Must See Movies by Bri

Here are some really interesting movies I have recently seen.  These films include a variety of cool cinematography effects and themes. Hope you like them.  Enjoy!

THE RED VIOLIN

CITIZEN KANE

VISIONS OF LIGHT

CASABLANCA

AMELIE

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

THE HELP

CHICAGO

THE GODFATHER

DR. STRANGELOVE OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

THE MALTESE FALCON

Junior Year Living

Kenefickers!

It is now that time of the year in which, as upcoming Juniors, you need to start looking at different living options for the next year! In Omaha and on Creighton’s campus, there are so many different options for you to look at when making the decision.

First of all you have on campus living. A decision that many Juniors and Seniors choose to do because of the close proximity to campus and a variety of other benefits that Opus, Davis, and Heider halls allow.

If interested, here is the link for Creighton Apartment Living:

http://www.creighton.edu/studentlife/departmentofresidencelife/apartmentlivingresources/index.php

There are very important dates coming very soon so keep an eye out on the website!

The second option that you have is to live off of campus, this is another very good option for Juniors and Seniors. There are a variety of factors that would make you want to do this such as price and just wanting to be off of campus. If this is the option for you, then you need to start taking some steps for finding roommates and figuring out how many people you have in a house. Once you have this done, you need to start scouring the internet for any leads and postings for houses/apartments that are available for rent. This can be very time consuming and must be done soon in order to lock up a desirable house.

With either decision, on campus or off, you cannot go wrong. Opus, Davis, and Heider are wonderful places to live and are very up to date and nice. Off campus can also be very nice if you find yourself a desirable house! Good luck with your decisions and the rest of the semester.

The 12 Days of Christmas

Recently, I was forwarded along a blog to read.  It was a post on the chicagonow.com blog called the 12 Gifts of Christmas and in this very short and concise blog post I was challenged to think more broadly about the holidays and what they mean to me.

As many of you know, I live here—and by here I mean on campus in Kenefick Hall. The gift of this fact is there is never a dull moment in my career—it is truly exciting to be apart of your lives.  The flipslide to that, is that I often find myself wrapped up in the college life.  If you didn’t know, finals are right around the corner and the stress level on campus and in Kenefick is, well let’s just say, heightened. So without consciously thinking about it, I have become more stressed too.  Call this my “stress in solidarity” mindset. However, it wasn’t until I read this blog that I was reminded that our lives extend outside of the walls of Kenefick and beyond the boundaries of California street.

Christmas is quickly approaching and this is a call to give back.  “tis the season” right?! Well, while we are getting bombared and bamboozled by doorbuster deals and trending gifts of the season, I want to give in a much different way this christmas season.  So, I am joining Trista Wilson in her challenge to redefine and reclaim in many ways the sprirt of Christmas…

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas I will completing the list outlined on her blog. Check it out here: http://www.chicagonow.com/chain-links/2011/11/12-gifts-of-christmas/ .  I will document this experience as much as I can.  I plan to do daily twitter pics of my progress.  Follow the hashtag #RDxmaschallenge to watch it.  I will also be posting the challenge of the day at the desk.  Join me, document your giving, and let’s try to make a difference.

The 12 days of Christmas starts on Tuesday.

Oh and by the way, I would be remiss if I didn’t say good luck on finals. Remember to get plenty of rest—easier said then done I know!  But try :)

Happy Finals & Happy Holiday

lucas

@lnovotny

Food Drive

Food Drive

Thanks everyone who donated food before break!

DR of the Week – Chris Little!

My name is Christopher Little, I was born in Kansas City, Missouri but have lived in Columbia, Missouri my entire life after. I am now a Junior at Creighton, with a major in Psychology and an interest in getting an additional degree in Nursing. In my time at Creighton I have been involved in Inter-Residence Hall Government in Kenefick and McGloin where I worked as a Service and Social Justice Ambassador. I am also a member of Phi Delta Theta for over a year now, which has helped me to push myself socially and academically. Lastly, I have worked the desk at Kenefick since about July, and have enjoyed getting to know all the residents each day I work! Thank you for this honor!

Top 10 Worst Thanksgiving Dishes


 
How dreadful it is to go to the people who love and care for the most and have to endure the worst dishes ever “all in the name of love”. Well a few of your favorite celebs have spoken & their worst dishes ring true to our worst fears as well. So here’s the top ten dishes mostly hated by your favorite celebs.
 
1) Cranberry Sauce: voted the worst by Celeb Jennifer Lopez & Husband Marc Anthony So my suggestion to you if you are serving this dish or helping a loved one serve it try spiking it w/ a little Grand Marnier it adds a sweet flavor and takes the bitterness out.
2) Green Bean Casserole: voted the worst by Carrie Underwood although she says she has never tasted the dish before she says just the way it looks makes her want to gag….Ewwww how bout you try a healthier and simpler twist to it by using carmelized shallots, carrots and the green beans.
3) Marshmallow & Sweet Potatoes Melt : voted worse by Sierra Miller has had an issue with marshmallow’s since she was a little girl so there’s no helping you if that is your dilemma but if not then try it with toasted pecans and orange zest so that way you can cut back on one of the two main ingredients.
4) FruitCake: voted worse by Wesley Snipes funny this man said he would rather surrender and begin his prison term before he downs a fruitcake….Umm wonder which type of “FruitCake” he was speaking of!!! Well never the less to put a spin on the ol tradition try a applecake with white chocolate and cream cheese icing.
5) Pumpkin Pie: voted worse by Marie Rodale….lol well good thing this book author never had to write about this ordeal. She says she hates the pie but for some weird reason every thanksgiving her in-laws ask her to bake her famous Martha Stewart Pumpkin Pie so what better way to help you out than to give you Martha’s secret recipe www.marthastewart.com/thanksgiving-pie-recipes
6) Giblets: voted worst by Jessica Biel as she describes them as toxic critters…..Thats a harsh way of putting food but hey to each is own so if you feel the same way Jessica does then try Stir Fry Giblets with a mango chiptole sauce topped with roasted cashews…Yummy
7) Assorted Jell-O  w/ fruit: voted worse by Yours truly…Okay Okay i know what your thinking i cheated with the celeb haters but what the hell its my blog :-) So lets keep the hard jello off the table sure the colors are nice but the taste is awful if you want to add fruit then why not just make it a damm fruit cocktail. 
 8) Turkey: voted worse by Tom Cruise even though we all know he is a little off his rocker any way with all that scientology jazz lets just say the best way to solve that is to let your dear turkey marinate in your flavor-ite herbs and spices or simply fry it “Cajun style” if you ask me.
9) Turkey Stuffing: voted worse by Terance Samuel Deputy Editor of “The Roots” said mushy bread and an empty carcass isn’t his idea of a celebration..hmmm anything empty on thanksgiving is not good for any of us so lets put a spin to this dish and add a little rosemary, garlic, roasted red peppers and chorizo sausage and you will have a winner.
10) So now that we got that dreadful dinner table looking and tasting its best; make sure you have plenty of wine to go along with the dinner just in case all else fails….Happy Early Turkey Day & Bon Appetit
Elizabeth Lassiter

Desk Receptionist of the Week

Hey Kenefickers! My name is Cori Seckinger and I have been a desk worker for the past three years here at this lovely Kenefick Community! I am a senior, graduating in the spring with a major in Sociology: Criminal Justice Policy and a minor in Women & Gender Studies. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and though I love the city lights, nothing is better than country back roads and summer stars :) I am currently the Co-Director for the Creighton Allies Program, which branches off of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance. I am also a proud member of Tri Delta and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I have loved my past three years here at Creighton, but cannot wait for graduate school and to explore the world! Enjoy your time here…explore every part of campus, make friends with the squirrels, get involved, and come play a game or two at the desk! I love working at Kenefick because they have the best residents of the sophomore class :) Please feel free to stop by and come visit, the community in this hall is great and I love meeting new people!

Thanks!

Corinne Seckinger

CoD: Modern Warfare 3

Many of you gamers must have noticed that a lot of new games have been released lately, but one, in my opinion, surpasses all of the rest. CoD: Modern Warfare 3 tops my list of favorite new releases (definitely beating out Battlefield 3). It is exactly what I wanted. I loved Modern Warfare 2, so I definitely wanted to see a lot of similarities. But, there are just enough differences between the two games to make MW3 unique, too. Many people have complained about how MW2 and MW3 are so similar. Some say that the creators may as well have just put the MW2 cover on MW3. Well, here’s what I have to say about that. As a huge CoD fan, I’d prefer to see a lot of similarities in sequels. Keeping a lot of the parts I like, but adding a few different ideas, too, makes it a perfect game for me. If you are a huge CoD fan, Modern Warfare 3 should have lived up to most of your expectations. Some different things about MW3 are the strike packages, perks, different games types, new maps, etc.
Here are some things I like about MW3. I was excited to see Paris being used in the campaign and multiplayer games. One of my favorite maps is Dome. It’s a small map and most people like those. It’s no Nuketown, but it’s still pretty cool. I also like that I can rank each individual gun. To some people, that may seem annoying, but it’s another attribute about the game that makes it fun. It’s another goal to work on. I like survival mode and that seems to be a big hit with a lot of other people, too. My favorite game type will always be TDM, though. So overall, MW3 lived up to my expectations. If you’re not a fan of it, I hope you’re enjoying BF3 or Skyrim ;)

To all you Kenefick gamers, feel free to come play some MW2, Black Ops, or MW3 with me. Wouldn’t it be sweet to set up a game in the theatre? Let me know!

Peace,
Kristyn

The Lion King – A Generation Later

So recently, a group of friends and I were talking about our childhood and lessons we have learned when we were toddlers. (Not) surprisingly, we all mentioned our experiences with Disney movies and the life lessons that the animated films taught. As we reminisced, one of my friends suggested the limited time screening of The Lion King 3D. The timing was perfect. As I drove to the Council Bluffs’ AMC Theater, my friends in the back seat sang word-for-word the songs “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” and many others. Even though our pitch was off and some of us (like me) stumbled with some lines, we had a blast. At the theater, we all were like kids again and giddy with excitement of reliving one of our favorite childhood movies which we all probably have on VHS. We hummed songs, laughed with the young audience around us, and even felt emotional when (SPOILER) Mufusa died. When the credits started to roll, we felt refreshed. It’s been over fifteen years, and still Disney has been a childhood influence in our lives. It surely was a great way to end the week!

 

John Sarmiento – Desk Worker Kenefick Hall

Sabrina’s Playlist

Here’s a playlist of music I have recently starting listening to thanks to a TV show I picked up over the summer. It’s pretty chill music. Enjoy!

 

All Roads Lead Home by Golden State

Dancing-in-between by Amy Jo Johnson

Build You Up by Kim Taylor

Crash by Lee Hester

Defending Our Lives by Jon Heintz

Save my Life by Johnny Blk

Let It Go by Daniel Cage

Now the Struggle Has a Name by the Trafically Hip

Gravity by Asher Book

Sometimes by Melanie Horsnell

Masters of the Burial by Amy Millan

Keepin It Real by Mason Jennings

All My Days by Alexi Murdoch

The Beat of Life by Andrew Whitman

 

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