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Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle to find something that they are interested in. What would be more interesting than watching a boo...

The Real Truth Behind Hedwig’s Death

The Harry Potter series is probably the most legendary of all time, but nothing
was more shocking than the murder of Hedwig the messenger owl.

Morgan Champion, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2016

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

Engaged with the story that is unfolding before her, Sarah Klein, freshman, comments, “The book has an interesting story, but has some dull moments.”

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

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

Rayne Crivelli’s room is a shrine of LGBTQ+ media, featuring movies, books, and music by gay artists from all walks of life.

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

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

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him.” Angel, a prostitute in Francine River’s “Redeeming Love”, learns the truth behind these words.

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

“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

Freshman Allison Frady holds a copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver. “I love reading because it takes you to different places.” Frady said.

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin

November 17, 2014

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

In Kingdom Come readers watch as the iconic DC heroes turn their capes over to a new generation.

Colin Bergen, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014

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 is another addition that should be added to your must read list Witty, unpredictable, and poignant, this book has captured readers globally, and will leave you thinking, guaranteed.

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

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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