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Question(s) of a Lifetime - Part One

Question(s) of a Lifetime – Part One

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff February 18, 2018
Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? Is a hot dog a sandwich? These are all some of the greatest questions humanity has faced; here are some more.
USL D3: Could Promotion & Relegation Come To American Soccer?

USL D3: Could Promotion & Relegation Come To American Soccer?

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff February 3, 2018
With the new third division of American Soccer, United Soccer League D3, set to start play in 2019, I want to look at what this could mean for the future of promotion and relegation in the United States.
How Fortnite: Battle Royale Has Risen Above All Expectations

How Fortnite: Battle Royale Has Risen Above All Expectations

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff January 27, 2018
With the gaming industry at a point where micro-transactions have taken over and companies are moving away from the players' voices, Fortnite: Battle Royale continues to be an outlier. So the question that needs to be asked is: how did we get here?
Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954)

Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff July 6, 2015

  Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai, is a film in which many of the different dichotomies entrenched within Japanese society are critically and effectively addressed. Through intense character...

Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff May 2, 2015

Throughout this history of mankind, our oral, written, and more recently, visual stories, have assisted with the identifying of oneself in correlation with personal development as well as understanding...

8 Films Every Humanitarian Should View

8 Films Every Humanitarian Should View

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff April 23, 2015

Around the globe film has been instrumental in bringing awareness to certain issues and even bringing about change. Here is a list of films, both recent and past, that every person who cares about issues...

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff April 16, 2015

  According to the Holy Bible’s story in Genesis, Chapter 4, which depicts the brutal slaying of Abel by his brother Cain, the concept of violence, in particular, murder is as old as creation. The...

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff April 14, 2015

Throughout the duration of civilization many great cultural movements have taken place that have assisted in shaping and molding the world into the ever evolving product that can be seen today. For instance,...

American Hustle: The Contemporary Film Noir?

American Hustle: The Contemporary Film Noir?

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff April 9, 2015

  While many argue that Film Noir is a mode of film that blossomed in the 40’s and 50’s, then died out, just as the 80’s murdered disco, others may contend that Film Noir is a genre and/...

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