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Once Upon A Time

Cameron Simpson, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

Words and lyrics combine, To weave a tale of magic So wonderfully divine.   Crowns, jewels, satin gowns Filling every hall, every space on the floor. Lights, music, life A splendid...

Caption: Well-rounded characters are difficult to create.
Photo by: Iris Chiofolo

What Makes a Good Fictional Character?

Iris Chiofolo, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

Whether or not a piece of media— books, movies, TV series, etc.—is enjoyable is dependent on the characters. While this is not the case for some people, I find that characters can make or break a story....

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) played in the movie adaptation of “The Hunger Games.”

14 Years of Hunger Games

Iris Chiofolo, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Sept. 4 was the 14th anniversary of Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games.” First published in 2008 with a movie adaptation in 2012, the series was a major part of the dystopian fantasy kick-off in...

An illustration of books banned multiple times in schools. Photo by Jane Mount.

The Danger of Banning Books

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor February 28, 2022

With a new wave of book bans, everyone has eyes on the school boards and officials about whether it is entirely fair. Books should be available to everyone. Banning books does nothing but hide history...

The book cover of The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. Photo by Google Books.

“The Invisible Life of Addie Larue”: The Next Classic for Future Generations

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer February 27, 2022

“The Invisible Life of Addie Larue” by V.E. Schwab poses thought-provoking questions to readers everywhere. One of which being, “What is a person if not the marks they leave behind?” A question...

Sophomore Megan Sing says that her favorite part of reading is that “it’s so peaceful and allows me to destress and take a break from the world,” and her favorite book is I’ll Give You a Dollar If You Consider This Art. Photo by Sarah Treusch.

Living Many Lives

Sarah Treusch, News Editor March 15, 2021

Over the years I have lived many lives I have worn the crown of a king And carried the burden of a wive I climbed the highest mountain And breathed the crisp air I swam with sharks Anxiety...

The Good Omens TV poster with all characters and important details.

“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

The “Good Omens” book came out over 20 years ago and the show came out in May of 2019. Naturally, people began comparing the two. There are some very different elements to the book compared to the...

This poem was inspired by the novel “Fahrenheit 451”. Photo by: Blue Loft.

A Sea of Emotion

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor October 30, 2019

From the river Into the woods He drifted With a sea of thoughts that could not be lifted He drifted Feelings and emotions The waves of his mind came flooding in a chorus of voices He thought of...

There are many Young-Adult books being released in 2019, but there are 10 in particular that bibliophiles have been ranting and raving about.

New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2019

What is a better way to ring in the new year than visiting the local Barnes & Noble to pick up some new YA releases? While many book releases have already been announced (and some are still waiting...

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

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

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...

Becky Albertalli (left) and Adam Silvera (right) discuss how they initiated the idea to incorporate the “missed connections” feature on Craigslist into their story.

“What If It’s Us” Release Event at Milton Public Library

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2018

On Oct. 9, 2018, the novel “What If It’s Us” by young-adult (YA) authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera hit shelves all over the country. To celebrate its release, the authors went on tour with...

The authors of the “YA Truth or Dare Presented by YATL” panel start off by trying to figure out the flavor of the drinks in their bottles. Little does Becky Albertalli know, she will be picked as the first contestant. Authors pictured left to right: David Arnold, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas.

“YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2018

Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of bibliophiles gather to meet authors, listen to panels and share their love for books. One stage in particular receives great attention every year: the Young...

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