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Power of Story Essay Contest Winner: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

John Paul the Great Catholic University believes in the power of story to impact us in profound ways. The “Power of Story Essay Contest” asks prospective students (juniors or seniors in high school) to write an essay reflecting on a story they have experienced (novel, short story, play, video game, or film) that was particularly effective in drawing its audience …

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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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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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Movie Review: Christian Themes in “The Shack”

–By Renard Bansale– (Diretor: Stuart Hazeldine, 2017) In 2007, William P. Young’s novel The Shack surprised readers throughout America, becoming a New York Times bestseller, so Hollywood producers quickly sought to adapt it for the big screen. I approached this film with some apprehension due to its overt Christian nature, since most of the heavy Christian films that I’ve seen …

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Early: A Reflection on Miscarriage & the Dignity of Life

This post was originally published on the blog “Timmerie: Catholic Speaker and Radio Host.” Timmerie Millington, who runs the blog, is a JPCatholic graduate who works at Life Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center and is the co-host of the Catholic Answers radio show “Hearts and Minds” with Trent Horn. This is a guest post by my dear friend Michelle Pallisco who works …

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Journalism: Is the Truth Complex?

Dr. Matt Peterson and Josh discuss journalism, what it’s purpose is, how social media is changing it, and a little bit about how Trump used it to his advantage to win the election.

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The Future of the TV Industry

Kevin Culbertson discusses trends within the television industry and gives you an inside look at what the future of the television industry could look like. Together, Josh and Kevin discuss topics such as streaming content, traditional TV viewing, advertising, branded entertainment, and much more.

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Alumna Works at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

JPCatholic Alumna Timmerie Millington speaks on her experience re-branding Life Choices Crisis Pregnancy Center, where she works as the Director of Education and Outreach. Timmerie graduated from JPCatholic with a Communications Media degree focusing on New Evangelization in 2013.  She went on to earn her M.A. in Biblical Theology from JPCatholic in 2015.  Timmerie is also a Catholic Speaker and the …