The scene was cinematic. It was the 4th of July, and while others were commemorating the independence of the nation, Jack, a senior, was standing on the rooftop of an abandoned building in downtown Washington, celebrating his latest artistic achievement. With the fireworks going off all around in the distance, it was a perfect end to an exhausting, dangerous night.
According to teenage slang, the term "vicious" means â€œawesome.â€ If this is the case, then Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis delivers one of the greatest and most vicious (both masterful and, in a traditional sense, fierce) performances of the past decade in director Paul Thomas Andersonâ€™s virtuoso "There Will Be Blood."
Seated on the steps of the cafeteria stage during this year's first Diversity Workshop, junior Jennifer Collins tearfully reveals the sensitive details of her difficult upbringing. Though the audience before her is full of strangers, she knows that they won't laugh at her, or comment on the personal nature of her story. They will simply listen.