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Kobe Wins Best Short Film

March 9, 2018

Former basketball star Kobe Bryant won the Oscar for best animated short film. Bryant, a legend for the Los Angeles Lakers, wrote and narrated, "Dear Basketball," based on a retirement letter he wrote to The Players' Tribune i...

Firsts

March 9, 2018

The 90th Oscars were packed full of first time Oscar winners. Eleven winners took home the golden statue for the first time. The first timers included young talent such as directors Jordan Peele and Rachel Shenton who won Osca...

Diversity

March 9, 2018

Two years removed from the 2016 Academy Awards that saw no minority representation sparking the social media outcry under #Oscarsowhite, the academy's efforts to increase diversity were clear. "Coco," the pixar-animated film heavily...

Roger Deakins Finally Strikes Gold

March 9, 2018

Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins won his first Oscar after being nominated 13 times previously. Deakins won the Oscar for best Cinematographer for his camera work in "Blade Runner 2049." Deakins is best known for his w...

Time’s Up!

March 9, 2018

The entertainment industry, especially in Hollywood, has been full of controversy this year following the countless sexual harassment allegations from women in the industry. This controversy became an evident theme throughout the...

1. Medal Count

February 27, 2018

The U.S. racked up a total of 23 medals, placing fourth in the overall medal count. Nine gold medals were awarded to the U.S. and were earned by athletes such as Jamie Anderson for women's slope style snowboarding and David Wi...

4. Olympic Veterans

February 27, 2018

Snowboarder Shaun White won the gold medal in men's halfpipe, becoming the first snowboarder to ever win three Olympic golds. This win also marked the 100th U.S. Winter Olympics gold medal. Skier Lindsey Vonn took home a bronze...

2. Local Gold Medalist

February 27, 2018

Rockville's own Haley Skarupa won gold in women's hockey. The 24-year-old is a Wootton HS graduate and played for their coed hockey team. Skarupa had been cut from the Olympic team in March, but was called back for a second ch...

3. Curling Doping Scandal

February 27, 2018

This year, Russia's Olympic committee was suspended after numerous doping scandals in past Olympics. Russian athletes had to compete as members of the Olympic Athletes from Russia under the Olympic flag instead of the Russian fla...

5. Next Generation of Athletes

February 27, 2018

This year's Olympics saw the rise of several young, noteworthy athletes. Seventeen-year-old Ohio native Red Gerard won the first gold medal for the U.S. in men's slopestyle snowboarding. Gerard caught the nation's attention a...

6. Women’s Hockey Gold

February 27, 2018

For the first time since the 1980 Miracle on Ice, the U.S. took home a gold medal in hockey. The women's hockey team won the championship game against Canada with a score of 3-2 following a shootout. Monique Lamoureux-Morando score...

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