Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
The advocacy group uses DNA evidence to exonerate guiltless prisoners, just like the Central Park 5.
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
There are plenty of professions out there for those who’ve studied living organisms and aren’t interested in pursuing a career as a doctor.
Morgan Thomas, Baylor University
Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix series does not shy away from reaving just how broken the U.S. justice system is.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
As xenophobic rhetoric continues to spread, the writer, chef, activist and television host remains a stalwart defender of cultural diversity.
Karen Lu, Yale University
The racial abuse that started due to a virus being characterized as the ‘Chinese virus’ is by no means the first time it has happened.
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Arriving in October, the trailer for the film almost guarantees it will please fans with the director’s trademark visual style and cast of quirky characters.
The Apple TV+ adaptation of the William Landay novel has the MCU actor playing an assistant district attorney — whose son is being investigated for murder.
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
Will new King-inspired works be as good as the classics?
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
To undocumented immigrants, hard work is not a choice. It is a matter of life and death.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
An emphasis on individual narratives allows this miniseries to open eyes to injustice.
Sydney Hawkins, Alabama A&M University
Jharrel Jerome deserves to be recognized for his performance in the original Netflix series.
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
The horror industry is ripe for fairy tales that don’t have happy endings.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Dylan Minnette, of ’13 Reason Why’ fame, flexes his musical chops on the band’s wobbly first project.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Burton’s vision, unsurprisingly, overrode the narrative.
It might be one of the most visually stunning films of the year.
Tricia Crimmins, Bates College
The eight person indie pop group represents what the web has done for music.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
Swapping singing for acting, Groban’s first long-term role looks promising.
Christian Cannon, Rice University
Look elsewhere for light reads.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
Spearheaded by senior Vanjessica Gladney, the Penn History of Slavery Project has colleges across the country reassessing their ties to slavery.
Jade Hookham, UC San Diego
Though he recently passed away at the age of 82, Isao Takahata’s impact on animation will continue to live on in his place.
Benny Diaz III, Southern New Hampshire University
As a Dreamer, the young writer and director hopes to tell universal stories that allow people to see how we’re not so different after all.
Brittany Sodic, University of North Texas
How Trump carefully crafted his public image from businessman to leader of the free world, and turned it into a nationally recognizable brand.
Giselle Krachenfels, USC
Despite overwhelming statistical evidence to the contrary, society still treats rape allegations with skepticism. Why?
Kelly Keglovits, UT Austin
Outsmart your bingeing habits by using them to get a tiny bit more intelligent.
Jesse Sisler, DePaul University
“So many teen movies turn adolescents into sex-addicted, jock-strap wearing jackasses, but Linklater refuses to do so.”
Michael Tyler, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
The elusive artist behind ‘It Makes the Babies Want to Cry’ and ‘Bleed,’ showcases himself in debut album, ‘100% Electronica.’
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