It is no controversial statement to say that we live in a bad news world. Between numerous mass shootings, widespread acts of terror, and the manifestation of natural disaster, it seems that these last few years have been a series of tragedies, in which each day we wake up to a new cycle of disturbing […]

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Students Amanda Valdovinos (producer) and Mary Pelchat (director) share their senior project story. By Hannah Dorss — “Every girl, every woman – every person in general – needs to realize that they are beautiful for who they are and not for what the culture is trying to tell them they should look like,” says Maria Andress, the First Assistant […]

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Shelby Turner (director) and JJ Schindler (creative producer) share their senior project story. By Hannah Dorss – Anna Schindler was six years old when she was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer that took her life just five months later. During this period of suffering, however, Anna made an enormous impact on the lives of […]

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By Hannah Dorss Jezu, ufam Tobie. Jesus I trust in You! Krakow, Poland – When millions of young people from all over the world gather together, the youthful energy is palpable, electric, contagious. Young dreams, questions, fears, and hopes are in the air. What happens when you throw the Holy Father into the mix? World […]

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“Hero” – The Power of Human Connection

July 20, 2016 Hannah Dorss

Nadine Vincent (screenwriter) and Joe Anderson (director) share their senior project story. By Hannah Dorss – We are so “connected” nowadays…but to what do we connect ourselves? Our phones. Our laptops. Our headphones. Our favorite sports channel on TV. If we are particularly accomplished in the eyes of the world, we might even have a […]

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Blue Button Short Film

July 14, 2016 Hannah Dorss

KristenMary Nelson (screenwriter) and Josh Reznicek (director) share their senior project story.   By Hannah Dorss – In the words of a very beloved playwright whose works held a mirror up to the very nature of humanity, “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you […]

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The Rewrite Process

July 11, 2016 Alumni Posts

[This article was originally published on Upliterate’s blog and has been republished here with permission] I don’t know how you feel about re-writes, but I absolutely love them. I find that writing the first draft is a slow, painful process. But once I have something down on paper, I can be creative and make it better. […]

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Our Irish Adventure: JPCatholic Europe Trip 2016!

April 14, 2016 Uncategorized

(Continued from Part 1: London)  After only three short days, we left London for Ireland. Before hardly any time had passed, all of us travelers were seated in a bus en route to Rosscarbery, our small-town destination in the south of Ireland. That evening we moved into the pleasant little white cottages where we would […]

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Our London Adventure: JPCatholic Europe Trip 2016!

April 13, 2016 Hannah Dorss

For a few years now, some of the students and student life staff at John Paul the Great Catholic University have taken a trip to Europe over spring break each year. In years past, destinations included Ireland, Paris, and Rome. This year, the group chose to adventure in all these locations but Paris, switching it […]

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Taking a Step Back

March 16, 2016 Christopher McCarthy

The underlying mission of John Paul the Great Catholic University is to “impact culture for Christ,” by means of its various academic programs and professional initiatives designed to prepare students to witness to Christ in their respective fields. From the moment we arrive, this mission is inculcated into our hearts and minds to the point […]

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