Author: James Sanford

Movies hitting 20s in 2018

It might be hard to believe it, but we’ve made it to 2018. Another year means another year older and hopefully wiser.   For those of you born in 1998, happy birthday. You’re turning 20 years old this year. Even though you might be too young to buy a drink, you can still enjoy your birthday by watching a movie that is sharing the same age with you.   Here are some movies that are turning 20 this year.   Mulan Set during one of the ancient dynasties of China, the film follows the story of the female protagonist,...

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Picking the right major, a decision we can all make

With the beginning of the new year, many students are realizing that they soon will no longer be required to take general education courses. This can be a long-awaited day for many students. To others, however, this can be stressful because many of them will be required to declare a major and that might be just as hard as deciding which Netflix show to begin binge-watching. Declaring a major is a controversial time. Many students declare a major in the field they want to have a career in, or choose one just to earn a bachelor’s degree and end...

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Film Review: An imaginative look at the invention of Christmas.

It’s not surprising to see a version of A Christmas Carol hitting theaters this holiday season. Even though there are numerous portrayals of the story, one could justify it was about time to make another rendition of the well-known novella. However, The Man Who Invented Christmas takes a new spin on the story by focusing on Charles Dickens rather than on the atoning Scrooge. The film begins at the height of Dickens’ (Dan Stevens) fame with the release of his latest novel Oliver Twist in 1842. Hailed as a celebrity, Dickens is in the middle of a book tour...

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Murder on the Orient Express brings classic murder mystery to theaters

A murder has happened on the illustrious Orient Express. A man by the name of Mr. Ratchet (Johnny Depp) lay dead in his sleeping car covered with multiple stab wounds — 12 to be exact. The evidence? Ratchet’s loaded pistol unfired and under his pillow, a pocket watch with a broken face stopped at 1:15 am, a button from the coat of a train attendee, a pipe cleaner and a handkerchief initialed with the letter “H.” Only the distinct, flamboyant mustache of Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) can solve this mystery. This is the plot of the Nov. 10 film,...

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Three tips to help you return to the battlefield we call school

  If you woke up today, considered going to class, hit the snooze button and then went back to sleep, you probably weren’t the only one. Coming back to school after a week-long holiday can be a challenge. If you are struggling to adjust, here are three tips to help you not throw in the towel during the last few weeks of school.   Work out in the morning. It’s tempting to want to stay up until 2:00 a.m. and sleep in the next morning but working out in the a.m. can help get you back on a regular...

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