may conjure a mental image of a sickly, wide-eyed juvenile frantically hammering buttons on …
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Born Equal
2 months ago

Born Equal

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Exploring one pro-life organization’s selective outrage

In his opinion piece, “Why We Stand for the Victims,” Michael Lockwood — the founder of Comets for the Preborn — said that he …
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The ‘Sport’ in Esports
2 months ago

The ‘Sport’ in Esports

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Why competitive gaming is a sport

Esports, short for “electronic sports,” has taken the world by storm with its lavish tournaments, millions of fans and expanding library of esports games. …
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This Land is Your Land
3 months ago

This Land is Your Land

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Proposed US asylum policy too restrictive

As with most issues in American politics, immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border has divided the nation. Debates over policy have continued, and with the election of President Trump, the …
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Decisive Indecision

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Why staying undeclared major has hidden benefits

Calling adventurers — undeclare your majors! What’s more daring than explaining to extended family at Thanksgiving that you aren’t actively working towards a …
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choose your adventure

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How choice-based video games help with real-life decision making

In life, we’re all faced with an almost overwhelming amount of choices. As technology — and, with it, game development — …
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Arrive at your own conclusions
5 months ago

Arrive at your own conclusions

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Say you want to purchase a car. You will likely take time to assure that the purchase will be worthwhile by gathering information about the car and the manufacturing company: …
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‘Alexa, why are you here?’
6 months ago

‘Alexa, why are you here?’

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On April 15, The Mercury reported that UT Dallas is planning to install Amazon Echo Dots in Residence Hall South this summer, with the long-term aim of installing Echo Dots …
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