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Alumni Company Connects Authors & Readers

— By Hannah Dorss — Upliterate is an online platform that connects up-and-coming authors and readers through stories. The company started in the Launchpad Program at John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2014. Upliterate’s business model serves both authors and readers in a unique way. It gives authors a place to post their work, gain an audience, and gauge …

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Alumni Spotlight: Bridget Lappert Salisbury

Position: Communications Associate at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Year of Graduation: 2012 Major/Emphasis: Entertainment Media/ Emphasis in Producing     Could you describe what your job entails? I’m on the in-house communications team at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit, public interest law firm in Washington, DC that protects the religious freedom of people of all …

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Alumni Spotlight: Giovanny Miranda

Position: Jr Real Estate Developer at Lyon Living Year of Graduation: 2016 Major/Emphasis: Business, Leadership Current Project: www.livethefields.com Could you describe what your job entails? I work for the real estate developer Lyon Living, on a project in northern California.  My current project, called “The Fields,” consists of four multi-use apartment buildings and a 200 room hotel.  We are currently …

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With Great Power: ‘Daredevil’ Season One Review

–By Carly Twehous– “I’m not seeking forgiveness for what I’ve done, Father,” Matt Murdock intones in the dark confessional. “I’m asking forgiveness for what I’m about to do.” Such a statement carries a profound desire to do what is right, coupled with a bleak acknowledgement of a world that perverts even the most noble intentions. Matt Murdock is a blind …

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Freedom Lies Beyond the Zoo: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Review

(2017—Director: Niki Caro) ★★★ (out of 5 stars) The Holocaust film is an example of a subgenre whose towering signature work arguably set an insurmountable bar for future similar works. Say “Holocaust film” and nine out of ten people will immediately think of the 1993 Best Picture-Oscar winning drama Schindler’s List, which many would argue no later Holocaust film has matched. …

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A Culmination of Skills: Graduating Students Tackle Final Projects

The following short films and documentaries are Senior Projects and MBA Thesis Projects of students at John Paul the Great Catholic University graduating in 2017.  Both undergraduate and graduate students at JPCatholic must complete an extensive project that builds upon all the skills they have learned in their studies. Please use the links provided to learn more about each project.  To learn …

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Why Be a Journalist?

In this bonus clip, Dr. Matt Peterson discusses the importance of journalism in society and how journalists can make a difference in culture. To watch Dr. Peterson’s full interview click here.

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Pentecost: The Un-Babel

Dr. John Bergsma discusses how Pentecost is the reversal of what happened at the Tower of Babel. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here. This clip is an excerpt from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference held on January 27th-28th 2017.

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New Life for Lazarus and for You

In this week’s Gospel reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Pagano reminds us why we don’t need to fear death. Jesus tells us this week “I am the Resurrection and the Life, whoever believes in me, even if he dies will live.” Click here for a reflection on spiritual death from St. Francis De Sales. Fr. Pagano is a …

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Ever Just the Same, Barely a Surprise: ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Review

(2017- Director: Bill Condon) ★★★1/2 (out of 5 stars) Reviewing films like this remake of Disney’s 1991 animated classic tends to frustrate me as a film critic who desires for films to stand as apart as possible while also cementing a unique footprint within all of cinema. That’s a tough outlook, especially since the success of 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and …