The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore the challenges they face within their industry, their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business and media.  Today we interview Neil Watson who graduated from JPCatholic in 2010 with a BS in Entrepreneurial Business, and […]

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This post has been republished with permission from The Letterbox, a blog by JPCatholic alumni. I had the pleasure of seeing Boyhood at the Arclight Cinerama Dome last night. It was fantastic. A nearly three-hour film without explosions, star battles, or shotgun-wielding apes. It didn’t merely hold my attention. It was completely engrossing, and I loved every […]

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We enjoy the beauty of Mozart’s music. Then one day we realize that the beauty is only a felicitous trick he uses to bear us away to a realm where we feel loved. The cadences stroke us affectionately. They release the infinite within the limits of infinitude. –David Richo Beauty is not a luxury; beauty […]

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Making the same mistake time and again is discouraging. It’s even worse when it hurts others, and double worse when it’s your fault. You hear voices in your head whispering that it’s an endless cycle and you can’t see a way out because all the data you’ve got to go on is yourself failing over […]

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Working on a feature film

July 22, 2014 Jessie Schiffer

What do ten graduate students, a professor, an animal trainer, a U.S. Navy Seal, and numerous Hollywood professionals all have in common? If you had asked me that question a year ago, I probably would have looked at you a bit quizzically. Fast forward a bit and my answer would be completely different; the cause […]

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Keeping the Lights On: Why Horror is Important for Children

July 11, 2014 Alumni Posts

This article is republished with permission from The Letterbox. When I was young I was one of the kids who every now and then had to keep the hall lights on. There was always the shadow on the wall that looked like a hooded figure, or the dark closet where an evil entity could be lurking, […]

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A free Media Literacy resource for Catholic Youth Ministers

July 5, 2014 Joe Houde

Dear Youth Ministers, Confirmation Teachers, and Catholic Educators: ”What ‘way’ do the media point out? What ‘truth’ do they propose? What ‘life’ do they offer?” These are the questions Saint John Paul II posed to the Church on the 31st World Communications Day, and in 2014 they are more relevant than ever. In our day and […]

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Pain Demands to be Felt

June 25, 2014 Alumni Posts

This article is republished with permission from The Letterbox. What’s the deal with The Fault In Our Stars? If you go see it over the next few weekends, or saw it over the past few weekends, and if you are a male (don’t mean to stereotype or anything, generalizations can be useful at times), you may […]

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4 reasons why you should watch “Catch” this Father’s Day

June 13, 2014 Joe Houde

Catch is a new short film directed by David Henrie, a 24-year old Catholic actor/director perhaps best known for his roles in The Wizards of Waverly Place and How I Met Your Mother.  The former Disney channel star gets behind the camera for his first major directorial project, a story reminding us of the important role a […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Emily VonSydow

June 2, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore the challenges they face within their industry, their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business and media.  Today we interview Emily VonSydow (BS Entrepreneurial Business ’11) 1. Where do you work?  I work at Bop Design, a […]

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