January 2021

The Emoji

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Has the emoji been helpful or harmful to us in communicating our thoughts and emotions? Emojis—we all use them, or at least a form of them, when we text, post to Instagram and now even on Zoom. Whether we use actual emojis or resort to keyboard punctuation in order to make a symbol, they convey

Reviewing the Riddled and Unique Disney+ Show “WandaVision”

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Breaking Down the Easter Eggs and Hidden Sitcom References Disney+’s new original series “WandaVision” has left many fans confused and beguiled by its inclusion of numerous easter eggs and hidden references. The sitcom-style series depicts Wanda Maximoff (a.k.a Scarlet Witch) and Vision living an idealized suburban life in the aptly named town of Pleasantville; the

Hello 2021!

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A glimpse of what this promising new year holds for us At last, 2021 is upon us. Wow, we made it through 2020, a year that brought the unexpected. None of us were prepared for any of it. Looking back, it is easy to focus on the negatives of 2020, but let us not forget

A Movie to Touch the Soul

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Disney Plus new release: “Soul” On December 25, 2020, Disney Plus released “Soul,” which follows a middle school jazz teacher named Joe and an annoying soul named 22. Joe has a near death experience that helps him appreciate the family he would have left behind and the friends he has never really gotten to know.

Remembering Billie Jean

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Honoring her legacy and everlasting impact On December 23, 2020 it was discovered that Dr. Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D., associate professor of Communication and English and Director of the Communications program, had passed away. Her death has left a wave of heartbroken students, faculty and alumni behind.  Born on December 27, 1951, she was named

Photos remembering Billie Jean

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Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Billie Jean (back right) attending the ribbon-cutting dedication at Wiebe Education Center, Jan. 14, 1990. She is seen standing behind Pacific College President Richard Kriegbaum, who is cutting the ribbon. Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Photo