Activism or Propaganda?

Some of the most influential political characters in movies, including Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

There is no aspect of society that is immune to political agendas, especially when it comes to artistic expression. The film industry has long been influenced by politics, whether it be as subtle as a director's personal views or outright government propaganda. Many films fall in a middle ground, one...

How Effective is Propaganda?

Seniors Ari Alcalay, Julene Valmana and Deylis Perez discuss propaganda in class.

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

To many, propaganda is only classified by political cartoons or commercials about dogs in the pound or women empowerment. However, propaganda is really information that may be biased and used to promote a specific point of view. Photographs that go viral on social media leave an impact on the person...

Was Censorship Justified in James Foley’s Case?

The hashtag #ISISMediaBlackout quickly circulated Twitter in hopes of limiting the propaganda created surrounding James Foley's death.

Annie Farrell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19, a shocking video depicting the savage beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was posted on YouTube by the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS). This video was no doubt a response to recent airstrikes the U.S. ordered on the group. As if the group could not be more clear about...

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