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Star Wars preview: What to expect when the Force awakens… again

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

    It has been thirty eight years since the Star Wars Movie franchise began. Since then, there have been six total feature-length films. Each film bringing into existence various merchandise, video games, TV shows and books, which have led to over thirty billion dollars in net worth. It would appear that net worth will grow with the next installments coming in the next decade.     This December, the first new installment to the Star Wars franchise will arrive in theatres. But what should fans expect from the film? Who will appear in the film?  What is this film even about?     Initially, there were some pretty disappointed fans when writer and director George Lucas produced “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”. Should fans get their hopes up? Only time will tell.  But perhaps we can answer some of those questions...

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You know what sucks? We are a suitcase college

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in News, Perspectives | 0 comments

    Of all the colleges and universities that I have visited in the past, I have never seen a campus where students are more eager to get the heck out of here on the weekend.  This school is the epitome of a suitcase college. I have never seen anything like it. It seems that well over half of the students that live on campus just bolt once Friday afternoon classes are over. Last Saturday I actually saw a tumbleweed in the parking lot of Copeland Hall.     I have to admit, there is something refreshing about the weekend when there are so few people here. If you read my last column, then you know that I am over competing with everyone on campus for sidewalk space. I suppose that in that regard, having less people on campus is a good thing....

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You know what sucks? Incompetent sidewalk walkers

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News, Perspectives | 0 comments

    I am going to make a suggestion regarding our core curriculum for next academic year. Instead of taking that pointless Freshman Seminar class, I am going to suggest that every student (and faculty member) be required to take Sidewalk Etiquette 101.     I dread every time that I need to walk across campus in between classes. Walking on a sidewalk should be such a simple task. However, I have discovered that we have a plethora of incompetent sidewalk walkers.     If you have ever taken a stroll on Maryville College’s campus, you surely must know what I am referring to. If not, then you are likely one of the incompetent individuals that I am complaining about. I am over playing chicken with people on the sidewalk.     Every time a group bigger than my own is approaching from the direction I am...

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Crimson Peak Strives for Thrilling and Horrifying Peaks

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Guillermo Del Torro has a reputation for delivering visually striking films such as “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy II:  The Golden Army.” Torro did not disappoint with the fantasy world in his newest film “Crimson Peak.” Torro, director and screenwriter of Crimson Peak, created a world in which ghosts exist. But was it a  ghost story? The beginning of the film takes place in Buffalo, New York from the perspective of Edith Cushing, played by Mia Wasikowska. Edith resides with her wealthy father in Buffalo, New York where she struggles to receive gratification for her writing. Edith is visited by the ghost of her late mother heeding this warning: “Do not go to Crimson Peak.” Soon after this warning, Edith falls in love with British Baronet Thomas Sharpe, played by Tim Hiddleston. You probably know Huddleston as Loki from Marvel’s...

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You know what sucks?: Thaw mountain

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Feature Slider, News, Perspectives | 1 comment

    There are a few things in our world that suck. You know what is not one of them?  Walking up thaw steps. I love walking up this behemoth staircase daily because I never feel guilty about having that extra slice of pizza later that evening at dinner.     If you have a class in Thaw Hall, you probably know what I am talking about, and you also probably know that I am being very facetious. If you have a class in Thaw you also probably have some pretty defined quadriceps, hamstrings and calves to prove it.     However, there was a time that I did not understand the difficulty of walking up these steps. Once I heard someone use the insult: “Go fall down Thaw’s steps!”  I did not understand the humor in the joke until I had to perform this...

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