5 heartwarming Netflix films to warm up your snow day

5 heartwarming Netflix films to warm up your snow day

Five Netflix Films to Stream during your Snow Days Coming off Valentine’s Day, this list should continue your Valentine’s Day mood. With COVID-19 many people’s options for how they spent Valentine’s Day were limited. And now that the Nashville area is locked inside because of the snow it’s the perfect time to catch up on Valentines Day themes movie you might have missed. Whether you’re spending your snow days with your partner, your friends, or all by your lonesome, here are five Netflix films that will help you enjoy the snow days. So, grab your favorite snack, some hot chocolate and curl up with a blanket somewhere because these films are sweetly heartwarming and sure to warm you up in this chilly weather.   Always Be My Maybe  This rom-com is all about reunions and rekindling an old flame. When two childhood friends, Sasha and Marcus (Ali Wong and Randall Park), reunite 15 years after a serious fall out they realize that while their lives have seriously changed, their feelings for each other haven’t. As they get swept up in the romance, the lovers realize that adjusting to each other’s lifestyles is harder than they initially thought. Always Be My Maybe is flawless with its characters, pleasing with its story, and positively witty with its jokes. The film will leave you with a smile on your face long after the credits roll. Oh, and did I mention Keanu Reeves makes an appearance?   My rating: 3 ½ out of 5 hearts   To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Based on the YA fiction series, To All the Boys...
Lipscomb School of Music hosts first Friday concert in Beaman Library

Lipscomb School of Music hosts first Friday concert in Beaman Library

Lipscomb University School of Music held their first Friday concert in Beaman library last week, with performances from the piano, cello, and violoncello performance majors. Bethany Churino, the mother of classical piano major Journey Thouin, traveled to Lipscomb University to watch her son play. “It’s amazing. I can’t believe it, as a mother, to watch your child play like that,” she smiled. “It is obviously a gift that I am thankful for. Just to know that he is doing something that he loves and is passionate about and that it makes him happy, I love to see.” Another piano performance major, Justin Alcorn, who also performed at the concert, expressed his passion for his studies saying, “Music is very much an emotional thing. My teacher told me musicians are their own therapists. They get to get their feelings out in ways that other people don’t have the opportunity to. That’s what I love about music.” The school will be holding events to showcase student talent throughout the semester. The next concert will be held Friday, March 5th in the Beaman library for those who want to show their support. Attendance will be limited to 25...
Netflix shows that influenced 2020

Netflix shows that influenced 2020

There are many different aspects of life that define an era’s culture. No matter if it is political unrest or a new musical genre, there’s a strong tie between social trends and their entertainment. It’s pretty easy to decipher what has shaped the culture of 2020. In fact, “quarantine culture” has become a coined term for the viral elements of the internet that appeared while everyone spent months at home. Though quarantine culture has become a blanket term for the iconic games, movies and memes that emerged this past year, it has definitely been dominated by the shows on Netflix that people have been binge-watching to pass the time. Given that, here are some of the top Netflix shows that got many of us through a very strange year: 9. Tiger King It’s pretty indisputable that Tiger King was one of the first defining moments of quarantine culture. Tiger King is a documentary-style series about Joe Exotic. The show focuses on the big cats that he owns and his rivalry with Carole Baskin (surely you’ve seen what the internet has to say). It’s the show to watch if you want an inside look at a life you might not have another chance to see or if you just don’t want to feel left out when everyone else talks about it. 8.  Cobra Kai This show caught the attention of many on Netflix during quarantine. It follows the character of Johnny Lawrence from Karate Kid years after he lost against Daniel LaRusso, the protagonist of the movie. Lawrence is down on his luck when he uses karate to save his...
Evermore Album Review – Taylor Swift “comes back stronger than a ‘90s trend” with her second album in 5 months

Evermore Album Review – Taylor Swift “comes back stronger than a ‘90s trend” with her second album in 5 months

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but for Taylor Swift, it most certainly does. A mere five months after releasing her critically acclaimed surprise album folklore, Taylor Swift returned with another surprise album, evermore. Much like folklore, evermore was created in collaboration with Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner of the band The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Additional writing on both albums is credited to William Bowery, which was revealed to be a pseudonym for Swift’s boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn. The album is a continuation of many of the themes and musical styles featured prominently on folklore.      Standout Tracks: “champagne problems” Like many of the songs on evermore, “champagne problems” sees Swift craft an intricate fictional narrative rather than recount a personal experience. This piano-driven track takes on the perspective of a character who has just rejected a proposal and laments all of the hurt this has inevitably caused their former partner, despite believing it best in the long run. I love the way that the lyrics of the last chorus change to explain all of the ways that someone else will succeed in all of the places the narrator failed. Taylor Swift’s writing is often most effective in the simplest form, led by just guitar or piano, and “champagne problems” is no exception. I have seen others compare this song to Swift’s fan-favorite track “All Too Well,” but it reminds me more of the piano ballad “New Year’s Day” off of her 2017 album reputation. Regardless, “champagne problems” is simultaneously modern and classic, further ensuring that Swift’s work will last the test...
Holiday Entertainment- commuting home edition

Holiday Entertainment- commuting home edition

While Covid is on the rise and traveling is discouraged, the campus is closed and that means most students have to commute home.  Whether you are driving to visit family or flying back home, a good holiday commute should be filled with music, podcasts and movies.  I grew up in a Christmas fanatic family. We are most easily comparable to the Griswolds and there is no denying it. Our yard stays filled with lights till the end of January and the Christmas season begins before thanksgiving — sometimes even before Halloween.  All that said, I would consider myself somewhat of an expert in holiday music and movies.  We can start with music. Here are my top favorite songs for the Christmas season this year. Ribbons and Bows — Kacey Musgraves Not Christmas till you come Home — by Norah Jones White Christmas — George Ezra It’s been a year — Stephen Day You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch — Tyler the Creator Merry Christmas Darling — The Carpenters Santa Claus is coming to town — The Jackson 5 Step into Christmas — Elton John Another Wonderful Christmas — Joey and Rory Up on the Housetop — Pentatonix Check back for some of my top favorite Holiday Movies! Have a happy holidays! xoxo,...
‘Where Are They Now?’: Lipscomb Alum Savannah Hollis

‘Where Are They Now?’: Lipscomb Alum Savannah Hollis

 Savannah Hollis, a graduate of Lipscomb’s communications department, talked about her job with an NHL franchise and offered advice to current students during a Media Masters event. Media Masters is a series, sponsored by the department, that brings communications professionals “face-to-face” with Lipscomb students. This time, the event was held via Zoom. Hollis now works for the NHL’s Seattle Kraken team, managing their social media accounts. Hollis talked about her love for sports, especially hockey, a love which began when she was a child. During her time at Lipscomb, she originally had her sights set on a degree in psychology and soon realized that communications was more for her. She said that after joining the communications department, she became well prepared for this field. Hollis added that the professors helped her to find internship opportunities that led to some lifelong connections. “After learning about all the different paths you can take within communications, there was an opportunity to work in PR for a sports team. I don’t know many people who dream of working in PR for a sports team,” said Hollis. “ I never even considered that an option, I was really lucky to have that door opened up for me through Lipscomb. Mark McGee made quite a few introductions for me and helped me get on board with the Nashville Predators, and that’s where I got my start.” Hollis added, “Now I’m working for an expansion team in the NHL, you know managing their social media, helping on the PR side, and helping with the digital side.” Hollis stressed to students the importance of being professional and of...