Disney Plus and Chill

If you love all things Disney – keep reading, if you don’t – keep reading because you still may be a fan of all the new and different content Disney Plus will be coming out with through their livestream service on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

As if Disney is not already killing the game in the entertainment industry, they have found a way to go even further in their success. Disney Plus is not only a livestream service featuring much of Disney’s greatest films, they will also be featuring Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, and original content created by Disney Plus.

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If that doesn’t have you hooked instantly, then you should also know that it will only be $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year to have access to some of your favorite childhood films, even dating back to one of my personal favorites, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 1937. Not to mention, other original Disney films such as Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Robin Hood and many more will be available at the swing of your wand (or remote, whichever). Not a fan of the Disney classics? Don’t worry, everyone loves the new Avengers: End Game and all things Star Wars, in which Disney will be releasing an original series called The Mandalorian. And if you’re still not into Marvel or Star Wars, that leaves Pixar and National Geographic – in which case you’d only be lying to yourself if you didn’t love animated films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., or The Incredibles or the high-quality education National Geographic brings. Am I right?

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There will also be one of WZIP and The University of Akron’s alumna involved in multiple projects with Disney Plus – actress, writer, producer, and aspiring back-up singer for Janet Jackson – the lovely and kind, Yvette Nicole Brown. She will be in both The Big Fib and the new live adaptation film of Lady and the Tramp. Who doesn’t love a movie about dogs from two different worlds falling in love? And the spaghetti scene? I know I’ll be sitting on my couch with a pint of ice cream in hand as soon as Disney Plus is released this Tuesday. For a complete list of all the series and films Disney Plus will have to date, you can go to Forbes website: https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2019/11/10/everything-coming-to-disney-plus-at-launch/#3f84750b353a

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Written By: Angela Graczyk

The Keys of Leadership

            Being a leader is more than just being in charge of people. In order to be a good leader, you need to have some qualities that not everybody has.

            Even though this is going to sound cliché, one of the most important qualities that needs to be present in a good leader is to be a good listener. The people you lead need to be able to feel like you care about them. If you really listen to what someone said and show true interest, then you will be able to understand what they need in order to be successful.

            Understanding is another for sure quality needed. With understanding also comes flexibility. There are situations that come up that cannot be foreseen and emergency situations that do arise. In times like these, you need to be able to see the situation from the other person’s shoes and see things from their perspective. Being able to be flexible to help accommodate the people you lead, makes them want to work harder and appreciate the work that they are doing.

            Respect is also another key factor that needs to be present in a leader. If you show respect towards someone, they are most likely going to reciprocate that respect. Acting like they are beneath you is an absolute do not. They will lose all respect they have for you and will not want to get any work done or work for you. That is how you get an unproductive team. Showing respect, while being firm and making sure everyone is doing what they need to do, is a great way to possibly make some friends and be a great leader.  

You need to make sure that the people you lead feel like they are important to you and show that they are actual people and not some acquaintances that you casually know and are in charge of. Doing this will most likely lead them to be more productive and happier people in general and make them actually like the job they are doing.  Following these main keys to leadership is how you are going to be a great leader and be successful at it. So, if you are offered a position in leadership, ask yourself if you have these qualities in you and if you answer yes, then you will be set up for success.

“Celebrity Relationships”

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When we think of celebrities, it’s easy to think that we know the majority of their daily lives. We hear about them in the news, read about them in articles, and follow them on social media. But when it comes to their relationships, how much do we really get to see? 

Take Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott for example. People, especially myself, were shocked to hear about their split considering their social media facade showed no signs of troubled waters. But when it comes to social media, the only content that usually gets posted is, in fact, a facade. 

Kylie and Travis had rumors speculating that they were secretly engaged and even secretly married. They filmed YouTube videos together and even more recently did a photo-shoot together. Then suddenly, the duo was no longer an item. 

So how much do we really know about celebrity relationships? Is it really as glorified as it seems? It makes it you wonder if it’s almost harder to be in a relationship as a celebrity because everyone expects to see every aspect of your life. Either way, we’re rooting for you Kylie and Travis.

Cheers to Spooky Season (AKA The Season of Procrastination)

Everyone’s favorite season has finally arrived… yes, spooky season. The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp and Halloween is just right around the corner. Yes… let me repeat that… Halloween is just right around the corner. Today is October 28th, which means Halloween is in exactly 3 days and chances are the majority of people are rummaging through their closets to find the perfect costume for that party everyone is going to this weekend. The sweet smell of procrastination, something we are all a little too familiar with but luckily this article will hopefully be able to help some of the procrastinators (like myself) put their mind at ease by providing a few easy last minute ideas. (Also, this is the year of being clever, not basic so unfortunately a black cat or being a nerd will not be on the list) 

Costume #1: A Tourist

This costume is simple but not quite basic. Just go borrow your dad’s old Hawaiian shirt or find one at Goodwill for just a couple bucks! Then all you have to do is put on some sunglasses and rub some white paint on your nose and there it is, you look like your ready for vacay. If you really want to spice things up grab some extra accessories like pool floaties, an old map or a camera!

Costume #2: Sugar Mama/ Sugar Daddy

This is such an easy and funny last minute costume. Dress up in your flashiest clothes and then borrow a baby carrier and put a bag of sugar on it. Then you are literally a sugar mama or sugar daddy.

Costume #3: Ballerina 

For all of you girls out there who want to do something cute yet simple for Halloween this costume is perfect. All you need is a one-piece and a tutu and then just put your hair in a high bun. For an extra accessory add a tiara and turn yourself into a ballerina princess. 

Costume #4: 50 Shades of Grey (Literally)

This costume is probably one of the easiest ( and most punnable) costumes to put together. Make a quick trip to The Home Depot and grab a whole bunch of gray color samples and tape them onto a gray shirt and BOOM you’re “50 shades of Grey”.

Costume #5: A Boxer 

One last costume that is super easy to put together last minute for both guys and girls is a boxer. Grab some shorts, sneakers, boxing gloves and a robe!

Beilein and New Look Cavs Introduce Themselves to Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers New Head Coach John Beilein seems to be very confident in his ability to make the transition from the college play style of basketball to the professional stage. Beilein, of course, is the former head basketball coach of the University of Michigan. He spent 12 years there where the wolverines had two national championship appearances, two Big Ten conference championships, and two Big Ten regular season championships, as Beilein became the winningest coach in the program’s history.

The Cavalier players believe that Coach Beilein can help them raise their game to another level as they talked about how excited they are to have him as their new head coach. “(Beilein) is really into his craft,” said Darius Garland. “He’s really passionate about ‘Beilein ball.’ He’s a gym rat, he’s always in here working or doing something with the guys.”

A big emphasis of media day was defense as the Cavs finished towards the bottom of the standings last year. All the players talked about improving their defense in order to help them take a big step forward this season. “(Defensively), we were historically bad, in-the-history-of-the-NBA bad,” said Beilein. “There’s a lot of reasons for that-and we’re going to correct them. So as a team, we’ll grow and get better everyday.”

The veteran players were asked how they felt about the rookies the Cavs had drafted this year, and they all received high praise, as they work hard and want to help turn this basketball team around. The three rookies the Cavs drafted this past off season were Darius Garland out of Vanderbilt, Dylan Windler out of Belmont, and Kevin Porter Jr. out of USC, and all were drafted in the first round of this year’s draft. “We have a rally good young group of kids this season,” said Collin Sexton. “And I just can’t wait to continue to grow and learn each other.”

Obviously Cavs fans are excited for this season, as a new roster and a new coaching staff brings excitement to the city of Cleveland, in hopes of being able to make it back to the playoffs in the near future.