Author: Parker Jardine

Top five movies to watch this Christmas season

A great way to get into the Christmas spirit is by participating in festivities with family and friends. Nonetheless, staying home is sometimes preferred to going out and about on those cold winter days. In such cases, Christmas movies are a great way to boost holiday cheer. Here are the top five movies to watch this Christmas season while huddled beside the fire sipping hot cocoa. 5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) While the Whos of Who-ville celebrate and love Christmas, the Grinch (voiced by Boris Karloff) despises it. Consequently, he tries to ruin it by stealing every...

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Festivities to participate in this holiday season

The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to spend it than by participating in festivities with family and friends. To help kick off and enjoy the holidays, here are a few ideas of things to do with loved ones this year. Christmas in Color Between Nov. 24 and Dec. 30, pile everyone into the car and head to Provo or South Jordan for Christmas in Color. While 1.5 million lights blink in synchronization to holiday music, visitors slowly cruise through bright tunnels and past lit snowmen, snowflakes and Christmas...

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LDS general authorities encourage acceptance and understanding

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its 187th Semiannual General Conference last weekend, and millions around the world tuned in to hear the words of general authorities and officers in the Church. Many Latter-day Saints view general conference as a source of divine inspiration, guidance and revelation. “It’s a great time to revitalize faith,” Tyler Liddiard, a business management major, said. “I feel we often forget about the things that matter most in life, and conference helps refocus attention on what’s really important.” One theme reiterated throughout the conference by several speakers was the need to...

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Top three things “The Walking Dead” Season 8A should include

The Walking Dead’s eighth season premieres in less than a month, and the hype surrounding the show’s return is alive and well. Most of Season 7 was spent building up the plot and characters, and many fans are looking forward to this year’s storyline as our group of survivors face their greatest threat yet. In anticipation of what’s to come, here are the top three things I hope to see in the first half of Season 8. (Warning: Spoilers are discussed below.) 3. Oceanside’s Involvement The Oceanside community was introduced to us in the sixth episode of Season 7,...

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“Annabelle: Creation”: A terrifying prequel to a prequel

When The Conjuring was released in 2013, it was an instant hit and left audiences craving more. Consequently, Annabelle was released in late 2014 (as a prequel to The Conjuring) and a year and a half later, The Conjuring 2 hit theaters. All three were wild successes, earning a combined total of about $324 million. With each new movie, their paranormal cinematic universe grew, and fans couldn’t get enough. Hence Annabelle: Creation, the prequel to a prequel that explores the history behind the possessed doll. Due to a tragic car accident, dollmaker Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Miranda Otto) lose...

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