December 5, 2017

The warm weather is coming to a close and families are preparing for a long winter indoors. Outdoor sports teams have moved inside and runners usually seen on the side of the road are now on the treadmill. This, however, does not have to be the case this winter. Thanks...

November 2, 2017

An enlightened fellow St. Francis student recommended something to me that I believe changed my college life forever. Two things that college students love are movies and saving money and with MoviePass you can fulfill both loves. MoviePass is a subscription-based movi...

April 24, 2017

It was a LONG winter, especially to us Midwesterners, but spring has finally sprung. We here at the Encounter would not only like to help you ditch your winter wardrobe but also help with different summer tips:

First off, here are some of spring/summer 2017 fashion tren...

March 27, 2017

The First Four, round of 64 and round of 32 have now been played and there were no shortage of memorable moments and unbelievable upsets.

Teams in the Sweet 16:

 (7) Michigan [26-11] VS (3) Oregon [31-5]

(4) West Virginia [28-8] VS (1) Gonzaga [34-1]

(4) Purdue [27-7] VS (...

March 17, 2017

“Lent.” Commonly referred to as the time recognized as the 40 days before Easter, which starts with ashes on the forehead and consists of patiently waiting to indulge in the treats you promise to sacrifice for the season. But Lent is so much more than this. Each tradit...

February 27, 2017

Spring Break: the perfect time to get away from the stress for a little while and enjoy a fun vacation. But everyone knows these trips can get a bit pricey. Here are some tips for how to plan a trip that won’t cost you your entire savings account.

Find Different Locatio...

January 31, 2017

In China, everyone turns a year older at the same time. Impossible, right? Although the Chinese celebrate their birthdays on different days just as Americans do, they all become a year older on Chinese New Year. This year, the holiday begins with Chinese New Year Eve o...

January 14, 2017

Although it’s hard to imagine enjoying anything outside right now let alone a concert, the recent release of the country lineup for the Taste of Joliet has fans looking forward to warm weather even more so than before. The Taste of Joliet, which features several musica...

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...

December 8, 2016

Sometimes, the weirdest gifts are the best gifts. Do I love the warm, fuzzy socks I get for Christmas? Of course. But are they super memorable? Not so much. If you’re looking to gift your gamer friends some fun, very memorable titles this Christmas, then this list comp...

December 6, 2016

In contrast to the classic red-suited, full-bearded St. Nick we typically see around the holidays, Portland, OR is sporting a “hipster” Santa for the second year in a row.

Teens and adults can relive their childhood memories this season by visiting Hipster Santa at Pion...

November 29, 2016

We are finally starting to see a cold winter come around and stay around. Although there has not been any snow yet, city officials say they are preparing for a more active winter season this year as “payback” for last year’s unusually mild winter.

Commissioner Charles W...

November 21, 2016

An 86-year-old Georgia man has made quite a few premature babies a little cozier this holiday season. Ed Moseley has knitted more than 300 hats to donate to the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moseley taught himself to knit so that he could make the hats...

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