Imagine you’re a vampire and you just spent the last 196 years buried in a chained coffin that had been unearthed and opened. This very thing happens to Barnabus Collins (Johnny Depp) an English immigrant, from Liverpool, whose family founded the town of Collinsport, Maine, earning their income in the fishing industry. He was cursed by his former servant lover, Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green) who just happened to be a witch. The curse Angelique imposes on Barnabus turns him into a vampire so that his suffering would never end. Angelique is desperate to have Barnabus be with her at any cost. She even goes so far as to kill the love of his life before condemning him to a solitary pit via an angry town mob. Barnabus is released from the coffin in 1972 by a group of construction workers excavating for a project. Meanwhile, Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote) is on her way to Collinsport to inquire about becoming the governess of a young boy, only to find that the family the boy lives with is a very dysfunctional and strange collection of relatives, whose social skills are decaying at the same rate as the house they reside in.
“It’s been a crazy, exciting morning,” said Elizabeth Pierini of her ASUWT presidential win on Thursday. After a long campaign process, (UWT candidates have weeks to campaign, versus UW Seattle’s three day process) it is a relief to begin planning and working. She and Jaime Toyoda, the new ASUWT vice president, have big plans to grow the organization and raise student involvement, but in finishing out this year they are focused on writing and finalizing bylaws, so as to set a good foundation for next year. They are both thankful that the new constitution, which required a 15% vote in order to be implemented, was voted for by 17.8%. This is the first time that ASUWT has changed the constitution, and having 282 respondents out of the 1580 ASUWT members was a success.
It is no secret that ASUWT events and elections have little participation, but maybe if some of this year’s election write-ins had more support, these events would have become more interesting.
Barack Obama, write-in for president, knows how to hold office, but, based on recent, national, healthcare related events, it seems that he has trouble operating under a pre-established constitution; one year too late, wishful voter.
It is rumored that L. Ron Hubbard, creator of the modern day religion Scientology, said that the best way to become wealthy is to start a religion. Now, whether or not he actually said that, over the past few decades, the statement has proven true for him, as Scientology claims to be the only major religion started in the 20th Century. However, while it is growing in popularity and representation by popular culture, instead of becoming clearer, the beliefs of Scientology have become increasingly vague.