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  • September 28Today is a home football game. Get decked out in pink for the pink out!
  • September 26Congrats to all the Coffee House performers!
  • September 26CHS picture retakes grades 9 through 11 are set for October 7
  • September 22Homecoming is just a month away, October 22, 7pm to 10pm in Swartz
  • September 22CHS PSAT testing is scheduled for October 12, free for grades 10 and 11
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AGONIZING BUT FANTASTIC: This duet isnt for everybody due to the content and length of these novels, but Chloe Walsh creates a story, The Boys of Tommen, that is genuine, realistic, and a page-turner. 

Literary therapy: ‘Binding 13’ and ‘Keeping 13’ explore the healing power of friendship (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Novels Binding 13 and Keeping 13 by Chloe Walsh follows Shannon and Johnny, two teenagers, whose lives couldn’t be any more different and can still somehow fit perfectly together anyways.   Johnny...

JUST A PAWN: In the novel 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Aiden Bishop finds himself trapped within the halls of Blackheath Manor and his only escape is to uncover the mystery that is Evelyn Hardcastles death within one day repeating eight times... or start anew with no memory of his previous attempt.

A Pawn in Someone’s Game: “7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” (Review)

Vaughn Aarhaus, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

At 11 pm, Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered in broad daylight. But by who? To solve this mystery in the novel, one must live the lives of eight people, repeating the day over and over. But there...

READY READERS: The Secret History rests on the bookshelves of nearly every bibliophile. If youve yet to read this modern classic, check out our review to get you inspired.

Greeks and Geeks: “The Secret History” (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor March 2, 2022

Whenever I’m talking about literature with someone, I always preface the conversation with: Have you read The Secret History?  The first book by elusive author, Donna Tartt, (often known for...

FEELING BLUE? If youre looking for a distraction this Valentines Day, here are a few books to take away the blues.

Four Books for the Valentine’s Day Blues

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Not feeling all the hearts and flowers this year? Check out writer Kaylea Martin's suggestions for books to help you beat the Valentine's Day blues!

ADDICTIVE CHAOS: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang tells the story of Rin, a 14-year old war orphan in Ancient China. Kuangs novel combines history, science fiction and fantasy to explore the horrors of war through the experiences of children.

Sacrificial flowers: ‘The Poppy War’ shows the brutality of war through historical fiction lens (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

  Set in ancient China and inspired by early 20th century China, the Second-Sino Japanese War, and the Forgotten Holocaust, The Poppy Wars was a debut novel for R.F. Kuang about war, shamanism,...

REYLO: This novel is the author’s debut novel and is based off of Hazelwood’s Star Wars fanfiction. Hazelwood creates a perfect experiment of what happens when you combine science and romance.

Scientific methods of romance: ‘The Love Hypothesis’ (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

If you like banter, women in STEM/academia, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC representation, relatable characters, and amazing friendships, then The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is for you. The main character,...

SKYSCRAPERS: The simplistic, yet engaging cover of the book features constellations; a show of proof as to how small we really are amongst the grand scheme of things.

Little Cosmonaut: ‘We Are The Ants’ (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor March 11, 2021

When I go book-shopping, I always look for eye-catching covers. It’s a natural instinct, anything bright, colorful, or remotely interesting is bound to get our attention; and that’s part of the...

A Monster comes walking to help a boy speak his truth. Letting go is not the same as giving up. Actor Felicity Jones in A Monster Calls (2016)

‘A Monster Calls’: Letting go doesn’t mean giving up (Review)

Natalie Davis March 8, 2021

  How does a story start? How does it end? Most would say that any story starts with a hero and ends with a happy ending, but in the real world it’s not all that simple. Most of the time...

DIG IN: The Life We Bury is a 2014 mystery by Allen Eskens, that since then has been in development for a feature film.

‘The Life We Bury’: You’ll want to dig into this mystery (Review)

Jillian Grimes, News Editor February 23, 2021

I have always had a love for a good mystery, whether it be a movie, TV show, or a book. The twists and turns that no one saw coming, the scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat with suspense...

Each chapter in Glimmer of Hope was written by a student or alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  All of the proceeds from the book will be used to benefit the March for Our Lives Foundation.

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

Abigail Lindsay , Editor in Chief 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...

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