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September 25, 2019 | The Clarion
Arts & Life
BC Diversity Pride Club
Spreading love and acceptance
By Amber Vance
Some Brevard College students may have
heard of the BCDPC but not everyone may
know what it is. The BCDPC stands for
Brevard College Diversity Pride Club.
The focus of the club is on LGBTQ+ students
but their doors are open to everyone. “This
club is meant to be a safe environment where
you can explore who you are, as opposed to,
you have to be this to come here. That is why
we are Diversity Pride Club and not just Pride
Club,” said Lilyan Lund, president of BCDPC.
BCDPC is a club that offers all students
a chance to be themselves in a loving and
accepting environment. “I didn’t have an
opportunity to be a part of something like
this in high school. I’m from a conservative
place,” said Sarah McMahan, another member
BCDPC has grown as of last year from 11
students to 16 and they hope to expand even
further by getting more of the students on
campus involved. “I think if we spread love
to campus that it will come back,” said Lund.
BCDPC has faced some challenges with a
change in leadership. Lilyan Lund is the new
BCDPC president for this year and she has
already done a great job keeping the group
together and running the meetings smoothly.
The BCDPC has meetings every Wednesday
evening at 6; 15 p.m. in room 003 of Dunham.
All students are welcome to join in to spread
acceptance to the Brevard College campus.
By Margaret Correll
Layout & Design
Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive
Tony Vinciquerra mentioned a possible remake
of the 1987 film “The Princess Bride.” In a
Variety profile on Norman Lear, the executive
producer of the film, Vinciquerra, stated “Very
famous people whose names I won’t use, but
they want to redo ‘The Princess Bride.’”
Great, another beloved 80s classic to be ruined
“The Princess Bride” follows a young boy
who is sick in bed being read a story by his
grandfather. In the story, Westley, a farmhand-
turned-pirate encounters many friends and
enemies while trying to reunite with the woman
that he loves.
Fans of the movie, young and old, have taken
to Twitter to unleash their outrage. To which
many would say, rightfully so.
There is nothing wrong with “The Princess
Bride,” so why try and make it any better than it
already is. Everyone knows how that is going to
go. It is a useless tool that Hollywood is trying to
implement because they have no more new ideas
to turn into films and they are money-hungry.
The past 10 years have been filled with
remakes of classic 70s and 80s movies and
television shows, and some of them have been
Boomer the dog
Age: 1 ‘A years
Breed: Lab mix
Favorite Treat: Beggin’ Strips
Favorite Toy: Her squeaky pig!
Favorite spot on campus: The creek!
Take the 2013 remake of Stephen King’s
novel Carrie for example. It received a 50%
tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes, that
in itself is not very good. The critic consensus
sums it up the best, “It boasts a talented cast,
but Kimberly Peirce’s ‘reimagining’ of Brian
De Palma’s horror classic finds little new in
the Stephen King novel-and feels woefully
This can be said for many of the other remakes
like “Fright Night” (2011), “A Nightmare on
Elm Street” (2010), or even some of the Disney
live-action movies. There is nothing being added
to the films that enhances the content, it is taking
the same story and redoing it visually, which
does not make it any stronger.
The anger surrounding “The Princess Bride”
is fueled by nostalgia and hatred for what the
movie industry is trying to do to these movies.
All fans want is to not be disrespected. If they
just put more effort into coming up with ideas for
films, they would not have to tap into people’s
childhood and change the things that they grew
Hopefully, the executives in Hollywood will
realize this is something they might regret doing,
and taking something that many people love
and draining it will not make it any better. Slim
chance, but one can dream.
Boomer rides shotgun.
Boomer cuddles up under her blanket.