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Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]
September 25, 2020

I’ve never been a big fan of “To Be Read” lists, more commonly known as “TBR” lists, because I’m a firm believer in reading books for fun without feeling a sense of obligation. With that being...

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]
August 3, 2020

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe primarily follows the story of Okonkwo, set in the Nigerian Ibo villages. The first half of the novel establishes the setting and characters thoroughly, delving into...

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption

Students should appreciate beauty of reading and how it invites conscious consumption
July 22, 2020

From the elementary school reading challenges to StudyTubers waxing poetic about their reading goals to Bill Gates’s reading lists that make news headlines to those “READ” posters plastered everywhere,...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]
July 20, 2020

I recently finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and I just had to write a review. The book reads exactly like the type of literary classic you would read in school, except...

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]
April 13, 2020

I have finally started to read books for fun again during this (much too long) corona-cation, so what better time to recommend some novels? Additionally, a lot of companies and organizations have been...

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Junior Alli Johnson recites “Fire and Ice”, a poem by Robert Frost, during late start on March 4. Johnson said poetry is for everybody and isn’t something to be afraid of, as the subject of the poem can be whatever the poet would like it to be.
March 20, 2020

For any student of Jason ElRite, ninth grade English teacher, poetry is a regular part of his routine. Every week, he gives his students a prompt, on which they must base a poem. At the beginning of the...

Next year’s English curriculum to incoporate more freedom of choice in literature

February 21, 2020

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the school board plans to implement a more diverse English curriculum throughout the district. This curriculum will expand the type of literature students...

The Third Tribute: ‘Hunger Games’ franchise experiences success with its films

The Third Tribute: ‘Hunger Games’ franchise  experiences success with its films
November 14, 2014

The third installment of the ‘Hunger Game’ franchise, “Mockingjay Part 1,” will make a fiery entrance on Nov. 21 in theaters across America. Like many recently released movies, “Mockingjay”...

Enjoying Reading. English classes should emphasize the fun of reading.

Enjoying Reading. English classes should emphasize the fun of reading.
August 13, 2014

Recently, I was reading a piece of literature when I came upon a surprising realization - I was actually enjoying what I was reading. That’s actually not a common occurrence for me. Well, perhaps...

“The Fault in Our Stars” film adaptation to come out on June 6

May 23, 2014

  Junior Abby Fields said she started reading John Green novels when she was in eighth grade, starting with Looking for Alaska. “I read a couple more after that, when I realized he was a...

Tread lightly. Beware of modern YA fiction.

Tread lightly. Beware of modern YA fiction.
March 27, 2014

Disgust. Sadness. Anger. Those three words accurately summarize my reaction after reading the top-rated novel for teens on goodreads.com. Last weekend, after a long time, I finally got a chance to read...

The Great Gatsby premieres May 10

The Great Gatsby premieres May 10
April 25, 2013

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember...

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