Monthly Archives: January, 2018

This weekend from Friday, Jan. 26, until Sunday, Jan. 28, Tampa Bay will be hosting the 63rd National Hockey League All-Star Game, along with a full three days of pregame events. The NHL season is at its halfway point, and just like most years, it is time for the top players in the league to come together and prove who is the best. The game is run almost every winter in different cities across the country, except for years when the NHL participates in the Winter Olympics. For those who may not know, while the Winter Olympics are next month…

Because virtual reality headsets are becoming more common in households, people are falling more in love each day with the new virtual way of playing video games and the immersion that comes with it. However, while first-person games have become abundant in this field of gaming, multiplayer gaming has barely been touched. “VRChat” has broken through as one of the most popular multiplayer experiences with the VR headsets since the holidays. Developed and published by VRChat Inc., this game is a virtual chat room Vwhere the player can chat with people around the world and interact with them inside the…

Nothing brings students together better than sharing a few good laughs. On Jan. 17, the Campus Activities Board presented comedian “Samuel J. Comroe.” The free event was held in the SCC Boardrooms at 7:00 p.m. Comroe, a Los Angeles native, is a stand-up comedian who performs at major clubs and colleges all over the world annually. Comroe said that his career started when he was “seventeen years of age in high school.” Comroe never expectated to be a comedian because he was a “shy little boy.” His comedy career had a lot of growth because of his Tourette’s syndrome, which…

The Saint Leo University Softball program has one of the winningest reputations on campus after finishing last season with a 37-15 record, 17-7 against the Sunshine State Conference, the SSC title, and a trip to the NCAA postseason. Coach Kinberger, her staff, and the players are ready to defend the title. This is the first season that the Lions will not have arguably the best player in the program’s history, Stephanie Adkins, and are looking for players to step up to continue their winning ways. Coach K “I believe this team will be a very fun group to watch; each…

The seemingly neverending excitement, the weirdly contradictive anxious and optimistic thoughts along with the desire for freedom are all aspects that almost every college student can confidently agree one will experience when initially going to university. “Grown-ish,” an American sitcom television series aired by Freeform, is the perfect example of an individual going off to college and encountering some of the expected but mostly the unexpected. This “Black-ish” spin-off is already widely favored despite being in its infancy. In fact, with only three episodes out, critics are raving about the very well-handled humorous representation of the transition from adolescent to…

“The Commuter” stars Liam Neeson (Taken Franchise), Sam Neil (“Jurassic Park” Franchise), Elizabeth McGovern (“Downtown Abbey”), Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” Franchise). The film pairs film director Jaume Collet-Serra and Neeson in their fourth film in a non-related series of movies that include “Unknown” (2011), “Non-Stop” (2014) and “Run All Night” (2015). The film was released Jan. 12 in the United States and boasts a $30 million budget. The film’s premise surrounds Michael MacCauley (Neeson), a hardworking and devoted father and husband, struggling to keep his family afloat amid changing times. The movie…

Months have passed since Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the United States Virgin Islands; however, to this day the aftermath is still being felt ever since the two Category 5 storms rampaged through the islands September of last year. After the devastating hurricanes, the islanders were left without electricity. The New York Times reported that as of late December, approximately one-quarter of the territory still lacked cellphone service. However, it was not until Jan. 9, nearly four months after the hurricanes hit that 92 percent of peoples’ power was restored; however, this was a vast improvement since a month…

Joining a fraternity or a sorority in college is the dream of many incoming students. To generate interest in this semester’s recruitment and rush weeks the different Greek councils held a Greek Showcase Jan. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., complete with brag tables and complimentary donuts. Saint Leo University practices deferred recruitment, meaning that new students are ineligible to join Greek life until completing one semester at the university. This makes spring an important time for Greek organizations and potential new members alike. Students interested in joining Greek life have 14 different organizations from three different councils to…

On Jan. 12, Saint Leo had their Spring Community Service Day. From 11:00-2:00, students, community members, and members from Feeding Children Everywhere were all gathered together measuring, weighing, sealing, and packing boxes with meals for the hungry. Feeding Children Everywhere is an organization that aims to gather people and package meals. “It’s getting community together and packaging meals, domestically and internationally, just feeding people that are hungry,” explained Abbey Morales, an intern for Feeding Children Everywhere. According to Morales, Feeding Children Everywhere is located in 42 different states and 52 different countries and, in just the last year, they completed…

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