SPOTLIGHT | Naval ROTC Midshipman Turner Brown ’19 Highlights Unique Drive for Military Service

SPOTLIGHT | Naval ROTC Midshipman Turner Brown ’19 Highlights Unique Drive for Military Service

“I look back on my father, his inspiration, and commitment towards me, my sister and his own life. I look back on that and know that I am never going to have an easy day in my life. And I might as well just take the hard days as they come, and succeed through them and push past all of the emotional, mental, and physical, and pain or challenges I might be in at the time.” Filmed and edited by Tony Li

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SPOTLIGHT | Goalkeeper Rhys Moller ’19 Talks About His Unique Drive for Soccer and Music

“I think the first moment that I really started to care about soccer was when Australia qualified for its first world cup in 32 years in 2006. Specifically when Tim Cahill scored the game winning goal and then the whole family just went crazy. It was big moment because I didn’t realize how much of an impact soccer could have on people”

As individuals with our very, own, unique backgrounds, each and every one of us, sees the world through a distinct lens. Our stories are read in different languages, but written through honest nuances. We think not in words but ways, shapes, and forms, leading us to inquire, question, and hypothesize with uncommon frameworks exclusive to our own conscience.

Guest Room | Some Last Minute Best Picture Reflections

If you were to ask last November which movie was poised to win the 2015 Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, a strong majority would subscribe to Carol as first-in-line for Oscar gold, as Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara crafted a dynamically real and voyeuristic affair. The queer-centric film was heavily lauded by critics not only for those performances, but also for its message that is breaking ground for gay rights and equality. As a result, I was left scrambling for clarification when the nominees were announced and Carol was surprisingly omitted. Thus, the question remains: who will win the ultimate award of Best Picture? If the past is indicative of anything, it is that unpredictability is inevitable.

Spotlight Tells the Story Right

When referring to movies, the words “Based on true events” often don’t carry much weight. All too regularly, films labeled as true stories are littered with clichés or dramatic moments that could not possibly have happened in reality. With this in mind, Spotlight is a breath of fresh air — an engrossing story that doesn’t resort to overused narrative tricks and, therefore, feels one hundred percent real. The film’s title refers to The Boston Globe division that investigated the widespread molestation of children by Catholic priests in Boston and the subsequent cover-up by the archdiocese. As The Globe’s reporters methodically uncover details of the scandal, we don’t see violent threats from parties opposing the newspaper or a writer emphatically throwing a chair in an outburst of frustration.