5 Quotes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, spoke at Occidental College on September 22. He read passages from his Pulitzer Prize winning novel and from his latest novel This Is How You Lose Her. After reading passages, he took questions from the audience. Many of the questions surrounded writing, … Continue reading 5 Quotes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist Junot Diaz

Cheerleading Worlds 2015: A Slay-tastic 3-Day Event

This past weekend, the 2015 Cheerleading World Championships took over Orlando, Florida. Cheer Worlds is the event level-5 cheerleaders wait for all year. The 3-day competition includes 10 prestigious divisions of teams, in which the top cheer athletes in the world compete for the championship. By Monday evening, the event was all wrapped up and … Continue reading Cheerleading Worlds 2015: A Slay-tastic 3-Day Event

Nina Turner: Black History Month Feature

February marks Black History Month. With the Beyoncés and Obamas of the world, we forget about the other amazing, intelligent, and courageous black movers and shakers in America. Nina Turner is one of those amazing people. Nina Turner recently ran for Ohio Secretary of State, but unfortunately lost. Prior to running for Ohio Secretary of State, … Continue reading Nina Turner: Black History Month Feature

Oscar Nominations 2015: Which Movies to See

The Academy Awards are less than a month away, and the nominations were recently released. For Best Picture, the following films are nominated: "Whiplash," "Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Selma," "American Sniper," "Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Boyhood." After viewing a number of them, I have many emotions and opinions regarding the films. I … Continue reading Oscar Nominations 2015: Which Movies to See

World Junior Championships 2015: Players to Watch

If you're a hockey fan, like myself, you were probably SUPER hyped between Dec 26 and Jan 5. If you're not a huge hockey fan, here's why the hockey world was crazy excited: on Dec 26, 2014, the World Junior Championships kicked off in Montreal and Toronto. For those unfamiliar with the World Junior Championships, … Continue reading World Junior Championships 2015: Players to Watch