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Alumni Create ‘The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book’

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus by Impact Admin

Two alumni from John Paul the Great Catholic University recently collaborated on a creative venture to launch the Ultimate Catholic Comic Book. Matt Martinusen (Business ’15) teamed up with Tom Gould (Animation & Gaming ’14) along with three other Catholic artists: Pat Cross, Jason Bach, and John Smillie. Their Kickstarter campaign surpassed their funding goal, and you can now purchase …

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Student Traveling to Ireland for Documentary on Teen Suicide

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus by Impact Admin

Clara Shanley, an Acting student at John Paul the Great Catholic University (Class of 2019), will be traveling to Ireland this fall with her brother to create a documentary about the growing suicide epidemic in the country. They plan to spend five weeks in Ireland filming the documentary, which they hope to eventually screen in schools across the country. “Ireland …

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My Start in Hollywood: A Catholic’s Reflection

In Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Posts by Impact Admin

— By Aaron McAfee — It’s always been a surreal experience driving past famous landmarks in Los Angeles. Disney’s animation studio, ABC’s tower, Sony’s lot, and Paramount have this daunting presence that’s hard for me to put into words. When I pass those studios I always think “Wow, every year something happens in these buildings that will eventually reach the …

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Local Non-profit Helps Victims of Human Trafficking

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–By Hannah Dorss – In 2013, Grace Williams, a graduate of JPCatholic’s Certificates in Philosophy and Theology, founded Children of the Immaculate Heart, a nonprofit organization serving victims of human trafficking. Children of the Immaculate Heart’s apostolate is small but growing steadily. At this time, Grace and some fellow JPCatholic alumni run the house. Jenna Christakis, a newly graduated business …

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The 4-Hour Film Challenge

In Creativity and Innovation on Campus by John LaCrosse

(Pictured: A scene from the short film “Life,” which won the 4-Hour Film Challenge. The film was made by Maria Oscilowski, Colton Machado, Vince Salerno, Austin Matte, and Annie Bucheit. Watch “Life” here.) — By Hannah Dorss — We recently saw the inauguration of an event that will doubtless become a classic in the JPCatholic community. The event, called “The 4-Hour Film Challenge,” …

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Interning at a World-Class Theatre: A Student’s Perspective

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— By Hannah Dorss — Sometimes the most spontaneous, least-anticipated opportunities are the best ones. Although I had not planned on interning while at JPCatholic, God had other plans. When I randomly found the listing for internships at the world-renown Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, I knew that I was meant to intern there. Although I knew it was …

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Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Faith, Film, and Culture, Media and Culture, Posts, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …