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Books on homosexuality still battling censorship

Maddie McGuire Courier Staff

October 19, 2011

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Censorship is unfortunately a pertinent issue in our society today. Our society does not like to be taken out of our comfort zone. . The best way to overcome major issues in society is to expose ourselves to things we are unfa...

Rape: a popular horror theme

Kathryn brostowitz

October 19, 2011

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Sexual assault is one of modern horror's go-to themes. Gone are the days where simply a group of vicious birds horrifies audiences to the point of nightmares.The point of watching a horror movie is quite obviously to be horrifi...

Disney movies affect feminism in society

Kathryn Brostowiz

October 19, 2011

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The world's most popular production company is also often the most controversial. One of sociology's favorite go-to topics is the affect Disney has on young girls. People often question whether or not children are negatively i...

Quirky, indie girls the new dream girl?

Elana Katz Courier staff

October 19, 2011

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Broad stereotypes of women in movies can veer towards ridiculous. Once you've seen one "girl next door," "independent working woman" or "promiscuous one," you've seen them all. There's one specific female stereotype that most...

Transit delivers its best album

Pat Haynes

October 12, 2011

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Welp, this won't be easy.In the period of one year, Transit has grown from aggressive pop-punk into an Indie/Midwestern emo band more influenced by Braid and American Football.Since the band released "Keep This To Yourself" i...

The Drums: Simple and interesting rock

Dave Comerford

October 12, 2011

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The Drums is a band that has mastered the art of keeping it simple, but still having it all at the same time. The band is part of a musical movement that is "cutting the fat" when it comes to recording as well as in itslive show....

‘Dream House’ fails to deliver thrills

Jake DeSalvo Courier Staff

October 12, 2011

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The trouble with advertising a mystery, horror or thriller movie is that you can tell a lot by what happens in the trailer. In the case of "Dream House," you really don't need to go beyond the TV ads to get the most out of th...

Kardashians stay in spotlight

Sandra Sepaniak

October 12, 2011

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On occasion, important figures will make regular television appearances in order to promote themselves and their causes. Perhaps that figure is a politician, an actor representing a charitable organization or some other person of ...

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