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Netflix’s newest documentary provides chilling, heartbreaking details of an American murder

The poster for the documentary.

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

In 2018, a Colorado family made national headlines when the pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and her two young daughters, Bella and Celeste, went missing. After just a couple days, Shanann’s husband, and the father of the children, Chris, was arrested for their murders. On Sept. 30, Netflix release...

“9to5: The Story of a Movement” showcases the powerful women who called for equality in the workplace

A woman participating in the 9to5 movement that called to create change in the male-dominated workforce.

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor

October 6, 2020

“9to5: The Story of a Movement," is a powerful and inspiring short film directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, that must be watched by all students who don’t only want to see change in the world, but want to make change.  The film was featured during the annual GlobeDocs Film Festival...

Why the focus needs to shift from ‘Tiger King’ to tiger conservation

A tiger and her cub.

Ainsley Miles

April 9, 2020

The Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” released on March 20, captured the minds of viewers across America, but was it for the right reasons? The extravagant Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, attracted attention for his role in a murder-for-hire plot ...

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Documentary retells Ted Bundy’s crimes from killer’s perspective

Hannah Mitchell

February 21, 2019

Nearly everyone is familiar with Ted Bundy, the American serial killer who kidnapped, raped and killed at least 30 women in the 1970s. Whether people want to admit it or not, they are fascinated by monsters like Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and, in this case, Ted Bundy. It is one of those situations...

Navigating exclusion

Navigating exclusion

Felicity Otterbein

February 10, 2017

In an emotional rollercoaster of heartache, loss and forging of new relationships, filmmaker Felicia Lowe conveys the trials and tribulations of her journey to discovering her mother’s past and the extent of the toll of the Chinese Exclusion Act had on her family. The screening of this film was hoste...

Documentary Mitt illustrates softer side of Romney

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Serina Gousby

February 12, 2014

There is one politician who has stepped out of the political world and allowed us to see him as a family man and a person with a real opinion, and that is Mitt Romney. His 2014 documentary, Mitt, available only on Netflix, reveals behind the scene moments on his presidential journey beginning in 2006,...

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