Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Puerto Rico has come a long way since the hit of Hurricane Maria. FEMA has reported a month and half after Maria, that 92 percent of cell service has been restored, 41 percent of powers was restored, and 81 percent of citizens now have access to clean water. On Dec. 8, more than two months and a half after Maria hit, 68 percent of power needed on the island was restored and only 7 percent of customers lack access to clean water, according to Bloomberg. Also, Fox News, said that 1,000 of businesses remain closed due to the conditions. However,…

With Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico, leaving much of the island still without power and increasing the spotlight on Puerto Rico’s debt, there are many questions of how the struggling country will dig themselves out of the hole and how will the power and other social issues in the aftermath of the storms be solved. The country is reportedly about $74 billion in debt and financial troubles were already affecting Puerto Rico way before the storms hit, as the territory has been in economic recession for several years now. In fact, Puerto Rico filed for municipal…

At last, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Which means its time too bask in the glow of holiday lights, curl up with a cup of cocoa and binge those favorite holiday specials, and, of course, belt out some Christmas tunes at the top of your lungs. To help bring about that seasonal spirit, here is a special list of the most beloved Christmas songs, chosen by members of your Lions’ Pride Newspaper staff. Before we get to the top three holiday ditties, lets take a look at the runners up: Kicking things off at number ten is…

Despite being the most joyful season of the year, Christmas time also comes with its share of problems. For each of those holiday hits you just can’t get enough of is another Christmas tune you just can’t stand. As chosen by members f the Lions’ Pride Staff, here are the corniest, depressing, and just downright annoying Christmas songs that incessantly dance through your head like visions of sugar plums. At number eight we have an enduring holiday hit that Layout Editor John Hall absolutely abhors, “Christmas Time is Here.” This almost haunting little ditty is most recognizably heard the timeless…

Latavius Murray, RB Minnesota Vikings: Coming off of a tough loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 14, the Minnesota Vikings will look to get back to their winning ways this weekend. The offense had a tough time moving the ball for much of last week’s game but should be much more efficient against the Bengals this weekend. Running back Latavius Murray has received the majority of carries this season and should see his workload increase after only touching the ball 11 times last week. There has been a split in snaps between Murray and fellow running back Jerick McKinnon,…

The first week of the fantasy football playoffs are behind us and there is plenty to talk about. Most fantasy leagues feature a two week playoff matchup format, so some owners still have a chance to redeem themselves this coming weekend. For the leagues that are already into their second round of playoffs, things are going to start getting even more intense. There were a lot of great performances in Week 14, and here is a list of some of the most notable. Le’Veon Bell, RB Pittsburgh Steelers: There were a lot of big fantasy performances this week, but none…

The lack of fairness in our world has become an epidemic in human history being passed from generation to generation. As time elapses, this flagrant disregard for justice has most likely not gotten any worse but, unfortunately, it also has not gotten any better. Despite this grotesque phenomenon of society, one thing that has changed from yesteryear is the passion the people possess to lobby against these wrongful doings. Individuals are no longer afraid to stand against the abuse of human rights and stand for what is right. On Monday Dec. 4, the Global Studies Club sponsored an event titled…

On Nov. 30, The School of Arts and Sciences and The Department of Language Studies and the Arts presented “A Saint Leo Christmas” an annual holiday music event. The concert took place in the Black Box Theatre in the Benedictine Hall at 7 p.m. and was organized and directed by Dr. Cynthia Selph, Director of Saint Leo Singers and Chamber Singers and Assistant Professor of Music. This was Selph’s eighth time assisting with the event. “A Saint Leo Christmas is annual event on campus and normally takes place this time of the fall semester,” explained Selph. “This event was planned…

The newest hit PC game “Player PleUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is set to be released to the Xbox One console on Dec. 12. How has this game rose to the best-selling list, had multiple large-scale competitions, and sold more than twenty million copies all before the game is even officially out? “Battlegrounds” is an early access PC game, which means it is available to play before it is officially released, allowing players to play the buggier and rougher beta until the game officially hits 1.0 and releases. However, the game has already risen to the top of the charts. It sold twenty-two…

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