The Huntington News

Column: “Black Mirror” portrays a techno-dystopian future

Column: “Black Mirror” portrays a techno-dystopian future

January 11, 2017

By Vy Thai, arts & entertainment columnist Through the past few decades, we have been living in the golden age of endless revolutions and developments of our social fabric that change the way we live and define life’s values. As science and technology progress, we hardly realize that we are bei...

Column: Learning from Standing Rock

Column: Learning from Standing Rock

December 1, 2016

By Anna Sorokina, arts & entertainment columnist We drove out of Oceti Sakowin camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota at around 5 p.m. on Nov. 26. I was looking out the window at the Native land that was patiently awaiting the sunset. It was orange like pumpkin pie, with puffy clouds in place of w...

Column: What Mandela can teach us about this election

Column: What Mandela can teach us about this election

November 16, 2016

By Connie E., arts & entertainment columnist This election has certainly broken hearts and shattered dreams of people coming from different backgrounds and walks of life. I can still recall the mood around campus on Wednesday – it was filled with sadness, anger and despair. The brisk November ...

Column: Putting a theft in perspective

Column: Putting a theft in perspective

November 10, 2016

By Anna Sorokina, arts & entertainment columnist It was 7:08 p.m. Nov. 4 when I paid for my large dark roast coffee and sat down at a table by the window. Ready to work on the dreaded 12-page research paper, I turned my laptop on and, upon realizing my coffee was too bitter, quickly walked to t...

Column: Contextualizing GMO’s problems

Column: Contextualizing GMO's problems

November 3, 2016

By Anna Sorokina, arts & entertainment columnist When we try to make a case for something – a topic we’re passionate about or have a strong opinion on – we tend to take things out of context. We turn to logical fallacies and rhetorical embellishments and sometimes outright ignore relevant p...

Column: Building strong communities

Column: Building strong communities

October 27, 2016

By Connie E., arts & entertainment columnist Community is a word that evokes many different images and connotations. We’re not only born into certain communities that we identify with, but we’re also surrounded by layers of communities that support and shape who we are. To me, community...

Column: The Danger of a single story

Column: The Danger of a single story

October 19, 2016

By Connie E., arts & entertainment columnist “I had never been outside Nigeria. We didn't have snow, we ate mangoes and we never talked about the weather because there was no need to,” Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in a 2009 TED talk. “My characters also drank a lot of ginger beer, because the characters in the British books I read drank ginger beer. Never min...

Column: Magic in service industry

Column: Magic in service industry

October 13, 2016

By Anna Sorokina, arts & entertainment columnist Every Saturday and Sunday, I work seven-hour shifts as a cashier at a pizzeria. Since I’m there until midnight, I get to see a lot of hammered college students and hungry football fans. In fact, there are so many of them ordering cheese and pepperoni...

Column: H&M “celebrates” women, exploits workers

Column: H&M

October 11, 2016

By Anna Sorokina, arts & entertainment columnist A few weeks ago, H&M released an advertisement for its new collection, supposedly challenging stereotypes of what it means to be ladylike. The ad features boxer Fatima Pinto, trans model and actress Hari Nef, plus-sized models Paloma Elsesser...

Column: Art for climate justice

Column: Art for climate justice

September 29, 2016

By Connie E, Arts & Entertainment columnist It has been two years since the People’s Climate March, the largest of its kind in history, took place in New York City. Many of us can still recall the anger, energy and hope evoked by that historic day, but few paid attention to the visually striking ...

Column: On the healing power of music

Column: On the healing power of music

September 21, 2016

By Connie E I am someone with a million interests who dreams of making use of every opportunity life has to offer. Unsurprisingly, what comes with this high-spirited, fast-paced lifestyle is the constant risk of stress overload and burnout. I regularly find myself devoting too much energy to decision-making...

Column: Actual anarchism works

Column: Actual anarchism works

September 15, 2016

By Anna Sorokina, arts & entertainment columnist When I tell people I’m an anarchist, I usually get a lot of confused looks that hint at my potential lack of reason. In a society where certain stereotypes are formed and have not yet been dismantled, admitting you’re in a political minorit...