Movie review: “Boyhood”

Movie review: “Boyhood”

Jacob McCaskey, Staff Writer
October 6, 2014
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Already a strong contender for the Oscars, winning awards and nominations at SXSW, The Norwegian International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, as well as several others, “Boyhood” has been captivating audiences wherever it appears. What makes it so unique is the directive approach in which this... Read more »

Movie review: “Get On Up”

Movie review: “Get On Up”

Sireta Diaz, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
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On August 1, 2014, movie audiences were presented with the James Brown’s story. In this biopic, the audience has a first look into James’s life, from an impoverish boy from Georgia, to becoming one of the most influential performers of all time. The movie also reveals the darker moments in James’s... Read more »

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Davidson Toussaint, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
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According to Forbes, The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $100 million in only one month. This made it one of the most successful fundraising campaign of 2014. Some credit the start to Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2011, Frates wanted to raise... Read more »

Tampa’s fading river front

Tampa’s fading river front

Alexandra Posada, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
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The Hillsborough River is undoubtedly an essential part of Tampa’s history, so is the iconic riverfront and its authentic art. For years, various rowing teams from around the country have chosen to come to Tampa to hold their spring training while their home waters are frozen over. This honor, that... Read more »

Scholarship opportunities

Scholarship opportunities

Alex Rose, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
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If you’ve been putting off scholarships, now is the time to get busy. Most scholarships for this semester are due in early October. I know you probably don’t like sitting down and filling out 10 almost identical applications and mailing them out. Or maybe you don’t know where to look. But procrastinators... Read more »

Movie review: Copenhagen

Movie review: Copenhagen

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2014
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On March 27, the feature film titled “Copenhagen” came to the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The film won the award for best feature film of the festival. Written and directed by Mark Raso, this film follows William, played by Gethin Anthony, a man who is on the search for the few family... Read more »

Are gas prices too much?

Are gas prices too much?

Sean Waldron, Contributor
April 1, 2014
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If there’s one thing that will always be certain about life, it is taxes, death and the stress of ever changing gas prices. The latter of which is a constant issue, being hotly debated by politicians and the general public on a constant basis. The common perception is that prices are way too high... Read more »

Movie review: The sleepwalker

Movie review: The sleepwalker

March 28, 2014
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The feature film, “The Sleepwalker”, directed by Mona Fastvold, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, 2014. The movie is about two sisters with a mysterious past connecting each other. One of the sisters named Christine, played by Stephanie Ellis, sleep walks in the middle of the... Read more »

Movie review: Lambert and Stamp

Movie review: Lambert and Stamp

Nick Griesbach, Sports Editor
March 4, 2014
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Going in to see “Lambert and Stamp”, viewers may expect a movie strictly about the band The Who, or they might expect a movie about a couple of suits named Chris Lambert and Kit Stamp, a duo that helped the group that influenced a generation. The film is about a fusing of the two: the lifestyle,... Read more »

Movie review: Jamie Marks is dead

Movie review: Jamie Marks is dead

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
February 28, 2014
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“Jamie Marks is Dead” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 24, 2014. The film was directed by Carter Smith, and starred Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty, and Liv Tyler. The film, while a well thought out concept in light of recent suicides... Read more »