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About dpramest

Dinanda (pronounced dee-nahn-dah) is a junior majoring in Communications, minoring in Global Affairs. In her spare time, she loves catching up on pop culture on Twitter, advocating for social justice, and struggling to get her undergrad degree. Follow her on Twitter: @dinandapramesti

Metro events April 24-30

Monday, April 24 Filmfest DC (through April 30) | various locations   Tuesday, April 25 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting | Fairfax County Government Center | Open to the public   Wednesday, April 26 NVCC student art exhibition |…

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Herman Wainggai and the struggle of displaced people

Visiting scholar gives speech on SEED Displacement Day BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   One of the most contentious issues of today’s politics is refugees — particularly Syrian refugees, whose country’s civil war has created one of the worst humanitarian…

COLUMN: Whitewashing in the shell

The Rupert Sanders thriller draws criticisms BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   With the recent Academy Awards show being much more diverse than the previous few years, Hollywood continues to try to appeal and listen to the public about the…