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Newbery award winning author visits freshman English class

Sophia Bradley March 30, 2022

Everyone dreams of meeting their idols. Some people wind up on the lucky end and get to meet the people they look up to. Freshman English teacher Abby Scoresby was among those luckier people when one...

Archetype crumbles under societal pressure, modification

Samantha Lamb December 3, 2021

In support of the feminist movement, there is a new character trope that is now commonly used: the strong female character (SFC).  This is a female protagonist who does not need help in her life...

Compelling, creative classics reflect current culture

Samantha Lamb October 14, 2021

A man who was wrongfully imprisoned escapes, seeking revenge and finding redemption. A woman discovers a horrible secret about her would-be lover. A boy struggles with a gang of thieves on his journey...

A way to escape: Books provide whole new world open to imagination

Owen Gibbs April 13, 2020

After coming home from a long day, what is the first thing the average person does? Turn on the TV? Watch a movie? Play a video game, maybe? It seems books have been the odd man out for modern entertainment...

Banned books limit knowledge, threatens independent thought

Abby Mendez September 25, 2018

Limiting exposure to foul language, racism, and explicit content may sound like a good idea at first, but when the line of censorship continues to move to accommodate things that offend people - eventually...

Hunger Games leaves fans craving more

Stephani Whisenant February 21, 2012

“May the odds be ever in your favor.” These may just be words to some people, but to dedicated Hunger Games fans, these words are the start to a new chapter of teen reading. If you haven’t heard...

Read Between the Lines: The Bell Jar

Emily Nash January 14, 2012

In high school, teenagers frequently feel as though it’s impossible to uphold a perfect life. They look at each other and wonder how some teens can have it all together, considering how tough high school...

Read between the lines: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emily Nash November 12, 2011

Walking down a hallway filled with strangers. Figuring out who to sit with at lunch. Trying to fit in with the right crowd. Sound familiar? Most of us would agree that freshmen year is the most awkward...

High hopes for Breaking Dawn

Regina Flores October 25, 2011

 Like the majority of books with film adaptations, Twilight doesn’t convey the same meaning in film form.  The protagonist of the series, Edward Cullen, is everything a girl could want.  He is a true...

Mystical series brings magic to reading world

Marisa Lindeman February 18, 2011

Frequently on the New York Times Best-Sellers list, the Witch and Wizard series, by James Patterson is a great read for your down time, while not caught up in the heavy school work demanded by the spring...

Pretty Little Liars; Big Ugly Secrets

Marisa Lindeman September 26, 2010

Pretty Little Liars, a best selling book by Sara Shepards, jumped to the small screen this year when it turned into a popular television series on ABC Family. Pretty Little Liars tells the story of four...

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