Author Kimberly Scott - Williams

Many remember PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” or even know about Big Bang, a widely popular K-Pop band. Slowly over the years, K-Pop has been emerging in the Western world, and it seems that this time, it is here to stay. Bangtan Sonyeondan, formally known as BTS, first came on the scene on June 13, 2013, with their first lead single, “No More Dreams” from their “2 Cool 4 Skool” album. The septet comprises of RM, the group’s leader, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Like most K-pop bands, each member had trained for years and moved away from their families…

The 45th annual American Music Awards was hosted by the sassy, intelligent actress, Tracee Ellis Ross at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 19. Many talented artists assembled yearly for the event to enjoy the achievements of themselves and their peers and the 16 versatile performances of the night. These fantastic artists are all chosen based on the Billboard charts, meaning the listeners have sole control over who is chosen. The artists do not have to be American, although it is called the American Music Awards, to vie for an award or even to perform. BTS, a…

For many college students, life after Leo is filled with uncertainty or there is some plan for the future. Unlike the domestic students, international students often choose to go back to their home country, though some also decide to stay in America. Albeit the transition between student visa to work visa is not an easy one; it isn’t a process that international students have to do alone. Paige Ramsey-Hamacher, The Executive Director of Student Success, deals directly with international students as well as students who wish to go abroad. She stated that international students do have options after graduating from…

Many students often wonder about their futures as their time at Saint Leo nears its end. Where are they going to intern? Where will they get a job after graduation? Similarly, this was also the case for Emily Sheputis, who had graduated from Saint Leo University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2016. She knew from a tender age that she wanted to work with animals. That love is what landed her in an internship at Survival Outreach Sanctuary (SOS), then ultimately on the Board of Directors there. “I wanted to intern at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to gain…

Tuesday, May 4 was not a normal day on the Saint Leo Campus. Many Mamacítas from every nationality came to strut their stuff on the dance floor in front of a male counterpart. “Salsa Magic” was an event that showcased Latin dance, hosted by Student Activities and sororities Lambda Pi Chi, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Sigma Lambda Beta. “Salsa Magic” is also a program by the National Association for Campus Activities (NAAC) brought to over 150,000 schools across the United States and is deemed one of the, “most successful College Diversity acts in the history of NACA,” according to The…

Hurricane Matthew was a force to be reckoned with as it was the strongest and deadliest hurricane for this hurricane season. Like most hurricanes, it first appeared as a system on the Western coast of Africa as it amplified in strength over the warm Caribbean Sea. Its monstrous strength cause damages to infrastructures and has taken over 800 lives in Haiti, according to CNN. Hurricane Matthew first came in existence southwest of the Cape Verde Islands Sept. 25; Five days later, Matthew was categorized as a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest hurricane in this year’s hurricane season. It was predicted…

Many know the Hispanic culture for its vibrancy in dance, music, or even how the natives roll their “R’s.” But for many Latinos, it has much more meaning. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in the United States. Since 2010, Hispanic Heritage Month as been celebrated at Saint Leo through the Department of Art and Sciences and the Spanish Club. This year’s event educated students from different backgrounds and all walks of life. The event went on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 25. Many students initially attended the event for the extra…

Mar. 30 marked a new era for a New Queen for the Caribbean Students Association (CSA) as they crowned their pageant winner, Thalia Muñoz, the winner of their pageant entitled, “ Pearls of the Caribbean.” She represented her country Cuba, which ironically is nicknamed the “Pearl of the Antilles.” Monet Lewis was last year’s Ms. SLU CSA Queen. CSA, this year, had their first competition for their pageant in order for the students to have their say in who would represent them in the Miss Florida CSA competition. This year there was three contestant, Lyzandra Serrano, Miss Puerto Rico, Thalia…

The most popular Carnival in the world is the Brazil Carnival, with the least one million tourist, which start on a Friday, 51 days before Easter and ends with Bacchanal Road march on Ash Wednesday. It is seen as the most vibrant and most go event for each year. Carnival was first celebrated by the Greeks to celebrate their God of wine Dionysus. The Romans then adopted this celebration as a feast to celebrate their God of wine, Bacchus. Ironically, the word Bacchanal, the last day of carnival, means crazed, wild, drunken and sexual party came from the word Bacchus.…

On Feb. 24, the five new elected board was announced via email at noon. Since then, the five newly elected board members have been elated to start their journey in their post. In the Saint Leo community, many people do not seem to realize how much power these five board members have in the school community; therefore, it is shocking that with such a powerful position and chance to make a difference only fifteen people applied for the position. Edson O’Neale, director for Student Activities, who is also the advisor for Student Government Union (SGU), said, “Persons who might have…

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