Author Madison Whatley

A reboot of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” now called just “Queer Eye” released its first season to Netflix Feb. 7, 2018. The original show was on Bravo and ran from 2003 to 2007. In the show, the “Fab Five,” a group of gay men with expertise in the areas of grooming, fashion, diet, and home décor, enter the life of a different straight man in every episode. The Fab Five introduce him to stylish alternatives to his current routine, with the end game being to make the man more “dateable.” The structure of the new show is very…

In 2017, the United States suffered as a nation divided under the new administration of President Donald Trump. Many people blame the country’s acceptance of Trump’s documented mockery and degradation of the marginalized for the rise in hateful and violent speech and actions that have come to light in the past year. This acceptance has left people of color, disabled people, and the LGBTQ community and other minority groups not only disappointed but also fearful that protection of their rights may be dwindling in the country’s current political climate. Directed by Micheal Gracey, “The Greatest Showman” was released in late…

The Selby Auditorium was abuzz the night of Nov. 28 as the Saint Leo Slam Poetry Club hosted their annual SLAMabration event. Senior Psychology Major Milynthia Foard and Sophomore Marketing Major Chandler Gordon hosted the event and entertained viewers with comedic commentary. Quincy, a Junior Psychology Major, not only controlled the music for the event, keeping it lively, he also performed a spiritual and heart-wrenching poem. The theme of free expression was evident throughout the night as poems from artists of all backgrounds were performed through various means. Each act was unique and entertaining. It was clear that poetry holds…

CNBC recently premiered a new reality show that is unlike any other in its space. Each episode of “The Job Interview” follows two representatives of an actual company as they search for an ideal candidate to invite to join their team. The show follows employers as they go through the process of interviewing several candidates that have applied for the position. Viewers are able to learn what the employers are looking for in a candidate, which questions employers ask, and which critical faux pas cost interviewees that final approval from home without risking their own success. This show epitomizes the…

“A Bad Moms Christmas,” the sequel to “Bad Moms” (2016) uses comedy to highlight an issue that many Americans face during the holiday season. The mothers of “Bad Moms” realize that they have been overworking themselves to make Christmas perfect by societal standards to the point that they are unable to enjoy Christmas themselves and spend real quality time with their children separate from the superficial aspects of the holiday. The moms, Amy (Mila Kunis, “Friends with Benefits”), Kiki (Kristen Bell, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”) vow to take back…

“Jigsaw,” the heavily anticipated eighth installment in the Saw saga, lacks sophistication and plot coherency but gifts fans of the infamous “games” with creative new traps. “Jigsaw” premiered Oct. 27, almost exactly 13 years after the first film in the franchise, “Saw.” The franchise was featured as a haunted house at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this year to promote the new movie. The initial film was a large-scale success and quickly became one of the most popular horror movies of its time with gross sales of over $100,000,000 at the box office, and the film acquired a cult following that…

by Madison Whatley Handmade gifts elicit comfort in times of hardship. The Women of Saint Leo Lacrosse know this well. On Monday, October 9, the ladies gathered in Kirk Hall on University Campus and spent two hours cutting and knotting fabric to create blankets for women in need at the Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc. Domestic and Sexual Violence Center’s emergency shelter. The blankets varied in size and pattern so that they may be used by the women themselves or by their babies or older children that they may have brought to the shelter. The finished blankets will be dropped…

By Madison Whatley When the romantic getaway of a strained couple becomes malicious, Carla Gugino as Jessie Burlingame is forced to mentally confront the vestiges of her repressed childhood trauma to survive the events caused by her husband, Gerald’s (Bruce Greenwood) disturbing fantasies in the Netflix original thriller, “Gerald’s Game.” “Gerald’s Game “ is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel by the same name, released Sep. 29. This suspenseful, feminist film is undoubtedly worth watching for viewers that can persevere through many unsettling scenes. Most of the film takes place in a small bedroom in a vacation home by…

Fans of poetry, photography, dance, music, drama, and stand-up comedy delighted in performances from Saint Leo University faculty, staff, students, and alumni as well as Dade City residents and students, at the Arts in the Park celebration in Dade City. The event was held at Agnes Lamb Park in the downtown area from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Though there were concerns of thunderstorms afflicting the area, the forecast shifted at the last minute to “partly cloudy,” perfect park weather. And so, the show went on seamlessly in front of a crowd of about one-hundred people. Local Band…

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