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How does one describe “Venom?” A shameless attempt to create a new franchise out of a Sony-owned Spider-Man property? A bland mess of CGI goo? How about just a waste of hard drive space.

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LEEWIND is a weekly series by the Lee Clarion featuring a story from our archives to celebrate Lee's Centennial.

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Disclaimer: “A Simple Favor” is an R rated film. It features sexual content, language throughout, and some graphic nude images in the form of a painting, as well as drug use and violence. If you do not wish to see these things portrayed on film then I would recommend not seeing this film.

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Say goodbye to high-octane, brightly lit summer blockbusters, and say hello to the harrowing horror films and dazzling fall dramas looking to create buzz for the upcoming awards season.

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LEEWIND is a weekly series by the Lee Clarion featuring a story from our archives to celebrate Lee's Centennial.

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Disclaimer: “The Predator” is an R-rated film. It features strong language and strong bloody violence. Many crude jokes and references are also made throughout. A young boy is put in danger several times. Not recommended for anyone who has a strong aversion to seeing these things represented…

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If you’ve been following the new movie releases as I have been, this last month has been somewhat of a drought for quality films playing in your local theater, and upcoming releases do not seem to be getting better. That being said, one movie stands out as a rather unassuming shining spot am…

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Investing has once again become a hot topic as Bitcoin’s recent burst in popularity has been popping up in the news and on social media. Even Square’s Cash App allows you to purchase percentages of Bitcoin. Many people have very quickly made a ton of money from their investments in Bitcoin, …

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As someone who has never seen an opera, I went into “The Consul” with next to no expectations. What I got was a pleasant surprise that made me completely rethink my perspective on theatre. This weekend Lee’s Opera Theatre class put on “The Consul,” written by famous composer Gian Carlo Menot…

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In the age of self-reflection and individualism, tools used as descriptions for identity are rising in popularity. Among them is the Enneagram, a deeply rooted navigation into nine different types that describe the essence of all persons.

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Across the nation, it seems that political tensions are higher than ever. With terms like fake news and hate speech dominating every media outlet, there's no debate that division is rife among the American people. Screams of racism, sexism and homophobia clang in our ears every moment of eve…

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Whatever preconceived notions you have about seeing a movie about a bear in a blue coat, the fact remains that “Paddington 2” has set the record for most reviewed movie to remain at 100% on the Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer,” being classified as “Certified Fresh.” It has even topped “Toy Story 2.”

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“There is a calling between loving God so much that I love others even if they read the Bible differently from me, and that can be hard,” said Pastor Heidi Johnson, the woman who leads liturgical chapels at Lee. She spoke of her experience with Christianity as a female pastor and the opposit…

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Pixar, the king of making you cry during cartoons, is back with “Coco,” a new film centered around the Mexican Day of the Dead.

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We’ve come to the end of a year filled with some pretty great superhero movies, including DC’s “Wonder Woman” and, most recently, Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok.”

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Murder mysteries are almost always good fun, and Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel “Murder on the Orient Express” is undoubtedly one of the most well known—and therefore one of the most adapted, as there have been a number of versions on film, stage and television. As it so happens, I had never s…

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It's hard to believe you've gone to Lee University for any substantial amount of time if you haven't heard of DosBros Fresh Mexican Grill. Located off exit 27 in the Target plaza, it has satiated Lee's never-ending hunger for Mexican food for quite some time. But as of late, they've been ser…

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Are you a fan of The Lonely Island’s film, “Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping”? Do you like metal music? Do you like making fun of popular culture through parodies and satire? Well, I have the mockumentary for you. Ladies and gentlemen, direct from hell: “This is Spinal Tap” (1984).

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I’m not quite sure how I had not discovered Gardner’s Market earlier. I’ve been at Lee for over a year now. It’s a short walk from the Communications Arts Building, which I frequent. But it wasn’t until Dr. Conn gave his Psychology class (that I’m blessed to be in) coupons to Gardner’s that …

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Does college make you yearn for the days when things were simpler? Do you believe in aliens and the magic of childhood? Do you need a fanciful distraction from college life? (The only correct answer to any of these questions is yes, by the way.) Here’s a classic for you: “E.T. the Extra-Terr…

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Kayla Harris, senior cinema major, is a big fan of all things 80's— particularly the decade's movies.

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A German youth and a blind French girl experience the gravity of serendipity during WWII in Anthony Doerr’s transcending novel "All the Light We Cannot See." This Pulitzer Prize-toting novel explores the realm of historical fiction with a fresh format and poetic nature unlike that of its con…

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"Alien: Isolation" is a horror game known for its thrilling jump scares and intense gameplay.

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Disclaimer: "It" is rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language (mostly from kids). The film makes full use of its R rating, featuring terror as well as disturbing and sometimes bloody violence, mob all of which is directed at young kids. It is also heavily suggested that a …

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Video games are a surprisingly dividing topic. Some may scoff at them as nothing more than a mindless, juvenile time-waster (I’ll try not to be too offended). Others may view them as an entertaining but inconsequential pastime, something to divert us momentarily during a free hour here or th…

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Did you not read the title? Perhaps you glossed over it, if so, I urge you to read the title and follow what it says, because the contents of this article are relating to something very disturbing—something tragic, gruesome and so, very, unfortunate.

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Movie-loving friends: before you completely settle back into the routines of academic excellence, finesse, apathy and dread that will inevitably carry you through to the end of this beautiful spring semester, I implore you to do two things for me.

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For being a country that prides ourselves on democracy and freedom, America has the highest incarcerated population in the world. The ACLU reports that the United States of America is home to 5% of the world’s population, but holds more than 20% of its incarcerated population. According to t…

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the Harry Potter fandom stampeding to the theaters nearest to them. That’s right, the Wizarding World from the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling is back on screen!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has introduced another modern legend with Dr. Strange, which arrived in theaters on Nov. 4.

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There are 538 electoral college votes, and if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump want to be president, they must win 270 of those votes.

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This election cycle has led to major frustration for many. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have isolated many of their party members, leading to the success of Bernie Sanders and third-party candidates such as Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. These third party candidates have policy prefere…

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"For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Amb…

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With "The Cuckoo's Calling," J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, shows she isn't confined to writing in the Wizarding World. I know this is the first time, ever, that anyone has ever praised Rowling's writing, however, "Cuckoo's Calling" shows that an author with h…

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