Monthly Archives: January, 2018

As the new semester kicks off, campus life resumes and both new and old faces can be seen once again strolling around the University’s facilities. CAB, campus’ activities board, wasted no time getting back into the swing of things and offered a variety of events throughout the first week. Among the activities in CAB’s lineup was a Saint Leo classic: Bingo Night. The first game of the semester took place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11. For those who are not accustomed to the event, Bingo Night is a group activity where the students find the opportunity to win prizes…

Christmas is a time for joy and laughter while Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. As a result, movies around this time of the year focus on the themes of charity, love, and family, featuring jolly characters such as Santa Claus/ Saint Nicholas, elves, Jack Frost, and more. However, for the most part, where there’s good, evil lurks close by in the darkness. That being said, this article will focus on the top three Christmas horror movies. But first, what makes a good horror film? Well, at the top of the list is a combo. First, the movie needs…

There are many interesting, legendary Christmas stories. Telling stories has been one of the essential things to do during the holidays, and they range from stories specifically for kids to stories for the entire family to read and enjoy together. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is the top Christmas book. The book was published in London by Chapman & Hall on Dec. 19, 1843. John Leech illustrated the first edition which was sold out by Christmas Eve. The story speaks about an old, lonely, miserable man by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge. He was visited by his former business…

10. Kyrie Leaves for Boston Kyrie Irving was a staple of the Cleveland Cavaliers ever since being drafted first overall in 2011. Irving saw his share of highs and lows as the only star in Cleveland, but once Lebron James returned, the attention shifted away from the talented point guard. After a few seasons of playing second fiddle on the team, Irving requested a trade in the offseason and was sent to the Boston Celtics. The Face of NASCAR Retires After being one of the most recognizable drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired after 18 years…

There’s a good reason why Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey circus was known as “the greatest show on earth,” and it’s well reflected in director Michael Gracey’s musical film, “The Greatest Showman.” The exhilarating biopic stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya. “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of visionary P. T. Barnum, his rise to stardom, and the birth of show business. After living an impoverished childhood, Barnum (Jackman) is determined to make a name for himself and his family by creating something the world has never seen, something utterly spectacular. By assembling a troupe of unique…

“Bright” is a present-day fantasy/action/crime/drama starring Will Smith (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Men in Black”) as Daryl Ward, a veteran human police officer, and Joel Edgerton (“Exodus Gods and Kings” and “The Great Gatsby”) as Nick Jakoby, an orc and a newly enlisted police officer. The Netflix premiered flick began streaming Dec. 13, 2017, and was quickly berated by film critics as it achieved a rating of 30 percent on movie aggregates Rotten Tomatoes, however, what was stifling was the audiences’ response which weighed in at 90 percent as of Dec. 16, 2017. The disparity between the two prompts…

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…

2017 was a major year, not just for the world, but for the Saint Leo campus as well. There’s no better way to kick off 2018 than with a fond look back at all the University accomplished and celebrated in the previous year. 10. Cross Country Team Goes to Nationals The Lions’ men’s and women’s cross-country teams traveled to Evansville, Indiana, to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division II Cross-Country National Championships. It was a big event for the teams as they got to compete against some of the best schools in the country. Saint Leo Cross-Country will look to…

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” the best movie ever was sent to Earth Dec. 15, 2017, directed and written by Rian Johnson. The eighth addition to the “Star Wars” family, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” sprawling, occurrence and character-pressed spectacle that continues from the ending of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” and leads the series into an exciting and highly anticipated territory. The action-packed, science-fiction and fantasy film has a massive cast comprised of 71 actors such as Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Leia…

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