Patrick Schranck

David Patrick Schranck, Jr. is a writer for the Student Insurgent focusing on media criticism, political analysis, and campus affairs. Hailing from California, Kansas, Missouri, and now Oregon, he is a full-time student at the University of Oregon studying political science and cinema studies and a co-chair of the UO chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. In his free time, he’s also a film photographer, a concert enthusiast, and a raging homosexual.

Bernie Isn’t Our Savior, We Are

This is a historic moment for the left-wing movement in the United States. Bernie Sanders is on the edge of winning the Democratic Party’s nomination. The genuinely leftist power behind the realistic possibility of a socialist elected president is undeniable. However, we must not lose sight of what our true end goal is. But electing…

Parasite Film Review

If there’s any filmmaker today who truly understands class struggle and weaves it seamlessly into their work, it is South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho. His latest film, Parasite, is no different. Directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, the film is a black comedy mixed with a thriller that is centered…