10 Mar , 2014
5/5 stars Miyazaki’s final film is a heavy experience. It’s like being handed a stone that lets you understand the true weight of creativity. It’s about sacrifice and glory, and the fact that nothing beautiful and perfect comes to us for free. It is deeply sad, and truly gorgeous. Our protagonist, Jiro, begins as a […]
5 Mar , 2014
Non-Stop’s hero loves his family and hates airports. We know this in less than a minute. Here, the typecast, but always inspiring, Liam Neeson plays federal marshal Bill Marks, a less-confident version of the hero we’ve seen from him before. Marks is lonely, his eyes lingering on couples. He seems agitated and skittish, acutely aware of a Middle Eastern man. He later stares down a black businessman. Is he racist? Is he profiling? Is he simply noticing details?
Bill helps a little girl who is afraid of getting on the plane, which lets us know early on he has a heart of gold. But the act has an audience, winning over a stewardess. Coincidence, or is it calculated? The flight soon is underway, and feels mundane and familiar in the way only flights can. A woman is picky about her seat. The black businessman from earlier blocks the aisle for too long. The stewardess brings drinks.
27 Feb , 2014
This week, Ian talks to the current president of Truman’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha about his views on black history month and the current role of black actors in media.
In the Prescription this week are Son of God and Non-Stop!
25 Feb , 2014
TruStrength teaches students, faculty and staff about proper form and use of machinery in the weight room at the Student Recreation Center. TruStrength Course Senior Manny Idun instructs the introductory course to strength training. The course is offered regularly, with sessions twice a week, Idun says, and each class can have a maximum of ten […]
25 Feb , 2014
As the weather (hopefully) starts to warm up it’s time to go outside and remember what grass looks like before the weather turns too hot to bear. These songs will get you in the mood for a relaxing on the quad or hiking at Thousand Hills. http://myneverlanddotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/b854e83f0d84.gif?w=499&h=300 1) “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and […]
23 Feb , 2014
If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable walking home or unsure what to do if someone is invading your space a little too much, you might find the self-defense classes being sponsored by the Department of Public Safety this semester helpful. Assistant Chief of D.P.S. Chad Whittom says he has instructed one-time classes on self-defense methods for […]
16 Feb , 2014
Students at Truman State who struggle with gender identity lack adequate resources on campus to help with emotional and psychological problems. The transgender community and their interests often are overlooked or forgotten.