Images of Oscar statues. | Source: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Where is the Representation: The Oscar Race Problem

The Oscars have long been known to favor predominantly white actors, and despite attempts to change this inequity by increasing the amount of POC voices in the discussion, black actors and actresses are still getting snubbed for major awards. Especially in the Best Actress category this year, there is controversy around specific nominations but more so, those who were not nominated. 

Drowning in the Hudson, Aisha (played by Anna Diop) in Nanny (2022) | Courtesy: Philadelphia Film Society

Nanny: An Immigrant Drowned

Nanny tells the story of Aisha, a black immigrant in New York city who finds herself having to endure mistreatment by the parents of the child she babysits. Sadly, when she needs to find a way home to Senegal with her own child, but cannot secure the funding, she finds herself in a hypnagogic hallucination. 

Scene from Rebel | Courtesy: Philadelphia Film Society 

Sonic Shellshock - A Lesson In Meaningful Sound

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s 2022 film ‘Rebel’ portrays the story of two middle eastern brothers living in Belgium, who get involved in extremist groups in the Middle East. Not shying away from portrayals of violence and death, the newly released movie tells an unforgiving story about the state of our world.  

An illustration showing a pre-existing Hollywood celebrity offering their child up for a role in a high budget movie | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Let's Chat About Nepotism In Hollywood

An article thread in Vulture Magazine discussing nepotism in Hollywood has sparked current discussion about it. Dive into what is nepotism, how entertainers may benefit from it, and acknowledging the wrongness of seeing past the privilege.

Over the years, FIFA has been accused of corruption, bribery, and other criminal offenses. 6000+  South Asian migrant workers died while working on FIFA’s infrastructure in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. | (Courtesy: SN, NBC, Sky Sports, AP, BBC, Peakpx)

Leveling the Playing Field

The sports industry today extends beyond the playing field, from stadium food and memorabilia booths to TV rights and sponsorships. Over the years, FIFA has been accused of corruption, bribery, and other criminal offenses. Examine and analyze some of these instances and dive deep into the case study of alcohol and FIFA, hoping to conclude with possible resolutions to the persistent problem that we witnessed in 2014 as well as this year, in Qatar. 

Megan thee Stallion, Kit Conner, and Harry Styles: Three of the Many Celebrities Accused of Queerbaiting | (Rowan Arthur/Bullhorn Journalist)

Enough of Queerbaiting!

Public backlash supporting queer baiting in the media is increasing. This feedback, however, is largely unfounded, and the rhetoric that it enables is destructive to the LGBTQ+ community. 

Red October Flag Within Center City | (Kasey Shamis/Bullhorn Photographer)

Phillies Fans Deserved the Win

After a devastating lost in the World Series, explore why the one student believed Philly fans deserved to win, citing fans' enthusiasm, Philly culture, and the personal long history of Philly sports.

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