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Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

“The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” chronicles the life of the singer, writer and political activist who used his platform as a crossover artist to create change. The title refers to his physical death and the loss of his legacy as a civil rights activist. Cooke is also known as the father of So...

Ginsburg documentary inspirational, full of humanity

Ginsburg documentary inspirational, full of humanity

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

After the 2016 election, the political climate of our country is more polarized than ever. It seems as if the divide will only grow more. Yet, there is a champion all can believe in. Her name is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg or “RBG” is the second woman to serve on the United Stat...

‘Two Elephants’ to make campus debut

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Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Erin Gibson premiered her eight-year-long project, a documentary titled “Two Elephants” in May and the WNIN Old National Public Theatre. The film follows the story of Kay and Bunny, two elephants previously kept at the Mesker Park Zoo, and now the film will premiere at USI this Friday. The film...

Film makes ‘Invisible Patients’ visible

Nurse practitioner Jessica MacLeod studies a prescription pill bottle in the home of Wink and Patty Sherill. The Sherill’s are two of the subjects in “The Invisible Patients.” After being found without their prescriptions in their system they were no longer supported by their doctor.

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

September 7, 2016

During her first week as an in-home nurse practitioner Jessica MacLeod almost quit. MacLeod said the discomfort of entering a stranger’s home, the complexity of their medical needs and the emotional drain made her rethink her decision to leave the traditional setting of a doctor’s office where sh...

Award-winning filmmaker returns to USI

Award-winning filmmaker returns to USI

Brenna Cameron

September 4, 2014

  John Imber's life as an artist took a sharp turn after his right hand began to deteriorate. In the fall of 2012, Imber was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a fatal degenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. "John Imber's Left hand," documents Im...

“The Square”

Bobby Shipman

February 5, 2014

Raw footage, brutal imagery and real-life stories provide a shocking look into the ongoing Egyptian Revolution in Netflix’s documentary “The Square.” The documentary, directed by Jehane Noujaim, tails six young activists through the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. After 30 years of power, the...


Bobby Shipman

January 29, 2014

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite came under a lot of heat for her controversial documentary “Blackfish.” The movie documents the abusive treatment of orcas (killer whales) while in captivity. Tear-jerking interviews with previous Sea World trainers and shocking archival footage of carnal be...

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