“Ender’s Game” review

By: Sean McMahon It has been a long 28-year journey from novel to Hollywood blockbuster for Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game.” Calling it “highly anticipated” is an understatement, especially for the book’s fans, who rave it as the movie event of the season. Even those who didn’t read the novel will enjoy this rendition of the sci-fi classic. After barely surviving an invasion by a species known as the Formics, the brightest children are gathered and trained to be leaders in order to defend Earth during the next attack. As war becomes inevitable, Col. Graff (Harrison Ford) anoints Ender (Asa … Continue reading “Ender’s Game” review

Inside Look: Big Bone Lick State Park

By: Sean McMahon A small decomposing deer carcass lay in the middle of the path, and a morbid curiosity took hold over the Biology Club. A few members were disgusted, but even more circled around it, asking questions. What happened to it? Was it attacked? How long had it been there? This was but one of many highlights from the Biology Club’s trip to Big Bone Lick State Park on Oct. 12, the club’s first off-campus event of the year. The club took a two-mile hike down to see the park’s bison herd and 7.5 acre lake. Along the way, … Continue reading Inside Look: Big Bone Lick State Park

Pope Francis and the Church’s mission

By: Sean McMahon Pope Francis said in an interview released on Sept. 19 that the Church has an “obsession” with “gays, abortion and birth control.” The interview laid out Francis’ bold vision of the Church. This is a Church that is all-inclusive: caring for the sinner, not the sin and focused on social justice. “The Church,” the pope said to Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor -in-chief of “La Civiltà Cattolica,” an Italian Jesuit journal, “sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you.” Francis wants Catholics … Continue reading Pope Francis and the Church’s mission