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“Not If I Save You First” excites with witty dialogue, interesting characters

“Not If I Save You First” excites with witty dialogue, interesting characters

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Ally Carter’s latest novel “Not If I Save You First” follows two teenagers as they’re trying to escape their Russian kidnapper in the Alaskan wilderness. Maddie and Logan have known each other since they were kids. Maddie’s father used to be in charge of the secret service detail for Logan’s...

“100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People” can shed light on important factors for designers

“100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People” can shed light on important factors for designers

Grace Haworth, Graphic Design Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Book Review

From an amateur graphic designer’s standpoint, I think it’s always beneficial to find out more about what the population likes to see, what they are attracted to and what they stay away from visually. The book “100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People” may be a little lengthy, but it...

‘Blink’ bores readers rather than entices

‘Blink’ bores readers rather than entices

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

  In half a second, one split decision can take a life away or determine the authenticity of an art masterpiece. Malcolm Gladwell follows the thought process in this half second throughout the entirety of his book, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.” Gladwell’s research leads fro...

Stephen King’s memoir is no less thrilling than his novels

Stephen King’s memoir is no less thrilling than his novels

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Best known for his spine-tingling, often graphic horror stories, Stephen King is one of the world’s most popular authors. Under his influence, a bump in the night can be transformed into something far more sinister than a robber or even the average killer. He has made millions through the sales of h...

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” simultaneously chills and touches readers

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Holly Black has made a name for herself as a writer of a darker type of fantasy. In her books, cheerful wizards don't soar through the air and friendship doesn't save lives. She throws her characters into life-or-death circumstances early on, and they don't always make it out unscathed. In "The Darkest...

“A Curious Mind” piques curiosity

“A Curious Mind” piques curiosity

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Curiosity. It leads to new discoveries or new ways of thinking. Producer Brian Grazer wrote an entire book, “A Curious Mind,” on curiosity and how it influenced him. Grazer wrote about how he started what he calls curiosity conversations and about curiosity in general. Grazer’s curiosity con...

‘I am Malala’ tells the story of Malala Yousafzai’s fight for education

‘I am Malala’ tells the story of Malala Yousafzai’s fight for education

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Some people are willing to go to great lengths to learn. Malala Yousafzai is one of those people. Her courage and dedication to learning have inspired many around the world. “I Am Malala,” written by Yousafzai, Christina Lamb and Patricia McCormick tells the story of Malala and her fight for gir...

“The Unexpected Everything” thrills readers with fun characters

“The Unexpected Everything” thrills readers with fun characters

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

“The Unexpected Everything” by Morgan Matson is a heartfelt novel about love, friendship and family. Morgan Matson once again has written a novel filled with dynamic characters and a great setting. Andie’s friends, Bri, Toby, Palmer and Tom are not just background characters. They all contribute...

“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

January 18, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Although we have all taken an American history class, our view of issues central to our nation’s history is often shallow and one-sided. One of these issues is that of race; many interpret race relations in American history as beginning and ending with slavery. While it’s easy to read the narrative of r...

‘Carry On’ sparks interest with fantasy world

‘Carry On’ sparks interest with fantasy world

Hannah Haworth, staff writer

January 1, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Simon Snow is the chosen one. In this magical world, Simon Snow is the most powerful wizard ever born, and he has been chosen to fight the villain of ”Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell, the Insidious Humdrum. While Simon makes his way through his final year of school and deals with relationship drama...

Curing the curiosity of ‘A Curious Mind’

Curing the curiosity of ‘A Curious Mind’

Keegan Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2015


Filed under Book Review

What do Andy Warhol, Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Norman Mailer have in common? They’ve all had a curiosity conversation with Brian Grazer. In “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life,” writer, director, and TV producer Brian Grazer discusses his weekly “curiosity convers...

Teen lives in different body every day

Lauren Papageorgiou

April 5, 2013


Filed under A&E, Book Review

We have all heard the anecdote before: Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. What if you had to go beyond that and put yourself in someone else’s entire life? “Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.” Centered around something that many...

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