Monthly Archives: December, 2017

To be in a state of wonderment is to have a feeling of surprising admiration for something beautiful, inexplicable or just miraculous. “Wonder,” the American drama film based on a touching story of a young boy, does a great job at evoking this feeling and at times making its viewers want to burst into a pool of their own tears. In fact, in this movie, wonder is more than just an emotional reaction; it is a description of a someone so amazing he leaves one in awe. The film does a superb job at bringing up the issues of prejudice…

             Fantasy football playoffs are beginning this week in most leagues, meaning that this coming weekend is big for many owners. Even if you earned a playoff spot, you still might be searching for a final player to throw into your lineup as a flex. In case you have no other solid options, check out this list of sleepers who might be able to give you some good production in Week 14. Alfred Morris, RB Dallas Cowboys: Coming off of his best game of the season, Alfred Morris is a must-start this Sunday against the New York Giants. Last…

The Selby Auditorium was abuzz the night of Nov. 28 as the Saint Leo Slam Poetry Club hosted their annual SLAMabration event. Senior Psychology Major Milynthia Foard and Sophomore Marketing Major Chandler Gordon hosted the event and entertained viewers with comedic commentary. Quincy, a Junior Psychology Major, not only controlled the music for the event, keeping it lively, he also performed a spiritual and heart-wrenching poem. The theme of free expression was evident throughout the night as poems from artists of all backgrounds were performed through various means. Each act was unique and entertaining. It was clear that poetry holds…

On Nov. 27, The School of Arts and Sciences kicked off another installment in their Movie Monday Night Series at 7 p.m. In the Selby auditorium. Dr. Thomas Ricard, Assistant Professor for Science in Science Fiction, hosted that night’s event, which featured the sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Oddysey.” “This academic year 2017-2018 The School of Arts and Sciences has chosen a theme of the 1960s decades,” explained Jennifer Orendorf, Administrator of Events and Special Programs. “Our curriculum and extra-curricular activities are focused on this so that all of our departments are unified in a common effort.” SchOrendorf and her…

In the last regular season week for many fantasy leagues, there were a lot of big performances to talk about. Since there were so many players that had great games, this article will feature seven different names instead of five. Here are some of the best performances from Week 13 in fantasy football. Alex Smith, QB Kansas City Chiefs: After starting the season with five straight wins, the Chiefs have lost six out of their last seven games. This Sunday they played the Jets which ended up being a high scoring game that Kansas City lost in the final minutes…

Week 13 is crucial in fantasy football for any owners who are trying to make the playoffs. We have a full slate of games this weekend, and there should be plenty of great performances. For those owners who need some last minute adds before game time here are some sleepers to put into your lineup. Brett Hundley, QB Green Bay Packers: After his best game of the season last weekend against the Steelers, Brett Hundley will face off against the Buccaneers on Sunday. The third-year quarterback has been filling in for Aaron Rodgers who has been out with a broken…

“Justice League” the highly anticipated third DC comic book movie brings everyone’s most beloved superheroes together all on one screen. “Justice League” premiered Nov. 17, and is the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is a jampacked action film directed by Zack Snyder (Wonder Woman). The film has a massive cast comprised of actors such as Ben Affleck starring as Batman and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) who works fervently to recruit a star-studded team. The rest of the cast was composed of Henry Cavill (Superman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) to…

Saint Leo Athletics had a goal of raising more than $100,000 during its first Athletics Giving Challenge that began Oct. 16. The campaign ended Nov. 17 and clearly passed its goal with a total of $112,141 that was raised for Saint Leo Athletics from 1,082 donors. Saint Leo’s director of athletics, Francis X. Reidy was appreciative of the support the challenge received. “The generosity of the alumni, parents, and other supporters of Saint Leo Athletics has been most gratifying, and will have a tremendous impact on the experience of our approximately 375 student-athletes.” Baseball led all of the Saint Leo…

“Pokémon Sun and Moon” was released last year, and was well received and loved for mixing up the formula of the Pokémon game franchise. However, many fans and critics still had their issues with the games. The developers at Gamefreak quickly began work on another game that would enhance “Sun and Moon” and make it more enjoyable to all players. “Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon” was released Nov. 27 for the Nintendo 3DS, and Pokémon fans were hyped to see what the two new games had in store. The main story isn’t very different from the original “Sun and Moon.”…

On Nov 8., the public was invited to part one of the Saint Leo University’s interdisciplinary human trafficking seminar which addressed the criminal aspects of human trafficking. The second part is scheduled for the spring and will address the social/clinical aspect of human trafficking. The event took place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Leo University’s Marietta Education Center, 1395 S. Marietta Parkway, Building 300, Suite 104, Marietta, GA 30067. The seminar was an interdisciplinary seminar headed by the criminal justice department in conjunction with two other social sciences departments: sociology and human services. Dr. Philip Neely…

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