From Student to Activist: School Shooting Culture

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Jamie Clarkson | jc063415@ohio.edu

We always say the same thing to ourselves. Sure, school shootings happen. But they would never happen to me. While violent attacks on college campuses are less prevalent, they cannot be ruled out. All students must face the possibility.

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Drop Your Shorts Film Festival

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

Yang Miller hosted the annual Drop Your Shorts Short Film Festival on February 25, 2018 at the Athena Cinema. The cinema explains that the purpose of the event is to celebrate “the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen.” Contestants were encouraged to submit a film under 12 minutes about any topic of their choosing. The audience then voted on their favorite film and the winning film “will be shown prior to a regular run feature for one month.”

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Please Stop Glamorizing Serial Killers

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

The past few months have brought a widespread trend of featuring movies about popular serial killers. In November, “My Friend Dahmer” was released where Ross Lynch portrayed a young Jeffrey Dahmer. “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a biopic about Ted Bundy. Zac Efron is starring as Bundy and filming is taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio. An independent film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” is set to release in 2019 in which Hillary Duff is to play Sharon Tate. Tate was brutally murdered by the Manson family in 1969 with next year marking the 50th anniversary of the horrific event. In addition, Charles Manson’s death in November further sparked his notoriety for the killings and the cult following that he spearheaded.

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