Daily Archives: November 3, 2017

Nearly a month has passed since the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia held a referendum for independence from Spain and tensions only continue to rise. Brutal police crackdowns, including the merciless beating of protestors by Spanish police and the seizing of ballot boxes, ensued on Oct. 1 during an independence referendum vote. The people of Catalonia, especially the representative body of the region, have demanded unilateral independence from Spain. The Spanish government responded with threats to dissolve the semi-autonomous government of Catalonia, shut down the media of the region, and even conduct paramilitary operations to regain complete control, according to the…

The first and most well-known killer doll is back, and this time he’s bringing some friends. “Cult of Chucky,” directed by Don Mancini, continues the story from the last movie in the franchise, “Curse of Chucky.” But is it a worthy addition to the franchise or is it a bomb? Going through the maniacal laughs and the many kills that take place in the film, we can look and see what Chucky has in store for the audience. The story takes place after the “Curse of Chucky’s” end credits scene, where Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) shoots Chucky (Brad Dourif) in…

The mentality of “I’ll never use this,” and the idea that general education or liberal arts studies are not useful are both wrong. They have intrinsic value, and people should know at least something about them. Aside from that, they also offer practice of honing soft skills, such as creative problem solving, analysis, and critical thinking, all of which can be applied to everything. However, they have their place and so do hard skills. There is a wealth of general life skills that students may walk away without after their high school graduations. “If you’re one of the lucky ones,…

In order to understand the situation in Spain, it’s important for one to know what Catalonia is and who it’s people are, what they have endured under Spanish rule for centuries, and why they are demanding independence from an objectively modern, secular, and advanced western power. Historical research conducted by Joan Costa Carreras, Alan Yates, Pompeu Fabra, John H. Elliot, Paul Preston, who are just a fraction of the researchers who have evidence and knowledge of the region, have been studying and writing books about Catalonia for decades. The following information is conclusive research and evidence conducted by these historians.…

By Travis Farmer “The Evil Within 2,” the latest horror game and sequel to the 2014 video game “The Evil Within,” was developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. The original “Evil Within” was highly anticipated among horror game fans before its release. The game was developed by veteran horror developer Shinji Mikami, who has created some of the greatest horror games on the market. For example, Mikami established the “Resident Evil” franchise, and directed “Resident Evil 1,” “Resident Evil 4,” and “Resident Evil Remake;” this prestige created much hype around the game, especially among horror fans. The game…

by Yvan Lafortune On the Oct. 27, Saint Leo held an event on the SAB Green. The students got to have a little leisure time by participating in a festive fall “Pumpkin Painting” event. “Pumpkin Painting” was one of many events featured during Greek Community Week. As the name implies, the activity consists of individuals choosing a pumpkin and unleashing their creativeness upon the gourd. The choice for color was not an issue, as there was a broad variety of colors at hand. “We are letting students, all Greeks students, any regular students come by,” said the Inter-Fraternity Council, president,…

By: Vincent Pensabene The world has entered into a concussion awareness era, even though there is still valuable information that is unknown about these injuries. A concussion is defined as “a type of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal function of the brain. It occurs when the brain is rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body.” These injuries have become common in contact sports, but can also happen in everyday life. “All concussions are serious and the worst thing anyone can do is lie about their…

By Savannah Bendik Greek Unity Week started on Monday, Oct. 23 and continued into Saturday, Oct. 28. There were a variety of events held during the week, one, in particular, being the UGC stepping educational event. Here at Saint Leo, UGC stands for Unified Greek Council and is made up of organizations of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Each of the groups within UGC has their own strolls and step routines, which have been passed down through the generations. “Stepping is an art form that African American based fraternities and sororities do; it started…

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…

The NFL season is reaching its halfway point, and Fantasy Football playoffs are coming up quick. Now is the time in the season when the matchups are crucial to win since most fantasy leagues start playoffs during Week 14 of the season. There are six teams on a bye this weekend, and that will leave owners scrambling to find replacements to slot into lineups. Here is a list of some of the top sleeper picks for this weekend, many of which can be solid bye week fill-ins for star players. Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans: It is only a matter…

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