November 18, 2017

The 31-year-old rapper/musician and former teen actor has come a long way since his “Degrassi” days as Jimmy Brooks. Four studio albums, five mixtapes (one collaboratively released with Atlanta-born rapper Future) and three Grammys later, Drake is planning to go back t...

November 7, 2017

Edit: According to the Washington Post, as of October 29th, the Biloxi school district has allowed To Kill A Mockingbird to be taught in eighth-grade classrooms. However, Biloxi eighth-graders will have to get signed permission from their parents in order to participat...

October 31, 2017

“But I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.”

16-year-old Aza Holmes knows she’s not in control of her thoughts.

As she sits at the lunchroom table among her friends at Winter Park High School or at home watching televisi...

October 5, 2017

On September 19th, VidCon Creator and YouTube Vlogger Hank Green announced the publication of his debut novel "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing," to be released in Fall of 2018.

The novel follows college art student April May, who finds herself in the middle of a media fr...

February 17, 2017

To recognize and celebrate the history and achievements of African people around the world, we here at the USF Encounter have curated a list of documentaries, movies and mini-series that are both thought provoking and entertaining. These films serve as an opportunity t...

December 9, 2016

Calling all witches, wizards and even muggles. On December 9 at 7:00 p.m., select Barnes and Noble stores will be hosting a Harry Potter-themed “Winter Magical Ball” that many "Harry Potter" fans will recognize as being heavily inspired by the Yule Ball from “Harry Pot...

October 9, 2016

Witches and wizards, grab your brooms and fly on over to your nearest IMAX Theater. All eight “Harry Potter” films are coming back to the big screen – but only for one week! Starting Thursday, October 13, the digitally remastered films will be shown in IMAX 2D througho...

August 3, 2016

J.K. Rowling’s newest addition to the Harry Potter franchise is the theatrical play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” that she collaborated on along with director John Tiffany and theatre writer Jack Thorne.

This story takes place 19 years later when Harry and Ginny’s...

July 19, 2016

J.K. Rowling’s movie adaption “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is coming out this November. 

This film follows Newton Scamander, a "magizoologist," in the 1920's who must track down an array of magical creatures in New York. In lieu of the film coming out in th...

April 10, 2016

In honor of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (TWWoHP) at Universal Studios Hollywood opening this past Wednesday, I felt it necessary to throw it back to my top eight favorite moments from all of the Harry Potter films.

To narrow this down to just eight moments that...

March 10, 2016

As a college student, it’s the little things that make me excited and get me moving day-to-day. For instance, one of my favorite “little things” is checking the mailbox to see if my subscription box has yet arrived. I then spend hours (or even days) thoroughly going th...

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