Motley Memories of an Irish Adventure

By Jennifer Ashwell Packing: A Necessary Less Evil Than You Think This past June, as long as I could complete my dreadful, last-minute packing, I would be able to visit Ireland, a life-long dream. Two Notre Dame faculty-members, Dr. O’Donovan and Ms. Finlayson, had organized and were leading a trip there. Awaiting me were the... Continue Reading →

Motley Memories of an Irish Adventure, Part 3

By Jennifer Ashwell Grander Than Expected Expectations can mirror reality, but because often they are pure fantasy I find it best to keep my heart muscle flexible. Before joining my school’s short-term study abroad trip to Ireland, I quickly associated the entire country with St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. Within seconds it would... Continue Reading →

Pacific Rim (Movie Review)

By Bria Scipio The film Pacific Rim shows a war between humans and monstrous creatures called “Kaiju”, or “strange beasts” in Japanese. To defend humanity, the government developed the production of giant robots called Jaegars, or “hunters” in German. This movie includes some linguistic elements, especially between the main characters Mako Mori, Raleigh Beckett, and... Continue Reading →

Man of Steel (Movie Review)

By Bria Scipio Man of Steel Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s Superman, better known as the “Man of Steel”. Man of Steel is the 2013 movie adaptation of the 1938 fictional character Superman. With lots of action, amazing CGI, and moderate casting, this movie differs from other remakes as being the origin... Continue Reading →

The Heat (Movie Review)

By Bria Scipio Ever heard of the classic cop movies where two different guys work together to solve a case? Well basically it’s that type of movie, but with two women. The Heat, the 2013 comedy film, is about an uptight FBI Special Agent and a foul-mouthed Boston cop who join forces to bring down... Continue Reading →

World War Z (Movie Review)

By Bria Scipio This movie is what would happen if Zombie Apocalypse 2012 had actually occurred. World War Z tells of a United Nations employee who travels the world in the race against time to stop the zombie epidemic from decimating humanity itself. The opening scene shows the different aspects of the world: humanity, animal... Continue Reading →

Monsters University (Movie Review)

By Bria Scipio Most undergraduate students believe no one understands the stresses of college life. Well, imagine if you were also a monster. Monsters University is the 2013 Pixar movie based on the 2001 film Monsters Inc. Best friends Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Sulley) are known as the most inseparable pair, but that... Continue Reading →

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