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That’s a Wrap: Coachella fashion trends steal from elements of Native American cultures

That’s a Wrap: Coachella fashion trends steal from elements of Native American cultures

by Melina Nakos, Reporter
April 26
Filed under Audio, Columnists, Melina Nakos, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Coachella, an annual music and arts festival in Indio, California, is a showcase of new fashion trends which often include versions of Native American cultural garments. The usage of Native American symbols in white fashion may seem innocent, but if people do not make efforts to understand their privilege...

That’s a Wrap: Media overstepped its bounds by forcing Lilly Wachowski to come out as transgender

That’s a Wrap: Media overstepped its bounds by forcing Lilly Wachowski to come out as transgender

by Melina Nakos, Reporter
March 22
Filed under Columnists, Melina Nakos, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Lilly Wachowski, of the directing team known as The Wachowskis, recently came out as a transgender female after several media outlets threatened to out her without the director's consent. While people should express their gender in any way they see fit, the media’s intrusion onto the lives of...

That’s a Wrap: Chris Rock came off as racist and sexist at the Oscars

That’s a Wrap: Chris Rock came off as racist and sexist at the Oscars

by Melina Nakos, Reporter
March 5
Filed under Audio, Blogs, Melina Nakos, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Chris Rock, the renown comedian and actor, emceed the Academy Awards Show on Feb. 28. As a host, he focused on the topic of #oscarssowhite. He used a skillful mixture of satire, comedy, and opinionated seriousness to bring racism against Black people in Hollywood into the foreground. The issue arose when...

That’s a Wrap: And the Oscar goes to…

That’s a Wrap: And the Oscar goes to…

by Melina Nakos, Reporter
February 25
Filed under Blogs, Melina Nakos, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Best costume design to Cinderella. Best original screenplay to Spotlight. Best director to Room. Best Animated feature to Inside Out. Best Cinematography to The Revenant. Best Actor to Leonardo DiCaprio. Best Actress to Kate Blanchett. Best Picture to The Revenant. &n...

That’s a Wrap: Kesha’s case highlights cracks in the music industry

That’s a Wrap: Kesha’s case highlights cracks in the music industry

by Melina Nakos, Reporter
February 24
Filed under Blogs, Melina Nakos, Online Exclusive, Opinion

https://soundcloud.com/harkeraquila/thats-a-wrap-episode-2-the-kesha-controversy   ...

That’s a Wrap: The sexist secret of the Oscars

That’s a Wrap: The sexist secret of the Oscars

by Melina Nakos, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Blogs, Melina Nakos, Online Exclusive, Opinion

It’s a fact about being in high school: drama is considered a “girly” pursuit. Boys are sometimes shamed for participating in the activity. Girls fight over lead roles, due to the huge population of females auditioning.   As a high schooler, I was convinced, through my experience in the Harker ...

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