Cardinal resigns from Vatican

written by: Carter Daniels, Staff Writer Pope Francis approved the unexpected resignation of cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu. Becciu was suspected of giving money he made from the church to his brothers, but has repeatedly denied these allegations.  Resignations at this level of the Vatican are extremely rare, and the pope has said very little about the incident since this story was released to the public on Sept. 24.  Before this controversy, Becciu was a close friend with Pope Francis. He previously held a job in the Vatican’s secretariat of state. From 2011 to 2018, Becciu met Pope Francis almost every … Continue reading Cardinal resigns from Vatican

Oscars set new award standards

wirtten by: Carter Daniels, Staff Writer Over the past few years, the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, have received criticism regarding the lack of diversity in their nominees. Recently, they put a plan in place to create more diversity and inclusivity in the annual Academy Awards.  The Oscars are regarded as the most famous and prestigious awards in the film entertainment industry. The five major Oscars awards, also known as the “Big Five,” consist of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, which is either Best Original Screenplay or Best Adapted Screenplay.  Following the … Continue reading Oscars set new award standards