Meeting Minutes 4/25/19

We talked about Avengers: Endgame and what to expect from the film. For those who have read the comics, you’ll know that it’s canon that Captain Marvel is the one to defeat Thanos. However, no one knows (except for the stars of the film, Kevin Feige, the writers, producers, editors, etc.) know how this film will end. Truthfully, if Captain Marvel is going to be the one to defeat Thanos, I will be kind of upset. Not that she isn’t capable of doing it but I think for massive Marvel fans like myself, seeing a character who was just introduced into the franchise defeat a villain whose been sort of lurking in the shadows for the last decade of movies will sort of defeat the purpose of having the original six there. What are you’re guys thoughts? any predictions?

We talked a lot about the prospects of traveling abroad. One our members will be traveling to Ireland this summer and we talked about the places we’d like to go outside of the United States. Personally, the United Kingdom has been at the top of my list for as long as I can remember. Laura talked about a program for graphic design that takes you over to Japan to tour the different animation and design studios which sounds incredibly cool.

Our last meeting of the semester will be next Tuesday, April 30th at 3:30 PM. As always we are located in room 1515 in the Library and we hope to see everyone there!

Meeting Minutes 4/9/19

  • We discussed movies that we are excited to see this year. We are all in agreement that we are most excited for Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King and Detective Pikachu.
  • Speaking of The Lion King– Did anyone else see that amazing trailer Disney dropped this morning?!
  • Our introductions to YouTube. JennaMarbles, Pewdiepie and Markiplier were definitely all staples among-st the group. A personal favorite channel of mine had to Epic Rap Battles of History (“Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello vs. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Deadpool v. Boba Fett” are personal favorites.)
  • Laura told us about this YouTuber, Jenny Nicholson who did a video talking about this Disney/Pixar conspiracy about this character called Buzzy who I guess was stolen from one of the buildings on the Disney/Pixar lot and it honestly was just really bizarre and wild. I recommend watching the video because it definitely peaked my interest.
  • Favorites cartoons as a kid. The Weekenders and The Buzz on Maggie on Disney Channel, a lot of old school Cartoon Network- Courage the Cowardly Dog (surprisingly didn’t scare me much as child as it does now as an adult.) the original Powderpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go!, Camp Laslow– all amazing and beloved.

Meeting Minutes 1/22/19

So, we had a pretty unconventional first meeting back to say the least. Although the weather was terribly cold, that didn’t stop us from meeting.

We had our first meeting via video chat (through Google Hangout) and to my surprise, as someone who is not super tech-savvy, it went great!

  • We discussed the 2019 Oscar nominations, congratulations are in order for Black Panther leading with 6 nominations (including Best Picture), Bohemian Rhapsody with 5 nominations including Best Actor (Rami Malek), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse which is nominated for Best Animated Picture. There is plenty of competition this year and no doubt there will be some drama after the ceremony over snubs and losses.
  • We talked about films coming in 2019 including Captain Marvel, Detective Pikachu, Rocketman, and IT: Chapter Two. I think 2019 will be a great year for movies and, will be very diverse in terms of genres. Personally, I’m excited to see what “indie” films will be coming out this year. The last 2 years have been really good for the smaller, more “indie” films in my opinion and I don’t think 2019 will disappoint.

We’re Back…

Welcome back SLACers and Happy 2019!  

I’ve missed you all and this blog so very much. But I am glad to be back.

A few highlights from last Fall:

  • We got several new members! Welcome Anakin, Hannah, Kaylee & Andrew.
  • We had our first official outing in November, we went to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald and went bowling afterwards.
  • We had a celebratory pizza & trivia party for our last meeting of the fall semester.
  • We recorded some cool podcast episodes that unfortunately will never see the light of day due to technical glitches. But it was still a blast to record them.
  • Our fearless and amazing VP Lauren graduated from Heartland.

This semester however, will be Brandon and I’s last, as we will both be leaving Heartland onto greener pastures. But we’re both looking forward to making this the best semester we can possibly have. We’ve got a couple new podcast ideas in the works and a few more outings as we try to get through this awful winter. As President, I look forward to giving you all the most nerdy and amazing content because that is what we do around here.

Our meeting day & time is still Tuesdays at 3:30 PM and you can find us in room 1515 located in the Library.

Meeting Minutes 9/18/18

Happy Almost October SLACers! I don’t know about any of you but I’m so over this hot weather and ready for crisp Fall days filled with apple cider, pumpkin donuts and of course- spooky movies. In my case, since I’m not the biggest fan of spooky movies, spooky themed socks… I already have 5 Halloween themed socks. 

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A new EP of the 1515 Podcast is up and available for your listening pleasure! We discussed all the movies that came out this summer as well as everything that came out at Comic-Con.

We welcomed another new member to SLAC yesterday! Welcome Anakin!

We had a standard “Get to Know You” meeting to welcome our new member. We discussed favorite movies, books and of course-Jill’s love for Jeff Goldblum and Gary Oldman. 

Work is underway for our Book Sale coming up the first week of October! To recap: 

The book sale will be held from October 2nd & 3rd from 10AM-4PM. 

  • Paperbacks will be 25 cents. 
  • Hardcovers will be 50 cents. 
  • We will be accepting cash and credit.

Tables will be located outside of the library located in the Student Commons building. 

Banned and Burned Book Week is next week, September 23rd-29th!

We will have a display up in the library next week so be on the lookout for that and be sure to check out some of the fun little treats we’ll have!

The Heartland Activities Committee will be hosting a Homecoming Out Dance on Saturday, October 13th from 7PM-10PM. There will be food, dancing and other activities. Bring your friends, BF/GF/SO, children, cousins, parents, this event is open to the community so everyone is welcome!

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See you next Tuesday, SLACers! Have a fantastic rest of the week. 

*All images are from Google*

NEW Podcast EP and End of the Semester Reminder!

Just like that, this school year has come to a close. While I’m thrilled classes are over, I am sad to be leaving SLAC for the summer. Seeing what this club has accomplished makes my heart happy and I can’t wait for all the fun and adventures we’ll be getting up to next semester. 

The new 1515 Podcast EP is here! 

Last Thursday, we did also wrap up some final house-keeping items. 

  • Our new meeting time will be Thursdays at 4PM in Room 1515 located in the Library. 
  • We will not be meeting this Thursday (5/17) but our last meeting will be Friday, May 18th at Biaggi’s at 1PM. 

On a final note, I would again like to thank Lauren, Brandon, and Jill for being my partners in crime and making SLAC and the 1515 Podcast so incredibly fun and memorable. You guys are truly the most wonderful and creative people I have ever met and I look forward to more adventures and SLACing next Fall! 

*GIFS are from Google!* 

Meeting Minutes- May 9th, 2018

The Infinity War episode of the 1515 Podcast is here!

Yesterday we recorded our DC episode and that will be up early next week! 

*Disclaimer before you listen to the episode! We here at the 1515 Podcast and SLAC do not hate DC Comics or any of it’s characters. But when DC and Warner Brothers keep producing and releasing awful movies, we have no control over that, other than to dedicate an entire hour-long episode talking about the good and bad parts of the last 5 movies that have come out. 

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We will have a new meeting day and time for next fall! Next fall we will be meeting on Thursdays from 4-5 PM in Room 1515 in the Library! (okay not a huge change, we just pushed it forward 1 hour). 

and if you were curious as to which movie won our “Which Movie are You Going to See This Summer?” poll 

*drum roll please!*


INCREDIBLES 2!!! This should come as no surprise though. Check out our newest poll in the library “What Are Your Summer Plans?”. 

*Reminder: Our Biaggi’s lunch will be held next Friday (5/18) at 1 PM! 


Meeting Minutes- April 12, 2018

  • We have successfully planned when our final lunch of the semester will be! Our Spring SLAC lunch at Biaggi’s will be at 1 PM on Friday, May 18th. 
  • Our next episode of the 1515 Podcast will be next Thursday! We made a change of plans in terms of what we will be discussing. Our Marvel episode will be premiering the week of April 30th. (Which now that I’m thinking about it, that’s when we should’ve have had our Star Wars episode, because ya know, May 4th is Star Wars Day. OH WELL.) We decided to move it because we will all have at least seen Infinity War once and we won’t be beating a dead horse with theories and we can actually discuss the film. But we will not be revealing any spoilers!, even though social media will be going crazy with them. 
  • The book sale will be held the week of April 30th. We’re still ironing out details of exactly what days, prices, location but we will be posting signage around campus and I will make that available on here as well so be on the lookout for that. 
  • We discussed underrated and overrated films. 
    • Lauren says that Titanic, Avatar, The Little Mermaid, and Frozen are overrated and over-hyped. 
    • Brandon can’t stand Fantasia 2000. 
    • Jill’s got beef with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
    • Me? Avatar. Honestly, the most overrated film of all time, that Frozen and The Lion King (sorry not sorry). 
    • Some underrated films: Moana, Pocahontas, Mulan, Oliver and Company, Aristocats. 
    • In conclusion: Kids these days just don’t appreciate a good Disney film when they see it.
  • We talked about Disney coming out with all these live-action remakes of the animated films. 
    • Including: Dumbo, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Sword in the Stone, Lady and the Tramp, and Peter Pan. Just to name a few. 

Meeting Minutes- April 5th, 2018

– We recorded our first official episode of our podcast! In addition we have a name, the 1515 Podcast. Our next episode will be in 2 Weeks (April 20th) and we will be discussing everything Marvel as it’ll officially mark 1 week until the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War on April 27th (it’ll essentially be me crying for 30 minutes over all my favorite characters potentially dying). 

Next week we will discussing our upcoming book sale as well as ordering our t-shirts. 

Unfortunately, that’s all I have for this post. We’ve been so busy with the podcast and I don’t want to spoil the debut episode for everybody but I do hope you have as much fun listening to it as we all did recording it. 

Our first OFFICIAL podcast episode is here! 


Meeting Minutes- March 29th, 2018

Only 5 weeks left until the end of the semester! I apologize for not posting as frequently but we here in SLAC has been busy working away at some upcoming projects! 

  • We have officially picked a logo for SLAC and will hopefully be ordering t-shirts this coming Thursday! 
  • We started a podcast, well almost. We recorded a demo episode of our podcast last Thursday to try it out and it was a success! We won’t be releasing the demo episode to the public but we will be recording the official 1st episode this coming Thursday. I will post the link to it later in the week.
  • We’ll be having our end of the semester lunch at Biaggi’s. The date and time is currently TBD but I will post it as soon we confirm them. 
  • SLAC will be hosting a Book Sale later this month! We have tons and tons of books in our storage room in the library we want to sell them to you, the general public! dates, times and location will be announced in the upcoming weeks but do keep an eye out for flyers advertising the sale!
  • I would like to give a huge shout out to Brandon for setting the podcast up and for suggesting we give a try. Even listening to the demo episode made me cry I was incredibly proud of it and I can’t wait to record more episodes. I would also like to thank him for designing our logo for the t-shirts. It’s been several months and weeks in the making of these projects and I’m very proud of all the hard work he’s put in to really make SLAC the best it can be. 


*I’ve been updating the blog, the header image you see I found through Google Images but could not locate the exact source.