• The senior speeches this week are Aidan McVea, Zeke Lam, Phillip Bragg, and Claire Hallaway

  • The USC blood drive will be taking place this Tuesday, Feb 12, from 7am-3:30pm

The Rubicon

Oscar nominations: the good, the bad, the ugly

Oscar nominations: the good, the bad, the ugly

Liv Larsen, Podcast Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Just as they do every other year, this year’s Oscars nominations have received very mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. While diversity has improved in some aspects, for the most part, there is still a long road ahead to both racial and gender equality.

[FILM REVIEW] Lady Bird soars above expectations

[FILM REVIEW] Lady Bird soars above expectations

Liv Larsen, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, REVIEWS

It may not have taken the Oscars, but it's worth every minute of viewing.

Despite mix-up, 89th Academy Awards dazzle

Despite mix-up, 89th Academy Awards dazzle

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The 89th academy awards will be remembered for the best picture mix-up at the end. But the ceremony also brought us dazzling displays of art and emotional memories.

Film Club features classic award winners in “Study Break with Oscar” series

Film Club features classic award winners in “Study Break with Oscar” series

Rafa Buettner-Salido, Videographer

February 24, 2016


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, RECENT STORIES, TOP STORIES

The series started this February as a way to expose filmgoers to classics they may not know exist. The earlier time is designed to open Film Club to a new viewership.

Oscars Countdown: Selma

Oscars Countdown: Selma

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

February 21, 2015


Filed under REVIEWS, TOP STORIES

Despite a stellar performance by David Oyelowo and amazing work by director Ava DuVernay, Selma was only nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song.

Oscars are voted for by white men, resulting in a huge lack of diversity

Oscars are voted for by white men, resulting in a huge lack of diversity

Mini-Editorial

February 21, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Hollywood's racial gap is clearly reflected in the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominees for best actor.

Oscars Countdown: Whiplash

Oscars Countdown: Whiplash

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

February 15, 2015


Filed under REVIEWS, TOP STORIES

Arts Critic Patrick Commers reviews Whiplash and its assesses its performance in the upcoming Oscars.