50th Anniversary: Born on the 4th of July

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The Leader 03/1990
Jeffrey S. Williams | Staff Writer
The majority of today’s college students have not experienced anything like the intensity of the Vietnam War. Nor have they experienced the deep feeling and emotions with protesting a war.
The movie, “Born on the 4th of July,” which stars Tom Cruise (of “Top […]

50th Anniversary: Books Escape into Fantasy, Sci-Fi Worlds

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Lakewood Leader 02/02/1991
Chad Muller | Staff Writer
If you had the chance to walk through a time-travel door from this sometimes-crazy world of ours and into a world of wizards, robots, and other magical beings, would you take it?
But we’re not just talking fantasy here. There is a way to travel […]

50th Anniversary: What Ever Happened to the Good TV Cartoons?

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The Leader 12/2/1989
Jeffrey S. Williams | Staff Writer
They’re gone, but not forgotten. No. I’m not talking about old WWII vets. As a matter of fact, I’m not talking about the military at all.
I was sitting in the Leader Office one morning with Matt Mencke and Jeff Kasper talking about football. […]

50th Anniversary: Madhouse Review

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The Leader 03/1990
Matthew J. Mencke | Editor
If you’re the type of person who enjoys a good comedy movie, then you should get out and see Madhouse, starring John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley.
Laroquette and Alley play the parts of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a married couple living in Los Angeles. He […]

50th Anniversary: The Complete Chevy Chase

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The Leader 12/2/1989
Matthew J. Mencke | Staff Writer
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation started playing at theatres everywhere on Dec. 1. The movie stars Chevy Chase and is drawing a lot of viewers. It is the third movie in the vacation series. This movie marks the last of Chase’s movies of the […]

50th Anniversary: The Desperate Hours

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The Leader 03/1993
Joan Regal | Staff Writer
When there is a knock at the front door and a polite young man says, “Sorry to bother you, ma’am, but…..I’ve lost my way….” a hostage drama begins. Those who read the director’s note to The Desperate Hours know that this play was based […]

50th Anniversary: 1980s Video Reviews…

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The Leader 3/1987
Austin Kallevig | Staff Writer
Based upon the suggestions submitted and previous viewings, I compiled these two rating lists of the best and worst movies that I have ever seen and been forced to see, respectively.
Austin’s Aces:

The Last Conflict
Kiss of the SpiderWoman
Brazil
Repo Man
Alien series/Creature (tie)
Terminator
Cat’s Eye/Creepshow (tie)
Demon Seed
Road Warrior
The […]

Movie Reviews for Netflix: Spring 2018

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Casey Kuhlemeier | Contributing Writer
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Great special effects, good dubbing, fantastic storyline, and renowned actors reprising their unmistakable roles as martial artists and swordsmen/swordswomen in general. Michelle Yeoh takes on the remarkable martial know-how that Bruce Lee and even Jackie Chan have displayed in the […]

Being a Teacher Can Be a Successful Profession

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Htoo Ku Wah | Contributing Writer
A quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. says, “Success is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going.” When people think of success, most people would also think of education. Successful people are everywhere, and all of them have gone […]

The Different Lifestyles Between Minnesota and the Thailand Refugee Camp

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Gi Ly Po | Contributing Writer
Every person who immigrated from another country can always compare the difference between the country they are from and the state they are living in. I had migrated from a Thailand refugee camp, and I am now living in Minnesota. Each place has different lifestyles.
Since […]

Exercise and Go to the Gym

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Bao Yang | Contributing Writer
There are many people in today’s society who are unhealthy. Many people do not like to exercise or find exercise to be unimportant. Due to the increase of sedentary, people would rather spend time to doing their favorite activity such as playing video games and watching […]

A College Degree is Not Just a Paper

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Magdy Azer | Contributing Writer
Why is college very important for a successful career? How can you get the best job opportunities? Do you want to earn a high income and better benefits for your job? All these questions show potential reasons to go to college which is a huge investment […]

Is it good to be a Dental Assistant?

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Pramila Thapa | Contributing Writer
According to Guinness World Records 2002 AD, “the most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 AD one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring.” Teeth! We see them every […]

Century’s Study Abroad Future

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Jada Johnsn | Staff Writer
Studying abroad is starting to become one of the staples of attending a college or university in America. Whether just to travel to a new place to share in some fun with classmates or to learn more about the world one culture at a time, studying […]

When Silence Isn’t Golden

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Sara Romanoski | Staff Writer
Christopher Juhn | Photographer
“I feel sad, I wasn’t surprised, it’s America.” This was the response of Vice President of Student Affairs Joyce Coleman in relation to this summer’s event in Charlottesville, Virginia. Although it has been nearly three months since the incident, smaller scale injustices happen […]