The thing that separates Moana from other Disney films is the culture it depicts. It’s rare for the Hawaiian culture to get a spotlight and Disney has now brought the land and culture to the big screen. When Moana is a young girl, the ocean calls to her and gives her a stone. She learns through oral stories that this […]
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By Alexia Kapralos and Kelsey Rambaran Jennifer Neville-Lake has become a familiar face outside court since the death of her father and three children in a drunk-driving incident last year, but last Tuesday’s appearance was different — she had gleaned the fate of the man who killed them. She choked up in the face of scores of cameras and microphones, […]
Keeping kids in the dark when it comes to media is like creating a world where nothing “bad” exists.
We’ve all seen the photos on our Facebook feed: bright-eyed, well-meaning friends post endless pictures of themselves laughing with African children, petting a lion or striking a quirky pose with a group of other young, mostly white people. These selfies act as advertisements for volunteer tourism companies, who charge participants a fee for the privilege of volunteering in an impoverished community.