Life and Arts Archives September 2018

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As a white guy from the state of Minnesota, sunscreen has always been a very close friend of mine. Like many of us, I’m constantly lathering myself up with the stuff. It stops my skin from hurting, keeps my “Edward from Twilight” look going and makes me smell like bananas. I may not be a sci…

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As we all know may know, this Sunday is LMU's annual Fallapalooza Concert. A large portion of this fall festivity, besides getting to rock out to renowned artists with all your best buds, is being in the know with the freshest fall fest fads.

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With Fallapalooza coming up this Sunday, you might be on the hunt for a perfect pregame playlist to get you in the mood. Look no further — we've got you covered with these jams to add to your pregame mix.

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 October is the greatest month of the year for film in America. It is the prime month for studios to release their films: Toronto, Venice and Telluride Film Festivals have come to a close, the Academy Awards are around the corner and the weather —  everywhere but L.A. — is getting colder. Be…

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“What’s the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?” is definitely a loaded question. But for dozens of Lions last week, it was a question they had to consider when a team of content creators for the YouTube channel Yes Theory interviewed students on campus. For one student in particular…

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Of all the books that flew off the shelves of boardwalk bookstores this summer, none have the literary merit or biting comedy of Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less.”

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I got the chance to talk to senior finance major, theatre arts minor and style icon Ketino Christopher about her fashion influences, her favorite pieces and what makes her look so unique.

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For one Thursday night each month, The Living Room is packed with students crowding in to watch one of LMU's improv teams, Laser Squad Bravo (LSB). The shows are unpredictable, wild and sometimes a little weird — but always absolutely hilarious. I got the opportunity to talk to five LSB memb…

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School has started back up again — and so have our required reading lists — but that doesn't mean everything you read has to be academic. Here are five novels to get you through the fall semester.

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The Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) is coming up this week, which means film premieres are happening all over Los Angeles. With LMU’s new Playa Del Rey Campus finally opening up this year, LAFF is partnering with the new campus and screening new films there.

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Christina Welsh, an LMU alumna, has proven herself in the entertainment industry as a talented writer and personality. After graduating with a double major in communication arts (now film production) and English in 1985, Welsh wove through an abundance of entertainment jobs, and now, later t…

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We all love going to the movies and eating way too much popcorn, but as the weather gets colder, stay in and read the stories that inspired your favorite film or series.

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For the class of 2022, this year marked the start of the first chapter of their college lives, and for the class of 2019, it marked the start of the last chapter for many. Now that we are two weeks into the school year, I asked some brand new Lions how they are settling in, and some graduati…

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Miquela Sousa is living her best life.The 19-year-old Brazilian-American social media influencer has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram, graces magazine covers alongside the likes of Shawn Mendes and Amandla Stenberg and goes to movie premieres. She advocates for causes like Black Lives…

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A new show on AMC, premiering its fifth episode this week, is captivating critics and viewers alike week after week. A Vox headline says, “I love this impossible-to-describe show.” The Washington Post labels it “the weirdest show on television.” Twitter user @TheTickleFox calls it “uncanny a…

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I remember arriving on this campus one year ago knowing that, at LMU, I would have everything I could ever want. I remember exploring every nook and cranny of the school, from University Hall to Del Rey South. I remember my excitement when I met new people and did new things. Most of all, ho…

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