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Working Out Our Salvation

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Catholic Fitness Training: M.A. in Biblical Theology Student and Trainer By Hannah Dorss Jordan Friske, a current theology student at JPCatholic, isn’t waiting until he’s graduated to start ministering to Catholics; his passions are Theology of the Body, the unity of body and soul, the Catholic faith, and working out. Over the past year, Jordan has been translating his passions …

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A Wounded Soldier Enters the Lionesses’ Den in ‘The Beguiled’

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(2017—Director: Sofia Coppola) High ★★★ 1/2 (out of 5 stars) Sofia Coppola, daughter of the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now director Francis Ford Coppola, continues to be a formidable female voice in modern cinema. With her adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel, she boldly and brilliantly stripped the Southern Gothic story down to an island of sexual tension and …

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Sin, Not Tragedies: Review of History Channels’ ‘Vikings’

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— By Carly Twehous — [The following review contains major spoilers for Seasons 1-3.] Everyone had that favorite time period and culture in history class. You know the one. It’s the subject that inspired enough genuine curiosity that it would rouse you from your regularly scheduled third period nap and give you the inexplicable superhuman strength to listen to Mr. …

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Creating Content: Advice from a Spanish TV CEO

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The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the Hollywood Mentor Series students in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program get the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of top executives and professionals in all sectors of the film industry in Los Angeles. MBA graduate Tyler Carlos shares the lessons he learned …

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Ace in the Hole: Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ Review

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— By Carly Twehous — If you’re not sick of the constant news coverage from the most recent election cycle—the scandals, the Russian hacking, the debate whether or not our current president is a reincarnated prophet or the antichrist—or if you prefer to drown yourself in fiction and ignore all of life’s infinite problems, yet still have an inexplicable craving …

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Heartfelt Performances Wasted in ‘The Book of Henry’

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(2017—Director: Colin Trevorrow) High ★★ (out of 5 stars) Back in 2012, I stumbled upon an indie sci-fi rom-com called Safety Not Guaranteed, the narrative film debut of writer-director Colin Trevorrow (the 2004 documentary Reality Show). Though not a perfect package, Safety was the type of film that makes its viewers watch the director’s next move. That next move, as …

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Alumni Spotlight: Neil Watson

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Position: Senior Manager, Concepts-to-Consumer for Adidas Group Year of Graduation: 2010 Major/Emphasis: Business, entrepreneurship Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? In a very broad sense, my job is to build a framework that coordinates the line of products created (called a “range”) and sold by the Adidas Group around the world.  I …

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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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The Resurrection of a Genre: Review of Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’

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— By Carly Twehous — Let’s be honest. There hasn’t been any decent science fiction on American television since the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Enterprise — I’m still pretending that the last episode never happened — that aired way back in 2005. That’s going on twelve years, for all you math whizzes out there. An argument can be made …