• Patrick Fischer

    Patrick Fischer

    Class of 2014
    Helena, MT
    Communication, Psychology

    Patrick's Bio:
    I'm a communication and psychology major, with a minor in music. I came from the wild west, and as much as I enjoy gun slinging and spittoons, my interests are generally media based. I love art and expression (I'm still a tough guy), and I hope my area of studies will get me into the world of entertainment and communicating, whether it be film, television, advertising, music, and friends. I love Scholastica and Duluth, and I'm excited for the future.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Super Duper

I don’t know about any of you, but I was pretty excited for the upcoming Superman film, Man Of Steel.  The trailers depicted the story with a tasteful, meditative touch, and gave the film a certain ethereal feel that refreshingly contrasted the typical American hero stereotype of Superman.  After hearing that Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) was attached as producer, and Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) was directing, I had my hopes set fairly high.  Christopher Nolan has proven to be an excellent catalyst between his artistic endeavors and pop culture.  He embodies an element of cool in each of his films that makes them easily accessible to both the critic and the layman in all of us (check out Memento).  Zack Snyder has displayed mostly slow motion and testosterone driven films, although setting a ground work for action films, and establishing a visual style that is uniquely his own.  I don’t mind 300, and for the same reason he didn’t stress the plot line, neither do I.  It was still a cool movie, and visually pleasing, even if the Spartan protagonist didn’t even try to hide his Scottish accent.  Anyway, Man Of Steel went more heavily in depth into the back story of Superman, including his home planet of Krypton.  It was original, and avoided the cheese we’ve come to expect from our other planetary super heroes (think Ryan Reynolds’  Green Lantern).  The story was more concerned with the conflict of acceptance with something we do not understand.  Superman is, after all, an alien, and this is addressed blatantly.  There was no Lex Luther, and Lois Lane was more of a side note to the story than anything else.  Instead, the entire human race was pitted against a strange life form, and Superman’s adversary is not so much General Zod, but the decision between humans and Kryptonians, and his personal sense of belonging.  The cliche “hero” was thrown out the window, and Superman is forced literally between two different pasts, which are represented through his two different fathers; his natural Kryptonian father, and his adoptive earthling father (but come on.  Who would honestly choose Kevin Costner over Russell Crowe?).  The religious undertones were awesome, in my opinion, and I almost wish the movie stuck to the Jesus comparison a little more thoroughly, instead of dissolving into a messy city-wide one on one battle between two immortals, but none the less I thought for a super hero flick it was pretty cool.  Definitely worth the money.

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