Author Victoria Calvillo

“50 First Dates” This film stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in a romantic comedy about two people meeting for the ‘first’ time over and over. Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth, a player known for having short flings with female tourists. Drew Barrymore plays Lucy Whitmore, a resident of Hawaii, who suffers from short-term memory loss. When the two characters meet, Henry Roth becomes obsessed with attempting to win over Lucy Whitmore every day, while at the same time putting himself in the dangerous position of the possibility of falling in love with her. “The Proposal” This romcom stars Ryan…

“Black Mirror,” a British television series, has consistently released a season every year for the last four years. “Black Mirror” is a science fiction series that is set in the future and deals with the concept of technology eventually going badly for humanity, similar to a modern-day “Twilight Zone.” The first episode of the recently released fourth season is titled “USS Callister,” it begins with a not-so-subtle homage to “Star Trek.” Throughout the episode, Robert Daley is a CTO of a technology entertainment company for his day job, but at night, he is Commander Daley of the USS Callister. Daley…

The most commonly known Christmas character is Saint Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause. The story goes that Santa visits every home around the world, giving presents to nice children and coal to naughty kids. This is the version that most of America goes by, but what does the rest of the world experience during Christmas time? In Siberia, Christmas is conducted in the course of two weeks. Two Sundays before the 25th, the children, tie up the mother, and to regain her freedom, she pays them with gifts. On the next Sunday, the same is done with the dad,…

Genetically engineering embryos used to be science fiction, but with new technology, it has become a growing reality for future parents. For those who wonder if this is ethical, Julian Savulescu from Oxford University proposes to look at the thought of helping your child’s health. According to Science News, online blog, Savulescu compares it to being the same as getting vaccinations or giving a child medicine. Savulescu argues that parents must keep their children healthy. He mentions if there is a way to keep them from getting diseases or cancer, then they should take the steps to ensure they don’t.…

In heartfelt rom-com movies, there are often scenes of a child or a love interest receiving a puppy or cat as a gift. In theory, giving a pet as a gift might sound like a cute idea for someone, but one should consider the many responsibilities the receiver will have that will last a lifetime. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) recognizes that it is a common tradition to give a pet as a gift for momentous occasions, such as Christmas, graduations, or birthdays. Due to this common gift choice, the ASPCA has a few…

On Nov. 15, Australia announced that the majority of voters voted “yes” for a change in the law to allow same-sex marriage. For decades, different communities have fought for what they believe in, having to fight to be heard due to inequality, including the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community. Recently, the community has been pushing for equal right marriage in countries that currently do not have an installment in their favor. Australia recognizes the travails that the community has faced in the past, and decide to vote. BBC News reports that about 12 million people voted on the…

Behind many of the world’s cutest faces could be a dark past. Puppy mills are very common, and there are thousands all across America. In these institutions, the profit made from selling the puppies are the main priority, even above the well-being of the animals. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (ASPCA) describes puppy mills as overcrowded and inadequate conditions for pets. Puppy mills do not provide the proper medical care, enough food or water, or adequate recovery time for mothering dogs. Female dogs are used for breeding at every opportunity, in which case the puppies…

Niall Horan is most famous for his role as singer/guitarist in boy band, One Direction. The band lasted from 2010 to 2015, and the five members have since went their own ways to do other projects. Horan has separated into his own solo career as a musician and has just recently released his first solo album, “Flicker.” Earlier this year, Horan released two singles “This Town” and “Slow Hands” to help ease his fan’s impatience and allow everyone to get a little taste of what was to come. “Flicker” was first announced to be released in early this year, and…

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