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Netflix has begun streaming the second season of the critically acclaimed television show “Stranger Things.” The series stars several young actors that have proven themselves worthy of praise. Amongst them are; Millie Brown (Eleven) a young girl with mysterious telekinetic powers, capable of incredible feats. “El” (as she is affectionately called), is the product of scientific manipulation before birth and has been groomed to explore the reaches of an alternate reality known as the Upside Down. In Season One the audience saw the protagonist, Eleven liberating herself from her captors who had continued to exploit her psychic abilities, to her…

On Thursday, Nov. 9, the University Campus was emblazoned with various forms of appreciation for Veterans that are a part of and around the Saint Leo Community. The Department of Military Affairs and Services, under the direction of Colonel Pamela Martis, stationed several staging areas around the Student Community Center and the SCC Bowl. Representatives from several local organizations such as Career Source Pasco Hernando, Pasco Sheriff’s Office, and Pasco County Housing Authority were available to assist veterans and students alike with their services. Food was provided for the event by U.S.A.A and a game room was set up where…

Just in time for Halloween, “Happy Death Day” is an ode to the 90’s teen suspense, horror genre. The recent film was written by Scott Lobdell (X-Men Comics books) and directed by Christopher B. Landon (“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.”) The flick has recruited the talents of Jessica Rothe (“La La Land,”) who projects a myriad of emotions throughout the ninety-six minute run time of the film. This film finds Tree (Rothe) waking up, after what appears to be the end of another night of drinking and debauchery. She awakens in the bed of a classmate, Carter Davis (“Fear…

With just over four weeks since the release of the iPhone 8/8 Plus, consumers are bewildered with deciding to purchase the iPhone X.  The iPhone X has a slated release date of November 3 and is rumored to have limited availability with only a projected three million units prepared for shipment, according to Forbes magazine.   The decision to release both phones under the relatively short period, coupled with the expensive price tags, has placed the company under immense scrutiny. Patrons have questioned the validity of their loyalty to the brand, as rumors have circulated circa spring 2017 on the…

“Tulip Fever” stars Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl,) Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spiderman 2,) Jack O’Connell (Money Monster,) Zack Galifianakis (The Hangover Trilogy,) Judi Dench (James Bond Films,) Christoph Waltz (Spectre,) Holiday Grainger (2015 Cinderella remake,) Matthew Morrison (Glee,) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad). The film is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach, directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and was written by Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). “Tulip Fever” takes place in the seventeenth century, circa 1635 at the height of the thriving Tulip trade. Before the regulation by…

As the torrential rain dampened the green of the SCC bowl on Aug. 25, it did very little to dampen the spirits of the students of Saint Leo as they teemed into the boardrooms for the Back to School Bash. Scores of students encamped the doors prior to 8 p.m. after receiving notifications that the event was moved to the Boardrooms in lieu of the poor weather. The event brought together students of every class level in an effort to give relief after an eventful first week on campus. Maliek Watkins an international sophomore student touted the event as being,…

Lights. Camera. Biology? As exams kicked into high gear on Apr. 20, one class took a dynamic approach to finals week. Sections CA01 and CA02 of Biochemistry, under the tutelage of Dr. Sergiy Borysov, participated in the first Bio-Oscars awards ceremony/final project of the 2017 semester. The students had one month to tackle randomly assigned topics and explain the subject matters in a lively way. The performances culminated in an epic display of cinematography that would rival the presentations of Theatre Majors at Saint Leo University. Borysov opened the event with a rousing round of applause (Computer generated) which was…

What do Tommy Hilfiger, Bottle Creek, Brighton, and Walmart all have in common? They all make regular donations to the Solutions Thrift Store in Dade City! Members of Sigma Lambda Fraternity, along with Sistuh’s Incorporated Sorority, conducted Community Service in the early morning hours on April 8. The team, led by senior political science major Phillip Moss (member of the fraternity), assisted in the overall cleanup and edifying of the property. With elation on their faces, the managers and volunteers at the facility welcomed the team for the hours they were slated for. The properties manager, Roxanne Wright, openly embraced…

“CHIPS” is the latest in movie adaptations from popular T.V. shows. The 1997 original series “CHIPS” starred Robert Pine and Larry Wilcox as the characters Getraer and Jon. The movie follows the same scheme as it adapts the characters from the original series fully to the big screen. “CHIPS” is not only written and directed by Dax Shepard, but it also stars Shephard from “Employee of the Month” playing Jon and Michael Pena from “Ant-Man” as Poncho, respectively. Being his directorial debut, Shephard calls the movie his passion project. The main characters, according to the script, are put together in…

What do a lucky foot, an ex-convict on community service, and an over achieving “daddy’s girl” have in common? The “25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” of course! Student’s from a wide array of studies on the University Campus participated in the on-stage performance at black box theater Mar. 31 through Apr. 2. Rachel Sheinkin wrote the initial script, with music and lyrics by William Finn. The initial Broadway adaptation was directed by James Lapine and produced by David Stone and James L. Nederlander (names synonymous with Broadway performances) along with a host of others. The combined efforts of the…

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