Glimmer of Hope: How a movement sparked from tragedy (Review)

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Abigail Lindsay, A&E Editor

January 7, 2019

On Feb 14, 2018, one of the worst school shootings in American history took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  While most people in Parkland mourned the loss of those who had died, a small group of students were frantically working together to create a movement...

Brain boost: books to jumpstart your school year

Above are just some of the books we recommend you read to jump start the school year. Books can relieve the stress that comes along with a new school year.

Ellie Knapp, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

Whether you spent your summer with your head in a book, traveling the world, or on the football field, a good book always helps with the stress and exhaustion a new school year brings.  Here are some books that we recommend you read to jump start your school year.   Realistic Fiction: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas*...

‘Multiple Choice’: Test or a captivating novel? (Review)

This book is written entirely in multiple-choice format. The novel offers readers a personal and engaging experience.

Carol Etzel, A&E Editor

May 24, 2018

Let's just get one thing straight: I hate standardized tests, and until recently I was not the type of person to pick up a book in my free time. However, Multiple Choice left me speechless. The novel is broken into five sections: excluded term, sentence order, sentence completion, sentence eliminatio...

My conversation with an author: more then a delicious read (Editorial)

Just by looking at the photograph, one can tell this was a well-loved book.  I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a memorable read.

Claire Neiberg, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Recently for an English paper, I read Erica Bauermeister's The School of Essential Ingredients.  My personal experience reading this novel was different from the classic reader and incredibly special. Throughout the drafting stages of my paper, I had several email conversations with Bauermeister, learni...

Is “It” worth seeing? (Review)

Carol Etzel, A&E Editor

October 6, 2017

It is one of Steven King’s most known creative masterpieces. The novel of over 1,000 pages was published in 1986 and a new movie adaptation came to theaters this September. Within its first weekend at the box office, It has broken numerous records. According to, It broke the record for...

‘This is Where it Ends’ offers a blood chilling reading experience (Review)

Carol Etzel, A&E Writer

April 20, 2017

This is Where it Ends tells the intense story of a small town school shooting. Marieke Nijkamp writes from four different perspectives as she tells the  fifty-four minute story. Centering a young adult novel on a school shooting is a daunting task. There is much uneasiness and unspoken fear abo...

‘A List of Cages’ shines light on heavy topics (Review)

A List of Cages by Robin Roe is a beautiful and heart breaking story.

Carol Etzel, A&E Writer

March 16, 2017

A heart wrenching story of two young boys showing the harsh realities of mental illness and abusive households, A List of Cages by Robin Roe touches the hearts of every reader. Adam Blake is given a psychology internship with the high school counselor, and through this internship, he is reunited...

‘All the Bright Places’ sheds light on all the right topics (Review)

Maya Daye, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

All the Bright Places author Jennifer Niven completely smashed records as her first ever Young Audience (YA) book released in 2015 became the #1 best seller in teen and young adult depression and mental illness fiction, and rightfully so. All the Bright Places has to be one of the most interesting ...

‘Catalyst’: The prequel pre-game expands Star Wars universe (Review)

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Griffin O'Hagan, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

With the newest installment of the Star Wars saga, Rogue One hitting theaters very soon, author James Luceno adds to the expansive and intricate universe with his cannon work, Catalyst: A Rogue One novel. First things first, the important thing about this book is while you don’t necessarily need t...

“The Sun is Also a Star” does not shine as brightly as hoped (Review)

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Samantha Martin, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

Due to this novel’s weak and half-baked ideas, overly complex plot, and unlikeable characters, "The Sun is Also a Star" falls flat where it could have shined.

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