Christopher Bohorquez


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Courtesy of Kennedy Hart | School of Arts and Sciences senior Kennedy Hart created an anthem for Rutgers fans, with input from Rutgers administrators and help from fellow students.
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Students produce Rutgers-themed rap song

Every student at Rutgers is familiar with "On the Banks of the Old Raritan," the school's alma mater, but a few musicians hope to modernize University music tastes with "The Official Rutgers Anthem," a rap song created by School or Arts and Sciences senior Kennedy Hart.

No actors or actresses of color were nominated for an Oscar this year, prompting several famous performers to boycott the awards show by starting #OscarsSoWhite, a movement aimed at recognizing different artists. Chris Rock, who is hosting the ceremony this year, also recognized the lack of black actors and actresses in the lineup.
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Rutgers students discuss #OscarsSoWhite

During this years Academy Awards, no person of color was nominated for any major acting award, which is when the hashtag #oscarssowhite became viral. April Reign, managing editor of broadwayblack.com, editor at large of NU Tribe Magazine, created the hashtag when only white people were nominated for acting awards. It soon became viral on social media, according to the LA Times. “It happened because I was disappointed once again in the lack of diversity and inclusion with respect to the nominees,” Reign said in the article.  “Straight Outta Compton”, “Creed”, “Beasts of No Nation” and “Concussion” are examples of movies starring African-American leads that were acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.  According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Creed” has a 94%, “Straight Outta Compton” has an 88%, “Beasts of No Nation” has a 91 % and “Concussion” has a 63%. These are generally considered positive ratings by critics. Jasmine Dennis, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and a member of the Black Student Union, was initially disappointed with lack of diversity in the nominations. “I was upset because in prior years we’ve been able to get a couple of nominees.

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Twitch the cat went missing earlier in February, but was located after a viral post on Yik Yak and other social media outlets helped connect his owner with the person who found him.
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