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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 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 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...

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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...

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.

Brain boost: books to jumpstart your 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...

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

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

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief 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...

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.

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

Claire Neiberg, Student Life 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....

Is “It” worth seeing? (Review)

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

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

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief 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...

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