Daily Archives: November 18, 2017

There are a number of great games coming up this weekend, and fantasy football owners are starting to stress out as the playoffs get closer. With four teams on a bye this week, there are some quality players who you won’t be able to put into your lineup. If you are in need of some fill-in players, here is a list of sleepers who may be able to help win you a matchup. Samaje Perine, RB Washington Redskins: With usual starter Rob Kelley expected to miss an extended period of time with an ankle and knee injury, Samaje Perine is…

On Nov. 8, a few of the Saint Leo Lions brought home some hardware as senior Colett Rampf, and sophomore Ronald Cheserek were both awarded as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Athletes of the Year. Kent Reiber was also named the USTFCCCA South Region Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Rampf is no stranger to this spotlight as she is now a three-time USTFCCCA South Region Women’s Athlete of the Year award winner, after winning the award for her previous two seasons. She has become the first three-time runner of the year winner…

By:Yvan Lafortune Everyone’s favorite blond superhero and god of thunder is back on the big screen. Thor’s third adventure features a cast comprised of names like; Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett as the villain. The opus follows Thor as he battles his way out of the planet Sakaar to save his home, Asgard, from his long-lost sister Hela and prevent Ragnarok. “Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by New Zealand’s actor and director, Taiki Waititi, who had previous experience as he wrote the initial screenplay for Disney’s “Moana.” Luckily, Waititi’s stint with “Thor: Ragnarok” proved to…

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…

By Kyshonna Bethel Thanksgiving break is a period many college students excitingly anticipate. Coming down to the homestretch of the fall term, most students are worn-out and many homesick. For these reasons, this week long pause in the semester before final exams is just the breather needed to finish off the term strong. Due to its length, a number of students are afforded the opportunity to go home and spend time with their families. Some students, because of proximity, accompany friends to their homes and families. However, there is still a significant amount of students that have no other option…

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…

Saint Leo University observed Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, with a commemoration held in front of the “For Those Who Serve” statue. The ceremony saw a large turnout which consisted of students, professors, and military members and their families. Dr. Michael Moorman, professor of Computer Science, commenced the celebration with a few opening remarks, shortly followed by the presentation of colors by Saint Leo University’s U.S. Army ROTC. The opening remarks were accompanied by a moving performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Criminal Justice major, Amber Mott. Father Kyle Smith, the chaplain of University Ministry, offered the invocation…

By Jaquelyn Diaz-Cobo Today, 81 percent of Americans have a social media account in 2017, according to Statista. This statistic is including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. These are all components that contribute to being “socially active” in society today. Most people now create their social media accounts as young children and keep them active as they grow older. Having a social media account can be a deal- breaker for companies and organizations looking to hire new employees. Most don’t realize that when they post to their social media accounts, even if they delete the post,…

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