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‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Nora Roberts is a name many people are familiar with, even if they haven’t read any of her work. She specializes in romance novels, having written hundreds in multiple series and standalone alike. Roberts has won multiple awards, even getting the title “America’s Favorite Novelist” by The New...

‘Sadie’ targets revenge and emotions

‘Sadie’ targets revenge and emotions

Mel Acosta, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Sadie” isn’t any sort of soft book.  It’s raw and unsettling, bringing a whole new light to young adult thrillers.  If you’re on the hunt for a fictional true crime story, that very much could be real, this may be it for you. 

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Sometimes, dead is better.” This ominous and flat-out blatant warning comes from one of my favorite Stephen King characters, Jud Crandall. It sets the tone of the novel, “Pet Sematary,” right off the bat. It makes you sit back and consider the thought. Most of all, though, it brings ...

Book review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Book review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture

Imagine that Veronica Mars was best friends with Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of Sherlock Holmes, and that they got into as much trouble as Ferris Bueller. Something this awesome does exist in “Trouble is a Friend of Mine.” This debut novel by Stephanie Tromly starts with the witty and sarcastic...

Cassandra Clare’s work is well worth reading

Cassandra Clare’s work is well worth reading

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture

If you haven’t heard of Cassandra Clare and “The Shadowhunter Chronicles” before, then it is time for you to learn about a collection of books full of adventure, comedy, romance, and some soul crushing writing. Clare opened our eyes to the shadow world back in 2007 with the release of the first...

Mutter’s Marvels a tale of innovation

Mutter’s Marvels a tale of innovation

Allison Althof, Office Manager

February 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture

What if I told you that you could die from a common infection? What if your doctor thought that he didn’t need to wash his hands because he believed that a gentleman is always clean? Modern medicine has come a long way since the early 19th century. In Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s book “Dr. Mutter’s...

Cameron Jace ‘Insanity’ book review

Cameron Jace ‘Insanity’ book review

Allison Althoff, Staff Writer

November 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Retellings are a popular way of taking a story you have heard multiple times and putting a creative twist on them. One classic story that has gone through a number of retellings, both creative and classic, is “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. The original story was published...

“Slasher Girls and Monster Boys” – 14 stories in time for fright night

“Slasher Girls and Monster Boys” – 14 stories in time for fright night

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Some of them might scare you, they may even steal your sleep, and others might touch you somewhere down deep. None is the same but one thing’s for sure, there will be monsters till the last page is turned. “Slasher Girls and Monster Boys” is a collection of chilling short stories written by some...

The Martian book review

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

When the odds are stacked and an entire planet is out to get you, would you give up or fight? Throughout the history of literature there have been hundreds of books about human survival, but “The Martian” by Andy Weir puts basic human instinct on a different level. Thanks to the recent movie...

“The Handmaid’s Tale” – a banned page turner

“The Handmaid’s Tale” – a banned page turner

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

In high school we all had to read that those books that we just didn’t want to read but knew it was inevitable. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood is a classic novel that I gladly would have traded with one of those books. However, I can also understand why it isn’t on the required...

‘The Little Prince’ is a magical story, even for adults

‘The Little Prince’ is a magical story, even for adults

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Although “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is very small book, it has a lot to offer any reader who wishes to know about the little prince. In this emotional tale the author narrates his adventure after his plane crashes in the Sahara Desert when out of nowhere a little boy appears...

Circus attractions are completely captivating

Circus attractions are completely captivating

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

August 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

A mysterious circus called the “Le Cirque des Reves” arrives out of no where and is only open in the middle of night. It is filled with wondrous attractions that tickle the imagination and performers that are magical, but behind the scenes there is more to the circus. Two enchanting men have...

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