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

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

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

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 Claire Lombardo. Her novel focuses on a family of four daughters who have parents that are still ...

New ‘Addams Family’ movie falls flat

New 'Addams Family' movie falls flat

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

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 created a “family” movie that has plenty of sordid jokes for the parents.  The cast is c...

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

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

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

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” and “Big Fish.” The cast mixes with both new and seasoned actors that bring the atmosphere...

‘This is Us’ full of quality, family topics

'This is Us' full of quality, family topics

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

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 complicated or trite, “This Is Us” takes a more wholesome approach to family life by analyzing...

A special celebration of love

A special celebration of love

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

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 family, we would enjoy each other’s company by going to see a movie and then going to a restaurant. I ...

Relationships ‘should be a measurement of success’

Relationships ‘should be a  measurement of success’

Jessica Stallings, Visual Editor

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 always told when I grew up my career would be something I would always have no matter how many of my f...

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.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

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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