Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

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…

Week 10 in the NFL is already here, and fantasy football playoffs will be starting in a little less than a  month. These matchups are coming at a crucial time in the season, and some owners might need help with four teams on a bye this weekend. Here is a list of some of the top sleeper picks in fantasy football this week. Martavis Bryant, WR Pittsburgh Steelers: With the Steelers coming off of their bye week, all of the buzz surrounding the team seems to have to do with star rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster, however fellow wide-receiver Martavis Bryant figures…

Since the last installment in the Mario Bros. franchise, everyone was wondering how Nintendo was going to top their last game “Super Mario 3D World.” The release of the new Nintendo Switch game “Super Mario Odyssey,” doesn’t disappoint fans of the Mario universe, as the Italian plumber is back for another adventure. With a new gimmick lined up and new colorful and unique kingdoms to explore, this game has got gamers loving every second of it. The story starts with Mario trying to stop Bowser/ King Koopa from kidnapping Princess Peach to marry. However, he is knocked off of Bowser’s…

“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…

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Saint Leo University brought it’s Homecoming Week to an unforgettable end with a highly anticipated bash in the SCC Bowl. The event featured food, fireworks, and live music performed by the popular group Smash Mouth. The event, hosted by members of Alumni Engagement and Sustained Giving, kicked off at 4:30. Current students and alumni were reunited and shared in an afternoon of food and fun. Food trucks featuring pizza, burgers, grilled cheese, and more lined the perimeter of the bowl. There were plenty of games for children and families, like cornhole, and even a mechanical bull.…

Disclaimer: The following story, photos, and accompanying items are fictionalized and are part of Saint Leo University’s Alternate Reality Learning Experience (ARLE). The events described did not occur. The characters are fictional, and any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. On Nov. 3, a highly anticipated verdict was reached in the trial of the century: the case of the Estate of Lee Harvey Oswald vs. ACME Insurance. In a heated debate, the plaintiff fought for Lee Harvey Oswald and his family. ACME Insurance refused benefits to Oswald’s wife, Marina, due to her husband’s alleged murder of…

It’s not every day that hitting home runs benefits the American military, but that’s exactly what students and faculty of Saint Leo University accomplished on Sunday night. For three hours, current students and staff, as well as alumni, gathered at the University Softball Stadium in support of veterans, softball, and hot dogs. The event was put together by Saint Leo’s chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, along with assistance from the Saint Leo Recreational Department, as a way to help raise money for an organization Kappa Sigma started back in 2007: The Military Heroes Campaign. Since the campaign’s start, the…

America is More Colorful Than Red and Blue Observing how your parents vote and speak about candidates is very influential. As an adult, it is easy to find yourself affiliated with the same party as your parents. Becoming more interested in politics and social issues is a common part of growing up, and with that comes viewing the presidential interviews and debates. In watching these, many people are surprised to find themselves agreeing with the party they do not consider to be their own. Though an opposing party will still say many things you do not agree with, you may…

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