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In September 2017, Andy Muschietti’s horror film, “It,” was propelled by an enormous amount of hype stemming not only from the adaptation of a popular Stephen King novel, but a time-period shift presumably preying on the nostalgic appeal of Netflix’s cultural phenomenon “Stranger Things.” Th…

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It’s easy for students to prioritize GPA and commitments to organizations above other aspects of their lives, and things like preparing for natural disasters ahead of time don’t seem imperative. If you live in a dorm or student apartment, you may have the mindset that safety precautions are …

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“It is an urgent necessity that officials adhere to these constitutional guarantees and mandates in all their actions, even in the sphere of foreign affairs. An anxious world must know that our Government remains committed always to the liberties the Constitution seeks to preserve and protec…

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The Aggie Spirit flows through us all. We may not see it, but we can always feel it. Standing on the pedestal of our core values, The Spirit of Aggieland is etched in respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service. These values exemplify what it means to be an Aggie…

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Hitting theaters last weekend, “Hustlers” is an energetic, empowering and hilarious film that provides a refreshing take on a heist movie. The film showcases the comradery and relationships its lead actresses have with one another, while also highlighting the great lengths they will go to be…

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From a lone 15-year-old with a cardboard sign protesting outside the Swedish Parliament last year to a featured speaker at Davos in January, Greta Thunberg has come a long way. Thunberg, now 16, is hardly the first climate activist, but she is the first to enjoy attention of this magnitude.

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Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 of Hispanic people and their contributions to this country through art and culture. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the many cultures, people and traditions that are part of the Hispanic community. Hispa…

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“And once again Einar became exhausted by the world failing to know who he was.” — The Danish Girl

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Like many of you reading this, I am a fresh face on campus — though not as a freshman, but rather as a junior transfer student. Hailing from San Antonio and earning an associate degree in business this past spring by way of Northwest Vista College, I felt ready for my new journey as a studen…

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“The Goldfinch” is a highly underrated if flawed film. Master cinematographer Roger Deakins brings glorious sparkling beauty into a film that teems with potential and emotion but ultimately falls a little short on delivery and compelling messages.

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As the years pass, there are more and more people who weren’t alive to witness the events of 9/11. Many are too young to remember — just like me.

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One hundred years ago on Nov. 11, the cadets of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (AMC) declared a “strike” and took to the paths and roads of Bryan in celebration because, just one year before — at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — the Armistice Tr…

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The 9/11 terrorist attacks were one of the worst tragedies America has ever faced. The deaths of thousands on that 2001 morning forever changed the landscape of our nation’s culture. But while the redefining effects of the senseless tragedy can still be clearly felt and identified 18 years l…

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Maybe Barabara Lee was clairvoyant; maybe she was the only person with a decent grasp of the relevant political philosophy. Either way, merely three days after Sept. 11, when the representative became the lone vote against beginning The War on Terror, Lee planted a flower that is blooming only now.

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In the initial throes of back-to-school machinations and pageantries, it is easy to get lost in the grand spectacle-for-the-sake-of-spectacle that has become the rituals surrounding this yearly event. Therefore, let me take this opportunity to inform you that our collective future is under threat.

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The year so far has been decent, if not great, for movies. The release of the long-anticipated “Avengers: Endgame” marked the end of an era for Marvel, the industry’s biggest movie-making titan right now, and “John Wick: Parabellum” saw the continuation of a different beloved series. “Toy St…

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Mason Chandler is a business freshman. His grandmother has lived in the Midland-Odessa area for the last 40 years.

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Quentin Tarantino is one of the most skilled directors of our time. The writer/director is responsible for such masterpieces as “Kill Bill,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django: Unchained.” Despite the success and importance of all those films, none shine brighter than the mo…

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Much like the rest of the university, the story of The Battalion is one of tradition and heritage. But, each generation of Aggie journalists brings new ideas and, consequently, new changes — whether voluntary or otherwise — to Texas A&M’s newspaper of record. Therefore, as The Battalion …

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As the amusingly convoluted plot of “Mission Impossible: Fallout” unfurls, an enraged subordinate asks the film’s villain: “Why did you have to make this so f---ing complicated?” Americans, frustrated by the way we choose our president, may know the feeling.

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“Ready or Not” is a gleefully dark film that relishes in its motifs and delights in its own black humor. Part action movie, part character study, and part straight-up bloodbath, “Ready or Not” is difficult to define. While it never fully capitalizes on any of these parts and ultimately fails…

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My time at Texas A&M can be summed up with one word — mesmerizing. Capturing someone’s complete attention as if by magic.

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CANNES, FRANCE — This past week, I was given the incredible opportunity to attend the most important film festival in the world — the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Cannes hosts the most selective film festival in the world and this year featured one of the best lineups in recent memory. Films l…

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May 10, 2019 is a date that evokes many emotions: apprehension, gratitude, relief and bliss. After four unforeseen, cathartic years, I will walk across the stage on that date and remember what it means to trust in timing, overcome adversity and succeed with the help, love and guidance of others.

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In three days I will receive a piece of paper. This piece of paper — better known as a college diploma — will substantiate my belonging within the community of the educated, or so they say.

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It’s almost unimaginable that this is my last story for The Battalion when I can still remember my first ones so well.

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I never realized this, but life, at least for me, has been like a game of football. For those of you who know me, you definitely don’t find it surprising — but hear me out.

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Edgar Wright is a film director known for his hilariously funny movies and, with the release of his 2017 masterpiece “Baby Driver,” his exquisite sound design capabilities.

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Earlier this week, the Academy upheld its ruling regarding Oscar eligibility for Netflix-distributed films, continuing to inadvertently support Netflix’s nonchalant approach to distributing the foreign films it acquires. While it continues to prove its monetary influence at film festivals, N…

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The recent crime committed by a fake rideshare driver in South Carolina was horrifying and heartbreaking. While no words can alleviate the pain felt by the Josephson family, Uber is committed to continuing to take action to help make our communities safer.

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The unfortunate truth of Hollywood filmmaking is the central importance on profit than creativity. The more that Disney continues to dominate the box office, the safer that Hollywood producers will be with their money. This trend may be most obvious with the numerous Marvel adaptations and s…

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The art of film is just that: an art. But while movies are very good at telling stories and conveying meaning, they are also very good at making money. As technology advances, theaters are coming up with more and more creative ways to sell more and more expensive tickets to audiences. Some o…

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The Joker is a character who’s had many representations over the years. Similar to James Bond, the Joker isn’t tied to one specific actor. His face changes all the time. However, some of the Joker’s many faces have been better than others. This list takes a look at some of the best versions …

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I really wanted “Missing Link” to be good. Not only am I a huge fan of stop-motion, but I also love Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis and Zoe Saldana, the film’s three stars. But while the movie did deliver with a rich, colorful and intricate stop-motion style, it didn’t have a lot going for i…

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Rachel Hollis has proven herself to be a huge motivational presence for women of all ages. Her newest book “Girl, Stop Apologizing” highlights the distinct ways women can improve themselves and bring real joy back into their lives.

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With next-generation consoles rumored to release later next year, some might refrain from looking forward to current-generation releases this year. However, there are some highly anticipated sequels and new titles set to release in 2019 — potentially the last big releases of this generation’…

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Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary” is equally as bizarre as it is unintentionally corny. Yet, since its general unfavorable feelings original reception, the film has found a dedicated group of fans that praise the film for its memorable horror images and ex…