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The Real Truth Behind Hedwig’s Death

The Real Truth Behind Hedwig’s Death

Morgan Champion, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Books, Features, Showcase

WARNING: HARRY POTTER SPOLIERS AHEAD With over 450 million books sold and a whopping $52 billion made in movie ticket sales, the Harry Potter franchise is definitely one for the books. Rowling’s wizarding-world and dorky, unlikely heroes have captured the hearts of readers all over the world....

A Review of The Giver

A Review of The Giver

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015


Filed under Books, Showcase

Lois Lowry is a very well known writer, responsible for creating a new world that is similar to all of the dystopian stories, but is also different and intriguing in its own way. Lowry often used great adjectives and detail to explain and create imagery for the reader to make her ideas seem clearer to...

LGBTQ+ Books and TV Shows for Young Adults

LGBTQ+ Books and TV Shows for Young Adults

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

LGBTQ+ students often seek out media they can relate to through movies, television, music and books. It is human nature to look for a self-representation in the media they consume. Books and TV shows are popular for the long term connections young adults form through ongoing series and fan culture. Books Beauty Queens by Libba Bray...

For All Who Are Thirsty

For All Who Are Thirsty

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

“I am dying of thirst by the side of the fountain.” Charles D’Orlean’s words ring true in so many of our lives. We are often so overwhelmed by our thirst and the belief that we will never be able to quench it that we do not see the cup in front of us. Angel in Francine River’s “Redeeming...

Finish 2014 With a Good Book

Finish 2014 With a Good Book

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin

November 17, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

There are thousands upon thousands of books in the world. Many are well known, while there are some readers might never hear of. And, sometimes, the ones they never hear of are the ones that can change their life. Books can relate to many people; they can conjure their hidden love of reading—a love...

A Comic of Biblical Proportions

A Comic of Biblical Proportions

Colin Bergen, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

Age is inevitable: no matter how hard people try or how hard people fight, wrinkles come, their bones get weak, and the world keeps on turning, but what about superheroes? Sure, the environments and situations may change, but the heroes themselves are rarely altered. Superman has been around for 75 years,...

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

John Green yet again succeeds in writing another number one bestseller. Colin, the main character, has a problem with Katherines and not the Catherines that are spelt with a C. When he gets dumped for the 19th time by a Katherine, he becomes broken-hearted and dramatically depressed. He desperately needs to f...

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