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If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

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

A Refreshing Taste of Diversity: Welcome to Night Vale

Selina Fluty, Columnist

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Student Opinion

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

“Primordial Dust” Collecting Primordial Dust

Addy Bennett, Editor of Features and Extras and Student Opinion

December 19, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase

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”

Inside “The Outsiders”

Sammi Tester, Columnist

December 17, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase

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

“Mockingjay” Misses Mark

Cooper Brown, Photo Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies

“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”

Ecstatic About “Eleanor & Park”

Lauren Bander, Columnist

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books

“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

Extremely Surprised and Incredibly Pleased

Danielle Moran, Columnist

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase

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...

“Blood of Olympus” Could’ve Been Better

“Blood of Olympus” Could’ve Been Better

Lauren Bander, Columnist

October 27, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books

After ten years of writing about the world of Greek (and five years of Roman) demigods, Rick Riordan closes his “Heroes of Olympus” series with “The Blood of Olympus,” which came out Oct. 7. It’s the finale; closing up all the loose ends and plots of characters we’ve created an emotional...

What To Read Over Summer

What To Read Over Summer

Lauren Bander, Columnist

June 13, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books

This summer, I know I’m going to have a lot of free time, so why not fill the time with the wonderful world of books? There are many good reads out there, but with school and activities, it’s hard to get them all in. So you might’ve missed a few...or more. But no matter what your favorite genre,...

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