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The world of Undertale

Diversity Aboveground: An Undertale of Life

Diversity Aboveground: An Undertale of Life

SPOILER WARNING: This column will discuss all possible endings and game play. Just two months ago, the game, Undertale, was released to eager anticipation after nearly three years of development. The RPG lived up to the hype, claiming a 93% satisfaction rate among its users on Steam and garnering three nominations at The Game Awards

The Protagonist

Diversity Aboveground; Black Widow: Forever Red

In the last few years, Marvel has published several books written for the Young Adult market. The latest release is Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl. With the popularity of Black Widow and the way she’s been turned into a rallying cry for how female superheroes are treated, how is her portrayal? Does it

Rowan Blanchard on Fox 11

Diversity Aboveground: Girl Meets World and Succeeds

Boy Meets World was one of ABC’s most popular TGIF shows from its premiere in 1993 until the very last episode in 2000. Almost 20 years after that first premiere, ABC’s sister channel, Disney,  announced a spin-off, Girl Meets World. While the original series revolved around Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), the new series is about

Magneto

Diversity Aboveground: New Magneto Needed?

Nowadays, it can feel like Marvel is nothing but change. Thor, Wolverine and Hawkeye are women. Captain America is African-American. Spider-Man has a Latina mother and an African-American father. With the end of Secret Wars: House of M coming up on October 28, is it time for a new Magneto? The current Magneto, Erik Lehnsherr

Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos

Diversity Aboveground: Mexican Films

The world has at least 154 million people who are either Mexican or have Mexican ancestry. 35 million reside in the United States alone. These are large numbers yet media tends to expect them to stay with their own Spanish language media. While shows like Sense8 and Heroes Reborn have Mexican characters in supporting roles,

My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Diversity Aboveground: New Fall Tv!

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that this previous television season contained at least 70% of new programming without a female show-runner, creator, director, writer and/or editor. Only two percent of female Directors of Photography were female. Of the new directors who had never worked in television before last

The Monkey King

Diversity Aboveground: Monkey King’s Feat

Despite the increasing prevalence of imported entertainment from Hollywood, two of China’s most successful films this year were Chinese productions. Monkey King: Hero is Back aka Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai became China’s most successful animated release ever, beating out the previous record holder, Kung Fu Panda 2. Monster Hunt aka zhuōyāojì

Dwayne Johnson

Diversity Aboveground: Dwayne Johnson Rock Bottoms Hollywood

Dwayne Johnson first cultivated his good looks, charisma and excellent sense of timing into a multi-million dollar business with WWE. After the Rock became a household name, he expanded to films under his real name. While he’s had a couple of bombs like Southland Tales and Faster, the rest of his acting roles have been

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