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On The 2018 Met Gala and the Catholic Church’s Place in Fashion

In Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Natasha Doran – Every year, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a Gala to fund the museum’s fashion exhibit. Invited guests donate money for their tickets (starting at around $30,000) to be the first to see that year’s exhibit before it opens to the public. The exhibit showcases the work of famous and up-and-coming …

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7 Books That Should Be Adapted For Film

In Culture, Featured by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Amanda Valdovinos – It’s no secret that the trend of adapting books, short stories, and other published material to the big screen is on the rise in Hollywood. Literature has always been one of the first sources for the film industry to draw on for inspiration, but why the sudden influx of material going from novel to theater? …

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5 Influential Directors Every Film Student Should Study

In Ben Escobar, Culture, Featured by Impact Admin

– By Ben Escobar – Before you continue reading the list, it’s critical to note that such a list is nearly impossible to condense down to 5 esteemed artists. The following directors mostly work in independent cinema and are not widely known by the average person. It is in my opinion, that the work and style of these directors can have …

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The Reel March Madness: March 2018

In Culture, Featured, Tyler Carlos by Impact Admin

— by Tyler Carlos — As the shortest, and yet somehow longest, month comes to a close, the moviegoers have much to be excited about as we head into March. Similar to last year, it seems that movie studios are eager to release some of the most anticipated titles to end the first quarter of 2018 with a bang. Each week …

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Potential for Impact in Video Games

In Culture by Impact Admin

Professor Michael Steffen discusses the potential impact of video games on culture as well as the ability for games to communicate through their themes. Professor Steffen is a Professor of Game Design at JPCatholic.

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The World is Not Your Oyster

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Fr. Andrew Younan, Professor of Philosophy, gives the charge to the graduates. This speech was given at JPCatholic’s 9th Annual Commencement Ceremony on September 1st, 2017. For all the 2017 Graduation speeches, click here.

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For the Season of Grace and Redemption: 10 Movies to Watch During Lent

In Culture, Featured by Sam Hendrian

–By Sam Hendrian– Well, the season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving is upon us once again, and people will be scrambling to find something to give up or good deeds/spiritually-fruitful activities to perform. While watching movies may not be everyone’s idea of a fruitful Lenten activity (some people respectably sacrifice television for the season), there are several mainstream films that …

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The Transcendence of Paul Simon’s Music

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– By Sam Hendrian – Music always has and always will have the power to lift up our souls towards the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. The songs of legendary musician Paul Simon have achieved this noble purpose multiple times throughout the years. Fueled by poignant spiritual pondering and immense emotional honesty, much of Simon’s music speaks to the deep …