Author: Parker Jardine

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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