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A few books Robert Houghton and Erica Harris gave me to read on my own time, for class, or for this review. Slaughterhouse five, Foundation, On Earth Were Briefly Beautiful, How Proust Can Change Your Life, and Everything I Never Told You.

To all the books our English teachers live by

By Roxell Bonilla, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Growing up, I’ve always seen teachers as robots. They sit down, type away on their computer, scold a student, teach a lesson, and repeat. Then at the end of the day, after school, they would stand behind...

Our Missing Hearts is a dystopian novel that explores anti-Asian violence and discrimination.

‘Our Missing Hearts’: a dystopian novel’s reminder of our society’s shortcomings

By Natalia Nguyen, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Heart-rendingly descriptive, Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts illustrates a dystopian society that is uncomfortably close to our own. The book is a deeply disturbing and cautionary tale warning readers...

Some of the books I have read throughout high school.

The Best (and Worst) Carnegie Required Readings

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

In the past four years or so, Carnegie has forced us to read books for many different classes. I enjoyed the experience of getting to read stories that I normally would not read, while some people I know...

Kara Walkers commemoration The New Yorker cover for Toni Morrison

Hurston, Morrison, Tretheway and more: Three quintessential female Black writers

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer February 22, 2022

Fifty-two years ago, in 1969, Black History Month was observed for the first time at Kent State University in Ohio. A short six years later, in 1976, President Gerald Ford nationally recognized the month-long...

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado weaves short stories on queer womanhood, from body dysmorphia to motherhood to sexual assault. 

Her Body and Other Parties: cracking the code of queer womanhood

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief February 2, 2022

This story discusses sexual violence in a non-graphic manner. Carmen Maria Machado’s anthology of short stories, Her Body and Other Parties, does its best to pull you in with intriguing plots, premises,...

Catharsis and kimchi can be found for readers in Michelle Zauners book Crying in H-Mart

Crying in H Mart: tears with a side of ink

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor November 8, 2021

Crying in H Mart is ineffable. I have never read a book that has made me go from craving Korean food to catharsis-crying in just pages. Japanese Breakfast indie rockstar Michelle Zauner’s Crying in...

John Greens Anthropocene Reviewed is timely and relatable to adolescents amid the pandemic.

John Green’s first nonfiction book : The Athropocene Reviewed

By Abigail Nunez , Staff Writer November 8, 2021

  The Y.A author John Green’s new and first nonfiction book  The Anthropocene Reviewed was published on May 8, 2021. The book is a collection of personal essays that talk about...

All the Bright Places: how much of a books heart can be removed?

All the Bright Places: how much of a book’s heart can be removed?

By Rugveda Patil, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

  The new movie, All the Bright Places was made to capture the raw emotions and beauty of mental illnesses for young adults, but it glossed over the complexities of mental health problems exhibited...

Like many of us today, the protagonist of Walker Percys Moviegoer lives his life through the films he sees.

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy: A Comfort Novel for the Restless

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021

Binx Bolling, the protagonist of Walker Percy’s 1960 novel, is no hero. In fact, at some points, he barely even seems a protagonist. The book is mostly comprised of his internal monologue and observations...

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: A Dystopia Too Close for Comfort

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: A Dystopia Too Close for Comfort

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer June 1, 2021

Man is good. Or are we? The perennial debate about  the core nature of humanity is still being argued, eons on, because the statement: ‘Man is good’ appears to be just as contractidible as it is defensible....

Section in Barnes & Noble dedicated to popular books on BookTok

BookTok Books- From the gut-wrenching to the yawn-inducing predictable

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor June 1, 2021

After hours of scrolling through my TikTok "For You" page, I came across BookTok. I noticed there was a trend of books being recommended to read. This raised the question- Do BookTok books live up to their...

A Sand County Alamanac is an elegy to an idyllic Wisconsin landscape struggling against the encroachment of the modern era.

A Sand County Almanac: A Perennial Guide to the World We’re Losing

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer April 30, 2021

What makes a book great? What must it have to be deemed a ‘favorite’? These questions of subjectivity are questions we as readers subconsciously ask ourselves as we work our way through a piece of...

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