King of Clowns: The Joker

The lonely and depressive Arthur Flecks lives with his mother and works as an unsuccessful clown over the streets of Gotham City. Arthur sees his life change completely as he embarks on a journey searching his purpose in life while being isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, starting a slow descent into madness as he […]

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Reservoir Dogs

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, six smart and intriguing criminals are hired to steal diamonds. However, during the robbery, the police show up, unexpectedly ruining the robbers’ plan. With some of the group members killed, the remaining individuals start questioning and discussing the existence of an undercover cop among them, giving the spark to […]

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City of God

City of God “City of God” follows different individuals from the slums of Rio de Janeiro, observing their difficulties, challenges, and transformations. The Brazilian movie delivers important social messages, showing how poverty and criminality really work in developing countries around the globe, and how its individuals chose their life path within these communities. Considered as […]

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Joker: An Unsuccessful Character Study of the Infamous ‘Clown Prince’

Joker follows Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a miserable loner who is always down on his luck. Arthur lives with his mother, taking care of her in a dilapidated apartment. His work life is not much better, working as a clown for hire for a ton of miscellaneous jobs and his aspiring stand-up comedy career isn’t […]

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Should Insta Posts Decide Politics?

In our social media-driven society, being a celebrity doesn’t only mean living a lavish lifestyle, attending parties, and throwing hundred dollar bills out of Maserati windows. It means having the power and voice to make the world become aware of significant issues.  Most celebrities have a tremendous number of followers on their social media. This […]

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El Camino: A Necessary Story or Forced Narrative?

Breaking Bad, touted as one of the greatest TV shows ever made, ended over five years ago. Its finale is celebrated for wrapping up all of the answers and polishing off the arcs of the characters it followed for over 5 seasons. However – seemingly out of nowhere – the shows creator, Vince Gilligan, announces […]

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Naked Attraction: The Bizarre and Beautiful

The images and information that we receive through our social media accounts are strongly mediated and censored. However, as a generation, there is one medium that we have seemingly completely disregarded: television.  When was the last time you turned on your TV and watched cable for entertainment? A long time ago I assume. This industry […]

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Service Work at ZIS: Are We Really Helping?

Service trips are common at ZIS: the CWW trips to Ghana, Nepal and  Sri Lanka are always something students have to look forward to. I feel lucky to go to an international school, where funds enable usto go on these types of trips. Of course, I’m very grateful to be able to have access to […]

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SexISm or SexISN’T

All week students have been anticipating this moment: Samuel Reza’s speech for presidency of the Student Council. He branded his campaign as the REZALUTION — and maybe that’s why he won.

Or maybe it was his confident, charismatic speech. But with all that, would Reza still have won if he was a she?

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There’s a luxury tax on tampons?

The idea of tampons are as a luxury is baffling to almost every woman. These products are crucial for everyday life. Taxing them at all is an insult. Taxing them as luxuries is so much worse.

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