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A stunning illustration of The Flash exercising his superspeed.

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (Review)

S. Kathrin Bryson, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

The hit DC Comics series The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive by Kenny Porter was a precursor to the 2023 Warner Bros. film directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash. The comic was published on May 16, 2023,...

A copy of the poetry and short story collection titled, Fierce Fairytales: Stories and Poems to Stir Your Soul.

Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories that Truly Stir Your Soul (Review)

Laura Sands, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

“But the universe never promised  you this would be easy,   after all, you are the hero here.  And heroes are meant   to be forged golden  from the blaze.”  Once upon a time in a small...

Looking for Alaska by John Green demonstrates the grief felt by teenagers when a life is cut short.

The Stunning Portrayal of Grief in Looking for Alaska

Sophia Kuzmenko , Staff Writer November 15, 2023

*This review includes spoilers for Looking for Alaska*  Being a teenager is a bridge between childhood and adulthood that is equal parts confusing and fun. This messy, unique time in life is well captured...

The novel, Ready Player One, focuses on a dystopian universe where engaging in virtual reality is the only hope for survival.

Ready Player One- an OASIS in the Sci-Fi Genre (Review)

Alex Landis , Student Life Editor April 19, 2023

If you're looking for a book that serves 80s nostalgia with a steaming side of nerdiness, look no further. “Ready Player One,” released in 2011 by Ernest Cline, is a science fiction novel that focuses...

Phuc Trans book among a plethora of Carlisle High School Yearbooks.

Sigh, Gone- A Misfit’s Memoir by Phuc Tran: A Review of A Carlislian Author

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

Set in Carlisle in the 1980’s, Phuc Tran’s 2020 novel is a memoir of growing up as an Asian-American punk rocker in rural Pennsylvania. Justly titled Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books,...

Carlisle High School students pictured with Poet Laureate Ada Limón during her visit to Dickinson College .

Poet Laureate Ada Limón Visits Carlisle

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

A paragon of poetic success arrived in Carlisle on  February 15th to meet with Carlisle and Dickinson College students. Poet Laureate Ada Limón now has a total of six published works, several of which...

Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson - Book Review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Book Review

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer January 12, 2023

The complex topic of human duality meets a whirlwind coming-of-age story in I’ll Give You the Sun, the 2014 novel by Jandy Nelson. I’ll Give You the Sun is critically acclaimed, winning the Stonewall...

Colleen Hoovers book It Starts With Us

It Starts With Us: a sequel falls short

Haylie Potter, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

Over the past few years, author Colleen Hoover has taken the literary world by storm with the first novel of a duology, It Ends With Us. Readers demanded a sequel to which Colleen Hoover thoughtfully...

Taking Notice: A copy of the novel Hell Followed With Us stands heavily annotated. Many memorable scenes and lines were impossible to leave unmarked.

“Hell Followed With Us” by Andrew Joseph White (Review)

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Brimming with bloody cities and justified teenage fury, the new novel Hell Followed With Us, by Andrew Joseph White, was released over the summer. Now a New York Times Bestselling novel, it was published...

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...

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