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BOOK REVIEW: The Double Blind: Slow yet Chilling Novel

Paige O'Leary, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

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People always say that you never really get to know someone until you know their deepest darkest secrets. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian is a mysterious, yet at times comical, novel that touches upon loneliness, grievance and acc...

BOOK REVIEW: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Do You?

Rebecca Furgal, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

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In I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou writes of her coming of age while dealing with racism, parental problems, and her own insecurities. Throughout this book, Angelou accurately depicts the struggles children often ...

BOOK REVIEW: Orphan Train: A Heart Wrenching but Uplifting Read

Annie Campbell, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

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In her own magical way author Christina Baker Kline manages to capture the essence of the twenty first century in Orphan Train, while also giving the reader a glance of an often forgotten time in America’s past. The nove...

MOVIE REVIEW: Ferris Bueller’s Day off: an immortal classic

Michael Belliveau, Staff Writer

June 20, 2014

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If there is one thing to be learned here, it is that a classic never dies. This coming-to-age masterpiece is about a boy who decides to take a day off from school, with his two best friends. Like everyone else, I could not agree m...

MOVIE REVIEW: Fast Times: laughs and drug rugs

Chris Shoener, Staff Writer

June 10, 2014

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Life was always a constant battle for Lucas, but he tries to turn tables when finally has something to battle for. Lucas (Corey Haim) is an academically advanced bug enthusiast who has a passion for classical music and the new...

MOVIE REVIEW: American Pie: More American than Apple Pie

James Harvey, Staff Writer

June 10, 2014

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Paul Weitz’s American Pie is a timeless classic that while devoid of any deeper meaning provides a relatable and entertaining premise keeping viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more.  The story depicts four high sch...

MOVIE REVIEW: Clueless: As if? Yes, please

Rachael Berthiaume, Staff Writer

June 10, 2014

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If you’re looking for a movie with iconic fashion, teen stereotypes and cheesy lines then go pick up Clueless! Director Amy Heckerling does a fabulous job of bringing teen life in the 90s to the big screen complete with adequate f...

MOVIE REVIEW: Donnie Darko: tormented teen time travels

Olivia Murphy, Staff Writer

June 10, 2014

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The 1980s was rife with idealistic teen movies—Ferris Bueller, Marty Mcfly, and the like ran the scene. John Hughes painted a picture of mis-fit high schoolers, struck by challenges of romance, friendships, and parental trust....

MOVIE REVIEW: Heathers: dark, different, disturbing… and funny

Clare Strickland, Editorial Board

June 10, 2014

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As classic high school movies go, this one shoves the stereotype down the drain.  Popular kids may be all that, but how high and mighty are they while lying dead with a forged suicide note at their side?  Push aside Molly Ringwald...

BOOK REVIEW: Swapping Potter for Pagford

Olivia Giorlandino, Layout and Graphics Editor

November 26, 2013

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With its clear absence of wizards, house elves, and everything magically related, J.K. Rowling’s new novel “The Casual Vacancy” puts a new and extremely provocative spin on the local politics of a small village. To be quite f...

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