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“The Umbrella Academy” portrays family dysfunction with a superhero twist

“The Umbrella Academy” portrays family dysfunction with a superhero twist
August 27, 2020

Is your family dysfunctional? It surely doesn’t hold a match to the family in “The Umbrella Academy”, which follows a group of anti-heroes equipped with unmatched superpowers (and daddy issues)....

‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’ opens readers to purpose of life

'The Most Fun We Ever Had' opens readers to purpose of life
January 21, 2020

Family dysfunctions can still be beneath the surface no matter how seemingly perfect it may look on the outside.  “The Most Fun We Ever Had” is the debut novel of a creative writing teacher named...

New ‘Addams Family’ movie falls flat

New 'Addams Family' movie falls flat
October 21, 2019

The animated film of the “the Addams Family” has recently been released in theatres in time for Halloween. The film was made by “Sausage Party” directors Greg Tiernon and Conrad Vernon, which has...

Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ flies in with new version, powerful message

Disney's 'Dumbo' flies in with new version, powerful message
April 2, 2019

A live action remake of Disney’s animated film “Dumbo” was released Friday. The director of this remake is the widely renowned Tim Burton, who is known for films like “A Nightmare Before Christmas”...

‘This is Us’ full of quality, family topics

'This is Us' full of quality, family topics
October 15, 2018

“This Is Us” is a quality, relatable network television show on NBC that has broken records. Whereas many dramas aimed toward older audiences like “Lost” have storylines that become needlessly...

A special celebration of love

A special celebration of love
February 16, 2018

  Creative Commons As a child, when Valentine’s Day came around, my father would buy me a huge box of chocolates. He brought me jasmine flowers and would write me a little letter.   As a...

Relationships ‘should be a measurement of success’

Relationships ‘should be a  measurement of success’
December 8, 2016

Growing up, my friendships constantly ended, whether it was because my friends moved or we simply lost touch over time. I soon became aware that my grades were the only permanent thing in my life. I was...

Far from Familiar: Snow place like home

Junior international studies major Sandrita Sanabria makes a snow angel for the first time in her life in the Quad on Thursday. Sanabrita is from Paraguay, so the recent winter weather has been her first experience with snow.
Paraguayan student experiences first snow, Arabian food
January 28, 2016
The Shield revisited with Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay to see how she was doing a week after we spoke with her. This past week, she has enjoyed Arabian food, a snowstorm, went to Pump it Up and had a snowball fight.
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