SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 8TH, 2016
Pope Francis, ever since his implementation as the leader of the Catholic Church, has been pushing the doors of the world’s largest religious institution further open. He has been making efforts to give the church an ideological makeover. While he did not change any official church doctrines, Francis called for tolerance, rather than judgement, of the LGBT community. In a paper released on Friday, the Pope outlined a set of issues and ways that the Church could help solve them. In a sentiment that has resonated with many, he added that, "By thinking that everything is black and white, we sometimes close off the way of grace and growth".
AMERICAN IDOL RUNS ITS COURSE
In a season finale that rivaled a Super Bowl, an NBA final, and a Champions League final, American Idol ended its 15th and final season on Thursday night. The night was marked by the return of American Idol alumni, such as Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Carrie Underwood, and Jennifer Hudson. Even as the festivities wore on, audience members and viewers were starkly aware of the impending end of the widely popular show. Host Ryan Seacrest headed the night, bringing back the original panel of Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, as well as overseeing performances from the current judges.
UT AUSTIN HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED
An attack on UT Austin’s campus left the university shaken. Haruka Weiser, a first year theater and dance major, was last seen leaving the Drama building Sunday night. Police have surveillance video of the suspect on a bike close to where Weiser was killed. However, police have not yet identified the suspect, who is now being held by Austin police. In a statement regarding the homicide, University of Texas President Gregory L Fenves said that “our home has been invaded”. Weiser’s first interaction with UT Austin came at the National Dance Festival, where they recruited her to dance with the Longhorns.
THE VERY BEST: JOURNALISM MOVIES
Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman starred in the iconic “All The President’s Men”, in which reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein work to uncover the Watergate scandal. The movie is touted as one of the best journalism movies of all time, having influences such as the phrase “Follow the money”. The picture was nominated for eight oscars, including ‘Best Picture’, a title it lost to Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky’. It has inspired a streak of great journalism movies, including this year’s Oscar winning picture, ‘Spotlight’.