Holiday to-do list!

Holiday to-do list!
December 15, 2015
Once again, we’ve entered the most wonderful time of the year, where lights line every house and the smell of baked goods fill the air. You might think you’ve done everything there is to do in San Diego, but California’s southern cities brim with countless things to see and do this holiday season.

Character drafting: three effective methods

Creating a strong personality is key to building a character.
December 9, 2015

It’s one of the biggest challenges out there for writers: characterization. Even the word is intimidating, but building believable and exciting characters is vital to any novel, movie or story. Characters...

The (Basic) Science behind Photography

The (Basic) Science behind Photography
November 16, 2015

For all of us, life moves fast. So much of it in our years is forgotten, and for a great portion of us, the most efficient and effective way to remember any moment of significance is by taking a photograph....

Which Classic 80’s Movie Are You From?

Which Classic 80's Movie Are You From?
November 12, 2015

At some point or another, everyone's seen a movie that they would have given anything to be a part of. Tally your answers as you go to see which classic '80s film you'd be a part of!   1.Which...

Students Share the Stories Behind Their Shoes

October 1, 2015

 When was the last time you noticed the shoes someone was wearing? When was the last time you asked about their shoes? Shoes might be overlooked as merely a necessity of the day’s outfit, but some shoes...

Being The Protagonist

If life were a movie, would you be the protagonist?
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Artist: Mark El
September 30, 2015

What is a protagonist? A protagonist is the leading character in a movie, book or play. They are meant to be the hero of the story and there is hardly a moment when they aren’t in the spotlight. The...

Classical Students Discuss Books, and the Ones that Inspire Them

Books offer readers access to magical worlds.
September 29, 2015

For many people, books are paper-bound portals to strange lands and new experiences. Whether they feature warrior princesses or child wizards, books can take people anywhere with only the turn of a page....

Age Of Ultron, The New Marvel Movie

Age Of Ultron, The New Marvel Movie
June 2, 2015

There is no denying that the first Avengers movie was quite popular, generating 187 million dollars over its opening weekend ( Ranking as nearly as high as the first Avenger movie filled with...

The Mechanics of Sleep

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May 29, 2015

It’s well after midnight. The last rays of sunlight have disappeared below the horizon and the stars are already in their positions, strewn across the night sky. You tear your eyes from the window and...

How to Pull the Perfect All Nighter

How to Pull the Perfect All Nighter
May 29, 2015

All Nighter: A project or event lasting all through the night, typically involving an intense bout of study or work.   It’s late, and your friends have come over to your house. The clock slowly...

Coup: an overview

Coup: an overview
April 15, 2015

  “You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence...

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