The Happy Videos Tag

In times like these, it's easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged. There may not be one ultimate fix-all when it comes to negativity, but I personally find that returning to a certain set of online videos helps to make me smile and laugh when I need it most. Since I've been acutely aware of this personal catalog as… Continue reading The Happy Videos Tag

Over My Younger Head: Revisiting “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Guess who's back? No, not Voldemort, not yet anyway. Now that my second year of college is finished and I'm finally on summer break, I have a bit more time to devote to reading and writing. So, I'm very excited to continue this series of posts and to rediscover Harry Potter for myself in the process! With… Continue reading Over My Younger Head: Revisiting “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Over My Younger Head: Revisiting “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

I have a confession to make: I have never reread the Harry Potter series. I know, Harry, I'm sorry! If it's any consolation, I've revisited the books individually on multiple occasions! But yes, I have to admit that I've only done just that; otherwise, I have not read the series in sequence from start to finish since… Continue reading Over My Younger Head: Revisiting “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

My Favorite Films of 2016

Although 2016 is already almost a month behind us, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my favorite films of the year. On a personal note, it was an excellent year for me trying new things, in no small part due to my budding pursuit of a film major and some regular attendance at… Continue reading My Favorite Films of 2016

My Week at the Movies: Part Four

Scarcely taking note of my dwindling gas tank, I drove one final time to the movie theater during the week of January 20th. It was the Sunday following the inauguration, and while the Big Events of the week had since passed, the smaller news-bites that steadily emerged throughout the day made sure to keep my… Continue reading My Week at the Movies: Part Four

My Week at the Movies: Part Three

I saw Jackie the day after the inauguration, better remembered as the day of the historic Women's March. It therefore seemed fitting on that Saturday afternoon to see a film centered around one of our nation's most captivating First Ladies. Just this morning, Natalie Portman's performance as Jackie Kennedy received an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress… Continue reading My Week at the Movies: Part Three

My Week at the Movies: Part Two

I saw Moonlight on a snap-decision the day before the inauguration. There was no better time for it. I found myself driving to the theater alone on that grey Thursday morning. I wasn't planning on meeting anyone there, but I didn't mind; if you've never taken yourself on a date to the movies, it's an experience… Continue reading My Week at the Movies: Part Two

My Week at the Movies: Part One

During the week of Donald Trump's inauguration, I went to the movies four times. I had my usual reasons for these repeat pilgrimages; it was my last week of winter vacation before going back to school, and Oscar season was fast-approaching, so I wanted to see as many potential nominees as possible while I had… Continue reading My Week at the Movies: Part One

Pinterest Reflections (FNMS231 Project)

For my project, I created two boards about topics that interest me: the first, about the recent creation and growth of YouTube culture, and the second, about the way superhero stories are told across current media platforms. YouTube culture was something that I wanted to take a closer look at because I have been following… Continue reading Pinterest Reflections (FNMS231 Project)