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Let’s chat about books: Pride and Prejudice

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor May 19, 2021

In high school you will have to read some classic texts. It’s unavoidable. Sometimes you love the story you were tasked with reading. Not always, but sometimes. Which is why I must talk about this story...

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Jacket and endpaper art by Dan Funderburgh @ Debut Art
Jacket Design by John Fontana

Let’s chat about books: The Starless Sea

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor April 16, 2021

It’s that time again! We’re talking about The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, a story with almost as many layers as the underground library Morgenstern writes about.   To provide an outline...

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Let’s chat about books: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor March 23, 2021

Dipping back into the world of nonfiction, I present to you The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Radium Girls details the women working as dial painters for radium...

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Let’s chat about books: After I’m Gone

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor March 15, 2021

Man goes missing. Ten years later his mistress is missing too, until her remains are found. After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman is a story about a murder, secrets, and desire. Felix Brewer is the patriarch...

Children of Blood and Bone written by Tomi Adeyemi and cover art by Rich Deas

Let’s chat about books: The Children of Blood and Bone

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor February 24, 2021

It’s Black History Month and an important part of celebrating is to give recognition to some of the black authors today who have created outstanding pieces of literature. One example is Tomi Adeyemi’s...

The Prom's star-studded cast doesn't disappoint

The Prom’s star-studded cast doesn’t disappoint

Jake Koch, Design Editor February 12, 2021

This year, Ryan Murphy signed on to direct a film adaptation of the smash hit musical. On December 4th, the movie hit Netflix and became number 1 on their trending list. The story starts with four washed...

Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo

Driver’s License: The drama

Hailee Vargo, Video Production Editor February 10, 2021

If you’re someone who has TikTok, Twitter, or really any social media at all, you have most likely heard of “drivers license” and the drama that soon followed the release of the hit. With 100 million...

Harry Styles Falling Music Video

Review: Harry Styles’s Falling Music Video

Hailee Vargo, Video Production Editor January 27, 2021

The world is filled with all different kinds of music, and with great music comes great music videos. These can feature different cultures, artistic elements, unique fashions, along with self expression....

Let’s chat about books: Educated

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor January 25, 2021

Realizing a lot of my book reviews here are fiction, I wanted to challenge myself and do a non-fiction read for all the memoir lovers out there. So this week I’m writing about Educated. Educated is...

Let’s chat about books: The Cousins

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor January 25, 2021

Over winter break I was given a fair amount of books being the avid reader I am. One addition to my collection includes The Cousins by Karen M. McManus. The Cousins is a mystery thriller surrounding the...

Cover for the Polar Express film.

Polar Express: a Christmas classic

Mia Bolyard, Website Editor January 25, 2021

As mentioned in my previous writing on How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Polar Express is a movie I watch annually in the holiday season. Growing up we often watched Christmas movies with my grandparents,...

Review: Loaf and Jug a quaint lunch spot

Paige Foster, Magazine Editor January 25, 2021

Walking up to Loaf and Jug, you wouldn’t think it was an adorable restaurant. Heck, if not for the sign advertising sandwiches, you wouldn’t know it was a restaurant at all. This establishment on the...

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