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A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 31, 2017

The issue of cultural appropriation has been and still is very debatable and some would say ‘controversial’, because apparently we still don’t have a clear idea of what appropriating a culture truly is like. However, this issue becomes more prominent and even more debatable during Halloween time...

Another Perspective on Cultural appropriation

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2017

In light of the PSA’s plastered around campus around Halloween time reminding us that ‘My culture is not a costume’ for an often-times oblivious perpetrator, it seems important that we re-think cultural appropriation, and especially why we find it so objectionable. At the core of it, it seems to ...

Moonlight recaptures Oscars

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

March 9, 2017

Despite some confusion at the Oscars on the winner of the Best Picture, "Moonlight" won the category in addition to numerous other wins. However, the impact of "Moonlight’s" victory on Oscars night goes beyond the award. For years, the Academy has been criticized for their lack of diversity in chosen...

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