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A Farewell to Our Graduating Galleon Staff

By Mary Clark Image above: Source Graduate : v. successfully complete an academic degree, course of training, or high school. Succeed : v. achieve the desired aim or result. In life, we all look to succeed, and some look to graduate. This is a fairly innocuous claim, but it’s also a fascinating one. When you read the above definitions, to succeed and to graduate are just verbs. Strings of letters put together to give some kind of meaning, as is true with the whole of... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Monday, May 1

Memphis Stands with Science

By Lauren Jeu Image Above: Source     On March 16, President Donald Trump announced his blueprint plans to make America great again. His plan included budget cuts on the EPA, NIH, and NASA , which, as you can imagine, made those in the science community very unhappy and afraid for the future. In response to this upset, a nonpartisan group formed the March For Science which celebrates science and its role in everyday lives. On April 22, 610 cities across the world ... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Apr 28

Love Thyself: The “Heart” of Body Positivity

By Sarah C. Wages Image Above: Source   Igrew up the youngest of four. I am seven years behind my brother and eight behind my sisters. By the time I was 11 years old, I had been influenced, to some significant degree, to my two sisters who were addicts. More than alcohol, more than drugs, it was internal. They struggled with their own body images. Both were bulimic , forcing themselves to purge after a heavy meal. “Indulge, then, get rid of it” was their modus... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Apr 27

The Morality of Child Advertising

By Dominick Platt Image Above: Source   Is it right for companies to market their products towards children? They’re not the consumers of these goods being advertised; their parents are. The eight year old, even though he might do so because of that cool looking tiger on the box, is not the one swiping that credit card for those Frosted Flakes. One would think advertising would be done based on who is purchasing the item, which is how it works in almost every other sphere... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Wednesday, Apr 26

Unfiltered: Art That Speaks the Truth

By Lauren Jeu   There is a misconception that senior year is full of no work and all play. While underclassmen are complaining about their deadlines and tests and shouting that they “can’t wait for this school year to just be over,” seniors are spending their every moment finishing or perfecting their Senior projects, theses, and research. In the corner of Rosa Deal School of Arts, there are three particular seniors working hard in their private studios: the art... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Monday, Apr 24

The Soul of Survival: How I Confronted Cancer with Faith

    By Emily Hines   Blessed is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of my cancer diagnosis. Although a cancer diagnosis is potentially devastating, I refused to look at mine that way. Within forty-eight hours of being diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia , I was flown to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . When the paramedics rolled me into the hospital, tears began to stream down my face. Observing my concern, they advised me to not cry... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Apr 21

The Bible Doesn't Say So

By Mary Clark Image Above: Source As an Arkansas native, I care about what happens in my home state more than just the cursory glance at the news that other people might pay to it. As a moderate, with slightly right leaning views when it comes to politics, for a long time I believed in the appropriateness of the death penalty in some cases. I'm sure I have your attention now. I'm also sure that you are wondering what in the world these two conditions have to do with each... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Saturday, Apr 15

Pints, Growlers, or Barrels: Galleon Staff Picks

By The Galleon Editorial Staff   Happy National Beer Day! Whether you toast by saying “Cheers,” “Saluti,” “Sláinte,” or “Gānbēi,” today is, as each day should be, one for celebration. Throughout this week, we have provided you with quality written material dealing with all things beer. Today, we simply want to share with you our recommendations and “staff picks” for our favorite beers in the hopes that you might... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Apr 7

Beer Brewing Monks

By Anthony Maranise, OblSB Images used with permission from the Benedictine Order "For the King of Kings, I would wish a lake of finest ale." ~ St. Brigid of Kildare "The Good Lord has changed water into wine, how then, can drinking beer be a sin?" ~ Sign at the Entrance to a Belgian Monastery & Brewery As a Benedictine myself, I am personally thrilled to write this article. It is, after all, my religious order (of which I am an Oblate ), the Order of... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Apr 6

Beer For Those Who Hate Beer

By Lauren Jeu   As a 5’2”, 107 lbs. girl who suffers from the Asian Flush Syndrome , it should come as no surprise that alcohol and I don’t mix. Over the past year, I’ve found a few cocktails and wines that I enjoy (and can tolerate) but I just couldn’t understand how anyone could ever like beer. I hate it – the smell, the taste, the ­ after taste. I would be at parties, holding my Solo cup full of water while watching people get beer after... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Wednesday, Apr 5

Drinkin’ In Memphis – An Overview of Local Breweries

By Dominick Platt   I’m a born and raised Memphian. I know all the back roads and have been to about every local place you could think of, and some you can’t. However, even with my love for fantastic beer and my pride in our cuisine, I’ve neglected my knowledge of our local beer, the breweries that make them, and the culture that is growing around and from out of them. So when my team pitched the idea for articles during beer week, I thought this would be the perfect... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Tuesday, Apr 4

Where to Have a Beer ‘Round Here

Images and Words By Anthony Maranise   “What… what does this say?” I grumbled to myself. The sweat from my newly poured, yet nearly finished pint of crisp, delicious Brooklyn Belair Sour beer had apparently dripped onto my notepad and smudged my notes. I am, after all, as I write this piece, sitting outside on a patio on Highland enjoying a good, cold one as I pen this article. The idea came to me weeks ago when my good friend informed me that there is such a... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Tuesday, Apr 4

How ‘Bout a Pint? - A Crash Course in Beer Culture

By Mary Clark   C ulture are the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. By extension, culture also refers to something much more important, but also much more fundamental. Culture connects people, and what better way to connect than over an ice cold brew? Beer has been around since 9500 BC . It’s sold in convenience stores, grocery stores, some liquor stores,... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Monday, Apr 3

23 Buzzfeed Articles We Recommend for April Fool's Day

By The Galleon Editorial Staff Image Above: Source   The Galleon staff would like to wish you all a Happy April Fool's Day!   Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Saturday, Apr 1

On Tap Next Week: 2017 Galleon Beer Issue

The Galleon Staff would like to welcome you to the 2017 Galleon Beer Issue ! In honor of National Beer Day on April 7, we at the Galleon wanted to fully delve into the big topic: beer. There is an art to making and enjoying beer, lager, ale, brew, and whatever else you may call it. In Memphis, we recognize this art because of the amazing local beer scene, but we also recognize beer as more than a drink, but a culture. To celebrate this totally informal holiday, we have an interesting week... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Mar 31

Still, She Persists - A Photo Homage for Women's History Month

By Lauren Jeu Image Above: Source   Behind the Madness, beyond the shamrocks and Guinness, there is a day in March that celebrates women. Each year, on March 8 th , we honor International Women’s Day and the entire month of March is Women’s History Month. Personally, I believe we should celebrate womanhood every day of the year, but it is comforting to know that there is a special place on the calendar just for us. One of my favorite quotes is “Behind every... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Mar 30

In Plain Sight: 3 Local Memphis Gems

Words and Images by Anthony Maranise   In the South, we have a phrase used frequently to describe little-known places that have a great deal of character, flavor, or personality. “It’s a little hole in the wall!” Yes, that’s the phrase, and while at first pass, it may sound derogatory or belittling in some way, the fact remains that, at least in the South, some of the best of the best places, shops, or eateries are described in this manner. It comes... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Mar 24

Finding Your Religion

By Mary Clark All images courtesy of source   We all know how it feels, or know someone who knows how it feels to graduate high school, go off to college, then, after a few weeks, realize that you’ve missed a few weekends of church, but you're not really sorry about it. Even if you feel like you should be. According to a  LifeWay study  in 2007, two-thirds of young adults aged 18-22 who attend church for at least a year in high school will stop attending... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Mar 23

Wait, How Much? - What the Numbers Look Like for Graduates

By Dominick Platt Image above: Source   I recently went apartment hunting with my fiancé in Nashville, since she’s finishing Grad School there. We didn’t look downtown, but we surveyed both urban and more suburban apartments. We chose one bedroom apartments because we really wouldn’t have saved any money trying to actually share a space, and I personally was astounded by the numbers I was looking at. With the apartment we decided on, one very close to my... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Monday, Mar 20

Do You Have Your Green On?

By Mary Clark Image above: Source   The United States of America is a land built by immigrants. One of the most exciting things that comes from this foundation, is the way that all these immigrant cultures cohesively mix together in our society. Not only is this intermingling of cultures interesting and exciting, but also important to who we are as individuals in our own cultures, and in the nation as a whole. Among the greatest facets of cultures that mix together are... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Mar 17

Cajun Catholicism

By Anthony Maranise, OblSB In Southern Louisiana, deep in the bayou, there is a sacred place. Truth be told, while I wanted to visit this sacred place and speak with its caretakers for purposes of writing this article, I really wanted to make the visit a “pilgrimage.” For those unfamiliar with this concept, a pilgrimage is a visit to a sacred, holy, or religiously-associated place for purposes of spiritual maturity and clarity. In Islam, a pilgrimage is called a... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Mar 16

5 Ways to Take 5

By: Mary Clark   Stress sucks. Unfortunately, it's inevitable. Everyone deals with events in their life that pack on so much worry and burden that sometimes, a part of us just wants to shut down and check out. However, more often than not, it's the mundane, little “nitpicky” things in life that wear us down most and ultimately cause us to need a break. One of the hardest things to do when everyone is as busy so often is to remember to focus on ourselves, and... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Mar 16

So Much More Than Soot

By Anthony Maranise   Photo Above: Source “You’ve got some dirt on your face.” This is a phrase I heard from a compassionately secular friend of mine some three years ago. She was referring to what ultimately did look like a black smudge on my forehead. I knew it was there. But, it had a purpose. “I know,” I told her, with a smile, knowing this would generate a fascinating conversation between believer (myself) and non (her). The... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Wednesday, Mar 1

Memories of Mardi Gras' Past

By Chase Encalade Photo Above: Source Mardi Gras- Fat Tuesday- Shrove Tuesday- Carnival || All names for greatest free show on earth! Growing up around New Orleans culture is truly a gift. One way this gift manifests itself is through Mardi Gras. Filled with music, elegant balls, parades, and king cake; Mardi Gras is the time of year when all let loose, no matter what age. The people of Southern Louisiana will brave the cold, heat, rain, wind, and even sleet to celebrate in a... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Tuesday, Feb 28

What You Never Knew You Didn’t Know – Mardi Gras & New Orleans Culture Edition

Words and Images by Anthony Maranise   Photo Above: Source Let’s go ahead and address the elephant in the room, that is, the title you just read above. I know what you’re thinking… probably the same as our creative editor when I told her the title of this piece. She did a double-take. So, yes indeed, I know the title sounds slightly confusing. Bear with me because I have a point, I promise. On Magazine Street (Uptown) in beautiful New Orleans is a little... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Feb 24

A Reflection on Black History Month

By Maya Freeman This piece was originally published on the blog " Blaque Rhetoric ."   Black History Month (“/Blak//ˈhist(ə)rē//mənTH/”), also known as African-American History Month is one of the greatest times to celebrate important people of color and events in history of the  African diaspora . Not only is Black History Month a time for me to learn more about my culture, it is also a time to expose  Black Excellence . Before starting college... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Feb 23

An Unlikely Mixture: Sacramental Character and Sports

By Anthony Maranise Photo above: Tristan Rios via Cathlete4Christ This piece originally appeared in Catholic365 , November 2016. Anytime I watch or participate in sports, of course I watch for the love of the game and I play for the joy of competition, but as a theologian who examines how sports and spirituality intersect, I also search for more. That “something more” is the variety of ways that sports have the possibility to... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Tuesday, Feb 14

In Case You Didn’t Know—Why Black History Month Matters

By Mary Clark February is a special month. It's a time full of hearts, flowers, and love. It's the month of Valentine's Da y! Whether you love it or hate it, it's here, so we all have to be prepared. But February isn't just about all that stuff—it's a time to look back and recall a large group of history, and a group that is very much an important part of our present. I remember in third grade, specifically, leaving my classroom with all my friends and... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Monday, Feb 13

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, Postmodernism, and the Suffering of Christ in John Caputo's Lecture

By Anthony Maranise On Tuesday, February 2, 2017, the Christian Brothers University community was graced by the presence of the eminent philosopher, Dr. John Caputo , who delivered a lecture entitled, “The Cross & the Lynching Tree and a Postmodern Postscript.” His lecture hinged significantly on the work of Black Liberation Theologian James Cone , author of The Cross & the Lynching Tree . Throughout his lecture, Caputo applied the philosophical... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Feb 10

Sifting Through Real News, Alternative Facts, and Everything in Between

By: Kay Cunningham I am a librarian, and facts are important to me. Reliable information is important. Knowing how to find, identify, evaluate, and verify valid and reliable information and sources of information, to classify and organize them, and to deliver them into the hands of people who have questions is the work of all librarians, built into the ethical codes of our professional organizations and the Library Bill of Rights . Because of this, the currency of fake news and the... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Feb 10

The Couples of CBU - A Photographic Essay

By Lauren Jeu Adam Buczyna & Reggie Raney Adam: “She's the whole package: Gorgeous, Goofy, and Grounded. The love of my life, and so much more.” Reggie: “After being together for over two years, we have learned to balance our strengths and weaknesses. I cannot wait to call him my husband in October.” Will Walsh & Brianna Berg Will: “4 Valentine’s Days down, a lifetime worth to go! She is seriously... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Thursday, Feb 9

An Introduction to the 2017 Galleon Staff

Anthony Maranise Editor   Name:  Anthony M.J. Maranise, Obl.S.B. Year:  Graduate  Program of Study:  Master of Arts in Catholic Studies Undergraduate Major:  Religion & Philosophy, Behavioral Sciences (B.A. in 2011) Hometown:   New Orleans, Louisiana (ever in spirit) / Memphis, Tennessee (for the time-being) Things I Like To Write About:   The Intersections of Sports and Spirituality, Theology,... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Feb 3

The Long-Distance-Relationship (LDR) Survival Guide

By Dominick Platt It finally happened. You met that special someone, connected on all levels like a circuit board, and you’re ready to start that long commitment as a couple. But, it’s not always so simple: perhaps one of you has to move, or go back to school, or any manner of like circumstances. That’s the way it was for me, when I had to come back to finish school right after I met this one amazing woman. We talked about it, and came to the conclusion that what we... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Feb 3

Week One of Trump's America

Words: Anthony Maranise Images: Lauren Jeu and Josh Colfer Photo Above: Getty Images On January 20, 2017, perhaps the most controversial President of the United States of America was sworn into office, defying the odds in a never-before-seen campaign across the American political landscape. Beginning with his announcement on June 16, 2015 at the famed Trump Tower in New York, a plethora of news outlets immediately believed the press-conference to have either been a publicity stunt or... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Jan 27

Chinese New Year, Explained

Photo Above: Source By: Mary Clark Ever since I was old enough to realize that all people didn’t look the same, sound the same, or like the same things, I have been fascinated by what made people different. One of my favorite words to use, think about, and write about is Culture , and one of the most telling and informative aspects of culture are the holidays that other cultures celebrate. While Americans and many other cultures across the world have already... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Jan 27

Responses from the Memphis Women's March

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, following an election fraught with deeply contrasted views of the man who promised to, among other things, defund Planned Parenthood , temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States , reduce the $18 trillion national debt , and sign an executive order seeking the death penalty for anyone found guilty of killing a police officer . The following day, over 3 million people... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Monday, Jan 23

Humans of Christian Brothers University

By: Gabriela Morales If someone were to ask you: ”Hey! How are you doing today?” while walking down the hallway, most of us would simply reply by saying something along the lines of “I’m good” or “Just fine”. But what would happen if that person stopped you for a second and said: “No. How are you really doing?” These questions were asked by Brandon Stanton when he started asking people on the streets of New York City to talk a bit about... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Tuesday, Jan 3

Top 10 Tips for Parents Looking to Take Care of Their College Student

By: Gabriela Morales Yes, it’s that time of year again. Winter break is almost here, which means that overly stressed college students are slowly migrating back home from their college campuses. If you know one of these tired college students, here is a list of the top ten things you can do to raise their spirits before the following semester destroys it: 1. Let them sleep. During that last week of finals, college student often forget to sleep in an attempt to learn a... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Tuesday, Jan 3

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Brought Me Further into the Magical Potter World

By: Gabriela Morales Image above: Warner Bros. Back in the fall of 2015, my little humble heart was overfilled with joy as I found out that the one true queen, J.K. Rowling, was bringing the magical world of Harry Potter back to life by giving us all a gift : Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them . At the moment, I (along with hundreds of other people) was thrilled that I would be going to once again be able to immerse myself in the fantastical world that I had grown up with. I... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Wednesday, Dec 21

The Intersection of Theology and Lynching Tree in the African-American Tradition

By: Maya Freeman This article originally appeared in the blog, Blaque Rhetoric After reading James Cone’s  The Cross and The Lynching Tree , I realized that this book not only allowed me to further my education on African American history, but it also allowed me to enter scholarly discussions on the topics of the theological significance of the Lynching Tree as it pertains to the African American community, and as it relates to the images of Jesus Christ and the cross.... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Wednesday, Nov 9

To Exist, To Breathe, and Take Up Space

By: Gabriela Morales To all of the people who vote for Donald Trump, I need to say this: I’m sorry. I’m sorry because there is another place that I call home. Because my lungs fill with air to speak in a language that puts passion and intimacy into every rolled R that you can’t pronounce. Because salsa, merengue and plena control my body, making it sway to the rhythm of the Caribbean. Because my childhood heroes are Pedro Albizu Campos and Eugenio Maria de Hostos... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Wednesday, Nov 9

I'm Not Voting in This Election. I Can't. I'm Puerto Rican.

By: Gabriela Morales Back in November 2008, when I was about eleven years old, my dad woke my siblings and me up in the middle of the night to watch as Obama was declared the president of the United States of America.  At the time, I knew this was a big deal, but I’ll admit that I really had no idea as to why it was a big deal. Can you really blame me? I mean, what is an eleven year-old supposed to know about the economy, foreign policy, or social issues? I only knew it was... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Monday, Nov 7

Win 5 Tickets to the 2016 Memphis Most Party

Are you a fan of your city? Do you like to eat, drink, and congregate with awesome Memphians? Here's your chance to win 5 tickets for you and your favorite friends to attend the exclusive, invite-only (don't worry, this is considered your invite) "Memphis Most" party on Wednesday, September 28th. Hosted by The Memphis Flyer , this one-night only party is a celebration of the finalists in the annual Memphis Most contest, in which Memphians vote for their favorite places,... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Friday, Sep 23

Of Soldiers, Survivors, & Strength Unfailing

By: Anthony Maranise, OblSB Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Annual Survivor’s Day event at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. After a keynote presentation and welcome, offered by St. Jude’s medical director, Dr. James Downing, the faculty of St. Jude’s After Completion of Therapy (ACT) clinic along with the director of cancer survivorship, commenced the annual survivorship pinning ceremony. The program began with a... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Thursday, Sep 22

Memphis Music and the Ambiguous Memphis Sound

By: Austin Essary  A while ago, on November 4, 2015 to be precise, something happened that sparked an idea for this article. Now unless that’s your birthday or your anniversary (which you probably forgot anyway), then you might not recall what happened that night. However, I can almost certainly guarantee that you were either watching it live, or like me, caught the highlights splattered across your Facebook and Twitter feeds the next day. The CMA Awards took place that Wednesday... Read More
Posted by Editorial Board at Friday, Sep 9

Seeing America, Part 4 – Chicago

By Dr. Alison Ann Lukowski. Photo above: Chicago Postcard Museum This article is part of an ongoing series of reflections on history, America, culture, and travel throughout the summer. The original can be found HERE Whenever I tell people that I love Chicago and that I used to live there, the most common response usually goes something like “Oh, I love the  Field Museum  /  Shedd Aquarium  /  Art Institute !” or, “You must love going to... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Monday, Jul 18

Finding Your People

By Emily Austin This article originally appeared in the blog,  The Waiting . I have always liked thinking about the relative simplicity of early humans. I imagine that they lacked the need to organize their peers into little piles like we do today: best friends, colleagues, schoolmates, hated enemies, people they drank with, people they prayed with. There was no hustle and bustle to meet with the disparate groups at dumb meetings. All the human interaction our distant... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Thursday, Jul 14

Parenthood: It Doesn't Get Any Easier

By Emily Austin This article originally appeared in the blog, The Waiting . There is this interesting phenomena that occurs about six months into your stint as a parent. You’ll be sitting there, covered in spittup and running on the fumes of a microwaved cup of coffee that you made last Tuesday. You’ll reflect on the fact that you no longer bat an eye at the idea of eliminating your bowels in front of other people, and you’ll cry inside a little. The idea of... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Wednesday, Jul 6

The Transformative Rhetoric and Ideology Behind the Declaration of Independence

By: Dr. Karl Leib This Fourth of July, amidst barbeques and fireworks, I encourage everyone to take time to read the document behind the holiday. At one level, the Declaration of Independence is a straight-forward text, spelling out an impressive list of grievances against the British government and officially, if not effectively, establishing American independence. The true genius of the Declaration however lies in its famed second paragraph, quoted and requoted so frequently that its... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Monday, Jul 4

Seeing America, Part 3 – The Upper Peninsula of Michigan

By: Dr. Alison Ann Lukowski This article is part of an ongoing series of reflections on history, America, culture, and travel throughout the summer. The original can be found HERE Full disclosure. I’m a  Yooper . I grew up on the southern shore of Lake Superior or as one of my friends once said, “So you’re basically Canadian?” In fact, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (UP) is so set apart from the rest of the country that it often doesn’t appear on... Read More
Posted by Josh Colfer at Tuesday, Jun 28