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Author Angie Thomas fights the system in her debut book “The Hate U Give”

Author Angie Thomas fights the system in her debut book “The Hate U Give”

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

October 16, 2018

If you had something to say, something only you could say, but would face persecution for it, would you still say it? We often tell ourselves that of course we would. We promise ourselves that we would speak up and stand up for what’s right. But would we really put ourselves on the spot? Wou...

Hardy’s performance as both Eddie and Venom saved this movie from its sloppy plot and cheesy “one-liners”

Hardy’s performance as both Eddie and Venom saved this movie from its sloppy plot and cheesy “one-liners”

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

October 9, 2018

Tom Hardy, best known for playing the character Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”, takes on the role of yet another masked villain; Venom. “Venom” delivered a wide range of “goods and bads” in terms of what most fans were hoping for. The fight scenes were engaging, the “suiting up” of Venom a...

Will you love or hate this book?

Will you love or hate this book?

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

October 8, 2018

Reading Love, Hate & Other Filters is like watching a movie. Which can be a good thing and a bad thing. Maya Aziz is an Indian Muslim senior at a very white small town high school. She loves film and dreams of making movies for a living, but her parents have other ideas. Ideas that involve l...

A dark Nancy Drew meets comedic suspense in “A Simple Favor”

A dark Nancy Drew meets comedic suspense in “A Simple Favor”

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

October 2, 2018

From the 1960’s french pop music to the Nancy Drew style investigations, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick bring the perfect mixture of comedy and suspense to “A Simple Favor.” Emily (Blake Lively) and Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) are first brought together when their boys want a play-date, and the ...

The bookworm’s paragon

The bookworm’s paragon

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

September 24, 2018

If you’re reading this book review, you probably like books. Here’s a treat: Ink and Bone, a book about books. The world of Ink and Bone is controlled by the Great Library, a huge network of libraries (duh) based in Alexandria. All original books belong to the Library, and they are made availab...

Megalodon do do do do do

Megalodon do do do do do

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

September 20, 2018

When a research operation goes wrong and accidentally sets loose a prehistoric Megalodon, a team of scientific workers must do everything possible to keep this killer shark from reaching the shores and killing hundreds of people. This movie is a thrilling and exciting ride when we see the Meg in act...

“The Catcher in the Rye”: not really a catch at all

“The Catcher in the Rye”: not really a catch at all

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

September 7, 2018

“If you really want to hear about it…” (Pg 3). That’s the first thing Holden, the narrator and main character of The Catcher in the Rye, says in his 277-page waste of time some might call “a novel.” Well, Holden, I don’t want to hear about it. Holden is a young college student — ex...

The Fellowship of the Ring (Review)

The Fellowship of the Ring (Review)

Chris Smith, Reporter

March 22, 2018

The Lord of the Rings is a classic book series that tells of an adventure that could inspire anyone to be as brave as a hobbit, so grab a fellowship of your own and lets get into the review: With many words and chapters, it's easy to get an intimidated and ominous feeling like you're the one being...

John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” takes two thumbs up

John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” takes two thumbs up

Blake LaVanchy, Content Editor

February 6, 2018

“Spirals grow infinitely small the farther you follow them inward, but they also grow infinitely large the farther you follow them out.” Revelations on mental health proliferate the young adult novel Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. The book follows a girl trying to keep up with everything in her l...

Why you should read “The Hobbit”

Why you should read “The Hobbit”

Chris Smith, Reporter

October 27, 2017

The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is a children’s book written in 1932. The book popularized adventure stories and brought children’s books out of the expectations of being small, boring, quick-read books. Tolkien gives the reader a sense of adventure that leaves you on the edge of your seat, ha...

Nerve: “A game of Truth or Dare without the Truth”

Nerve: “A game of Truth or Dare without the Truth”

Makinsey Hamblin, Guest Writer

October 26, 2017

We all saw the trailers for the movie NERVE, and some of us might have even seen it in theaters, but not all of us know it is based on a book. September’s book club book was Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, and the premise is especially interesting considering the ever more prominent role of technology in our day to day...

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