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Second Take: Hollywood films inaccurately portray Greek Life, reinforce stereotypes

The mention of Greek life usually conjures up images of keg stands, loud music, bizarre rituals and shallow people. The Hollywood film industry reinforces these associations with attempts to bring collegiate Greek life to the big screen through movies like “Animal House” and its newest addition, “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” which premiered in Westwood on May 16. Read more...

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Third-year sociology student Laura Savage took home Spring Sing's top prize, the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award, for her original song "Once." Spring Sing, held Saturday night, showcased Bruin talent in singing, dancing, comedy and acting to a large Pauley Pavilion audience. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)
Third-year sociology student Laura Savage took home Spring Sing's top prize, the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award, for her original song "Once." Spring Sing, held Saturday night, showcased Bruin talent in singing, dancing, comedy and acting to a large Pauley Pavilion audience. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

The “Femme Fatale” film  series featured “I Believe in Unicorns,“ directed by Leah Meyerhoff on Tuesday night at the James Bridges Theater, followed by a Skype session with Meyerhoff. (Courtesy of An Animals on Parade)
The “Femme Fatale” film  series featured “I Believe in Unicorns,“ directed by Leah Meyerhoff on Tuesday night at the James Bridges Theater, followed by a Skype session with Meyerhoff. (Courtesy of An Animals on Parade)

Stage designer and third-year gender studies student Amy Cummings spent her spring break building the "Oklahoma!" set. She researched early 1900s scenery and found props like corn and barrels to bring the set to life. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Stage designer and third-year gender studies student Amy Cummings spent her spring break building the "Oklahoma!" set. She researched early 1900s scenery and found props like corn and barrels to bring the set to life. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA professor Darnell Hunt compiles the "Hollywood Diversity Report" every year to track the change over time of minority representation in Hollywood productions. (Efren Piñon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA professor Darnell Hunt compiles the "Hollywood Diversity Report" every year to track the change over time of minority representation in Hollywood productions. (Efren Piñon/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year earth and environmental science student Dominique Mashburn adopted Princess, a gray shih tzu, after seeing a post on the “Free & For Sale” Facebook page. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year earth and environmental science student Dominique Mashburn adopted Princess, a gray shih tzu, after seeing a post on the “Free & For Sale” Facebook page. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)