#WBW: favorite Halloween movies
Oct29

#WBW: favorite Halloween movies

For those looking for some classic Halloween films to add to their scary movie marathon list, these chillers will keep people of all ages entertained and spooked. Halloweentown (1998), TV-G Halloweentown is a story about a young girl named Marnie who discovers she’s a part of a longline of witches. Through a chain of unexpected events, Marnie must help her grandmother save her hometown of supernatural creatures. Between the shrieks and giggles, Halloweentown combines two of my favorite things: Disney and Halloween. And while it lacked complexity like most other TV movies, its spooky storyline and fun special effects makes this a must-see Halloween movie for people of all ages. Casper (1995), PG Casper is a story about a friendly young ghost who haunts a Maine mansion, and befriends the young girl who lives there. The girl and the ghost share their stories of loss and find healing while having spooky fun. This adorable film is sure to capture viewers’ hearts, while still being scary. This movie is timeless, and the storyline is enjoyable for all ages. Twitches (2005), TV-Pg A more recent Halloween film, Twitches is another Disney Channel original movie about two girls that uncover the secrets of their past. They discover that they are twins. Not only are they twins, but separated at birth. They must work together to save their homeland from the dreaded force of Darkness. This goofy and fun film is just scary enough to capture viewers’ attention, but also is light-hearted enough for younger children to enjoy. This movie is the perfect film to incorporate into your next Halloween movie marathon. Scream (1996) R This horror film, about a town terrorized by a serial killer, will have viewers on the edge of their seat “screaming.” This timeless movie has inspired many scary series to this day, including MTV’s 2015 series “Scream” and Fox’s 2015 series “Scream Queens,” along with three other sequels to the original movie. While this film is certainly intended for an older crowd, its creepy and terrifying storyline will leave viewers sleeping with their light on with chills running down their spines. Hocus Pocus (1993), PG This wonderful charming tale of three Salem witches who wreak havoc on a small new England town on Halloween is sure to make your movie list. The witches are resurrected by a teenage boy, who, with the help of his little sister and the girl next door, must try to stop the menacing sisters from stealing the souls of children. This classic film is a must see for viewers of all ages, as it combines the spook of the Halloween spirit with a...

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Fall into fashion with these helpful tips
Oct29

Fall into fashion with these helpful tips

By Jasmin Ortiz With the smell of pumpkin spice in the air, sweater season is quickly approaching us. And although it seems the cooler weather won’t be here to stay until November, it’s never too early to break out your fall fashions. With the impending fall weather just around the corner, an interesting phenomenon is occurring – the attack of the flannels. All around the school, flannels are being sported on top of leggings, dark wash jeans, and accompanied by beanies or boots. “I think my fall fashion, personally, is much cuter than my summer and spring fashion,” sophomore psychology major Savannah Lawrence said. “I like long sleeves and boots and leggings.” Simple, clean, and stylish; the outfits of fall seem to just come together more naturally than those of other seasons. “I like fall fashion because I like flannels and I like scarves and I like boots,” freshman psychology major Kaelyn Searle said. Flannel is not only a signature staple of fall, but it can be both dressed up and dressed down. If you want to sport some flannel, here are some things to remember: For Girls A comfy look can be accomplished by wearing an oversized flannel shirt with a pair of leggings that are covered by the flannel shirt. Pair it with flats or booties. This simple look not only gives you an option to be in public in what feels as comfy as pajamas, but with a messy bun and a nice scarf or necklace, you can dress it up for a classy look. For Guys You can never go wrong with a large flannel shirt paired with a beanie and some comfy loose-fitting jeans. This look works by being cute and comfortable and classic fall. Ultimately, fall fashion is a chance for you to make a statement. Fashion is more than just clothes. It is a reflection of who we are underneath, who we hope to become, and where we have been. When you choose your outfit in the morning (or any time) what you wear makes a statement about who you are. A big T-shirt and running shorts, says you simply are just laid back or perhaps don’t necessarily find it too important, a dress and heels might mean you’re trying to impress future employers, and a flannel shirt and tights might mean that are you are excited to wear an iconic fall outfit. Fashion is a reflection, one that we are allowed and able to dictate as we wish. So this fall, I dare you, reflect and represent who and what you want to be. That is what all fashion is about,...

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Black’s film gives audiences ‘Goosebumps’
Oct29

Black’s film gives audiences ‘Goosebumps’

Remember that time in your life when reading one of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps would keep you up all night? Well get ready to have Stine-induced insomnia because his world-renowned books have come to life on the big screen. Gee, thanks, Rob Lettermen for giving life to the books that gave children everywhere nightmares. But the movie actually isn’t that scary. It’s much like the movie Hocus Pocus. They both are the same type of movie – a children’s scary/horror film. Even though Goosebumps is technically classified as an action fantasy movie and Hocus Pocus is a fantasy movie, the two movies both have similar features. Jack Black portrays R.L. Stine in the PG-rated film, and brings his signature style to this fun horror film. Black is best known for films like School of Rock (2003), Nacho Libre (2006), and the Kung Fu Panda series. With Black’s comedic timing and stellar acting from other cast members, this movie doesn’t disappoint. It is well on its way to becoming a Halloween classic. Stine’s books were known for many creepy, scary things. So, what all made the cut? Well there are clowns, werewolves, haunted cars, invisible children, evil gnomes, giant bugs and so much more. But one of Stine’s monsters plays a role as a main character in the film, and he doesn’t like to be called Dummy. The film begins with a newly single mom and her high school aged son, Zach Cooper (portrayed by Dylan Minnette) moving into town. Like in most scary movies, the main character sees a girl next door, Hannah (portrayed by Odeya Rush), who catches his attention. Then her dad, R.L. Stine, gives the boy a warning to stay away. Of course, the boy chooses to ignore the father’s warning, which leads to the freeing of terrible monsters. Also, the movie features the typical character who is fun, loveable, and goofy, played by the Texas actor Ryan Lee, whose last lead role was in Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Super 8. Lee’s character’s name is Champion, but he is more of the town klutz. He immediately becomes friends with Zach. Of course, he thinks this is going to be a normal friendship, but instead leads to a wild night of hunting monsters. By the end of the film, the chump becomes a champ. Overall, this is a wonderful film. It makes you feel like a child all over again, with references to the books and even including the author of the books, R.L. Stine. In an interview on the morning talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Black stated, “R.L. Stine is nothing like the way I...

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Cru Culture
Oct29

Cru Culture

Most college students value sleep, but because they are often pulling all-nighters, hurriedly writing forgotten essays or just hanging out with friends until the early hours of the morning, they don’t often get the rest they need. This lack of sleep makes students long for the days when naptime was a scheduled part of the day. To combat this sleep deprivation, students are making sure that they get some Z’s throughout the day, through 30-minute nap breaks between classes, catching a few winks in their vehicles, or skipping meal times to catch up on rest. If only there was a class you could sign up for that condoned sleeping and gave you credit for doing so. Sleep has become essential to the average college student, but it is costly. Carving out time for a quick nap has almost become a game. When can I nap? Where can I nap? How long can I nap? But seriously, if you don’t have a list of the most comfortable spots on campus to sleep, are you even playing the game right? One of the biggest fears in the napping world is over-sleeping. It isn’t the same as turning your alarm off for your 8 a.m. class and accidentally rolling back over and missing it completely. No, sleeping too long during your nap is a different kind of terror that everyone knows about. You wake up from a deep sleep in a dazed-and-confused state. Was that ten minutes or ten hours? But don’t worry, there are ways to prevent this. Freshman who have not yet mastered the art of napping should take notes. If you know you are going to be up late cramming for a test, plan ahead for your nap. Even if it’s a small cat nap, anything will help to keep you running until the end of your day. Another great tip is to set multiple alarms. When you’re in such a deep sleep for such a short period of time, it’s easy to confuse your alarm for something in your dream. And you don’t want to miss reciting the speech you prepared all night for. It is also important to not sleep in your bed. It’s so temping to do this because it’s comfy and it’s yours. But it’s a trap. This is where you’re used to sleeping for long periods of time. Just skip the routine all together and opt for the couch or even the floor (if it’s carpeted, of course). Naps are a privilege, so don’t take advantage of them. Follow these rules and guidelines so that your social and academic life can continue to thrive...

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Zombies, murders, and princesses, oh my
Oct15

Zombies, murders, and princesses, oh my

Big screen summer blockbusters have fizzled, but the small screen is just beginning to heat up. With the fall TV lineup in full swing, fans will be shocked to learn that their favorite characters are taking some surprising turns, and that their favorite celebrities are making some “scream-worthy” cameos. American Horror Story: Hotel, FX, TV-MA Note to self never try to sass Kathy Bates. The first episode of this new season proves that this will be one of the creepiest seasons of the show yet. Vampire children, zombies, ghosts and so many other creepy things that will definitely leave anyone who watches this season a little paranoid the next time they check into a hotel. Even though it was a sad time for a majority of the American Horror Story fandom when Jessica Lange announced that she would not be returning to the show as a regular cast member, there was some rejoicing when none other than Lady Gaga joined the cast. Some questioned Gaga’s acting skills, but Gaga proved them wrong. This character is a perfect match for her. Today’s horror movies should take some notes. Scream Queens, Fox, TV-14 In just a few episodes it has already become one of the most talked about shows of the year. It is definitely a wonderful year to be Ryan Murphy who created the hit show. The show is a wonderful mix of American Horror Story and Glee. As the title implies, there is a bunch of screaming on the screen, but despite the show’s scary undertones it is actually really funny. Emma Roberts, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Grande, Lea Michele and so many other stars make this so wonderfully casted. With this star-studded cast, and wonderully creative scripts from Ryan Murphy, this amazing world of red devils, stereotypical sorority girls and frat boys, and of course a mystery that makes a horror comedy successful. Modern Family, ABC, TV-PG Everyone’s favorite television family is back on the air. The first episode hopped through the families adventures this summer, which made there summer seem like all summers too fast. Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Andy (Adam Devine) finally revealed thier feelings for one another, but of course as all romantic interests on any television show, their timing doesn’t match up. Hopefully this season we will see these two have more of a relationship. We also got to see Alex (Ariel Winter) headnig off to college, so we should see more of Alex in her own setting. Whatever happens, there is bound to be tons of family drama, life lessons and plenty of laughs. Once Upon a Time, ABC,...

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Cru Culture
Oct15

Cru Culture

We’ve all been there before. With minutes to spare, you are rushing to your afternoon class. You’re frantically searching for that close parking spot that will allow you just enough time to fast walk and get to class right on time. That’s the goal anyway. But it hardly ever works out that way. Instead, you spend ten minutes searching for that parking spot, only to find yourself parking a mile away from class, walking into class late and forcing the professor to give you a tardy. An awkward predicament to be in. Parking on campus has turned into a mock-up of The Hunger Games. Especially for those commuters who don’t start class until the afternoon. Parking is somewhat easier when you have an 8 a.m. class that allows you enough time to get to campus early and get that perfect parking spot. For those of us who enjoy sleep, or just got lucky enough to opt out of an 8 a.m., it’s a little harder to find somewhere to park our cars. We are either forced to leave our houses entirely too early just to make time to find a spot, or we have to sprint to class after having to park miles away. Another alternative is parking in a faculty parking spot that could potentially result in a parking ticket from campo. As a commuter, it is necessary to get a parking spot because that is how we get to campus. It doesn’t make it easier when students who live in on-campus housing choose to drive because it’s too far of a walk or because it’s too cold to walk. Commuters don’t have the option to walk from where they live at all. Complaints about the parking situation have been an on-going thing since anyone can remember. Certainly, there are solutions to this reoccurring problem that the university can do to help fix the problem. But all of that takes take, so until then, be curtious of others. Really, the walk isn’t that bad. And it’s unfair for those of us who do commute to have to be forced to park off campus or in a commuting parking lot that is nowhere close to where we need to go. For those freshmen who are just unaware and to the upperclassmen who are just fed up with having to walk from your apartments, just be considerate of those students who drive 20 or 30 minutes to campus every day. Walking to class is the least you can do so that those of us who have no other choice but to drive, actually receive a decent spot without having to...

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