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“Lost in a Book” adds new twist on classic fairy tale

“Lost in a Book” adds new twist on classic fairy tale

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


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Lost in a Book, published in Jan. 2017 and written by Jennifer Donnelly, is a spin-off of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Donnelly writes from Belle’s point of view. The story begins at a chess game between death and love, who are personified as two sisters. They are now on the next round of...

Fifth installment of the Throne of Glass series keeps reader in suspense

Fifth installment of the Throne of Glass series keeps reader in suspense

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017


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Empire of Storms, published in Sept. 2016 and written by Sarah J. Maas, is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series, but is not the last. The next book in the series is due to come out in May 2017. The story continues to journey through Celaena Sardothien’s life after coming to terms with h...

Powerless never was so powerful

Powerless never was so powerful

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016


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There is power and strength inside every person. For some it is deeper than others, but it is always there, just waiting to break free. Powerless, published in June 2015 and written by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs, follows a teenage girl named Kenna. She lives with her mom in the center of th...

The Glass Arrow pierces readers to the heart

The Glass Arrow pierces readers to the heart

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016


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People are never meant to be treated like property. Animals are property to be sold and bartered for, but girls and women never should be. The Glass Arrow, published in February 2015 and written by Kristen Simmons, follows a 16-year-old born and raised on a forested mountain outside a busy city. Her moth...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016


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After hearing all about “the new Harry Potter book,” I was persuaded into reading this new book by one of the greats. I, however, have not read any of the books in the previous Harry Potter series, so my reading and evaluation of J. K. Rowling’s newest novel is unique in itself. I have an opportuni...

“Milk and Honey” offers unfiltered, genuine reflection on life

“Milk and Honey” offers unfiltered, genuine reflection on life

Lauren Neilsen, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2016


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In the spirit of the graduation and the soon-to-be-moving-on period that has consumed campus, I figured a review on Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” prose novel would be fitting. In her poems, and the included black and white illustrations drawn by herself, Kaur recollects and reflects on the past 21 ye...

Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud

Lauren Neilsen, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions

How do I begin to describe “Hyperbole and a Half?” The obvious words come to mind; funny, heartwarming, clever. But in truth, I found Allie Brosh’s to be more than what those few descriptive adjectives infer. Brosh is a professional blogger who has captivated audiences with her interactions with the ...

Book Review: “Solacers” sparks new compassion

Book Review: “Solacers” sparks new compassion

Lauren Neilsen, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


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Arion Golmakani’s memoir "Solacers" is a recount of his cruel childhood in 1960’s Iran. Despite his harsh tales of suffering on the Iranian streets as an unwanted child, Golmakani manages to deliver a humbling message of forgiveness and hope. I read his life-story for AP English as a fall-break re...

“All the Bright Places” proves to be a warmhearted reality check for readers

“All the Bright Places” proves to be a warmhearted reality check for readers

Lauren Neilsen, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2015


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Jennifer Niven’s book “All the Bright Places” has pulled me back and forth across the spectrum of emotions; from heartache to happiness, joy to sorrow. The heartwarming (and yet, heartbreaking) novel focused on two high school seniors and their search for life and death. One’s name is Vi...

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Cassie Nielsen, Website and Media Editor

September 4, 2015


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On July 24 yet another John Green book made it to the big screen, Paper Towns. Unlike The Fault in Our Stars this book is not a tragic love story that leaves you in a puddle of your own tears, it is a story of adventure, mystery, and yes it has some romance.         Although it is one of Gr...

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