Present-Day Paperbacks

Carsten Oyer, Columnist

November 9, 2019

You have probably been reading classic books since the beginning of your education. Books such as “To Kill A Mockingbird” or “A Tale of Two Cities” have been around for long enough, and have discussed powerful topics such as redemption, morality, warfare, loyalty, and justice. Bookaxe defines a ...

Take A Break With A Book

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

June 6, 2018

There are many things to do over the summer break. Time off from school allows you to swim, hang out with friends and family, and of course, read a good book! The list below is of some of the top books around right now. These are the best books to read according to The New York Times. Top Thrille...

If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 18, 2017

Book to movie adaptations. The movies where people are bound to comment that movie was not as good as the book or that the character’s hair is different. I usually look at the movie adaptation not as the same story as the book, but as a standalone portrayal of a similar, but different story; still, I c...

A Refreshing Taste of Diversity: Welcome to Night Vale

Selina Fluty, Columnist

March 31, 2016

If you’ve ever listened to Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor’s biweekly podcast “Welcome to Night Vale,” (WTNV) you’re very aware of the impossibly real town of Night Vale, where Cecil Palmer (voiced by Cecil Baldwin) describes a “friendly desert community somewhere in the American Southwest, wher...

Harper Lee Turns A New Page

Emmy Walker, Columnist

April 14, 2015

Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has recently released exciting news: a sequel will be released in just a few short months titled “Go Set a Watchman.” “To Kill a Mockingbird” is about a girl named Scout who is growing up in the 1930s and the sequel also revolves around Scout,...

“Primordial Dust” Collecting Primordial Dust

Addy Bennett, Editor of Features and Extras and Student Opinion

December 19, 2014

I was pretty excited about this book before it arrived in the mail, but when I opened to the first page, I was thoroughly disappointed. “The hills crest right below the moon and the tableau, in other circumstances, would be breathtaking. However, as I wade through corpses, I’m not focused on scenery.”...

Inside “The Outsiders”

The Outsiders

Sammi Tester, Columnist

December 17, 2014

In an act to revisit some of my old books, I came across “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. I remember reading the book as a class in seventh grade and not being able to put it down. “The Outsiders” is the first book I ever loved. It was the first time I had read such a heart-wrenching yet exhilarating...

“Mockingjay” Misses Mark

A Hardcover copy of Mockingjay. The book was regarded by some as far superior to the film adaptation.

Cooper Brown, Photo Editor

December 9, 2014

“Mockingjay Part 1” is the first half of the sequel to previous installments of the “Hunger Games” series. It is again centered around Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who finds herself in District 13, where she agrees to help its people as the face of their rebellion. The protagonists...

Ecstatic About “Eleanor & Park”

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Lauren Bander, Columnist

December 5, 2014

“Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell is a piece of art that reflects this perfectly. Set in 1986, Rowell puts two outcasts into real-life situations and has them deal with real-life topics: poverty, body image, and popularity. Many say they read to get away from real-life topics like this, but...

Extremely Surprised and Incredibly Pleased

Book Review

Danielle Moran, Columnist

November 16, 2014

I’d personally like to thank my teacher Ms. Shaheen, spring break assignments, and the chances of eenie-meenie-miney-moe for exposing me to the wonderful works of Jonathan Safran Foer. It is because of you all that I am now able to say what my favorite book is in those little All About Me quizzes and...

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