‘Life, Animated’ destigmatizes autism through Disney animated films: An interview with director Roger Ross Williams

At the age of 3, Owen Suskind, a bright, smiling, joyful boy, stopped talking and interacting with the world around him. “It was like someone had kidnapped our son,” his father Ron recounts about Owen’s autism diagnosis in the newest documentary from director Roger Ross Williams. The Oscar-nominated film “Life, Animated” follows the Suskind family and its unique way of communicating with their son — Disney animated films.
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Homecoming

I’m a people person, there’s no doubt about it. I enjoy having face-to-face human interactions a lot more than having an online presence, and I would much rather meet you in real life than continuously text back and forth. Yet, I dread (and there’s really no other way to describe
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How to prepare for those dreaded Thanksgiving dinner questions

You’re sitting around the dinner table surrounded by mounds of delicious food and the conversation is freely flowing. You finally get to see your favorite baby cousin, and the room is full of happiness and laughter. Suddenly, your aunt, who’s always trying to “get with the times,” decides to offhandedly bring up that
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What post-graduate life is really like

“Congratulations Class of 2015! You did it!” A phrase that I still subconsciously hear in my mind from time to time. A phrase that’s supposed to signify the endless triumph and success in the form of a piece of paper worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, don’t get me
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So you graduated, now what?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you’re a recent college graduate, a wannabe college graduate or someone who sympathizes deeply with recent college graduates. We at the Clog applaud you because we know that going to school here at the No. 1 public university in the world is
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5 things you want to explain to your GSI

The end of the semester has (FINALLY) arrived, and at this point, you’ve established a unique reputation with your GSI. Whether they know you as the one who’s constantly eating during class or that student who always falls asleep, we can’t help but feel they’re constantly judging us, and there’re a
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For Happiness, Keep a Gratitude Journal

When I was a fifth-grader, I overheard some kid in my French class say that I was one of the most pessimistic people he knew. Not really a compliment for a person of any age. But I guess his assessment was, in many ways, true. My chosen reaction — and
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A nomad of dreams

Because the Internet

Home is where the heart is. It is, or at least it should be, where we can find the steadfast rhythm of our most important vital organ, where we find our most loyal pulse, especially when it quickens in anticipation or happiness.
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