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.
The crowd fell silent as the spotlight shone on the Pauley Pavilion stage. Isaiah Murtaugh, vocalist of the duet Tom Shay and a third-year international development studies student, held a guitar and propped a harmonica on his shoulder.
The commotion of cast members running back and forth backstage was drowned out by the distant sound of a drill. Stage designer Amy Cummings, with the drill in her hand, was focused on attaching the missing legs of a wooden table.
The nominees in the main acting categories of the 2016 Academy Awards are entirely white.
For the second year in a row, the lack of diversity at the Oscars led to big names boycotting the ceremony and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trending online.
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