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Amanda Leslie

Amanda Leslie
Amanda is a senior and the opinions editor for the MCSun. (Obviously the best section.) Her hobbies are sleeping and listening to music. She likes to pretend that she could be an FBI agent when she grows up.

Ghostbusters 2016: who you gonna call?

30 years ago, three professors of parapsychology saved New York City from supernatural attacks. Now, a new pack of occult opponents has hit the streets to rescue the Big Apple from paranormal wrath. This time, the team has one small difference: all four ghostbusters are female. July is the release …

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Oscars 2016: dreaming in gold

When the Academy Award nominees were announced, the tag #OscarsSoWhite began to trend. Racial minorities have a history of being left out when it comes to the big screen, and 2016 was no different. The actors and actresses were all highly diverse shades of Wonder Bread, mayonnaise, and milk. The …

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Words hurt: unlearning ableism

An article by the title  of “The SJW Syndrome” was recently published by the MC Sun, detailing the hostility of certain “social justice warriors.” While reviewing it, a few of my fellow editors expressed confusion as to a term included in the article: ableism. As a result, I decided that …

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All Lives Matter. Or do they?

Midway through the month of February, a sign appeared in the doorway of the MC library, bearing the phrase “All. Lives. Matter.” News of this banner spread across the student body, and within a few days the controversial pennant had vanished. It was revealed that the slogan was the product …

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Tackling the transgender media divide

When is the last time you saw transgender person on your tv screen? Hopefully, with the rise in positive portrayal of transgender people, the answer is recently. If not, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Reality television shows like I Am Jazz  on TLC, I Am Cait on E!, and …

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Blindspot boredom

Recently, my Monday nights have consisted of sitting down for an hour of watching a heavily tattooed woman and an FBI team get into trouble. So far, NBC’s Blindspot has lived up to expectations, and we finally got to know what Jane Doe’s real identity is: Taylor Shaw. (Or so we …

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Blindspot premieres, creates suspense

Our television screens have recently been filled with advertisements for the premiere of Blindspot, NBC’s latest drama. The show’s premise kicks off with a heavily tattooed woman found in a duffel bag in Times Square, naked. Less than a minute in, my mother was hooked and concerned. Me, not so …

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