Archives for October 2019
With Halloween quickly approaching, we here at My Commons Life know one of the most vital elements of this spooky holiday: the scary movie. Below, we have detailed five of our favorite Halloween films, and as a bonus, each one is available on Netflix. Happy watching!
1. Coraline (2009)
This animated Halloween classic may be rated just PG, but its overwhelmingly creepy nature and eerie stop-motion puts Coraline up pretty high on our scariness scale. This one gave our child-selves nightmares for weeks.
2. The Conjuring (2013)
This one almost seems like a no-brainer. Apparently based on a true story, The Conjuring has received international acclaim since its release. With strong acting and classic scares, this film is perfect for those who love some good old-fashioned horror.
3. Scream (1996)
Here’s a true horror classic: Scream. Sure it spawned an entire franchise of films, some of questionable quality. But the original is a bona fide classic filled with inside jokes, self-aware characters, and some genuine scares, too.
4. The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense was one of only four horror films to ever be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Accompanied by strong performances and multiple jump scares, this is a film you won’t want to watch by yourself. And that ending!
5. Stranger Things (2017)
Yes, we know that this one isn’t technically a movie, but we couldn’t resist. This Netflix original series has received high acclaim from both viewers and critics for its talented cast, special effects, and allusions to the 1980s. Though not as typically “horror” as the rest of the list, this series is definitely something to binge leading up to Halloween.
Dean Melissa Gresalfi discusses the Crawford Lecture in her Dean’s Minute, Andrei has a rundown of events in your weekly Commons Calendar, and Estelle delivers a great interview with Kayla Ortiz, Head Resident of Sutherland House
In our “welcome back from break” edition, Shery has details on events coming up on campus this week, including the Crawford Lecture and the first men’s home basketball game
*Prices may fluctuate, but these tickets will largely stay under $50
Conan Gray | The Comfort Crowd Tour OCT 30
Gray originally began as a young Youtube star and slowly built up his following releasing acoustic and electronic music. Just last year, he released his groundbreaking EP, Sunset Season. You can see him at the Cannery Ballroom for $46! Get Tickets Here
Gus Daperton | The Polly People Tour w/ Spencer NOV 2
Gus Daperton is an indie pop star known for his vibrant videos and ‘90s inspired fashion sense. He first broke ground with his single and viral video “I’m Just Snacking” in 2017. You can witness his first proper album, Where Polly People Go to Read, live at the Basement East for only $20! Get Tickets Here
Schoolboy Q | CrasH Tour NOV 8
Schoolboy Q is a conscious rapper that caught the attention of Kendrick Lamar and TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) a little over ten years ago. Following his 2016 release of Blank Face LP and the worldwide success of THat Part, he’s back with his 2019 release CrasH Talk. You can see him at Nashville Municipal Auditorium for $32! Get Tickets Here
Big KRIT | From the South With Love Tour NOV 12
Big K.R.I.T., which stands “King Remembered in Time,” is a Southern rapper and producer from Mississippi. His sound has been compared to the likes of UGK and Scarface. You can see him at the Marathon Music Works for $39!Get Tickets Here
Mac Ayres | The Juicebox North American Tour NOV 19
Ayres is a self taught musician and producer who is most known for his underground hit “Easy.” While only 22, he has increasingly received attention from major music blogs and music services. If you want to hear his 2019 record Juicebox, you can see him at The Exin In for as low as $13!Get Tickets Here
Willow and Jaden | The Willow and Erys Tour NOV 20
Earlier this year both Willow and Jaden Smith graced us with albums: Willow’s self titled Willow and Jaden’s ERYS, successor to SYRE. Jaden’s alternative rap sound will beautifully compliment Willow’s experimental pop sound. You can see the Smiths for $35.50 at the Mercy Lounge. Get tickets Here
Ariana Grande | Sweetener World Tour DEC 5
Ariana started out in film and has evolved to be the largest female pop artists today. After the devastating loss of her ex boyfriend Mac Miller, she oversaw two incredibly successful albums: “Thank You Next” and “Sweetener.” You can witness “Sweetener” live at the Bridgestone Arena for as little as $19! Get Tickets Here
One of the hardest things to explain to people is a process that has been coined “recharging”. Recharging explains what a lot of introverts have to do after being around people for a long period of time. For me, after a long day of being in lecture halls with dozens of people or just being surrounded by people all day, I find myself looking for alone time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love being around people a lot of the time and socializing and all that good stuff.
But I do have my limit. And when it’s reached it’s time to recharge.
There’s a lot of reasons for this “recharging” that many introverts have to do. Some say it’s the result of overstimulation, having to socialize for a long period of time without a break. Michelle Connolly called it “psychological claustrophobia”, where you feel like you’ve been surrounded by a lot of people and under so much social pressure that you just need to find some alone time.
In these cases, you have to find out how to get all the energy that was lost back.
For me, being in my room for a little while and reading or listening to music works. Recharging is different for everyone but what’s important is that you take the time you need to do it. It can be hard to say no to plans that your friends invite you to, especially when it seems like everyone else is going and having fun. But always remember to put you and your mental health first. You’ll thank yourself that you did.
Take a tour of Kerissa’s Commons Crib in the large and lovely Hank Hotel
Shery has the details you need on upcoming campus events this week, including women’s soccer, a block party, and Boo to the Flu.
On this episode of the official podcast of the Commons Dean Gresalfi discusses the extremely important topic of mandatory reporting, Estelle delivers your weekly Commons Calendar of events, and Andrei has a fun chat with Austin Hoag, head Resident Advisor of Hank Ingram House.