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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


Copy of The Glass Castle held up to the sun.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Review)

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Jeannette Walls is an iconic name in the field of journalism, having written for gossip columns of such iconic titles as The Wall Street Journal and the MSNBC. She lived the high life of the late 90’s...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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...

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...

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