Student Enjoys Weekly Movies with Mom

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By Leah Arroyo, Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Adam Silverstein
Freshman Adam Silverstein and his dog Gary

Senior social working major Adam Silverstein is very involved on campus. He has been a Residence Assistant and Orientation Leader for three years, was elected as the 2019 Homecoming King, and is the founder and president of the Be The Change Club. However, there may be something you might not know about him.

Adam and his mom have had a tradition together on campus for the last four years.

“The tradition is that every Sunday we meet up at Hillwood Commons, get some snacks, and see the 3 p.m. movie together,” Silverstein said. “It’s been great because with our busy schedules it’s hard for us to find time to see a lot of movies in the theater so this gives us the chance to still see them.”

The Hillwood Cinema operates throughout the school year and shows movies that were recently in theatres. The cinema is located in Hillwood Commons and plays movies every Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Hillwood Cinema introduced the two to movies that they would have never normally seen. The movies allow them to discuss and talk about their opinions.

“It’s hard to pick a favorite movie we’ve seen but we love seeing scary movies, like recently we saw ‘IT: Chapter Two’ here and my mom’s favorite movie we’ve seen here is ‘A Star Is Born.’ We also love animated movies,” he said.

The tradition has been something Adam has held very close to his heart for the past four years.

“It’s important to us because ever since I started living on campus in my sophomore year it gives a chance to see each other at least once a week and we bond over the movies we see,” he said. “I also don’t know how busy I will be after graduation, so it allows me to cherish the time I have with her now.”

Adam is still currently living on campus but is unable to continue his tradition due to Hillwood Cinema being closed.

“They’re not showing movies here at Hillwood for the rest of the semester, but once I go back home then we are definitely going to continue the tradition,” he said.

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