The Oscars no longer value artistic merit, best exemplified by this year’s Best Picture, Green Book. Last year, the Oscars had the lowest viewership for their main ceremony in 44 years. There are many possible reasons for this: the decline of cable, the perceived “rich people patting themselves on the back” sentiment, but the most likely is the lack of interest and investment in the films being nominated.
On November 6th, a wave of new, young voters will have the option to participate in the 2018 midterm elections. Among this wave are a number of Boys’ Latin seniors who are considering their new role as voters in local elections.