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Rock & Roll & School: “School of Rock” shows how fun and education can be intertwined [Reel Talk]

Rock & Roll & School: “School of Rock” shows how fun and education can be intertwined [Reel Talk]

Misha Rekhter

May 17, 2018


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Regardless of age or interest, “School of Rock” is practically guaranteed to generate some chuckles and make you reconcile with past dreams and passions.

Love, gelato and even more [Café Libro]

Love, gelato and even more [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

March 3, 2018


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According to Jenna Evans Welch’s novel Love and Gelato, people come to Italy for just that: love and gelato. For Lina, however, things are a bit more complicated. Before her mother lost her battle with cancer, she made her last wish clear: that Lina travel to Tuscany to finally meet the father figure she nev...

The Flying Cupcake [The Sweet Life]

The Flying Cupcake [The Sweet Life]

Kris Otten and Caitlyn Burns

March 2, 2018


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All in all, the Flying Cupcake is a very well decorated shop with good service and delicious cupcakes, although at times they can be a bit dry. The Flying Cupcake offers a variety of sizes and flavors for cupcakes at an affordable price, so with all these factors in mind, we would rank this shop at a 3 out of 5.

The Cake Bake Shop Review [The Sweet Life]

The Cake Bake Shop Review [The Sweet Life]

Kris Otten and Caitlyn Burns

February 27, 2018


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The Cake Bake Shop is a small restaurant, right out of a fairytale, located in Broad Ripple. Although they are most famous for their cakes, they also offer an assortment of other desserts and brunch items. When they first started, what really boosted their popularity was Gwendolyn’s Famous Earl’s C...

Corner Bakery Cafe Review [The Sweet Life]

Corner Bakery Cafe Review [The Sweet Life]

Kris Otten and Caitlyn Burns

February 23, 2018


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With its location in Clay Terrace, the Corner Bakery is a great place to take a break from shopping for a quick bite to eat. However, the desserts were not as good as we would have hoped.

Simon Says [Café Libro]

Simon Says [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

February 23, 2018


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Simon Spier is many things: drama kid, Oreo-lover, friend, son of a child psychologist. But he is also gay, and he doesn’t know how to integrate the current Simon everyone knows him as with the one he’s kept secret. He confines his feelings about his sexuality to emails with Blue, an anonymous st...

The Monsters in Your Head [Café Libro]

The Monsters in Your Head [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

February 20, 2018


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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia tells the story of Eliza Mirk, a high school senior who struggles to relate with her life offline. Online, however, she is LadyConstellation, creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea, and she can do anything. Though her comic has amassed millions of followers, Eliza remains anonymous in her real life, avoiding contact with anyone except her online friends and spending most of her time on her computer, working on weekly installments of Monstrous Sea. However, when Wallace Warland moves to her school and Eliza beg...

Memories and Monsters [Café Libro]

Memories and Monsters [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

January 31, 2018


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In a sense, every book begins in the same way, with the reader knowing nothing at first and then gleaning information as the story progresses. In Jennifer Armentrout’s novel Don’t Look Back, the protagonist, for once, starts out in the same position as the reader. Suffering from amnesia after a mysterious accident, Samantha struggles to understand the person s...

Everything, Everything [Café Libro]

Everything, Everything [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

January 25, 2018


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I have to admit, I definitely judged Everything, Everything by its cover: the colorful explosion of art that composes the title left me optimistic about the book’s contents. And I wasn’t wrong. (P.S. I’m not going to say I told you so, but I told you so, judging books by their covers often works!) Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything (also a movie as of May 2017) follows Maddy, an 18-year-old with an immune disease that prevents her from ever leaving her house. Having never been able to go to school or interact with people other than her mother and nurse, Carla, Maddy’s main companions consist of the characters from her many boo...

Coffin varnish… and actual coffins [Café Libro]

Coffin varnish… and actual coffins [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter

January 17, 2018


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In Libba Bray’s novel The Diviners, protagonist Evie O’Neill travels from Ohio to the bustling atmosphere of New York City in the 1920s. Evie movies in with her uncle Will, the owner of the failing Museum of American Folklore, Superstition and the Occult, with high hopes of living it up amid the exc...

Winter Reads [Café Libro]

Winter Reads [Café Libro]

Emily Dexter and Carson TerBush

December 24, 2017


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Click to view an interactive graphic with Carson and Emily's book recommendations for some good reads over winter break. Hover your cursor on each book to learn about Carson and Emily's ratings as well as a brief introduction to the plot. Happy reading! On this blog, Emily Dexter and Carson TerBush will put their book recommendations to the test. Each week, one will challenge the other to read a...

Waterfall-ing into a Good Book [Café Libro]

Waterfall-ing into a Good Book [Café Libro]

Carson TerBush

December 14, 2017


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Picture this: Your Mom is an archaeologist. You’ve been moving around Europe for years, following her search for valuable Etruscan artifacts. Maybe this was exciting for a while, but it’s getting a bit old, and you decide to take a risk: entering the cave your Mom is excavating to take a look aroun...