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Blood Red Read [Café Libro]

Blood Red Read [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

December 9, 2017


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Saba lives in a dead land by a dried-up lake. Then strangers come fer her brother Lugh. Her pa gits shot, and they take Lugh away, leavin Saba with her sister Emmi. Alone. Afeared. She sets out after him, down a long an dusty track an on her first true adventure. Travels through a desert and to a spraw...

Music to My Ears [Café Libro]

Music to My Ears [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

November 28, 2017


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As a violinist, it always interests me to hear about the lives of young musical prodigies. Having had experience playing music and understanding how much effort it takes to master an instrument, those who accomplish this at such a young age impress and fascinate me. In The Lucy Variations by Sara Z...

One for the Artists [Café Libro]

One for the Artists [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

November 14, 2017


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Let me be clear; Jandy Nelson’s award-winning novel I’ll Give You the Sun is a work of art. The book is split between two timelines: the first narrated by 13-year-old Noah, and the second by his twin sister Jude, three years later. In the space between those two narratives, Noah goes from being ...

A Victorian Vacation [Café Libro]

A Victorian Vacation [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

November 9, 2017


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Last time, Emily Dexter challenged me to read A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor. This novel followed the stories of two pairs of sisters, one from the past and one from the present, in Victorian London. When Tilly Harper moves to London to assume her new position as housemother in the Violet House, a sanctuary where disabled orphans make a living by m...

Birthday Blunder: ’16 Candles’ reveals school can function as producer of hope, happiness [Reel Talk]

Birthday Blunder: ’16 Candles’ reveals school can function as producer of hope, happiness [Reel Talk]

Misha Rekhter

October 31, 2017


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Feeling forgotten and overlooked is the absolute worst, right? Well, luckily “16 Candles” faces those issues head on with humor and poignancy to spare. The movie deals with the protagonist, Samantha (Molly Ringwald), navigating her way through a seemingly unattainable high school crush, her own fami...

A Welcome Turnaround [Café Libro]

A Welcome Turnaround [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

October 26, 2017


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Pivot Point by Kasie West starts out as your classic YA novel. Addie, a junior in high school, lives in a secret compound where everyone has mind powers—telekinesis, lie detection, controlling others’ moods, erasing parts of others’ memories, et cetera.

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The secrets of the Denver International Airport [Conspiracy Cop]

The secrets of the Denver International Airport [Conspiracy Cop]

Kris Otten

October 20, 2017


Filed under BLOGS, Conspiracy Cop, Online Only, Top Story, Uncategorized

Writer's Note: I first got interested with conspiracy theories when I stumbled across one of Shane Dawson’s many YouTube videos debunking the various conspiracy theories out there. From that one video, I was hooked and proceeded to watch his entire conspiracy theory series that night. I just found th...

“There You’ll Find” an Encouraging Read [Café Libro]

“There You’ll Find” an Encouraging Read [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

October 17, 2017


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Last week, my co-blogger Emily Dexter challenged me to read There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones, a realistic novel which follows main character Finley Sinclair on a journey to Ireland. Finley, still struggling with the death of her older brother, hopes following in his footsteps by taking a trip...

Winner’s Curse, Reader’s Blessing [Café Libro]

Winner’s Curse, Reader’s Blessing [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

October 9, 2017


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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski follows the story of Kestrel, the daughter of a wealthy general in an authoritative kingdom who is determined not to follow in her father’s footsteps. While her father has met with much success as a ruthless military figure and even led the campaign to conque...

The First Challenge [Café Libro]

The First Challenge [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush, Cover Story Editor

October 7, 2017


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There are many ways to judge a book. Over my many years as a reader, I have judged books by their summaries, authors, and yes, (sometimes especially) by their covers. My system, however biased, has worked for me, though, and ever since I was little, my friends have asked me for book recommendations when...

Self-Driving and Electric Vehicle Policy Considerations

Self-Driving and Electric Vehicle Policy Considerations

Pranav Sriram, Online Copy Editor

March 8, 2017


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Hi, here's a quick Tech Thoughts post about some extremely exciting developments surrounding self-driving and/or electric vehicles. The first thing that comes to mind when hearing about a vehicle with both self-driving and electric capabilities is undoubtedly the company Tesla. With the Model S...

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Janzen Greene, Reporter

January 31, 2017


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For my January blog, rather than reviewing a movie this month, I thought it would be more appropriate to write something on the Academy Award nominees for this year.  I’m doing this not only because the Oscars is the largest movie award show, but it also gives an opportunity to look back on a few...