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Saint Leo Bridge Program Celebrates 5 years The Bridge Program has come a long way since it started five years ago in 2012. The academic program was put in place to help international students whose native language is not English, transition into the United States’ college environment. The program is open to students who are just below the general requirements for the English proficiency, according to the Saint Leo catalog. The program was started to offer these students extra assistance. “In 2012, it was recognized that some of the international students need additional support during their first year of studies…

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West on Sept. 10 as a Category 4 storm. A month after Hurricane Irma has hit Florida, the Saint Leo Key West Center, the students and faculty recently got readjusted. In fact, according to Alaina Plowdrey, the director of Key West, students returned to classes on Monday, Oct. 2, which was more than a few weeks after the hurricane hit, and only couple days before this was when most of the students were making their way back to the Keys. “The reopening went very smoothly; the only big issue was the intermittent internet.…

“Home Again” released Sept. 8, is a dramedy about a recently separated mother, whose life gets shaken up when she allows three aspiring filmmakers to live with her and her two daughters. The movie stars Reese Witherspoon as Alice, Nat Wolff as Teddy, Jon Rudnitsky as George, and Pico Alexander as Harry. The film is very entertaining, and it excels mostly because of the charming, realistic multidimensional characters. In fact, “Home Again” well-written script reveals distinct characteristics about the main characters, which make them rather layered, relatable, and multi-dimensional. The main character, Alice, struggles with internal conflict throughout the movie.…

Do you want a job, but don’t know where to start? Do you know what the requirements for some jobs are? Do you know the difference between work-study and non-work-study? Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program implemented by the United States government that subsidizes paychecks for undergraduate and graduate students working part-time. Domestic students can qualify for work study by applying for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicating on the application their interest in FWS. Also, FWS eligibility is reviewed each year and whether or not students receive it is determined by their FAFSA. Although domestic…

In a matter of weeks, both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma has caused major damage in the United States, affecting Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. These hurricanes caused significant damages to properties and even resulted in numerous deaths. The storms also affected the Saint Leo main Campus and Centers. About 8,000 students were impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, according to University Communications. Following Corpus Christi being impacted by Hurricane Harvey in early Sept, there were numerous initiatives on the University Campus helping out those affected. In fact, in a message to students, President Dr. William J.…

2 Hurricane Irma, the once Category 5 storm, has wreak havoc in the Caribbean, leaving at least 28 people dead across the region, according to Reuters. The storm left a trail of destruction, leaving many islands with damaged infrastructures and loss of water, food supplies, and power. Hurricane Irma causing significant damages on the many islands across the region, including Cuba, Barbuda, Antigua, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. St. Thomas and St. John, two islands a part of the U.S Virgin Island took a major hit from Hurricane Irma, with many homes being ripped apart. According to CNBC, out of…

For the avid movie-goers, a handy app has just became handier. Movie Pass, the theater subscription service, drastically lowered the subscription price to $9.95 a month on August 15 2017. The subscription allows for users to see one movie a day at any participating theater and is accepted at over 91 percent of theaters nationwide. The movie has to be a standard 2-D movie, as the movie pass doesn’t support special screenings, such as 3-D or I-max showings. The other restriction for movie pass is that the subscriber can’t watch the same movie more than once. The pass is only…

Hurricane Harvey is causing major damage in Texas, and it is affecting the Saint Leo community. Hurricane Harvey has torn apart the southeastern side of Texas since it made landfall on Friday, Aug.26. About 30,000 residents were displaced from their homes into shelters, and as of Aug.30, authorities have reported that the death toll has risen to 30, according to The New York Times. Essentailly, The Saint Leo Corpus Christi Center has been closed from Aug. 28 until at least Sept. 1. On Friday, the University will reassess the status of the Center and disseminate information. This Center is located…

“Atypical” is a coming-of-age comedy about a high school senior on the autism spectrum. The show revolves around the young man trying to reach his goal of getting a girlfriend. The series stars Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Michael Rapaport, and Amy Okuda. The show follows Sam, an autistic teen, as he interacts with those around him, tries to become more independent, and pursues a romantic relationship. This premise of the show is intriguing and refreshing, especially when there is not a lot of depictions of autistic people on television. Also, the show manages to have a…

“Girls Trip” is a comedy that premiered July 21st, which stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. The film centers on the four long-time friends – Ryan (Hall), Sasha (Latifah), Lisa (Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Haddish) – who go on a weekend trip to The Essence Festival in New Orleans to reconnect after not seeing one another for five years. This raunchy comedy excels in many aspects. The film takes advantage of the R rating, as there are a lot of raunchy gags and over the top jokes. Typically, the raunchy comedies that are more critically…

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