Author: James Sanford

The Wolfpack brothers experience real life through movies

Oblivious to the streets of NYC, six brothers reenact Pulp Fiction in a small apartment in the lower east side of Manhattan. On another night, one of the brothers is dressing up as Batman ina costume made out of cereal boxes and yoga mats to act out a scene from The Dark Knight. The brothers have created their own world and it is the only way they have learned to escape from their imprisoned life. The Wolfpack, released in 2015, is a documentary depicting the lifestyle of the six Angulo brothers. They have lived in a small apartment with...

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Esports club fosters gaming for everyone

Over one hundred people gathered to play video games using state-of-the-art gaming computers when the Esports club held their first social event of the school year on Sept. 22 at Center Stage. The club typically holds events every month where members play against each other in competitive matches. Recently, however, the club created an intramural group that holds events for open game playing where anyone at any skill level can come and join. It’s not so much about competitive gaming as it is about meeting people who share common interests. “We want to make this club bigger,” vice president...

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Advice from working for the world’s largest music industry

UVU alumna Faith Tusieseina left the world of red carpets, paparazzi, iconic concerts and award shows for a short trip home on Sept. 13 to speak to students interested in the music industry and shared her experience working at Universal Music Group. She comes with more than two years of experience and energy that helped her move up to a manager position in that short time. As Tusieseina shared stories of attending two Grammy Awards and sitting next to her idol Berry Gordy (creator of Motown records), she said the most important thing that kept her going when the...

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The rediscovery of reading

Admit it, no matter how much you may say you hate it, reading is a good thing. Studies have shown that reading on a daily basis can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Like a muscle, your brain needs regular exercise and reading is one of the best ways to get that exercise. Reading might be difficult, but through my own rediscovering of reading, I learned some things that helped the process. Realize that reading is work at first That may not sound comforting, but don’t lose hope. When I started reading, it felt hard to do. I...

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Movie Review: Stephen King’s ‘IT’

Bliss was the summer of 1988 in Derry. Everything from great bands, like New Kids On the Block, blasting on the radio, cliff jumping with friends into the lake, bullies cruising through the streets looking for the next chubby kid to pick on. Everything, except the terrifying clown in the sewers hunting for the next meal. Twenty-seven years have passed since IT was first brought to the screen. Now ‘IT’ is back, hungrier than ever. IT hit theaters Sept. 8 and it did more than terrify the audience. In the US, it earned $123.1 million ticket sales and $68...

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