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Book Review: Station Eleven

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018

Filed under Books

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a science fiction novel published in 2014 about life before and after a swine flu pandemic, known as the “Georgia Flu”, devastates the world. This book follows the lives of Kirst...

Book review: “Three Dark Crowns”

Natalie Brink, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2018

Filed under Books, Entertainment

If you like gritty political intrigue, characters with complex motivations, family rivalries that turn deadly or good books in general, stay far, far away for Kendare Blake’s debut novel Three Dark Crowns. This novel is a prime exa...

To Kill A Mockingbird Book Review

Claire Lawrence and Harshita Avirneni

May 9, 2018

Filed under Books, Entertainment

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic novel that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. This book was published in 1960 and is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This novel is famous for its take on racis...

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Harry Potter and the ranking of all seven books

April 23, 2018

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale review

Hadley Hudson, Co-Editor in Chief

April 20, 2018

Filed under Books, Entertainment

In the book Maus, a Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman, the son of a Polish Jew and a survivor of the Holocaust, writes and illustrates a graphic novel centered around his father’s experience during the second world war. Writte...

Book review: “The Devil in the White City”

Natalie Brink, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Filed under Books, Entertainment

Murder. Beaux-Arts architecture. A crazed assasinator-to-be. Pygmies. In The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson expertly weaves these stories and more into a powerful, delightful narrative of 1983’s World Columbian Exposition....

The Breadwinner Movie Review

Caitlin McKeand, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2018

Filed under Books, Entertainment, Media Monday, Music/Movies/Television

The Breadwinner is an animated film that has been nominated for nine awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Made in 2017, The Breadwinner follows 11-year-old Parvana, a girl who lives under Taliban r...

Book Review: All the Bright Places

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018

Filed under Books, Uncategorized

The book All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is the story of two teenagers that meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and how their compromising interaction turns into something more. One of best parts of this b...

Book Review: We Were Liars

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018

Filed under Books

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a thrilling, beautiful and remarkable novel following the story of Cadence Sinclair and her extraordinary summers on her family’s private island in Massachusetts. The story starts with Cad...

Book review: “Wonder”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 13, 2017

Filed under Books, Entertainment

Raquel J. Palacio’s Wonder is a poignant, but charming child’s novel that follows August “Auggie” Pullman as he struggles with going to school for the first time. Like most fifth graders, he has to balance his school, soci...

Book review: “Catch-22”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 7, 2017

Filed under Books, Entertainment

Catch-22 was written by Joseph Heller in 1953. It is a satirical war novel that is set on a small island off the coast of Italy in WWII. The book follows Yossarian, a bombardier who’s desperately trying to get sent home. To be...

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